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Language stay  with host family




Enjoy freshly prepared  mexican  

Dishes at your host family's home.  


Option A

breakfast only

Option B

two meals a day


To stay in touch with your friends and family at home, all of our host families have free WiFi access .



We value cleanliness, so weekly room cleaning is included in your homestay. 


We are in permanent contact with our host families and maintain a personal relationship with them.


Your personal language agent is available at any time for questions or problems you may have, in order to provide you with the best service.

Host family  

Your second home - Mexico

Learning a new language in a foreign country and immersing yourself completely in Mexican culture - this dream can be fulfilled with a stay abroad with a host family. Whether in a gap year or during a language immersion course in Mexico, living with a host family is the best way to learn a foreign language and gain access to a new culture. 


Exchange student life at a homestay

How do I find the right host family?

During your language study trip to Mexico, you will find out what life is like with a new family abroad. You will experience Mexican culture up close and you can improve your language skills. Our host families have many years of experience, which means they are used to receiving students in their homes. We will help you to find the right mexican host family so that your stay in Playa del Carmen will be unforgettable. It is therefore important that you inform us of any wishes and allergies in advance so that they can be taken into account.

As a language student, you can choose between breakfast or half board.

Our host families will prepare traditional Mexican dishes for you and give you the opportunity to get to know a new food culture. The shared meals at the kitchen table will also give you the chance to learn new slang words in mexican and improve your Spanish. The exchange with the host parents helps you to get to know them better and to become part of the mexican family.

Host family life

Our host families do their best to offer you a great experience and give you the freedom to plan your free time independently and without time limits. However you should be aware that living with a host family is not the same as living in a hotel. As in any family, you should clear your plate and contribute to the life of the host family. 


Homestay accommodation in Mexico has its own bedroom and, in many cases, its own bathroom. All rooms have a fan. A room with air conditioning can be booked for an additional charge.


Families usually live 20 to 30 minutes away from Viva Idioma,Spanish School. The way to school can easily be done on foot by bike or by public transport .

​Host Family Gift

It is a nice idea to bring a small gift from your home country for you host family in Mexico. This is not a MUST, but your host parents will definitely be happy about it.  You can find some examples of gifts below:

- Chocolates, typical pastries

-A traditional product from your country (e.g. a pocket knife, souvenir)

-Board game / card game  

Mexican food

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Playa del Carmen

Portal Maya

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Tulum beach




Hotel zone

For party people & food lovers


The Mexican Caribbean is the perfect place to study abroad or to take a gap year. Playa del Carmen is known for its white sandy beaches and crystal clear, turquoise water.  



Experience Playa's famous nightlife. With its variety of nightclubs and bars, the coastal town turns into a big dance floor at night. 

Clubs in Playa del Carmen (PDC)

Coco Bongo for a spectacular dance show

Clandestino for good cocktails, electronic music and reggaeton

La Embajada for all reggaeton lovers


La cueva del chango for traditional Mexican food

El Fogon for taco lovers

Sushi Club for sushi addicts

Casa Sofia for Italian food (dessert recommendation: chocolate volcano)

Tulum, Cancun, Playa del Carmen

For explorers and history lovers

A trip to one of Mexico's most historic places offers you a glimpse into Mayan history. Structures such as the world-famous ruins of Chichén Itzá have left their mark on the Yucatán Peninsula to this day. 

Probably one of the trendiest places in the world is Tulum. The coastal town located on the Yucatán Peninsula is known and loved for its endless white sand beaches and its relaxed atmosphere. A 50-minute bus ride separates Tulum from Playa del Carmen. A visit to Tulum is recommended for those who want to relax among Mayan ruins and Caribbean palm trees. 





Immersion courses, host family.  Price overview.

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