Weekend Language and Culture ExperienceSpaish student enjoying life with her homestay family

Get to know the real zona-Maya with our Weekend Language and Culture Experience. This two-day experience includes Spanish or Maya language classes, a cultural tour, cooking class and homestay accommodation. The weekend offers an excellent opportunity to see a part of Mexico virtually untouched by tourism and rich in Maya culture; perfect for those looking for an authentic travel experience.

Language Classes

Our weekend program will give you six hours of Spanish or Maya language instruction with one of our experienced, qualified, local teachers. Class can be held in our modern air-conditioned school building or outside in one of the thatched-roof palapas in Na’atik’s beautiful back garden!Friendly shopkeeper in Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Cultural Immersion

Our town is a hidden gem rich in Maya history, just an hour south and inland from the stunning Caribbean beaches of Tulum. During the weekend you will have the chance to discover the local history with a cultural walking tour (which can be given in English or Spanish). The weekend also includes a cooking class where you’ll learn how to make handmade tortillas, salsas and more!

The culture is alive here and you will know you have escaped the tourist circuit from the minute you arrive. You will hear Maya spoken on the street and in the market, encounter women wearing the traditional huipiles (white cotton dresses with intricate embroidery) and see thatched-roof houses in which modern families live in much the same style as their ancestors. During our weekend experience you will also stay with one of our homestay families and enjoy delicious home-cooked local food.

Weekend Timetable

Dates: We can run the weekend at anytime providing a group of 4+ books.

Our Weekend Language and Culture Experience is for groups of 4-8 people who are beginner to pre-intermediate level Spanish or Maya speakers. The weekend will be structured as follows:

Day one, Saturday Day two, Sunday
1:30 Arrival at Na'atik and welcome talk7:30 Breakfast at homestay
1:45 2 hour Spanish/ Maya class9:00 3 hour Spanish/ Maya class
3:45 Coffee break12:00 Coffee break
4:00 1 hour Spanish/ Maya class12:15 Tortilla and salsa cooking class
5:00 Cultural walking tour of Carrillo Puerto with local guide2:00 Lunch with homestay
6:45 Arrival at homestay and dinner3:00 Depart Carrillo Puerto
I love learning English at Na'atik!

Giving Back to the Community

By studying with Na’atik you will not only get a true cultural immersive experience, you will also be giving back to the local community. Income generated from our immersion programs helps us provide our local students with scholarships and low-cost English language education. With English, students expand their career potential, gain confidence, self-esteem, and many will continue on to college. English isn’t just a resume building skill for these young people; it is a life-changing, essential skill that has the power to lift them and their families out of poverty.


Prices are in US dollars and are based on a minimum of 4 people booking*.

Weekend Program$169 per person
Weekend Program with 2 adults sharing a homestay (5% discount)$160 per person
Return transport from Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal or Tulum.
Please inquire, price dependent on number of travelers

*Individuals are welcome to book the weekend program, however please be aware that we need a total of four people booked for the experience to run. 


To inquire or book please email Simon: say@naatikmexico.org.

If you’d rather join us for a full week or more, check out our Study Abroad Yucatán Program.