So, you’ve been thinking about traveling the world and learning a new language, and the bug for an experience has taken hold and won’t let you go. But no matter how many online courses you take, or how much time you spend on Google Translate, nothing compares to learning a language in an actual country that speaks it. The experience itself is one that you’ll never forget.
With that in mind, if you’re looking to pack your bags and jet off to a new life of adventure and culture, you’ve first got to decide where you’re going to go. To help you get started, here are the ten best places in the world to learn Spanish!
Ecuador is easily one of the most unsung wonders of the world and is definitely worth a spot on your bucket list. Ecuador is raised far above the nearby Amazonian rainforest meaning you can learn Spanish, the predominant language, while your head is literally in the clouds!
One of the most unknown and mysterious countries in South America, Uruguay is also one of the smallest and has one of the highest standards of living in all the continent.
The locals are very sociable and accepting of travelers, especially those learning the language, and it’s very easy to feel as though this country is your home-from-home.
First and foremost, Mexico has to be near the top of the list. The country is full of culture, and you’re sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. This is also the ideal place to travel if you’re looking for beautiful weather, warm, sun-soaked beaches and one of the greatest volumes of the population speaking Spanish.
“Mexico is one of my all-time favorite places, and I never wanted to leave. In fact, I didn’t, I ended up staying, and after learning Spanish fluently, I’ve never been happier to spend my days in the sun!” – Robert Baker, a travel writer for
Another South American wonderland, Peru’s main language is Spanish and is a great place to learn and test your skills. The country is also full of beautiful beaches, amazing ruins and gorgeous studies spots, all waiting for you to discover and enjoy.
If you’re looking for somewhere to learn Spanish but affordable to live day to day life, Guatemala is your best bet. The country is one of the most affordable to visit and is home to many amazing cities that you won’t believe exist.
This Latin America country has plenty to offer in terms of culture and is perfect for expats and backpackers alike!
Argentina has a very specific tone and accent and is best for people who have had a little bit of practice when it comes to learning Spanish and want to put their skills to the test. There’s also a ton of activities to enjoy when it comes to Argentina, and there’s more than enough to keep you busy during your time away!
Colombia is the best place to start if you’re a complete beginner to learning Spanish. This country is full of beautiful cities that are just waiting to be discovered and pride themselves on their calm and laid-back vibe that will help you to fall in love with the country. There are even Spanish classes available in most major cities to get you started!
“Colombia is easier one of the most colorful countries in the world. Even while doing something educational like learning a language is fun when you’re in such a beautiful country. If you get a chance, don’t forget to head over to Cali to see what an amazing city it is!” – Russell Chester, a Spanish tutor for
If you want the best of both worlds when it comes to North and South America, Panama is for you. Located in the heart of Central America, this Latin-American country has both beautiful urban and rural areas that can all be explored while you learn your favorite language.
Costa Rica is one of the most popular holiday destinations when it comes to the Americas, and it’s also ideal for people wanting to learn Spanish, securing its place as a go-to destination.
The country is close to many other countries in the area making it a great hub to discover this entire region of the world, but there’s a tonne to keep you busy in the meantime if you don’t feel like straying too far from home.
Of course, what better place is there to learn to Spanish than Spain itself? The country is a beautiful and spectacular place, full of wonder and excitement, no matter what city you venture to.
Whether it’s the sun-soaked beaches of Barcelona or the gorgeous streets of Seville, if you’re looking for the absolute best place for your experience, this is it.
This is a guest post by Mary Walton.