Located in a residential area, the Playa Jaco Spanish School offers a calm and quiet environment to study and learn. With only 4 classrooms, the school is small enough that it doesn´t take long to become acquainted with everybody. Amenities include 3 bathrooms, a shared kitchen area for the use of staff and students alike and free internet access throughout the building. 

Little luxuries such as the outdoor pool and the sun terrace may make you forget you are even at school! Everything you possibly need is in easy walking distance of the school. For example, supermarkets, banks, internet cafés etc… are all a stones throw away… in any case dQ’s friendly staff are always more than happy to help if there’s anything that you need.

Lessons take place on weekdays between the hours of 8am and 12pm with a short comfort break half way through the morning. Students taking part in the super-intensive course finish a little later – at 2:30pm. As well as a mid-morning comfort break, super-intensive learners also have a lunch hour at midday. Only university graduates qualified to teach Spanish as a foreign language are employed by the school. Most teachers have a second or third European language too. As well as imparting knowledge about the language itself, teachers are dedicated to educating their students about Costa-Rican customs and culture too.



  • Intensive Spanish Course: From $240
  • Private Spanish Classes: From $440



  • Home Stay: if you choose this option then you will be living with a local family who will provide you either bed and breakfast, breakfast plus one main meal or all meals – as you like it.
  • Upgraded Home Stay: as above but with an en-suite bathroom and no meals included.
  • Private Apartments: if you prefer to be self-contained then this is the option for you. Luxury private apartments are ideal for those students who don’t like to live like students!