Flor Del Maíz

  • .: About Flor Del Maiz Spanish School Immersion Program :.

    The School is located in the heart of San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala providing an authentic Mayan experience. Written to be "the most beautiful lake in the world" by Aldous Huxley, Lake Atitilan is surrounded by three volcanoes, including Volcan San Pedro, at the base of which sits Flor Del Maiz Spanish School.

  • detail of a Mayan stone carving
  • Co-op Flor Del Maiz Spanish School In the heart of San Pedro Authentic Mayan Experience

    Posted By on August 12, 2011

    Our small Co-op is currently the only school in the uphill center of town which creates a better immersion environment than the schools in the downhill tourist zone (a five minute walk away). Because the school is small and locally run, we can only enroll up to 8 students at a time. It is best to email or call in advance to secure your spot. For more information and references, please visit the link below. We are sure that you will choose the best school for you. http://www.123teachme.com/language_schools/view_rating/125

    Testimonial from Don Zienty.

    Posted By on July 28, 2011

    My 22 year old son and I attended Flor del Maiz Spanish School in July, 2011.  We chose Flor del Maiz based on the the many excellent testimonials we found on the Internet.  Our experience exceeded our expectations!

    My son and I have very different backgrounds in Spanish.  I am a beginner and he has a BA degree in Spanish.  We wanted to find a school that would meet both our needs.  Javier and the instructors at Flor del Maiz were extremely helpful in designing individual courses of study that met our needs wonderfully!  The instructors are extremely diligent and were well prepared for each and every lesson.

    Also very beneficial is the home stay option.  You live and eat with a local family, an experience that is tremendously valuable.  You can practice your Spanish as you observe and learn about typical Guatemalan family life.

    This Spanish school is an extremely good value.  The cost of study can easily fit into the budget of a student.

    I would recommend Flor del Maiz to anyone who wants the full Spanish immersion experience!!

    Don Zienty



    Testimonial by Elaine Toogood on Guatemala365.com

    Posted By on March 19, 2009

    Hi, I ended up choosing a school called Flor Del Maiz in San Pedro. I studied there for 3 weeks and stayed with a host family. My teacher was excellent and the family stay really wonderful. The school has some great programs happening with children and growing organic food for sustainable community development. All the people studying at the school were great and we had many family meals together, dancing, lake visits etc. I highly recommend this school!! Thanks, Elaine

    Testimonial by Iank1 on 123teachme.com

    Posted By on March 19, 2009

    I attended here for 1 week in March/07 with my family – 4 of us in total, from Canada. Home stay was at the home of Javier, an owner of the school, my instructor was Demiss. We were all beginner spanish learners – at different levels and the teachers accomodated well to our different needs. This is a small school – they are probably full with 5 or 6 students. Home accomodations were simple and exactly what we needed. Rooms had lockable doors, purified water was always available, and a hot shower was available. Vegetarian food preference was accomodated. A very friendly family with a fun little 5yr old girl who entertained my teenage daughters endlessly. San Pedro is not too big and we felt safe on the streets even at night. You get very good value for the price you pay here – but don’t be expecting luxury and high comfort – tortillas and rice will be the base of your diet! On the weekend an overnight mountain hike was offered for additional cost of 100Q each but well worth it – if you’re reasonably fit. Afternoon activities were not really outings but – things like a movie, a presentation on Mayan Cosmology, and a group dinner with all the students. San Pedro has most of what gringos want such as nice restaurants/coffee shops/bars without being overwhelming touristy.

    Testimonial by Billrobson on 123teachme.com

    Posted By on March 19, 2009

    Jose and Javier do a great job here. They match a students needs with the right teacher. The excursions and activities were designed to match our interests and included an overnight hike to the top of a local mountain, a trip to an as yet unexcavated archeological site.The home stays are an amazing way to become connected with the community.The schools level of commitment to improving life for their village is obvious in every way.

    Testimonial by Bretjturner on 123teachme.com

    Posted By on March 19, 2009

    This is a WONDERFUL school with incredibly kind, helpful, funy, and knowledgeable teachers. Sit at lovely tables among coffee beans, looking out over lake Atitlan and talk in Spanish! San Pedro is a beautiful little town, and being on the far side of it gives you a great feeling of quiet and solitude. Flor del Mais is a HIGHLY recommended school. I formed a personal friendship with Jose that went beyond simply learning Spanish.