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Activities and things to do in guadalajara, Mexico

Combine one of our Spanish language programs with fun cultural activities for a small fee or free. Experience the vibrant culture of Guadalajara with city tours, salsa dancing, guitar lessons, gourmet dining, live theater performances, sports, and arts and crafts. Immerse yourself in local activities as you learn to speak Spanish and truly embrace the spirit of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Guadalajara has become something of a hub for contemporary art, fashion and top-notch food (to go with the tequila and mariachi bands). Cool design hotels have sprung up too.

Language and Cultural Exchange Group

For those interested in practicing their Spanish, a language and cultural exchange group can be set up. Groups are made up of students studying Spanish and English. Students take turns practicing language and sharing their culture including:
  • History and Culture of Guadalajara & Guadalajara Now
  • Conocer México
  • History and Culture of Mexico
  • Princess for a day
  • Celebrating the Day of the Dead
  • Mexican Holidays
  • La Ley de Herodes
  • The Aztecs
  • Let's Visit Mexico

City Tours

Explore interesting Guadalajara attractions, museums and historic sites around the city and in the downtown area. Free tours are given in the morning and afternoon.

Salsa Lessons (Free)

Learn to salsa, one of the traditional dances of Mexico and Latin America. Salsa lessons are conducted for free in our school facilities on Saturdays. 

Ceramic Crafts

Learn traditional arts and crafts with our ceramics class. Students are required to buy the necessary materials and can take their art and pottery home.

Fine Mexican Dining

Enjoy the bold foods and flavors of Mexico accompanied by live mariachi music at one of Guadalajara's gourmet restaurants. Price: $20.00 USD.

University of Guadalajara's world famous folkloric ballet

Experience the most traditional folk dances of Mexico presented in the beautiful Teatro Degollado or Diana Theatre in Guadalajara. Price: $15.00 USD.

Free Guitar Lessons

Enjoy complimentary guitar lessons conducted in our facilities on Saturdays. Students must either bring their own guitar or rent one in the city.


Enjoy the spirit of Guadalajara with dance lessons outside of the school with a qualified instructor. Students can learn traditional dances like salsa and cumbia Mexican folk dancing. Price: $15.00 USD per hour.


Play tennis and stay active 3 times a week for 1 hour a day/ The tennis courts are available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 7 AM and 7 PM. Price: $25.00 USD.


Play squash 3 times a week for 1 hour a day: Unlimited hours between 7 AM and 7 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Price: $22.00 USD.


Energize your body working out at the local gym any day of the week. Stay fit while you travel, live and study in Guadalajara. Price: $6.00 USD per visit.
*Paid directly to the provider of the service. Prices may vary slightly at the time of purchase.
Frequently Asked Questions
  • You will certainly be able to take cultural and history classes by taking advantage of our cultural and exchange group. By attending this activity, you will have the opportunity to learn about our culture and history from our English studying students. It will also allow you to practice your new language skills with native Spanish speaking students in a relaxed, informal setting. This activity is supervised by an instructor every afternoon¬†and is free of charge.
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