About us

We are here to help you achieve your goals through Spanish and unite cultures through the Spanish language!

San Pedro Spanish School students group

Spanish School San Pedro La Laguna Guatemala

Welcome to the San Pedro Spanish School, a beacon of linguistic and cultural immersion nestled in the picturesque town of San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala. With the stunning backdrop of Lake Atitlán and its encompassing volcanoes, there is truly no better place to dive into the depths of the Spanish language and the rich Mayan culture.

Founder & Head of School

Ramon Peneleu, with a Master’s in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language from the University of Salamanca, Spain, founded San Pedro Spanish School in 1997.

The very reason San Pedro Spanish School exists is to Unite Cultures.

We build bridges, use languages as a tool, and offer a unique cultural immersion language and experiences in the heart of the Mayan World.

Ramon Peneleu

Inclusivity & Diversity

We welcome all learners, celebrating their diverse backgrounds, creating a rich blend of cultures and ideas.


San Pedro La Laguna is our home, where we prioritize sustainability and offer unmatched learning, embodying our core values.

Excellence in Education

Committed to education, we ensure world-class, tailored learning experiences, upholding the highest teaching standards.

Empowerment Through Education

Every enrollment sponsors a “Niños del Lago” child’s month-long scholarship. Your journey uplifts a child’s future with us.

What our students say about San Pedro Spanish School in Guatemala

Anthony Masson
Anthony Masson
18 July 2023
Studying at San Pedro Spanish School was one of the best decision I have taken in my whole trip across Central America. My girlfriend and I decided to take spanish classes in the beginning of our trip to perfect our spanish skills. Ramón, the owner of the school, arranged everything in a few minutes and the next day, we were starting our first class and moving in with our host family. The format is one teacher per student and the content of the lesson is tailormade according to one’s level of spanish. Therefore, in only a week, I felt like I have learned more than ever! All the staff at the school is lovely (special thanks to Ani, our lovely teacher, and Mario who took care of the organizing and coordinating all the activities). At the same time, we were staying in the Garcia-Gonzalez family. Directly from day one, we felt like home! Maida and Mauricio took good care of us with delicious food, a very clean room and a private bathroom. One day, Maida took us out and organized a tour in San Juan to show us the nicest places. On another day, she gave us a cooking class (we cooked tamales; one of the traditional dish in Guatemala). We could not have asked for more! Everything was litteraly perfect and we highly recommend this school. I also need to mention that it is really cheap compared to the other packages offered by other schools around. The school is also highly flexible (you can decide when you want to start and end the experience). Thank you for everything!
nienke veeneman
nienke veeneman
16 July 2023
Good teachers, lots of activities, flexible school. Really enjoyed it!
Angela Koller
Angela Koller
13 July 2023
Muchas gracias por el tiempo grandioso. Fue una gran experiencia. Sí tu quieres aprender español y aprender más sobre la cultura guatemalteca, te puedo recomendar ir a San Pedro. Me encantó mucho. Estaba muy feliz con mi maestra Saydy. Ella es una maestra con mucha experiencia, flexibilidad, un sentido de humor y sabe como hacer que las lecciones sean variadas y aleccionadores. También mi experiencia con Rosario y su familia amable (mi familia anfitriona) fue hermosa - con conversaciones interesantes, aprender español con jugar con los niños y comidas muy deliciosas. Aprendí mucho y estoy muy agradecida de haber conocido a personas tan maravillosas. Gracias, San Pedro Spanish School!
Patrice Jolicoeur
Patrice Jolicoeur
11 July 2023
La escuela De San Pedro es fantástico, mis maestras Verónica y Evelyn fueron muy profesionales. Yo recomiendo la escuela para mejora vuestro espagnol. Me siento más confianza en mis habilidades para hablar todos los días. Gracias 🙏
vanessa nenquin
vanessa nenquin
11 July 2023
Cette école de langue est fantastique! Mon mari et moi étions seuls avec une professeure pendant 3 semaines de cours. Nous avons vraiment évolué en espagnol et gagné beaucoup d’assurance. Merci à Veronica et Evelyn ainsi qu’à Ramon et Eligio pour leur aide. En plus des cours, tous les jours il y a des activités planifiées par l’école de San Pedro. De plus, le lieu pour étudier est vraiment motivant et agréable. Merci à vous tous!
Guillemette LINDEMANN
Guillemette LINDEMANN
9 July 2023
Gracias a la escuela y especialmente a nuestros profesores Eliza y Clemente! No les olvidaremos 🙏
David Doellstedt
David Doellstedt
7 July 2023
It was a fun experience. I took lessons for a week and notably improved my Spanish skills.
Ashvini Nadarajah
Ashvini Nadarajah
28 June 2023
We had a fantastic week at San Pedro Spanish School with our wonderful teacher, Saydy! She adapted the lessons to suit to our level, taking note of the gaps we had in knowledge (beyond what we mentioned we were interested in learning). Beyond that we had lots of fun in the lessons and a lot of opportunities to speak about a wide range of topics. Thanks also to Mario who helped was very flexible when we wanted to change the timing of our lessons and the days we were staying in our homestay. And finally the location of the school itself is such a bonus as (weather permitting) you can have your lessons in outdoor cabins overlooking the lake!
Will York
Will York
25 June 2023
Great spanish school, lessons in the beautiful garden, right by the lake. The extra activities during the week were great, especially the salsa class. A huge thank you to both my teachers - Fabiola and Raul. They were a great team and worked together to make the most of my study time. They both made things easy to understand and I left with a huge leap forward in my spanish learning. Thank you!
Aurélie K
Aurélie K
24 June 2023
Nous avons passé deux semaines inoubliables. Arrivés avec un niveau d'espagnol proche du néant, la progression en deux semaines est, pour nous, inespérée. Clemente notre professeur a été extrêmement pédagogue et patient. Le tout dans un cadre décontracté au bord du lac Atitlan. Nous avons vraiment adoré l'alternance entre théorie, exercices et dialogues. Rien de plus passionnant que d'apprendre l'espagnol au travers d'échanges sur la vie et la culture au Guatemala. J'ai appris grâce à lui plus en 2 semaines qu'en 5 ans d'espagnol au collège/lycée. Una vez más muchas gracias Clemente fue une placer aprender con tigo 🙏 Par ailleurs l'école propose de nombreuses activités optionnelles et souvent gratuites les après midi (randos, visites, danse, clubs de conversation, etc), et ils sont extrêmement arrangeant et souples, une équipe en or. Nous sommes restés les 2 semaines dans une famille d'accueil formidable d'une grande hospitalité et générosité, la famille de Mauricio et Maida. Chambre confortable et spécialités locales et différentes tous les jours, matin midi et soir. Je le conseille mille fois à ceux qui souhaitent pratiquer encore plus la langue et découvrir le “vrai” Guatemala et San Pedro. Nous garderons un souvenir ému de notre passage dans cette si belle famille. Aurélie et Antoine (Aurelia y Antonio) de 🇨🇵

Why Spanish School San Pedro La Laguna Guatemala?

Studying with us is not just about learning a language; it’s about immersing yourself in a vibrant culture and community. We’ve spent the last 27 years refining our teaching methodologies, understanding that each student is unique and requires a personalized approach.

More About Us​ – San Pedro Spanish School

Welcome to the San Pedro Spanish School, nestled in the heart of the serene San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala. With 27 years under our belt, we’re a well-established institution known for our prowess and dedication to teaching Spanish. Our inception in 1996 stemmed from a passion for languages, a deep respect for cultural exchange, and a desire to share the beauty of the Spanish language. Our experience and history in this field speak to the credibility and reliability we offer to our students.

Who We Are

As the San Pedro Spanish School, we’ve thrived for nearly three decades as one of the leading Spanish schools in San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala.

Our journey is a tale of passion and perseverance, a story of countless students who have stepped through our doors seeking knowledge, only to leave with so much more. We’re not just teachers; we’re storytellers, tour guides, friends, and at times, even students ourselves.

San Pedro's Spanish School social project

Niños Del Lago – Our Social Project

San Pedro Spanish School’s Social project
Integrated impact for good
When you study Spanish at San Pedro Spanish School and improve your own opportunities… 

… Something unique also happens to them

“Niños del Lago” Our social project
“Niños del Lago” is a social project where we help children in our community with health and education.
Every time you buy, you help these children to continue their studies and have tutors in the project.
And you have the opportunity to volunteer when you are at school
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Spanish School San Pedro La Laguna Guatemala Teachers

At the core of the San Pedro Spanish School are our teachers. They are well-educated, experienced, and passionate individuals who are not just fluent in Spanish but have an intimate knowledge of the culture, history, and nuances of the language. They are committed to their students, adapting their teaching styles to meet each student’s needs.

Our teachers take their roles beyond conventional boundaries. They don’t just teach you Spanish; they guide you, inspire you, and walk alongside you on your journey of discovery. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a solid foundation or an advanced learner seeking to expand your horizons, our teachers are ready and eager to assist you.

Our Locations

Amazing locations Around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

San Pedro Spanish School is located in the heart of San Pedro La Laguna, a picturesque town on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. The natural beauty of the area provides a tranquil environment that enhances the learning experience. Our classrooms are comfortable, equipped with all the necessary resources, and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

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