La Casa en el Árbol

... a cultural and Spanish language school located in the heart of San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico, offers a range of Spanish classes specifically tailored for the pace of each student.

Along with traditional instruction, the Language school provides a cultural learning environment that surpasses what is typically available in other Spanish Language schools in Mexico.

Take advantage of our home stays to practice your Spanish daily.

Check out our cultural activities and workshops, as well as day and weekend trips that give you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the Maya Culture beyond standard tourism with the help of our local, friendly and knowledgeable staff.

If you want to lend a hand and use some of your skills, we also offer volunteer opportunities in San Cristobal or within Chiapas. These programs vary in length and will enrich your understanding, impact and overall experience in Mexico while studying Spanish at the school.

Why study Spanish in San Cristobal de las Casas?

San Cristobal de las Casas is one of those places you can't miss while traveling through Mexico. It's a mixture of both traditional Maya culture and cosmopolitanism within a colorful and lively colonial town. The combination of thriving indigenous customs and the modernity of bohemian Mexico gives the town a fresh and intoxicating atmosphere. In addition, the best live music in the area plays nightly in bars, cafés, parks and restaurants.
View of San Cristobal de Las Casas

Surrounded by green mountains, San Cristobal de las Casas is located in Chiapas, one of the regions with the most biodiversity in the world. The town sits on the door step of natural parks, lagoons, epic Maya archeological sites, mangroves, waterfalls, canyons...

Lost in Mother Nature, San Cristobal still has most modern comforts and commodities. In addition, the town is conveniently well-linked to all major Mexican cities.

A great school to learn spanish in Mexico!


Volunteer Programs are developped at the outskirts of San Cristobal and within Chiapas. Volunteers work along with youngsters of local communities carrying out physical and environmental tasks such as teaching in schools, planting trees, taking care of turtles, cleaning up streets, building vegetable gardens and other basic works...

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