Learn Spanish, Dance & Culture

Our most popular program featuring learn Spanish in Cuba with culture & dance. Best taken over  two or more weeks but can also be taken as a one week program – with start dates EVERY week. 

Staying in a Casa Particulare in the heart of Old Havana, learn Spanish in the mornings Monday to Friday. While in the afternoons enjoy dance classes and culture excursions. Weekend trips feature the beach and a two-night weekend road trip to Viñales (four week program only).

Accommodation Included

Accommodation, breakfast & lunch are included throughout in dorm rooms for solo travellers or shared double, twin private rooms with en suites if booking more than one person. Single room supplement also available.

Trip Profile

1-4 weeks
usd 445 per week
spanish level
beginner - advanced
18+ or adult/chaperone
group size
Casa particulare
breakfast & lunch
year round

Learn Spanish in Cuba Trip Highlights


This program starts and finishes in Havana – airport transfers are available on request. Our main language school/hostel – Casa Corazon Cuba – was purpose renovated in 2015 and features same sex dorm rooms, separate toilet and shower facilities, dining & classrooms. Also two spacious roof terraces and lots of other quality space to relax and enjoy the atmosphere as well as making friends with other program participants and our amazing local team. If you prefer your own space or book with a partner or friends then accommodation is at a nearby Casa Particulare where we have double, twin and triple rooms available with en suite/private bathrooms.

Wherever you stay Spanish lessons, lunch, program meetings and inpromtu social activities take place at Casa Corazon Cuba.

Monday to Friday features a busy daytime schedule of learn Spanish in Cuba in the mornings with other program activities (dance classes, cultural excursions or volunteering) in the afternoons. The weekends are more relaxed with trips to the beach and of course the legendary Habana nightlife!

What's Included


Monday to Friday’s intensive Spanish lessons take place shortly after breakfast. Tuition is delivered by an accredited and licensed Cuban teachers and on day one you receive a short test to establish your level and objectives. Lessons take the format of 3 x 45 minute lessons each morning, with 15 minute breaks to refresh. This makes approximately 3 hours of learn Spanish each day – 15 hours per week. Lessons are held from 09:00 sharp, Monday to Friday.

* To help learn Spanish in Cuba ‘Cultural Immersion’ content features additional Spanish language tuition, oral comprehension and dialogue (approx. 4 hours per week).

Two professional dance classes per week, usually Tuesday and Thursday from 14:00-15:00. You are taken through your paces – lessons feature Salsa but depending your progress you may also be introduced to Son, Rueda de Casino, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, and Rumba and perhaps a few moves you haven’t heard of. The lessons are delivered by ‘La Casa Del Son’ – a professional dance school a short walk from our Casa – by a licensed dance instructor, and in the evenings there are MANY free live music venues where you can do your homework!

In its day Havana was one of the most important and wealthy cities on the planet. The source of this wealth is undoubtedly controversial and Cuba’s more recent history is testament to this controversy. The faded patina of Havana’s gorgeous neo classical architecture, rumble of classic American cars and curious soviet era high rise buildings force you to question – what is Cuba?

We would like to help you answer this question through a series of cultural excursions and encounters with Cuban people. These will comprise three ‘sessions’ per week, usually Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 14:00. The four week program includes a schedule of 11 different cultural excursions and the two week program includes 6 cultural excursions. The format is varied, for example, a guided tour of a museum, or a weekend excursion down ‘Paseo del Prado’ to see the free open air art classes and discussion groups, or a sporting event such as baseball or basketball game or other ‘event’ where there is a big social gathering.

These cultural experiences and excursions are with our trained local guides who will show you how to buy (and spend!) local peso’s, take local transport and generally make you feel at home and comfortable with your new surroundings.

During the 4 week program you have three weekends, and we include activities for each of these. For two weekends you are accompanied on a daytrip to a beach directly east of Havana. Journey time is 30 minutes by bus and you can enjoy the exhilarating rollers that break on these pristine sandy beaches.

The second weekend features a two-night trip to Viñales, a three hour drive to the central western region of Cuba.

Viñales is a UNESCO World Heritage destination owing to the outstanding landscape, traditional architecture and agricultural techniques still used.

The trip includes a horseride into the valley to drying houses where we learn about the art of curing tobacco and rolling cigars, and an early morning hike to view a spectacular sunrise.

Weekly price includes accommodation (7 nights per week), breakfast & lunch, 15 hours intensive Spanish lessons, twice weekly dance lessons, three times weekly cultural excursions / activities, escorted trips to the beach and other weekend activities plus a weekend in Viñales Valley (4 week program only though optional if staying less than 4 weeks).

Cost of extra night – accommodation & breakfast $40

Cost of airport transfer – each way $40

Useful Information


Learn Spanish in Cuba
Learn Spanish in Cuba
Learn Spanish & Dance at Casa del Son Havana
Fabrica des Artes with Corazon Cuba
Volunteer in Cuba Arts & Crafts Project
Volunteer in Cuba