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NRCSA Center: Mayan Riviera Spanish School - Playa del Carmen, Mexico  


About the NRCSA Center

Located a short distance from pristine white sand beaches, The Mayan Riviera Spanish School has designed its programs to accentuate its unique Caribbean location. The school features open style architecture, with most classes and on-site cultural activities taking place in thatched roof learning areas called palapas, which are surrounded by tropical gardens. The school design creates a relaxed and inviting atmosphere in which to intensively learn Spanish.

The school opened its doors in 1997 with the dual mission of offering high quality instruction of Spanish as a second language while offering a memorable cultural experience. To meet these primary goals, the school employs a staff of professional native Spanish-speaking Mexican instructors with more than 15 years of teaching experience. Each instructor has been trained in the instruction of Spanish as a Second Language, and brings unique professional, cultural, and academic experience to the classroom. While having excellent instructors is of paramount importance, the school also strives to encourage an atmosphere that creates comfort and friendships between teachers and students


About Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen a relaxed city in the state of Quintana Roo, is located in the heart of the Mayan Riviera of Mexico, approximately 40 minutes by automobile from Cancun. The climate is tropical year round, with the warmest time of year between April and August. Playa del Carmen is well-known worldwide because of its relaxed, tropical atmosphere and its unmatched beautiful beaches. With a resident population of 60,000 inhabitants, Playa del Carmen is a great place to enjoy the cultural and historic richness of Mexico and the Mayan people. Sports enthusiasts will find a multitude of activities available for their participation, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, volleyball, horseback riding, golf, tennis, soccer, jogging, and swimming.

Playa del Carmen is located within short driving distance to many sites of current and historical interest. These destinations include the ruins of Tulum and Chichen-Itza, exciting Cancun and colonial Merida. The crime rate in Playa del Carmen is low, and the inhabitants are refreshingly curious and friendly, always ready to assist you.

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