We offer two accommodation options to those who wish to arrange their accommodation through our school

The cost for each of these options can be found on the Class Schedule & Prices page.


Stay with a local family for a full immersion experience.

Stay with a local family for a full immersion experience.

Salsa Latina Academy offers you the opportunity to experience the Guatemalan warmth and hospitality by living with local Guatemalan families during your studies. The families we work with have many years of experience hosting foreign students in Quetzaltenango. Our families have been carefully selected and are capable of hosting students with a variety of needs, they are very friendly, diverse (with or without children, pets, Guatemalan University students, etc...), and will prepare healthy and hearty meals for their students. Often these families will invite their students to spend time with their extended families during holidays and other special occasions to give the student a unique view into the culture. Living with a host family is immensely important to truly immersing yourself in the Latin culture, especially if you are also studying Spanish language. For the best possible immersion experience we highly recommend that our students stay with host families.

Something that you should be aware of is that when you live with a Guatemalan family, there will be differences to your own home and culture; especially the way in which you live, your food and living environment. However, we encourage you to approach this positively as a way to learn more about a different culture and customs.

Mealtime with a Guatemalan family.

Typical mealtime with a family.

The Guatemalan diet is basic and you will eat the same food as your family. In Guatemala the main meal is lunch; generally families eat black beans, tortillas, rice, potatoes, eggs and chicken. If you are a vegetarian, vegan or have allergies or special dietary restrictions, please let us know, it is not a problem: we will choose the best family to meet your dietary needs.

What is included in your home-stay?

  • Private room.
  • Three typical Guatemalan meals a day, 7 days a week. Meals for Vegetarians and other dietary necessities can be accommodated.
  • Hot Showers.
  • Purified drinking water.
  • Key to the House, as well as to your Private Room.

All of our families live close to the historic center of Quetzaltenango and to the school so that you can easily walk to your classes within 3-10 minutes! In addition, as our families are located close to the school it is easier to meet and go out with your fellow students for various activities.

Salsa Latina Academy recommends that you stay with a Guatemalan host family, especially if you are studying our combined Spanish and Salsa course, in order to experience complete immersion. By staying with a local family you will get a unique insight into Guatemalan life.

Student Guesthouse "Casa Latina"

Stay in our well appointed student guesthouse.

Stay in our well appointed student guesthouse.

Our exclusive student Guesthouse.

The guesthouse is in an excellent location: in the historic center of Quetzaltenango, just 5 blocks from the central park, a few meters from the small traditional market, and only a few steps from the school.

The house is colonial style, is clean, tranquil, and comfortable, and accommodates from 4 to 8 students.

"Casa Latina" offers:

  • Your own private room, or a shared room, depending on your preference.
  • A room equipped with a new, comfortable bed, a table, chair, closet, etc.
  • Our kitchens are shared between 4 people.

    Our kitchens are shared between 4 people.

  • A shared kitchen equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, stove, table, sink with hot water, etc.
  • A shared bathroom with a hot water shower.
  • Access to the internet and wireless internet.
  • A room with cable TV with 80 channels from different countries.
  • Balcony and terrace to enjoy the view and the sol latino (Latin sun).

Students enjoy many benefits while staying at "Casa Latina", such as the "feel" of staying in your own home, having your own keys, privacy, and the opportunity to meet other students from around the world.