NIÑOS DEL LAGO
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I start my classes any day of the week?
You can start classes Monday through Saturday. We suggest you reserve your classes one week in advance.
What do I need to bring for classes?
Only a Spanish-language dictionary and any Spanish-language books you want to read for practice. The school provides textbooks, workbooks and exercises.
Is there Internet connection at school or at the home where I can stay?
Yes, there is Internet at the school and host families.
Are there ATMs in San Marcos?
No. However there are two in San Pedro (one near the central market and one near the Panajachel dock). San Pedro is a 10 minute 'lancha' trip across the lake, costing only 10 quetzales each way (about $1.40)
Can I pay in dollars, or only in quetzals?
Both. We accept dollars and quetzales.
Do you accept credit cards in the school?
Yes. There is online payment with a surcharge of 7%. See our Enrollment page
Can you arrange transportation from the airport to San Marcos?
We can arrange shuttle service from the airport to San Pedro from 7 AM-1 PM. After hours, we can arrange for a private taxi at any time. From San Pedro you can take a 'lancha' (small passenger boat) over to San Marcos which takes about 10 minutes and costs 10 quetzales per person.
Alternatively if you are making your own way from Guatemala City airport and arrive in Panajachel, you can get a 'lancha' directly to San Marcos from the same public 'dock'. This costs 25 quetzales per person
How much is the airport transfer to San Pedro?
The shuttle costs $25; the private taxi, $100
Will the school organize my stay in town if I arrive late at the Guatemala City airport?
Yes, we can make a reservation for the stay in hotels near the airport and arrange transportation the next day to San Pedro/San Marcos/Lago Atitlan.
Can I change my teacher if I am not happy with them?
Yes. We understand there can be numerous reasons so you can easily change your teacher. We are very flexible.
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