welcome to Tierras Mayas

Spanish Language School in the heart of San Cristóbal de las Casas.

This Spanish Language School was founded by experienced teachers committed to providing the highest quality Spanish language classes in San Cristòbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mèxico.

We offer group, private and intensive Spanish classes, as well as homestay programs to students from all over the world. Come join our family style atmosphere and immerse yourself in the vibrant Spanish language and culture. We have a stunning panoramic view over our beautiful colonial city and mountains.

About Us

Learn Spanish at Tierras Mayas; The most respected and experienced Spanish School in San Cristóbal de las Casas,Chiapas, Mèxico. Tierras Mayas is recognized as one of  the top  language schools in Mexico. We believe that the key to learning Spanish is to create an atmosphere in which the students feel comfortable and are able to express themselves.  Tierras Mayas is located in the historic center of the Cultural Capital of Chiapas, in the valley of San Cristóbal de las Casas, surrounded by beautiful misty mountains and captivating indigenous villages.

The Spanish Language school of Tierras Mayas was founded in 2006, by experienced teachers committed to providing the highest quality language instruction and is the only school in town owned by 100% Mexican teachers.

Our Spanish school offers the most affordable way to learn Spanish in San Cristobal de las Casas,Chiapas, Mexico. Our staff of qualified teachers has vast experience in the field of Spanish as a second language and all of them are local, native speakers.  

Flexible Course Selections:

We offer a range of course options and schedules to meet the needs of our students. Students can choose the time and duration of their study to best suit their interests.

High Quality Teaching:

Our proven methodology which is a combination of grammar and conversation classes, taught by our experienced teachers, helps our students to develop communication skills in a friendly learning environment.

Cultural opportunities:

At Tierras Mayas you will find opportunities to come in contact with and immerse yourself in the indigenous cultures of Mexico. We share these cultural treasures through a variety of workshops such as cooking, weaving, dancing or weekend excursions to nearby interesting sites in addition to your Spanish classes.

Volunteer program:

If you are interested in donating your time and getting to know the people of San Cristoball in a more intimate way, this option is for you.

Personal attention:

We offer a small family atmosphere in which you can enjoy the company of other students and teachers. We hold group lunches every Friday. We can customize each student’s experience, making the process of learning Spanish as rewarding as possible.

Ideal location:

Your classes are held in a modern colonial style building which offers one of the best panoramic views of the city, only 4 blocks away from the historic center.


In Tierras Mayas you will find comfortable classrooms, roof-top areas, a communal kitchen, a cinema, a bilingual comprehensive library, free internet access, a café with locally grown organic coffee and purified water, all free of charge.


Staying with a local Mexican family not only gives you the opportunity to practice your Spanish skills, it is also a great way to learn about the Mexican culture, and make lasting friendships in the process! 

Spanish can be fun and affordable! There is no registration fee or deposit.

We are pleased to help our students develop their ideal learning experience.