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Welcome to Playa del Carmen

Great courses at an excellent language school on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, just 60km south of Cancun

IH Riviera Maya: language & teacher training courses

Spanish courses

Spanish courses in Mexico

Take a Spanish course, as many weeks as you like, at our Spanish school in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Learn Spanish in Mexico, in a superb, beach-side location and a chance to see something of Mexico's fabulous culture.

¿Qué tal tu español?
FREE online Spanish level test

CELTA courses

CELTA courses in Mexico

Next course: November 4-28

Train to be an English teacher in Playa, possibly the coolest place in the world to do your CELTA course.

With worldwide recognition, CELTA is the TEFL (TESOL) course for anyone wanting to start in the profession.

See also TKT courses.

Cambridge & IELTS


Cambridge exam dates and enrolment

Cambridge preparation courses

IELTS test dates and enrolment

IELTS preparation courses

IH Riviera Maya is an Authorised Centre for Cambridge exams in Mexico


Accommodation in Playa

A Mexican host family, shared apartments or a hotel -- you've got some great options for your accommodation in Playa del Carmen.

Most popular: our student residence, a 5 min stroll from the beach

For Spanish teachers


For non-native Spanish teachers
40-hour, two-week refresher course

For native Spanish speakers
Spanish teacher training

About Playa del Carmen

Photos of Playa

Playa del Carmen
Playa: a cool place to take a course!

BBC Travel Report
Beyond Cancun: A quieter Mexico

IH Riviera Maya is accredited by:

Accreditation for our courses