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Old Dec 22nd, 2018, 06:27 PM
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Where should my family travel in July for SPANISH immersion experience?

Hello! Looking for advice on what Central American or South American country to travel in July with a 5 year old and 7 year old for a Spanish immersion experience for a few weeks. Safety is priority. Also important is cost, and weather (not pouring rain during rainy season 24/7). Thank you in advance for guidance!
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Old Dec 22nd, 2018, 08:42 PM
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Here's my favorite Spanish school, on beautiful Lake Atitlán in Guatemala; I've been attending this school since 2007 and it has a terrific kid program.
Cooperative School San Pedro

My photos with blog links on the main page of each collection are below in case you're interested - there are Cooperativa and/or San Pedro sets in last 15 or 16 Guatemala collections.
Happy trails!

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I know a lot of people do them in Costa Rica, but we haven't had a chance. July is the rainy season for a lot of Central America though.
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Old Dec 23rd, 2018, 05:13 PM
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Wife and I really liked PROBIGUA in Antigua. But I'm unsure how or if they'd accommodate kids.
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And actually, July in Guatemala is historically one of the dryer rainy season months, if that makes sense
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That's interesting. When is the rainy season in Guatemala?
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Old Dec 24th, 2018, 05:33 PM
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Typically June through sometime in November but in recent years they've had some weird rainy times other seasons and a few really dry 'rainy season' months. In our experience rain has fallen mostly at night in low-lying areas - along the coasts and around Tikal - and the highlands are generally gorgeous in the mornings and it rains some days starting in the afternoon or evening. Great time to visit - everything is green.
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Costa Rica is similar, typically May-November but varies by region. I love everything being green as well. I'm okay with some rain if it keeps things looking lush.
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I thought my language school in Queretaro, Mexico, was terrific: the Ole Institute. Queretaro was a lot of fun, with an active plaza life & handsome colonial architecture. Interesting day trips are possible on the weekend.
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Old Dec 31st, 2018, 09:04 AM
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Is July thunderstorm season in Queretaro? I had once though to going to Mexico City but was warned about the weather by a friend who grew up there.
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I was in Queretaro in July and while there was an occasional downpour, I also recollect a lot of nice weather days too.
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Old Apr 4th, 2019, 10:42 PM
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Hello mifamilia!
You can go to Guatemala, specifically the City of Quetzaltenango that has a reputation for having great spanish schools. Also Antigua Guatemala is a great place to have a full cultural spanish immersion and I would recommend taking some tours with a spanish speaking guide. You could explain that you want a full spanish immersion and he might help you with that. Good luck!!!!
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Old Apr 9th, 2019, 09:06 PM
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Please see Post #6, above.
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