Learn Spanish in Old Havana - a UNESCO World Heritage Site bursting with atmosphere, music and dance. Staying at a Casa Particular with a Cuban family in a vibrant maze of neoclassical buildings is sure to get you fully experiencing Cuban culture.
This program is based in ‘Habana Vieja’ in the heart of the historic old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where there is a constant buzz with musicians playing in the many fantastic bars in this popular neighbourhood. The area is very safe, and you will quickly feel comfortably at home. There are lots of interesting shops and quirky art galleries here and most of Cuba’s cultural heritage including national museums also.
Price per person334 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. What's included?
Havana is an exciting city with many interesting neighbourhoods. However, to experience the "real" Havana you should stay in Habana Vieja. Here you are located next to the best bars and nightlife, and during the daytime you will be living among the real Habanos working in shops, bars, art galleries and going about their daily lives in this atmospheric part of the city. Havana has a unique distinction, being the safest city in the Caribbean and Latin America generally. There are a number of reasons for this, but what it means for the curious traveller is that you will be able to enjoy unprecedented access to local people as you wander around the ‘barrio’ that makes up Habana Vieja.
Your Spanish classes take place in the morning from Monday to Friday 09:00-11:45. The sessions comprise of 3 x 45-minute lessons spaced with 15 minute breaks, which makes 15 hours per week. The lessons are held at Casa Jakera by an accredited and licensed Cuban teacher. On the first morning there will be a short test to establish your level and requirements. We cater for students at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Our "Spanish Classes in Havana" program has been created to maximize your time in Old Havana. There are many activities and excursions to occupy your free time - just ask your host at the Casa.
Extra expenses at the destination
There are lots of museums, great restaurants and bars and clubs you can visit while in Havana.
Your accommodation is at ‘Casa Jakera’, a licensed Casa Particulare. Casa Particulares are government licenced ‘private homestay’ accommodation whereby Cubans are permitted to rent out one or two bedrooms in their home to paying guests. However, the licensing regime has recently been extended to include larger hostal style accommodation.
Casa Jakera features shared bedrooms, separate shower and toilet facilities, dining rooms and lots of comfortable indoor and outdoor space, including a spacious roof terrace. Here you can enjoy hanging out with new friends or chilling on your own to enjoy the cool breezes and great views of the streets below. As with most of Havana you will enjoy taking in the atmosphere in this central location which is truly unique.
Paying a single room supplement you have the option to stay in another nearby Casa with your own room and en suite bathroom. Either way breakfast and lunch are served at Casa Jakera which is the hub of program activities, as this is also where Spanish lessons are taken as well as group discussions, planning meetings and impromptu social gatherings.
Should you wish to book additional nights at a Casa Particular, this can be done via your travel advisor at a rate of 35 EUR per night per person in a shared room, or 46,50 EUR per night in a private room.
Your arrival transfer is included. Local transportation during the program is at your own cost.
Breakfast and lunch are included and served at Casa Jakera.