Muqbilbe Spanish School was established in 1993 by Professor Oscar G. Macz Koester. Since 2004 it has been run by his son, Jaime Macz.

We have more than 25 years of experience teaching both Spanish and Q'eqchi' (a Mayan language spoken throughout Alta Verapaz, the Petén, and Belize).

The school is located in Zone 3 of Cobán, the capital of Alta Verapaz, only a few blocks from the city center.

Cobán itself is only four and a half hours North of Guatemala City. And it is only 60 km away from the famous caves of Lanquín and the beautiful waterfalls of Semuc Champey.

Our school is the only school in Cobán authorized by the Guatemalan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) and the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (INGUAT).

Given our extensive experience and expertise, we know what you need to learn Spanish or Q'eqchi'. Moreover, learning these languages in Cobán will give you the opportunity to practice speaking everyday since there are not too many tourists here, and because most of the local population does not speak English. This way you will learn effectively and rapidly.

In addition to learning Spanish, you can also live with one of our families, and thereby meet new people, make new friends, and share in our marvelous customs and traditions.

We are a small school, and for this reason you will be part of our family, and not just one more student.

Write us at muqbilbeav@gmail.com.

It will be a pleasure to help you.