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Address: Yelapa, Mexico
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011 52 322 2095220
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Makes Yelapa feel like home

Juanita has great enthusiasm for the language of spanish and the people and place of Yelapa, and it's contagious. She made our stay in Yelapa memorable and did her best to help... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 April 2014
Michelle H
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

Juanita has great enthusiasm for the language of spanish and the people and place of Yelapa, and it's contagious. She made our stay in Yelapa memorable and did her best to help our family learn more and communicate with the people around us. We were a family group with a wide age range and ability level and she was wonderful... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

Spending time in Mexico is even better when you can speak to people! Five days with Juanita improved my Espanol greatly and the laid-back setting of Yelapa really made it a pleasure. No doubt in future I'll be coming back to further my education.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

I was fortunate to be an 'only student' for a couple of weeks with Juanita, learning the beginnings of Spanish, wandering the old villages and hills around Yelapa and San Sebastian - a wonderful mix of culture, adventure and language. By the time I left, starting from zero, I was beginning to formulate sentences to converse with my hostess at... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

Juanita is a good Spanish teacher but I would have preferred to learn from a local after traveling all the way to Mexico. Her classes are expensive in comparison to alternatives I found in sayulita and the very flexible schedule can get difficult to keep track of. I was traveling solo and found she lacked motivation to teach one on... More 

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Jean H, Owner at Yelapa English Spanish Institute, responded to this review

In regard to not being a Mexican by birth, I advertise this on my webpage. I do have lots of experience in Mexico. I also have local teacher(s) available. I do not hesitate to teach one on one, and when a request is made can set up classes. at a private rate which is the same I paid to study... More 

Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

Juanita is so fun to study with! She is (of course) completely fluent and can help you become fluent, too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

In addtion to an exceptionally talented Spanish teacher, Juanita is an enthusiastic traveler and informal Mexican historian. Enjoy!

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

Thanks to the positive reviews on Trip Advisor, I chose to take a two week vacation to Yelapa and to study with Jean/Juanita. As others have said, she is an excellent insructor, has lots of good information to offer, and keeps her students on their toes. Don't expect to a quickie course in Spanish for travelers - she is sincere... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

My daughter and I studied spanish for two weeks this summer with Juanita. It was a wonderful experience for both of us. Her classes were informal, challenging, and fun, and often there was an activity afterwards to continue practicing Spanish. Not only is Juanita an excellent Spanish teacher, she is also very knowledgeable in Mexican history, politics, literature, and culture,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

In two weeks studying Spanish with Jean/Juanita, I progressed at an amazing rate as she is a great teacher and adjusts her small class to fit each student's needs. Her broad knowledge of the area, culture and people make studying with her a really satisfying and broadening experience.

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Republic, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

My husband and I returned to Yelapa after 7 years, to spend a week with Jean/Juanita refreshing/relearning some basic Spanish. We found her to be as we remembered; warm, supportive and able to shape our lessons to our particular needs. After the week in Yelapa, we (my husband and I, another student and Jean), took off on a road trip... More 

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