Learn Spanish in Medellin

Welcome to Medellin, city of eternal spring, home of Toucan Spanish school.

Once considered too dangerous to visit, Medellin has undergone a remarkable transformation, becoming the first port of call for adventurous travellers, aspiring digital nomads, and eager Spanish learners alike.

Every year thousands of people choose to learn Spanish in Medellin, attracted by the incredible weather, legendary paisa culture, and a diverse range of restaurants & vibrant nightlife options.

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"Learning Spanish in Medellin with Toucan was not just an educational journey, but a dive into the rich Paisa culture that makes this city so unique. The vibrant community, immersive lessons, and the genuine warmth of the locals truly brought the language to life. Highly recommended"

- Jane Borden, England

Medellin City

El Poblado



Comuna 13 Colombia Immersion

Comuna 13

Bandeja Paisa

Bandeja Paisa

Top 10 reasons to study Spanish in Medellin:

  • Paisa Culture:

    Medellin offers an immersive experience into Paisa culture, known for its friendly people, traditional music like Vallenato and Cumbia, and delicious cuisine.
  • Weather:

    The “City of Eternal Spring” has almost perfect spring-like weather year-round.
  • Botero Artwork:

    Explore the works of Botero, the renowned artist famous for his voluminous sculptures and paintings.
  • Modern Metro & Cable Car system:

    Navigate the city easily with its modern transportation infrastructure.
  • Comuna 13:

    Visit the world’s largest outdoor graffiti art gallery in this vibrant neighborhood.
  • Provenza:

    Experience one of the world's coolest streets according to Time Out magazine and Karol G.
  • Feria de las Flores:

    The city’s largest festival is held in August, celebrating the region's flower-growing heritage with parades, live music and antique car parades etc.
  • Digital Nomad Hub:

    Medellin attracts digital nomads with its excellent cafes and co-working spaces.
  • Accessibility:

    Located at the northern end of South America, Medellin is conveniently situated for travelers from North America and Europe, with direct flights from New York, Miami, Madrid, and London.
  • Affordability:

    Enjoy a great student lifestyle in Medellín at a comparatively low cost.


Study Spanish in Medellin
If you're looking to learn Spanish in Medellin, Toucan Spanish School offers you the following type of classes:
  • Group Spanish Classes

    Small group classes from 9am to 1pm
  • Private Spanish Classes

    Enjoy personalized 1-2-1 lessons, usually from 2pm
  • Couples Spanish Classes

    Learn with a friend or family member
Our Spanish classes start every week of the year, at all levels.
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Learn Local ©


At Toucan Spanish School, we believe in providing more than just Spanish classes; we offer immersive Learn Local © experiences to enrich your language learning journey. Our mini-immersion experiences complement your classroom learning and provide opportunities to engage with Colombian culture. The schedule varies week to week but here's some of the activities that you could expect:
  • Salsa Class

    Get your hips moving and immerse yourself in the rhythms of Colombia with an introductory salsa classes.
  • Coffee Tasting

    Explore the rich flavors of Colombian coffee with our guided tasting sessions.
  • Exotic Fruit Tasting

    Delight your taste buds with a sampling of Colombia's diverse and delicious fruits.
  • Colombian Breakfast

    Start your day with an authentic Paisa breakfast, complete with local specialties.
  • Spanish Karaoke Nights

    Unleash your inner superstar and join us for a fun-filled evening of karaoke.
  • Weekly Language Exchange

    Connect with locals and fellow students at our rooftop café for an evening of language practice and cultural exchange.
Medellin Metro

The Metro

Parque Explora Toucan Activity

Parque Explora

Spanish Immersion Medellin

Comuna 13

Medellin Spanish Immersion

Museo Casa de la Memoria

Craft your local experience


Experience Medellin like a local. Enhance your journey with a weekend or afternoon tour. Group tours and private tours available. Request a quotation.
  • Guatape Tour

    Explore Guatape's vibrant streets, climb El Peñol rock, and enjoy breathtaking lake views.
  • Comuna 13 Tour:

    Discover Comuna 13's transformation and vibrant street art in the world's largest open-air art gallery. 
  • Coffee Farm Tour

    Experience the journey of coffee from bean to cup on a scenic farm.
  • Market Tour:

    Dive into Paisa culture with a tour of a bustling local market and it's tropical and exotic fruits.
  • Street Food Tour:

    Savor the flavors of Colombia on a tour of a little known area and it's authentic street food spots.
  • Santa Fe de Antioquia Tour

    Step back in time with a visit to the colonial town of Santa Fe de Antioquia.


Medellin offers a variety of Spanish student accommodation options to suit every budget, from budget & boutique hostels to shared and private apartments.

We manage a number of different options and can also recommend other accommodation options if you have something particular in mind. Ask us about when booking your classes.



Toucan Spanish school is conveniently located on Calle 10, half way between Parque Poblado and Parque Lleras/Provenza.

Our school address is:

Global Express Travel & Business Centre

Calle 10 #42-28
Parque Lleras, El Poblado,
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia, 050021

"Toucan Spanish School has the highest quality furnished classrooms in Medellin. Classrooms feature HD display monitors, air conditioning and comfortable seating"


Colombia Immersion Graffiti Tour

Medellin and Cali are both amazing places to visit each with their own particular vibe.

If you want to immerse yourself in a city known for its innovation, lush green landscapes, and a temperate climate year-round, Medellin Spanish classes are for you. This city, famed for its "Eternal Spring," offers a unique blend of urban development and natural beauty, making it an ideal setting for language learners who also appreciate outdoor activities and eco-tourism.

Medellin’s cultural richness, from the art of Fernando Botero to the transformational story of Comuna 13, provides a backdrop for learning Spanish that is both engaging and inspiring. The city's friendly locals, known as Paisas, are famous for their warm hospitality, which facilitates immersive Colombian Spanish language experiences through day to day interactions.

See also:Learn Spanish in Cali

“I had the absolute best experience learning Spanish here. My professor Sara was amazing! I came to Medellín knowing no Spanish and left knowing a basic understanding & now I feel so confident when speaking. I also enjoyed the weekly Spanish activities and meeting other Spanish students.”

- Pilar Willis, USA

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