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Quetzaltenango or Xela, Alive Highland

The best city to learn Spanish language in the safest and professional way

The best and safest city in Guatemala to learn Spanish! 

QUETZALTENANGO:

     Known as "Xelaju" or "Xela",  was founded in 1845, with an altitude of 2,333 meters above sea level (7654 ft.), you will experience warm sunny days, fresh nights and no tropical diseases, all year long; is the second largest and most important city in Guatemala. It is situated in the Guatemalan Western Highlands at 210 kms from Guatemala City, the capital of the country and at 100 kms from the pacific coast beach.

     Quetzaltenango offers you the opportunity to know the Mayan-Quiche cultural lineage because it is considered the cradle and heart  of the Mayan-Quiche culture and the legacy of the colonial treasures. It is the best place to study and learn the Spanish language because it has all the ideal conditions: the clearest and well spoken Spanish of Latin America, there are few foreigners to distract you from your immersion in the Spanish language, it is safe and tranquil, and has a magnificent climate. The normal temperature varies from 7 degrees C. early in the morning, to 21 degrees C. at noon.

     It is located in a valley surrounded by amazing landscapes including villages, mountains, volcanoes, and many coloful mayan tourist attractions of spectacular beauty, colonial buildings, monuments; with many cobblestone streets that invite the visitor to walk. Besides Quetzaltenango is at the same time a modern city with many parks, churches, universities, hospitals, clinics, banks, malls, markets, supermarkets, stores, hotels, restaurants, secondary schools, internet cafes, transports, taxis, gas stations, industries, factories, libraries, travel agencies, etc. Also being a center of trade of the Western of the country.  Many friendly, cordial Spanish-speaking people will help you to practice and develop your new language skills as well as to educate you about the Guatemalan culture. . So, all our enrolled students have the opportunity to participate in activities and trips that put them in contact with the reality and diversity of our local and national culture.

     Landscapes like no other in Guatemala.     Handicrafts and traditions full of amazing colors represent our folkloric culture.

     Guatemalensis Spanish School has been a great place for me to study and improve my Spanish. I have been studying Spanish in University and never spent the proper time studying Spanish because I always learned for the test. In GSS I was able to concentrate on my personal mistakes with Spanish and work at my own speed, learning what I found useful for daily functioning in a Spanish speaking country. The activities were interesting and Nora was open to ideas about what we wanted to do. Also the family I stayed with was wonderful, they were good about speaking slowly in Spanish, creating a nice interactive environment. The food was also very good. Overall, I can say my time in Xela at GSS was time well spent.  Alaina Robertson. U.S.A.

 My wife and I studied at Guatemalensis for three weeks and highly recommend it. Our teachers were very knowledgeable and professional, and the school's family-like atmosphere provided ample opportunity to practice Spanish. Thomas & Kelly Okie (U.S.A.)

     This is the best way to get to know the Country and its people, the directors could not be more helpful and the teachers are brilliant and very patient. The excursions are varied, inexpensive and a lot of fun. This is an amazing country and I would recommend the school to everyone. Andrew Keogh, Australia

 

Xela in Numbers

Hotels

10+

Internet shops

25+

Super Markets

4

Banks

20+

Markets

4

Museums

4

Travel Agencies

3

Catholic Churches

8

Parks

5

Evangelic Churches

10+

McDonald's Rest.

3

Mormon Churches

5+

Field and Track

1

Gas Stations

7+

Hospitals

6

Pizza Restaurants

6

Video Cinemas

3

Restaurants

20+

Cinemas

1

Bus Terminals

4

Gyms

6

Zoo

1

Pharmacies

10+

Health & Fitness

5

Book Stores

10

Stadiums

2

Private Universities

5

Public Universities

1

Dentists

30+

Medical Doctors

50+

Clothing Stores

50+

Shoe Stores

50+

Secondary Schools

40+

Primary Schools

50+

Historical Buildings

20+

Hot Springs

2

Villages around the City

10

Cementeries

3

Rental Cars

2+

Beer Factories

1

Rum Factories

1

Airport (2nd. Class)

1

Barber & Beauty Shops

50+

Clinical

50+

Computer Stores

50+

Photo Labs

5+

Celular Stores

10+

Prisons

1

View of the central park of Xela or Quetzaltenango.   Colonial cathedral of Quetzaltenango   Post colonial theather for cultural representations.

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19 AVENIDA 2-14 ZONA 1,

QUETZALTENANGO, GUATEMALA, C. A.

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