“To’on Na’atik”: We’re understanding each other 

Sophie and student

Na’atik is an independent language school in the heart of the stunning Yucatan Peninsula in the small, safe, colorful town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto surrounded by tropical jungle and outstanding natural beauty.

At Na’atik, our goal is to open students’ eyes to a world of possibilities. Through affordable, encouraging English language classes, we aim to help students in the local Maya community develop the skills and confidence to visualize and achieve their dreams. We also have our Study Abroad Yucatan (SAY) immersion language program to provide a true intercultural experience by showing international Spanish and Maya language students the real Zona Maya (it’s not just ruins!).

Our name comes from the Maya expression “To’on Na’atik” meaning “we’re understanding each other.” We believe that cross-cultural exchange is the key to true understanding. It is only once we understand each other that we can see what is really possible.


Change a future! By choosing Na’atik you are helping us to provide English classes to the  impoverished youth of Carrillo. Empower them to secure a brighter future.

Na’atik is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.