Lodging in Antigua Guatemala

Family Stays: Learn Spanish Outside of Class

Living with a family in Antigua can be tricky but also rewarding if you stay with the right family. If the right family is selected, it can be advantageous. It provides first hand knowledge of daily Guatemalan life; and it gives our language students another venue to learn Spanish outside of class. Meals are provided three times a day Monday-Friday and once on Saturday (breakfast) which saves you from the expense of eating every meal out. Sitting around the dinner table, students can practice and learn Spanish with their native Guatemalan host family. Since many host families offer accommodations to several students, it also provides you with the opportunity to make new friends and to know other cultures. You just need to make sure it's not all students and no family, and that the house is clean and comfortable - otherwise the family is just operating as a hostel.

Each family is hand selected by Academia Colonial to ensure that you stay in a comfortable, friendly environment. If you have specific requests such as meal, pet, smoking preferences or home location, we will gladly accommodate you. Please see our family stay photo gallery to give you an idea of the type of accommodations we seek.

Family Stay Rates:

$95/week - for accommodations with shared bathroom - 3 meals a day except Saturday (lunch and dinner) and Sunday

$110/week for accommodations with private bathroom - 3 meals a day except Saturday (lunch and dinner) and Sunday

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We have various options of apartments, hotels and hostels to recommend. 

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