WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
The project is located in Puerto Escondido in southern Mexico on the Emerald Coast, looking out onto the Pacific Ocean. You will fly into Puerto Escondido International Airport and then make your own way to the project via public transport (10 – 15 minutes). We will provide you with easy to follow instructions prior to your departure to enable you to plan your journey.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
During your project you will be staying in student apartments attached to the language school, each equipped with a fully furnished kitchen and bathroom. The apartments are located less than a 5 minute walk from the beach. You will wake up each morning to spectacular views of the ocean, and fall asleep to the lapping of the waves. All apartments come with a ceiling fan, basic furniture and clean sheets. There is also a roofed terrace and garden for you to relax in after each day’s adventure.
The apartments are roughly 2km from the Spanish language school and the main tourist centre, so you can easily access all the fun activities of Puerto Escondido but still have a calm, safe place to chill. There are a number of small stores and restaurants nearby for you to try out, and a couple of internet cafes to keep in touch with your loved ones at home.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
You will be responsible for providing your own food during your placement, and the kitchen provided within your apartment is ideal for some home cooking. There are a number of small grocery stores around your accommodation for you to buy ingredients, and you may even wish to try out some of the recipes you’ve learnt in cooking class!
Alternatively you could practice your Spanish by visiting some of the pleasantly shady open air cafes on the beach front for bargain basement prices on mouth-watering dishes such as chicken enchiladas, tortillas, freshly caught fish seared on a grill and refreshing salads. If you fancy something a bit more upmarket, there are some great restaurants just off the beach further into town. Wherever you eat, you can expect to enjoy Mexican favourites such as guacamole, fajitas and mole (a savoury sauce made from dark chocolate), as well as loads of fresh produce such as pungent cheeses, spicy marinades and watch out for the dips that are served with tortilla chips - spicy! Breakfast favourites include 'huevos' (eggs) served as an omelette, and a lunchtime treat may include chorizo served in a potato flan.