A Guide to Studying Spanish in Cuba

If you have ever contemplated learning Spanish abroad then you should think about Cuba as your destination. There are classroom Spanish language courses throughout the country where you will meet new friends and learn from an experience teacher. Courses are available for beginners right up to advanced levels, there are also flexible time scales so you can join for a few days, a few weeks or even longer.

You will be able to mix with local people, learn more about the history and culture and enjoy an experience like no other.

Some language schools offer combined lessons with dance and music lessons which are be a lot of fun. You will also get lots of free time to travel, some Cuba tour companies can help you plan trips. Accommodation can be booked through an agency or independently, we highly recommend a homestay where you will get full immersion living with a local family, eating the food and also practising your Spanish.


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Top Reasons to Study Spanish in Cuba

  • World famous destination which is a real up and coming place to study whilst getting an authentic experience
  • Competative course prices
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Iconic cities
  • Friendly Spanish speaking locals
  • One of the most autentic places to study Spanish in Central America
  • Tasty food
  • Combo courses are available where you can go scuba diving, learn local dances or volunteer in Cuba helping worthwhile local causes


Types of Courses Available

  • Intensive Courses
  • Super Intensive Spanish
  • Private Classes
  • Combo Courses e.g. Music + Spanish



  • Start Dates: Usually Monday, every week of the year
  • Lesson Duration: Generally 50 minutes for group classes and slightly longer for private classes
  • Class Size: Average 6; Maximum 12 
  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Schedule: Morning or Afternoon (Schedule determined by your school). Private lessons can be in the evening
  • Suggested Check-In: One day earlier
  • Cost: Cuba is a great value destination to book a language course, prices for Spanish courses are very cheap compared to other destinations. The price you pay usually depends on the course, school and duration. You will usually need to pay a registration fee.
  • Currency: Courses can be booked in US dollars or other currencies if booked online.
  • Visa: You can enter Cuba on a tourism visa. If you do want to stay you might want to check out teaching jobs in Cuba.



You can usually choose between:

  • Shared housing with other students
  • Homestays
  • Private room/appartment
  • Hotel/hostel


Discounted / Free Spanish Lessons in Cuba

Discounts are applicable when classes are booked by more than one person. Some schools offer incentives live free lessons if you recommend friends or other people who sign up.


Help / Advice

If you need any help arranging a Spanish course in Cuba please get in touch.


Cuba Spanish School Reviews

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"I learnt Spanish with Jakera in Cuba which was great."  - Juliana M, USA