To accompany my post on my Top 10ish Tips For Learning Spanish so I don’t completely make the that post a whole ass scroll, the list of youtubers I like to watch and recommend for others trying to advance their Spanish Learning Careers.
I’ll be going in a few categories and quite a few subcategories within those categories so enjoy the ride friends, so you can find the best youtubers fit for your tastes since as I talk about in my Tips post, integrating Spanish content that coincide with your own personal interests makes learning easier for you and makes you more invested rather than just learning from a potentially outdated textbook.
EDIT: Now contains channel links!
Youtubers Who Exclusively Talk in Spanish:
This category I find important, due to the fact it’s great for a casual experience for those who want to put their ears to the test in learning Spanish. Even those who aren’t skilled with the language should do this in order to get used to hearing Spanish and improve your listening comprehension as a whole, maybe even comment on the videos you watch in Spanish too for some writing practice!
Maipu (Afrocuban youtuber and her makeup is specifically geared for black girls and those with darker skin tones.)
Dorayls Britto (Afrodominican. Her channel is full of life hacks about female hygiene, hair, and she sometimes her international friends come onto her channel so they can talk about different colloquial terms from their respective countries.)
Pelo Bueno (Colombian. Afrohair natural tutorials for girls with afro textured hair, especially Afro Colombians since they don’t have the same access to what we in America have and she makes a lot of home recipes with fruits and honey.)
Kafrika Glam (Equatorial Guinean. While she is currently based in Spain, Kafrika Glam is originally from Equatorial Guinea, the only African country where Spanish is an official language. Her content primarily goes the typical makeup channel route of various looks, beauty tips, and she is currently growing her channel numbers steadily.)
Pautips (Colombian. Has a lot of collabs and even has celebrity guests on her channel, like Latin American boy band CNCO.)
LunaLaTuna Beauty (Mexican. Comedic makeup tutorials, you will be seeing her name pop up a lot in this list.)
Laura Cortes (Mexican. Also vlogs and travels and gives tips on certain aspects of your makeup like eyebrows.)
Missasinfonia (Mexican. Reactions to La Rosa de Guadalupe a popular telenovela in Mexico that’s currently a big meme in Mexico, twitch streams, sketches, social commentary on internet culture, speaks a bit fast since his videos are pretty high energy.)
Luna Martinez (Separate from her LunaLaTuna channel. I feel like Luna Martinez aka LunaLaTuna Martinez belongs here as well by virtue of the fact she has fun commentaries on movies and she has an entire video where she shows off her old notebook from when she was knee deep into her Jonas Brother phase.)
Japeruana (half-Japanese, half-Peruvian. Japeruana is based in Japan but like I just said, she’s mixed and fluent in both Japanese and Spanish and I love her content. She talks frequently about the differences about Peru and Japan and what she likes and dislikes about each country. She has an older sister and the two of them predominantly grew up in Japan while her younger sister predominantly grew up in Peru and they all talk about the various culture shocks they’ve had about going to the lesser experienced country.)
Coreanas Latinas (Spanish and Mexican. Based in Korea, both of these girls while Korean were raised primarily in their respective Spanish-speaking countries and do content in both Spanish and Korean and while going about their daily lives may mention the various differences between Spain, Mexico, and Korea)
HelloTaniaChan (Mexican. A recent discovery for me in my recommendations on youtube, Tania makes videos about Korea and about the misconceptions about Korea new kdrama fans may have as well as cultural differences between Mexico and Korea. And even discusses annoying and problematic tropes that should be changed from Kdramas as well. She’s recently moved to Japan however with her husband so her channel may take a new direction.)
Ilonqueen (Chilean. Vlogs, Spanish covers of songs from anime, various content like guessing songs/unboxing mystery toy boxes, does streams of Kingdom Hearts 3, Stardew Valley, Undertale and other various games on Facebook. She also has 2 kpop covers that I recommend listening to. TTS Holler and SNSD’s Party and her cover for Love Like You (Amar Como Tu)? 10/10)
Piyoasdf (Chilean. Like Ilonqueen, Piyo is a fan of singing covers but she also has quite a few original songs on her channel. She also tries out various Popping Cooking kits to see how well they actually work out and the flops can be pretty hilarious, so honestly just sit back, relax, and enjoy the content. Also prepare to see her name pop up a couple more times.)
NOTE: Generally speaking, Chileans speak super fast but worry not, dear reader, Ilonqueen and Piyoasdf both know this and thankfully the two of them speak very slowly so there’s no worry there.
Piyoasdf ASMR (Chilean. I’m not really into ASMR bu Piyoasdf has another channel that she posts on and its her ASMR channel. So if you’re an ASMR fan, I’d check it out. She has two videos that are just for reading the Little Prince book ASMR style so maybe someone will be into that.)
Piyoasdf (Chilean. The normal channel, I just felt this was a big enough category on her channel to be listed separately for those who’d just want to be there for her art content or not really into anime. But Piyoasdf has a big art category on her channel outside of her singing and has lots of speed drawings for you to view. She also has a series on teaching different basics when it comes to art including– Color Theory, Water Colors, Color Pencils, and a Paint Tool Sai tutorial. She also has a store where you can buy her stickers and a lot of other things!)
Paulette (Colombian. Mostly focuses on supernatural cases and True Crime. When it comes to her True Crime cases, I def recommend them since they cover cases from Latin American countries that some of the English Speaking True Crime youtubers might not have covered before.)
Luna Martinez (Mexican. True Crime, mysterious/supernatural coincidences in the world like the Mandela Effect which she has two separate videos on. She covers a variety of cases internationally that you might have heard of as well, like Paulette.)
Danna Alquati (Venezuelan. Movie reviews and the social commentaries about them. Such as the problems with the Sierra Burgess movies and I swear by her video talking about why Mean Girls 2 shouldn’t have ever existed. She’s even talked about La Rosa de Guadalupe and feminism, separately in diff videos not in the same one but that would be hilarious if she did.)
Luna Martinez (Mexican. As referenced before, she’s comedically covered movies before and various other Mexican tv shows. Her most popular videos include talking about the toxicity in our fav and beloved childhood movies from our Disney channel days…. so be warned.)
Ana Vbon (Mexican. I don’t generally watch storytime vids in Spanish for some reason, but I really like listening to her talk while I do things and she has a lot, and I mean A LOT of storytimes. Ana also has an arts and crafts channel, but it hasn’t been updated for a while so I didn’t include it in the art category.
Seojups (Korean-Mexican. Seoju is a Korean woman whose parents immigrated to Mexico before she was born and she grew up in Mexico city. Her first video on her channel covers that very topic and what it’s like being a minority in Mexico. She travels a lot as well and has plenty of vlogs on it, mostly vlogs concerning American states and one that I remember she did when she was visiting Korea.)
Youtubers That Teach English Speakers Spanish
Sometimes, you need a break from watching everything in Spanish or maybe you just want to find different teachers since you might not be taking a Spanish class or maybe you are but need more help outside of class. These are the youtubers that I recommend for you.
Superholly English (Grew up back and forth between the US and Mexico, also has 2 channels– 1 for teaching English speakers Spanish and the other for teaching English to Spanish speakers. I also rec watching her Englsh teaching videos since they’re done in Spanish and you’ll already know what she is talking about)
Spanishland School (Native Spanish speakers teaching English speakers Spanish)
SpanishPod101 (The youtube channel for Pod101 which is a website/program that teaches multiple languages from Russian to Swahili)
Siempre Ambie TV/Ambie Gonzalez (Black Girl Magic going international, I believe she currently still is living in Puerto Rico but she just got engaged so that might be changing– that aside, despite the accent, she speaks fluently in multiple languages including Portuguese, Chinese, and Korean and teaches them on various channels but her most popular channel is her Spanish channel. She also vlogs her daily life living in Puerto Rico with her twin daughters and has an entire playlist for that on her channel.)
Vloggers Who Travel to Spanish-speaking Countries
I know some people might have a complex feeling towards vlogging channels, but I recommend them for language learners. When I started off learning Spanish, I was bombarded with countries I hadn’t even known about due and because of that, I wanted to watch videos that were about those countries. I definitely recommend watching these channels due to the fact that the ones I watch, while showing the good parts of the countries they visit, do also talk about the negative parts or even dumb mistakes they made while traveling to warn others.
I also feel that seeing these countries and the locals that these vloggers may interact with has deepened the love I have for learning the Spanish language as well as inspire
Siempre Ambie TV (Like I said before, she has an entire playlist dedicated to vlogging her daily life in Puerto Rico so that’s always interesting to watch. You get more of a local feeling from her videos rather than a tourist feeling since she isn’t just staying there to see the sights, she’s staying there because she wanted to live a life in Spanish-speaking country and show her daughters worlds outside the U.S.)
Chanelle Adams (Another Black American solo traveler that happens to be a woman, she started off learning Spanish in Spain and has since gone to other countries. She’s been to various cities in Colombia, Mexico, and even has set ups on her instagrams for her followers where she travels with handful of them to various countries in Latin America so if you have the travel bug and end up loving her content, follow her instagram for those opportunities to get out there and rock and roll. At one point in her channel, she lived in Bogota.)
Will Edmond (While he doesn’t have as much content in Latin America compared to Ambie and Channelle (and even the next person on the list), Will has been to a couple of Spanish speaking countries, my fav vlogs of his being his Chile vlogs but he’s also been to Peru and I think a couple more. He usually travels with his friends and is always happy and cheerful, and again it’s nice seeing black vloggers)
Justin Poore (Another cheery lad with a lot of different travel vlogs, this man has been to a lot of countries outside the Spanish-speaking ones. As far as the Spanish-speaking countries go, he’s been to Spain, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and I think even Argentina, Ecuador, and Nicaragua and he usually has 1 or 2-3 vlogs per country he goes to so it’s great for a day when you want to just sit down and scope out the countries of the world)
Tangerine Travels (Alright so they might be the least Spanish-speaking traveling channel here, but I love them and their husky Laska. Tangerine Travels are a couple who live in Mexico, but rather than just living in one city they travel all over the country in their titular tangerine colored car. They vlog a lot of their experience as their due to an initial interest in traveling to Mexico to disprove the negative connotations surrounding the country. They cover everything from going to the movies in Guadalajara to touring around Ajijic to cultural differences between the country. They’re also very honest about their travels and not everything being glitz and glam and cover topics like ‘What No One Told Us About Going To Mexico’ which I watched right before I booked a one way ticket to Guadalajara for 3 months last year in 2018. Did I mention they have a cute dog?)