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Knowing Peru is an unforgettable experience. Its ancestry, culture, biodiversity and food make this mystical country one of the favorite destinations in Latin America. And of course, whilst immersed in this cultural experience, learning Spanish is at the center of everything it offers.

About Peru

Peru is one of the most varied countries in the world. It has multicultural people, extensive natural beauty, it is full of ancient traditions and has one of the most internationally acclaimed cuisines worldwide.

The country offers different landscapes, from the long coastline to the Andes mountains and the Amazon jungle. In less than a day you can travel from seas in the desert, through glaciers in the mountains and reach the tropical jungle. And in each place, the locals will make you feel at home and the archaeology will fascinate you.


Why learn Spanish in Peru?

A study from the University of Chile recently announced Peru as the best South American destination to learn Spanish. Let’s find out why:

Good Spanish

Peru is known for the most traditional Spanish in the region and good pronunciation – they speak in full words and mark all the letters, unlike some countries further south where shortened words and difficult slang are common.

Schools and tutors

Spanish learning is centred around two main cities, Lima and Cusco, meaning that you can find an abundance of options and plenty of others to practice with, too.

Affordable prices

The cost of living is relatively cheap and you will find quality Spanish courses at affordable prices.

Abundance of language exchanges

If you want to travel and exchange languages for free, there are plenty of conversation groups where you can exchange Spanish with English, Portuguese, Italian, French, German and other languages.

Friendly locals

The Peruvian people are characterized by their warmth and hospitality, they will always make you feel at home.

Top Sights

Peru offers everything you could want from a South American country.
  • History:
    The Inca Empire was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America, and Cusco was at its center. The historic center of Lima, with its colonial buildings, is a World Heritage Site and a must see

  • Archaeology:
    Nazca Lines in Nazca, Chan Chan (the largest mud city in the world) in La Libertad and of course, Machu Picchu near Cusco

  • Adventure:
    Paragliding at the Malecón de la Reserva in Miraflores, Lima

  • Nature:
    The Nevado del Huascarán is the fourth highest mountain in South America and boasts beautiful nature and landscapes

  • Pick:
    Cruise in the Pacaya Samiria river and travel by train in the route of Cusco, Puno and Arequipa.

There are two top language learning destinations: Cusco and Lima. Each are distinctly different.


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Language learning information

Average cost of Tutor

$10 per hour

Average cost of School

$200 per week

Key Peru information

Native Language



Sol (PEN, S/)

Exchange Rate

1 Sol = US$ 3.61 (2020)


90 days upon arrival for citizens of the EU, the United States, South Africa, Australia and others


  • Shared space or hostel:
  • US$10 -US$12 per night

Hostel dorm room:
US$20-US$25 per night


Average Meal

US$4 for a menu del dia

Bus Journey

US$1 single trip



When to go

High Season (January - March)

Perfect for the beach

Mid Season (June - September )

Perfect for the mountains

Low Season (May - June )

The dry season in the Jungle