Get Involved in Sports while Learning Spanish in Cusco!
After you’ve chosen Peru as the perfect destination for your Spanish Course in Cusco and you’ve registered for your classes at AMAUTA, you will start preparing your trip to Peru. Cusco is an amazing city and there is loads of info on the internet about what to do in Cusco.
If you are an active person who love sports, you might be interested in the sporting opportunities that Cusco offers. For all the athletes among us, we have prepared this list with a pretty big variety of sporting activities to get involved in while living in Cusco.
First, there is a large complex called “El Coliseo”. Here you can find many different sports to play. The Coliseo is located close to the center, just off the main avenue (Avenida de la Cultura) across from the University. If you are looking to play the most popular sports in Cusco, there is a field to play soccer and an indoor gym for volleyball.
However, there is also an indoor climbing Wall for those who are interested in rock climbing. Climbing shoes are available for rent for 10 soles and the entrance fee to the climbing wall is 15 soles.
There are also ping pong tables just next to the climbing wall area for people who are interested in playing table tennis! They even have a league that you can join if you would like to play more often.
Additionally, Cusco has a swimming pool in Wanchaq. It is located on Avenida Pachacutec, about a 5-minute taxi ride from the Plaza de Armas and from AMAUTA. The pool is 25 meters in length, has 5 lanes, is chlorine sanitized, and is indoors. The entrance fee to the pool is 6 soles, and the pool hours are 8 am to 8 pm from Tuesday through Sunday and 3 pm to 8 pm on Mondays.
If you looking to play basketball, there are two popular places to play: Parque Zonal and Coliseo Manco Capac. Parque Zonal is located along the main avenue, Avenida de la Cultura, and there is an entrance fee of 1 sol. Coliseo Manco Capac is located just across from Coricancha, a famous Incan ruin in Cusco, and the entrance is free. Leagues operate out of both sites, and there is always a group of people to play with on Saturdays and Sundays.
Furthermore, if you are into racket sports, the ´´Club Internacional´´ is the place to be. They have a ping pong table and a court to play frontón, which is a popular sport in Peru that is similar to racketball. There are also 4 tennis courts: 2 clay courts and 2 hard courts. It costs 15 soles to enter the club as a guest, and between 2 and 3 soles to rent the frontón or tennis courts. The club is located just a few blocks from Coricancha on Avenida Pardo.
Get Involved in Sports while Learning Spanish in Cusco! Cusco is full of opportunities!
If you like adventure sports, you can participate in the many adventure tours Cusco offers: trekking, biking, rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, quad riding, zip lining and many, many other opportunities.
Here you can read more about Outdoor Activities in Cusco.