Study Spanish in Cusco

Cusco is one of the most vibrant cities in Peru. With a population that reaches over 400,000 people, the city holds a great number of tourist attractions and is a truly unique destination to learn Spanish. When you study Spanish in Cusco, you’ll have the benefit of a great location and learning environment that’s driven by like-minded classmates and our enthusiastic staff of experienced teachers.

Ecela Cusco

Our Cusco language school is located just a short distance from Plaza de Armas, which is a great central meeting point for travelling. The building is in a secure and quite residential zone and is conveniently located near restaurants, cafes, banks, shopping centers and more.

Outside Ecela Cusco.

Outside our language school in Cusco

  • Cultural Center. Not only is Cusco the ancient capital of the Incas, it also serves as the most important area for Peru’s indigenous societies.
  • Flexible Options. Start any week of the year and study from one week to four months. There’s no charge if you switch to another Ecela Spanish school.
  • Scheduled Activities. Explore surrounding local archaeological sites, practice mountain sports like rafting or climbing, attend local folk music shows and much more.

Top Local Activities in Cusco

Cultural Activities in Cusco, Peru

Dancing and Music in Cusco, Peru

Cusco dance and music show

Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo Show – While learning Spanish in Cusco, be sure to catch the Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo show. This music and dance show gives you an understanding of Peru’s traditional folk music and dance customs. It’s the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique culture of Cusco and its people.

Cooking Class – The Andean influence on Cusco’s cuisine is both delicious and remarkable. Chefs in Cusco commonly use fresh, local ingredients from the abundant land that surrounds the city. When you sign up for a cooking lesson, you’ll usually begin your class with a trip to the local market where you can handpick your ingredients and try some of the exotic fruit being sold. Learning how to cook a traditional Andean meal is an experience that you can take with you wherever you go beyond your Spanish studies in Cusco.

Traditions and Customs – Costumbres Cusqueñas is an introduction into the customs and traditions of the Andean people of Cusco, Peru. Through Ecela Cusco’s Spanish language school, you will have opportunities to not only learn the Spanish language, but also understand the deep-rooted culture of the people.

Santuario Animal Cochahuasi – When you study Spanish in Cusco, you’ll want to make the time to visit the Santuario Animal Sanctuary. This family-run animal reserve features local wildlife such as alpacas, tortoises, monkeys, pumas and even condors.

Weekend Excursions Near Cusco, Peru

The Terraces of Moray

Moray’s ancient agricultural terraces

Visit Peru’s Sacred Valley – Plan a day to visit the Scared Valley of the Incas and see the beautiful salt ponds of Maras and the ancient archaeological site of Moray. The famous agricultural terraces of Moray are a sight to be seen and continue to be studied by archaeologists from around the world.

Horseback Riding – Book a horseback adventure through the Andes Mountains surrounding Cusco. This is a great way to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Peru and the Incan Empire. Tour Incan temples by horse including Templo de la Luna near Machu Picchu.


Rappelling and Rock Climbing – For adrenaline junkies and adventure seekers, the Andes Mountains is a great spot for a rappelling and rock climbing excursion where you can see this astonishing mountain range like you never have before.

Ecela Students in Machu Picchu

Students in Machu Picchu

Visit Machu Picchu – The most famous attraction in Cusco is Macchu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s visited by many throughout the year. This Inca citadel can be reached by train where you can take in the beautiful Andean landscape. You can also travel to Machu Picchu by hiking the Inca Trail which features some of the most amazing views in all of Peru.

Ecela Cusco is not a destination for those looking to learn Spanish the traditional way. Our Spanish classes in Cusco are for students who want to immerse themselves in the culture, understand its history and explore the land.

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Learn More About Cusco

Want to learn more about Cusco? Check out these resources and travel guides to get a feel for the city.

Lonely Planet’s Cusco Guide
Footprint’s Cusco Travel Guide
Fodor’s Cusco Travel Guide

Recommended Cusco, Peru Tourist Video

How to Find Ecela Cusco

Ecela Cusco: Urbanización magisterial 2da etapa, Av. Alfredo Yepez Miranda C-6, Cusco, Peru
Phone: +51 989 991 498

Global language travel experts recommend learning Spanish with Ecela



…and so do our students!

Previous Ecela Cusco students awarded the school with an aggregate rating of 4.66/5.


We had an excellent time at ECELA Cusco

Hola, amigos! It’s Ina and Mima from Slovakia.  We had an excellent time at ECELA Spanish School in Cusco, Pero.  Before we arrived, Mima and I didn’t speak Spanish, but after two weeks we feel like we know more…We enjoyed the activities with Ygor and the classes with Alexis (Spanish Instructor at the School).

Mima will never forget her first pisco sour (haha) and I’ll never forget the first time I rode a horse!! Thanks for everything!! Besos, Ina and Mima, the Slovak girls.

by Ina & Mima from Slovakia


I will without doubt recommend the school to anyone!

My summer in Cusco was one of my most memorable vacations ever. I enjoyed staying in the beautiful city, getting to know both Peruvians and other international students. The teachers and staff in Ecela were very good and fun at the same time.

I will without doubt recommend the school to anyone! Ecela put me together with a host family who was loving and caring. They helped me improve my spanish by talking with me every night. Going to Ecela in Cusco is really the best way to study Spanish!

by Marianne Nerland from Norway


My experience at ECELA was UNFORGETTABLE – or better yet, “inolvidable!”

My experience at ECELA was UNFORGETTABLE – or better yet, “inolvidable!” I don’t know any other word that better describes the weeks I spent in Cusco!

The Spanish course offered by ECELA Cusco is really top notch. Its professors are better than you can hope for. I felt very comfortable the whole time. Not to mention the marvelous friendships that I made during my trip and the incredible activities and excursions.

I really must thank the ECELA Cusco family for everything, for their support and their kindness. I recommend the school to anyone who wants to learn high-quality Spanish while feeling at home.

A warm thank you to my friends Carmen, Ygor, Erik, and Alexis

by Ellen Ribeiro from Brazil