The very experienced Puerto Escondido Language Institute (tel. 954/582-2055, info [at] puertoschool [dot] com, www.puertoschool.com) offers private or group lessons, homestays, tours, rock climbing, and more, across the highway from Cruz Azul cement store, above Playa Zicatela.
Alternatively, you might check out either Maress Spanish School (Avenue 2a, Norte, tel. 954/582-4159, local cell tel. 044-954/544-3658, www.puertospanish.com) or Mendez Spanish School (Marsopas 36 and 37, west-side Rinconada district, cell tel. 044-954/108-6942).
Furthermore, at least two individual teachers offer Spanish lessons: Sheila Clarke (tel 954/582-0276, Dec.–Feb. and June–Aug. only) and Yolanda Park (tel. 954/582-0837).
© Bruce Whipperman from Moon Oaxaca, 5th edition