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Costa Rica Spanish Schools

Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world to learn Spanish, most language schools are located in San José but there are options throughout the country.

Costa Rica is famous for its ecology and it offers an amazing variety of scenery and activities. It is easy to see why Costa Rica has become one of the most popular destinations to study Spanish. The combination of studying and activities is unbeatable. 

The language schools we partner with helps hundreds of students every year to learn Spanish to four different corners in Costa Rica. By joining a course you will gain a deeper understanding of the local culture and work on your Spanish skills in Costa Rica.

There are day, night and weekend courses available to join, these can be booked in advance through our website. You’ll master the basics with the help of expert tutors and practice your new skills as you explore new sights! Some schools even offer College Credit for Spanish curriculum.

One to one classes are usually held from Monday to Friday starting at 8am and finishing at 12am with a 20 minute break, the rest of the day will be yours to spend exploring or taking part in the range of optional activities, some of which include latin dance classes and cooking classes. Some schools offer combo courses where you will get to go sightseeing or even join a rewarding free volunteer program in Costa Rica.


Best Places to Study Spanish in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a very good and safe public transport system, you can travel by bus and plane easily to locations throughout the country. These are the most popular destinations for internationals:

San Jose
The capital of Costa Rica and a bit city compared to some of the more rural locations. If you enjoy city life then San Jose will appeal, there is a mix of new and old with Western restaurant chains and also a bustling downtown with local markets. There are several language schools located in the city centre area.

Flamingo Beach
This is a tranquil place to study, expect some of the best beaches and beauty spots in the whole country here.

One of the most popular places to join a course, there is stunning nature and biodiversity here and it is located only 10km from the capital San Jose making getting here, and also getting around the country very easy.

This is one of the best sustainable development tourism destinations where you can mix learning with seeing wildlife, nature and impressive eco programs. If you are interested in seeing spectacular nature and learning Spanish at the same time this is our recommended destination.

Playa Jaco
This is a great location to learn Spanish if you want a relaxing destination with a great atmosphere and nightlife. You could also learn to surf in your spare time

Located close to the capital city, this is a great place to live and learn Spanish for a real local experience, you can wander around the local markets or enjoy one of the many cafes.

Most schools in Montezuma are located right across the street from the ocean and just minutes walk from a breathtakingly beautiful beach. The Montezuma river is nearby which leads to three separate waterfalls. On the other side of the town there is a tropical rainforest.  Many times, you’ll walk out of your room to see monkeys swinging from the trees and multi-colored birds you’ve never imagined.



Prepare for a unique cultural experience where you’ll get a real taste of life in Costa Rica by choosing to live with a local family as you get to grips with Spanish! Hotel, hostel and private accommodation can also be arranged.

Costa Rica is one of the more expensive destinations to book Spanish language courses Central America but prices for accommodation, courses and sightseeing are still affordable by US/Europe variables.

In your free time you'll be able to explore more of the country and enjoy exhilarating local excursionsincluding zip-lining, scuba diving and horseback riding to private waterfalls among other things. Schools can recommend Costa Rica tour operators which meet a high standard of professionalism, safety and all out fun.

Booking Help
If you need any help arranging a Spanish course in Costa Rica please get in touch. 


Costa Rica Spanish School Reviews

If you have ever joined a Spanish course in Costa Rica and would like to write about your experience, review a company or share any recommendations please contact us. If you offer Spanish courses in Costa Rica and would like to be featured here please contact us.

“I really enjoyed my experience at my Spanish school and just wish that I could have stayed longer. Taking classes has never been so much fun. This was the perfect spring break - and a great experience to share with my future sister-in-law. I did surfing and poi and probably have never been in better shape in my life. I also got to practice my Spanish with the locals and other students, and do some salsa dancing over the weekend. And I did all of this with a great, diverse group of other students. The group was small but a lot of fun - people of all ages and from all over the world. If I had the chance, I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Pura vida!” - Jamie Kern, US

“For Dennis and I, it was such a great experience to expand our horizons through Spanish, surfing, yoga, new culture and new connections.  We had a wonderful time and definitely hope to go back some time, hopefully sooner than later.  In fact, many days I wish I was still in Costa Rica.” - Jessica Nagtalon, Spanish and Yoga

“I am so grateful for my time in studying Spanish in Montezuma - it was filling in many ways - but mostly for the opportunity to distance myself from all things familiar - where you have no choice but to grow. I look forward to returning, someday...” - Jaime Lipka, Spanish, Surfing and Yoga


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