Immersion – Guanajuato

DON’T JUST LEARN, EXPERIENCE.

An Unforgettable Spanish Immersion Program in Guanajuato City

Are you ready to take your Spanish to the next level? Our Travel Spanish Immersion retreat in Guanajuato City, Mexico will help you do just that. Everyone knows that when it comes to learning Spanish, nothing beats immersion.

Join an exclusive group of up to 10 participants for a unique Spanish Immersion program at one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico.

If you’re a traveler who struggles communicating with the locals, ordering food, asking for directions and understanding the culture, this program is for you.

Over the course of seven days, you will practice and develop the skills to become a confident traveler, all with the teaching and guidance of certified language instructors and the help of the locals along the way.

This incredible experience will allow you to explore one of the most beautiful and charming cities in Latin America in a way most never will. Not only will you learn Spanish, but you’ll also learn about the history of of the places we visit, taste the food, chat with the locals, make friends, and improve your confidence.

Each day you’ll get situation-focused lessons, and apply what you’re learning during the trip. With May and Jim’s help, you’ll get real-time feedback and encouragement throughout the retreat.

GUANAJUATO CITY, MEXICO. A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, AND ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN LATIN AMERICA.

Our Unique Spanish Immersion Program

The week-long immersion with our teachers combines group sessions and real-world activities where you’ll use what you’ve learned immediately. All with real-time feedback. You’ll also have time to recover after the scheduled itinerary with time to shop, sample the local food, and get to know about the history and culture of the host city.

Our Unique Spanish Immersion Program

We combine course material with history and culture by taking you on a delicious and informative tour of the local food offerings. You’ll learn about and get a chance to try real Mexican food made fresh, including gorditas, tamales, tlacoyos, tacos, and much more.

Supercharge Your Confidence and Your Spanish

Your private driver will pick you up at the airport and we’ll take it from there. One week later, you won’t believe your transformation. The fastest way to Spanish fluency starts right here.


Testimonials

“My Spanish has improved a lot in just a week. It’s really noticeable! You won’t regret your decision…”

— Madison Rowland-Davis

Accommodations

We want you to be comfortable during your trip. That’s why we choose Casa Terraza as our retreat homebase.

Casa Terraza is a spacious four story building with one apartment on each floor. Each apartment has a full kitchen bathroom/s dining area. The terraza has two dining tables and a large lounge seating area. There is a washing machine, bbq and washroom on the terraza. There is no elevator.

The Space

The apartments have high-speed wifi, security cameras, electronic keyless entry and the rooftop Terraza for entertaining, relaxing or just taking in the scenery. There is a sofa bed in three apartments with a linen chest. The terraza is four flights up from the main door and the views are of the old train station and the pantheon.

Invest in Your Language Journey

The Spanish and Go Immersion program offers flexible payment options for your convenience:

  • One-time payment option
  • Multi-payment option

What’s Included in Your Investment:

  • Comprehensive coaching, workbooks, and class materials throughout the week
  • Private driver pick-up and drop-off at the airport (right outside customs)
  • Seven nights of accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts and lunches (vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian options available)
  • Dinner on two nights
  • A series of informal immersion events for Spanish practice throughout the week
  • All scheduled activities, tours, and entrance fees
  • Expert local guides
  • A certificate of completion

What’s Not Included:

  • Flights to/from Mexico
  • Meals and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities/tips

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Are You In?

Guanajuato Fall, 2024 Beginner/Intermediate Retreat

Spanish And Go

Immersion:

GUANAJUATO

September 22nd-29th, 2024

Starting at $2,615

$374.50/ for 6 mo

(after initial $475 deposit)

Beginner/Intermediate

Designed for beginner to intermediate Spanish learners. Experience a week of immersive learning in Guanajuato City.

Accommodations:

  • Shared room with shared bathroom: $2,140 + $475 deposit
  • Private room with shared bathroom: $2,440 + $475 deposit
  • Private room with private bathroom: $2,550 + $475 deposit

Note: For couples, select ‘2’ and choose a private room at checkout.

Guanajuato Fall, 2024 Beginner/Intermediate Retreat

Spanish And Go

Immersion:

GUANAJUATO

October 3rd-10th, 2024

Starting at $2,615

$374.50/ for 6 mo

(after initial $475 deposit)

Intermediate/Advanced

Designed for beginner to intermediate Spanish learners. Experience a week of immersive learning in Guanajuato City.

Accommodations:

  • Shared room with shared bathroom: $2,140 + $475 deposit
  • Private room with shared bathroom: $2,440 + $475 deposit
  • Private room with private bathroom: $2,550 + $475 deposit

Note: For couples, select ‘2’ and choose a private room at checkout.


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Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival & Getting Settled

Day one will be a relaxed day as we get settled in. We’ll introduce ourselves and get everything in place for a busy week of lessons and activities in the city.

We’ll enjoy a welcome dinner where we’ll have time to get to know each other more and talk about the plans for the week.

Day 2: Greetings and Goodbyes & Casual Sightseeing

After breakfast, we’ll go over a lesson on Greetings and Goodbyes in Spanish. After the main lesson, we’ll break the class into two small groups according to everyone’s Spanish level for extra practice and more personalized attention. We’ll have lunch at a restaurant downtown followed by casual sightseeing in downtown Guanajuato.

When we’re walking around the town, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to practice in real life what you learned in today’s lesson. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the city on your own or rest. There’s an optional activity about trying traditional Mexican drinks at a bar.

Day 3: Food and History Tour & Self Introductions

Day three starts with an exciting Mexico Street Food and History Tour led by a local. Laura will tell you about historical facts about the city as we enjoy the local cuisine. Bring comfortable shoes! We’ll be doing lots of walking, but it’ll be worth it.

We’ll go back home for a short siesta break, followed by a lesson on Self Introductions and Talking about Yourself. After the lesson, we’ll break the group into two smaller groups for extra practice. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the city on your own or rest. We have an optional activity planned for those who want to experience more of Guanajuato.

Day 4: Ordering a Meal & El Museo Iconográfico del Quijote

After breakfast, we’ll go over a lesson on How to Order a Meal in Spanish. Get ready to learn about Mexican table etiquette and some of the most traditional dishes of the country. We’ll have our second lesson in smaller groups and then we’ll go out to an authentic Mexican restaurant to practice what you’ve learned.

After lunch we’ll visit the Iconographic Quijote Museum. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the city on your own or rest. We have an optional game night planned at our home-base for you to learn lots of vocabulary and to learn more about Mexican culture.

Day 5: Shopping in Spanish & Visit to the Market

Day five starts with free morning time where you’ll be able to explore on your own or rest at home. We’re doing an optional walk to one of our favorite coffee shops in town. Later in the day we’ll get together for a lesson on How to Go Shopping in Spanish. We’ll have our smaller group lesson followed by a delicious lunch downtown.

Think of anything you need to buy because after lunch we’re going shopping at Guanajuato’s most important shopping center, Mercado Hidalgo. You’ll get to practice what you learned in today’s lesson. Here you’ll get to by all your souvenirs for your friends and family in Spanish. We’re closing the night at home with a delicious dinner of tamales and atole.

Day 6: Asking for Directions & Nightlife in Guanajuato

After breakfast, we’re getting together for a lesson about How to Ask for Directions in Spanish followed by a small group lesson to reinforce what you learned. We’ll go out into the streets of Guanajuato to practice asking the locals for directions.

We’ll eat lunch together and have a few hours of free time to enjoy the city on your own or rest in the house. For dinner we’re doing a very fun “Tacos and Bars” tour where you’ll get to experience the nightlife of the city.

Day 7: Review & Day Trip to San Miguel de Allende

Day seven starts with heading to San Miguel de Allende. This UNESCO World Heritage site is full of art, history, and incredible views.

There, we’ll have breakfast and review the topics we worked on during the week for class. We’ll have some free time after the lessons where you’ll have time to explore SMA on your own. Optional activities include visiting the famous perish and sampling the best churros in town.

After exploring the local markets, we’ll get together for lunch downtown. San Miguel is full of incredible restaurants, so we’ll grab a bite and a drink before preparing to head back to Guanajuato for the night.

Day 8: Departure

We’ll have an easy self-serve breakfast early in the morning. This is the end of the adventure. We’ll have to pack our bags and say our goodbyes.

Check out from the house is any time before noon. Our private driver will pick you up and take you to the airport.


Frequently Asked Questions

JIM AND MAY IN ONE OF THE MANY BEAUTIFUL “CALLEJONES” (ALLEYWAYS) IN GUANAJUATO CITY.

Q: When will the next retreat take place?

A: Our current retreat dates are listed here. If these dates don’t work for you, please sign up using this form to be notified of future retreat opportunities.

Q: Which week is right for me?

A: Our Beginner/Intermediate program is for students with limited Spanish skills who may need explanations in English during tours or classes. Our Intermediate/Advanced program is for those comfortable expressing ideas in Spanish and looking to enhance their abilities further.

Unsure which week suits you best? Schedule a 15-minute placement call here, and our team will assess your level and help you choose the right experience.

Q: Where will we stay? Can I choose my own housing?

A: Housing varies by trip. We typically rent a house with ample space for everyone or host retreats at a hotel. You’ll be paired with another group member or your plus one. Contact us for special accommodation requests.

Q: Can I bring someone with me?

A: Yes, but your guest must also register for the retreat separately, even if they don’t participate in the activities.

Q: Are there daily formal lessons?

A: Yes, there are daily group lessons, activities, and personalized sessions based on skill level. Classes may be in the morning or afternoon, depending on the day’s activities.

Q: How long are the activities each day?

A: We have 5-6 hours of planned activities, including lessons, tours, and other events. There’s always free time to explore or rest.

Q: Is this immersion trip suitable for beginners?

A: Absolutely. We recommend Margarita Madrigal’s book for absolute beginners. Our teaching method focuses on spoken language with practical phrases and expressions, benefiting all levels.

Q: What about insurance?

A: All participants must provide proof of travel insurance. We recommend SafetyWing for coverage, which typically costs under $45 for our retreats.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Prices vary per retreat. Fill out the form above for the best price and early bird offers. Payment plans are available.

Q: What is your refund policy?

A: The $475 USD deposit is non-refundable after 30 days. Remaining payments are refunded based on cancelation timing (60+ days before the program = full refund, 30-59 days before = 50% refund, less than 30 days = no refund). See our complete Refund Policy here for full details.

Q: Is Mexico safe?

A: Your safety is our top priority. We handpick retreat locations based on our familiarity and close ties. Our team is well-acquainted with host cities to ensure a comfortable and safe experience. While no travel is without risk, we strive to minimize any concerns.

Q: What’s the weather like in Guanajuato City during the retreats?

A: Guanajuato City enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year. Our retreats are carefully scheduled to avoid the rainy season, ensuring you have the best experience possible. During the retreats, you can expect mild to warm temperatures with plenty of sunshine, making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor activities. However, it’s always a good idea to check the local weather forecast before your trip and pack accordingly.

Average Climate in Guanajuato City

Q: Which airport should I fly to?
A: You’ll want to fly to the Leon, Guanajuato (BJX) airport. Our driver will be there waiting for you.



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