Five reasons why the Riviera Maya (that includes Playa del Carmen and Tulum), Merida and Cancun are overlooked as destinations to study Spanish.

It is very easy to speak about the amazing weather year round, the delicious Mexican food, the magnificent beaches, the modern health service and the well-connected airport and therefore let’s take a deeper look at 5 other extremely good reasons to study Spanish in this area of Mexico.

The Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen, Tulum) Merida and Cancun are the well connected top part of Central and Latin America meaning that the location is perfect to start your travel in Latin America and use it is as the starting point to jump on different routes route down south in the Americas.

You could travel through British Caribbean Belize, you could travel through the jungle and beautiful nature of Guatamala, or you could go and first check out beautiful and culturally diverse Chiapas in the south of Mexico.

Since the big majority of the latins in the continent do not speak English yet, being able to speak (a bit of) Spanish will enhance the latin experience for travellers and backpackers about to start their travel adventure in unmeasurable ways.

The second reason is that within this paradise it is possible to discover other paradise that will make you doubt reality.

The Riviera Maya is famous for her Cenotes, spectacular (sometimes underwater) sweet water caves. Splendid places as Bacalar (the lake of the seven colors), and Tulum are close by and let’s not forget about the amazing turtle beach Akumal and beautiful Xpu-ha beach. Use the afternoons, or weekends, to find paradise within paradise.

Amazing dive possibilities are the third reason to come to the Mexican Caribbean and study Spanish here. Paradise does not remain above sea level. The Riviera Maya offers amazing possibilities to dive. The area has the second largest coral reef in the world and Cenotes offer possibilities to dive long underground rivers.

Besides getting skilled in Spanish, get licensed in diving as well. As the proverb says: “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere”. Make it happen in the Mexican Caribbean.

The fourth reason is the famous nightlife in the cities of Merida, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The big clubs as Coco Bongo, La Vaquita and Mandala are the most famous but the nightlife consist of way more places besides these bigger eye-catching venues.

There are many salsa bars, reggeaton clubs, local festivals, electronic music festivals and a variety of Argentian venues to be found in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Venues can be open-air, semi open-air airconditioned or sweating hot. Enjoy latin nights and practice your language in the nightlife between studying Spanish!

Finally, the local treat in the peninsula is the Marquesita. The Marquesita is a crispy crepe, rolled up, and traditionally filled with melted cheese and a sweet filling of your choice.

Watching a Marquesita made is as fun as eating one is enjoyable. Street vendors are selling the treat all over the place and make sure that you treat yourself with a Marquesita at least once between studying Spanish!