If you’re living in Playa del Carmen, we strongly recommend making the effort to learn to speak Spanish. Although many in the community speak English, it definitely is easier to get by as a Spanish-speaker.
Benefits of Learning Spanish
Although there are a lot of people who speak English in the community, learning Spanish is definitely the way to go. First, you have the ability to speak a new language! You may travel to other places where nobody speaks English, and your Spanish proficiency will be super helpful.
Another great thing about learning Spanish while living in Playa del Carmen is that it opens up doors. Many people who speak English will only speak very little. With Spanish, you can have more in-depth and interesting conversations. You can also go to places that aren’t strictly for tourists. If you get off the tourist path in Playa, you’ll find Spanish being a necessity. For example, many of our favorite restaurants require Spanish as nobody speaks English.
How to Learn Spanish in Playa
There are many ways to learn Spanish in Playa del Carmen. There are group meetups, language schools, and one-on-one teachers. It can be overwhelming to try and decide the best route.
We strongly recommend checking out Comprar.com.mx. Run by a trustworthy and wonderful team, they actually reach out themselves to get quotes from language schools they have worked with and trust. We know these guys personally, and have recommended them to our own family and friends!