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Maximo Nivel Institutes

Maximo Nivel is nothing like the average volunteer organization or Spanish school. Our institutes are full-on intercultural centers and they always hum with a cool, local-meets-international vibe.

Maximo Nivel provides a range of programs for international students and travelers; we also have very successful English learning programs at our institutes in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. This means there’s a constant, brilliant mix of both international and local people—everyone looking to learn languages, make new friends, learn about other cultures, and create impact in their own lives and in others.

Maximo Nivel’s institutes were designed to be friendly, open places. We have large common areas, gardens, patios, and terraces. There are flat-screen TVs where you can catch the news or watch the football game, computer labs, free WiFi, and a great snack bar where the coffee and tea are always free. Every classroom at Maximo Nivel is equipped with comfortable chairs, extra-large whiteboards, audio, and WiFi. Our institutes are open 7 days/week including holidays (except Christmas and New Year’s Day), and our team is on-call 24/7 to ensure your safety and to make sure you have a great experience!

Use the space at our institutes and get to know the people at Maximo Nivel—we have volunteers, interns, Spanish students, English students, TEFL trainees, and people joining us from all over the world! Check out the monthly activities calendar, which includes free salsa dance classes, cooking lessons, cultural events, and things going on around town. As experts on Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru, the Maximo Nivel team can always answer any questions you have. Travel plans are easy to arrange through our on-site travel partner in each country.

Maximo Nivel – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Address: Al frente de la Escuela Publica Bilingüe, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The Maximo Nivel institute in Manuel Antonio overlooks the blue waters of the Pacific coast. Participants work, study, and travel amidst the natural beauty of the rainforest and ocean views that only Costa Rica can offer! It’s a fast and easy escape to the beach, which is just minutes away via bus or on foot.

Maximo Nivel – San Jose, Costa Rica

Address: De la Farmacia La Bomba, 75 metros Sur, San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica

The Maximo Nivel institute is located in San Pedro—the university district of San Jose. The neighborhood is surrounded by restaurants, gyms, and malls, as well as great nightlife with live music and dancing. The institute is only a short 10-minute bus ride from downtown San Jose. Our institute has very nice indoor and outdoor areas and serves as the perfect meeting place for everyone to get to know each other, to plan activities, and to practice your Spanish.

Maximo Nivel – Antigua, Guatemala

Address: 6ta Avenida Norte #16-16A, Antigua, Guatemala

The main building at Maximo Nivel-Guatemala is a peaceful home base in the heart of Antigua, just 2 blocks from the Central Plaza. It’s a beautifully restored colonial building with a central garden and fountain for program participants to enjoy. We also have a second building, just a half-block away, with an incredible view of the city from its rooftop terrace along with plenty of space to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

Maximo Nivel – Cusco, Peru

Address: Avenida El Sol 612-616 Cusco, Peru

The Maximo Nivel-Peru institute is just a 3-block walk from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas. Located on the main commercial street of Avenida El Sol, the institute sits right in the historical center and is just across the street from Q’oricancha—the most important site in the entire Inca Empire.