Updated: Jul 15, 2021
Did you know that Spanish is the official language in 21 countries in America?
If you’re planning a trip to the American continent, or if this is at least in your long-term plans, it’s important for you to know that in almost every country of that region people speak Spanish exclusively.
Several studies agree that language learning opens the mind widely regarding the nationality visited, and it is obvious that it allows much more direct and substantial access to that culture.Visiting wonderful places like Machu Picchu’s ruins, the Amazonian jungle, the paradisiacal beaches of the Caribbean, the fascinating Andean peaks, the Patagonian glaciers or the great cities like Buenos Aires will mean a much more complete experience if you can talk to the natives.
Spanish is spoken in three continentes (America, Africa and Europe) and in 21 countries as an official language: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, España, Guatemala, Guinea Ecuatorial, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, República Dominicana, Uruguay and Venezuela.
With a Spanish basis, you will be able to function much more fluently, understanding what the signs say, or being able to understand what is said around you. How many times have you asked for directions on an outing or found unexpected places thanks to some local advice? You’ll only be able to find the best place to eat if you ask a local. Don’t miss it!