Frequently Asked Questions
- Where is Kamalbe Spanish School?
See a map of where we are here.
If you're having a hard time finding us, give us a call and we can meet you at your hostel, hotel or homestay
- Why should I come to Xela?
- What is safety like in Xela?
- What are homestays like?
The houses are generally large, and all have hot running water and can cater to vegetarians and people with food allergies.
- Am I able to volunteer but not take lessons?
- Can I change my teacher/homestay if I want?
- What do I need to do before I leave home?
- What should I pack?
- Transportation is much easier if you pack light. You’ll also want to save space for items you may acquire here and want to take home when you leave.
- The power outlets here are the same as US outlets, however its not easy to find three prong outlets. You can buy a cheap converter in Xela or in your home country.
- You can wash and dry a load of laundry in Xela for about 15 Quetzales (about $2.00USD)
- Most hostels and host families will provide blankets and towels/washcloths. They are inexpensive and easy to find when you get here if you find out you need one.
- You can buy most items you might want or need at the local market or Wal-Mart in Xela.
- Bring a warm sweatshirt and a rain jacket. It gets chilly in Xela at night and when it rains.
- You may want to bring one nicer outfit just in case you're invited to a wedding, funeral, church service, etc.
- Shower shoes/sandals may or may not be important to you.
- Many people choose to bring laptops, netbooks, tablets, etc. They can be nice to have but please be aware that they may be damaged or stolen.
- Pack good walking/hiking shoes for any hiking you might do (they're nice for walking around town too!)
- Should I get a cell phone or bring a cell phone?
- How do I make a reservation?