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Na'atik Language and Culture Institute

Open today: 08:30 - 20:30
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Rewarding and fulfilling institute!

Several hundred miles north of Mexico’s border with Belize, expat Catherine Gray has been making a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
2 weeks of language study and a delightful homestay!

I already knew Spanish, but enjoyed a 2-week refresher course. My teacher was well prepared, fun... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Na’atik is a non-profit language school located in the Zona Maya. We teach high-quality immersion classes in English, Spanish and Maya. We offer immersive Spanish or Maya classes, homestay accommodation, and an opportunity to experience a new...more
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Calle 57 Entre 78 Y 80 | Colonia Francisco May, Felipe Carrillo Puerto 77240, Mexico
+52 1 983 267 1410
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several hundred miles north of Mexico’s border with Belize, expat Catherine Gray has been making a big difference in the lives of the mostly Maya people through her language school in Quintana Roo for the past eight years. The Na’atik Language and Culture Institute now...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank BobinMex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I already knew Spanish, but enjoyed a 2-week refresher course. My teacher was well prepared, fun, and interested in helping make the most of my time there. I had the good fortune of staying in a home with wonderful cooks who also enjoyed chatting about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience with wonderful people! Great communication throughout the entire process. The host family was great and welcoming. The school is a wonderful place for classes and my teacher was patient and carrying.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

My trip to Puerto Felipe Carrillo with Na’atik was an incredible experience. As a 15-teen-year-old, my trip to Mexico was my first time flying alone. Coming into the experience, I had no idea what to expect. I was worried my Spanish wasn’t going to be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Enrolling at Na'atik proved to be a wonderful experience for me for many reasons. Through Spanish classes and immersion at my homestay, my Spanish speaking skills grew and continue to grow now that I have returned home. Na'atik is thoughtful to the needs of their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I traveled alone at the start of 2018 as a 15 year old male. I had gone to Na'atik once when I was 12 with my family, but I did not remember that much and I had never traveled alone to a foreign country. I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Theo F
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I enrolled my three kids (age 13, 9, 7) at Na’atik to increase their Spanish fluency. They go to an immersion school in the US but I felt like they needed more. We spent two weeks studying Spanish. It was an amazing experience. This program...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeannie C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I am a fairly fluent Spanish speaker who went to Na'atik to enhance my Spanish. I only spent a few days there, but the experience was very enriching. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful, my teacher to be clear and perceptive to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Christine T
Reviewed 26 June 2017

My 3 y.o. is in a dual-language program and I want to support his language learning, so I attended Na"atik in June of 2017 to learn Spanish. I also brought my son. They got us a home stay with Dianella and Miguel and it was...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank MEDenver
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The experience exceeded our expectations in every way. The cultural and language immersion is perfect - far enough from the tourist crowds that you feel like you really get a good idea about life in a Mexican town. Yes, it is hot in June and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Linda T
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