Horizonte Maravilloso Spanish School Ecuador

Welcome to
Horizonte Maravilloso – Escuela de Español

We are very happy to welcome you to the website of our Spanish school.

Our school is located in the beautiful town of Otavalo, a small cozy place in the heart of the Ecuadorian Andes. About forty thousand people live in Otavalo, which is at an altitude of 2,550 meters. The climate is very stable and springlike throughout the whole year.

“Horizonte Maravilloso”, in English “beautiful horizon”, stands for:

visiting a very diverse country with beautiful landscapes and horizons
learning a beautiful language and enhancing your personal language skills (horizon)

The blue color of our logo symbolizes “La Costa”, the Pacific coast of Ecuador. The orange color “La Sierra”, as the Andean highlands are called. The green color represents “El Oriente”, the Amazonian lowlands. And the sun is representative of the joie de vivre of the Ecuadorians.

We hope you enjoy our website and hope that you receive sufficient information about our Spanish school. If you have any further questions, please contact us via email or Facebook.

We would be very pleased to welcome you here in Otavalo.

Your “Horizonte Maravilloso” Team


The owners of the school, Tania Fiallos and Volker Hautsch, are a German-Ecuadorian couple. They live with their two sons in Otavalo.

Tania is a qualified Spanish teacher and has extensive experience because she worked in different Spanish schools for many years. In addition, she led Spanish courses to the Amazon lowlands and to the Galapagos Islands. She has a lot of experience with students from all around the world and of all ages. Tania, who is the primary teacher, organizes all lessons. Furthermore, she is responsible for teaching material and leads the other teachers.

Volker is an office administrator, nurse and case manager. He worked many years in the IT business and in the organization of the University Hospital of Cologne, one of the largest hospitals in Germany. His passion is traveling and he spent a lot of time in Asia, Australia, North and South America. Volker is the manager and organizer of the school. He is the contact person for bookings, the arrival, accommodation, excursions and special requests for students et cetera.

The communication (per internet or phone) can be held in Spanish, German and English.


  • experienced and well-trained teachers
  • advanced tutorials and success-oriented learning
  • friendly staff
  • contact with local and native people
  • insight into the Ecuadorian culture and lifestyle
  • insight into the indigenous culture of the Otavaleños
  • excursions and tourist activities
  • English-, German- and Spanish speaking organization
  • in Otavalo a very friendly, welcoming and safe city with the largest indigenous market in South America


PHONE:  593 9 6868 3766

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