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Máximo Nivel, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Free Tandem Conversation Program
  • Best rated school in Costa Rica
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated school facilities
  • Manuel Antonio is one of the top destinations our students liked most

Máximo Nivel

  • Overlooking the pristine waters of the Pacific coast, the school offers participants the opportunity to study amidst the natural beauty of the rainforest and beaches. Just down the road is the quaint town of Quepos with lots of shops and local restaurants, a large marina, and an open-air market on the weekends. On the other side is the Manuel Antonio National Park, with its expansive white sand beaches and diverse flora and fauna.
  • The language school Máximo Nivel was founded in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica in 2001.
  • Address: Enfrente de la Escuela Bilingüe de Manuel Antonio, 60601 - Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Maximo Nivel SA
  • Tax registration ID: 3-101468809
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Máximo Nivel

• Soap and hand gel are available in all institutes.
• Masks are available at the institutes for those who choose to wear them.
• Antibacterial wipes are present in the classrooms.
• During orientation, a medical professional does free basic screening for symptoms.
• During orientation, a travel history (last 90 days) will be collected from each participant.
• We are following all requirements of local governments for social distancing.
Flights may or may not be available for students'' travel dates. We expect this to open gradually from 15 July.

Accreditations and Quality seals

ALTONAFSA

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

15

Number of public PC workstations:

8

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 30
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 15
  • Junior courses in summer: 10

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 6
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years
  • 13 years for specific Junior courses

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

10
5
5
5
5
5
5
50

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 09 Apr. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 11 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 25 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 15 Sep. 2020, 24 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 31 Dec. 2020, 12 Apr. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Spanish Courses

General Language
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Price in US$ 430 409 860 817 1290 1226 1470 1397 1830 1739 2190 2081 2550 2423 2910 2765 3630 3449 4350 4133 360 342
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 725 689 1450 1378 2175 2067 2495 2371 3120 2964 3745 3558 4370 4152 4995 4746 6245 5933 7495 7121 625 594
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 580 551 1160 1102 1740 1653 2070 1967 2580 2451 3090 2936 3600 3420 4110 3905 5130 4874 6150 5843 510 485
20 Spanish lessons plus 1 hour of Culture & History lectures per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 505 480 1010 960 1515 1440 1770 1682 2205 2095 2640 2508 -- -- -- -- 435 414
20 Spanish lessons plus 1.5 to 2 hours of museum and market tours per week. Additional entrance fees may apply.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Junior
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Price in US$ 1895 1848 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Triple room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It includes tours and social activities, camp T-shirt, books and materials, free salsa and cooking classes, access to WiFi and computer lounge, and certificate. Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
2020: 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Jul. 2020, 11 Jul. 2020 - 19 Jul. 2020, 25 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in US$ 430 409 860 817 1290 1226 1470 1397 1830 1739 2190 2081 2550 2423 2910 2765 3630 3449 4350 4133 360 342
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 645 613 1290 1226 1935 1839 2205 2095 2745 2608 3285 3121 3825 3634 4365 4147 5445 5173 6525 6199 540 513
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 725 689 1450 1378 2175 2067 2495 2371 3120 2964 3745 3558 4370 4152 4995 4746 6245 5933 7495 7121 625 594
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 215 205 430 409 645 613 735 699 915 870 1095 1041 1275 1212 1455 1383 1815 1725 2175 2067 180 171
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
1 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Work & Study
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Price in US$ -- -- -- 2195 2141 -- -- -- 3895 3798 -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & 1 meal
This option provides 2 weeks of Spanish plus 2 weeks of Volunteer OR 4 weeks of Spanish plus 4 weeks of Volunteer and includes airport pickup, orientation and project management.2 weeks of Spanish plus 2 weeks of Volunteer OR 4 weeks of Spanish plus 4 weeks of Volunteer.
Additional week Spanish + Housing: USD 575
Additional week Volunteering + Housing: USD 235.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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Price in US$ 505 480 1010 960 1515 1440 1770 1682 2205 2095 2640 2508 3075 2922 3510 3335 4380 4161 5250 4988 435 414
20 Spanish lessons plus 1 cooking lesson per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 525 499 1050 998 1575 1497 1850 1758 2305 2190 2760 2622 3215 3055 3670 3487 4580 4351 5490 5216 455 433
20 Spanish lessons plus 2 Salsa lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Comments about courses:Spanish Programs also include:
- Airport pick-up
- Safety orientation
- Walking tour
- Tandem Conversation Program (Language Exchange)

Accommodation

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Price in US$ -- -- -- 795 -- -- -- 1590 -- 2385 --
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
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Can only be booked in 4-week blocks. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 225 450 675 855 1070 1285 1500 1715 2145 2575 215
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Example image of this accommodation category provided by Máximo Nivel - 2
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
38 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 195 390 585 740 925 1110 1295 1480 1850 2220 185
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Room for 2 to 4 people. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
33 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Triple room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 95 205 315 425 535 645 755 865 1085 1305 110
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
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A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for hostel accommodation. Shared rooms are dorms for 10 people. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
16 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 240 510 780 1050 1320 1590 1860 2130 2670 3210 270
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Máximo Nivel - 1
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for hostel accommodation. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
40 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 625 1350 2075 2800 3525 4250 4975 5700 7150 8600 725
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Máximo Nivel - 1
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for hotel accommodation. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
105 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 625 1350 2075 2800 3525 4250 4975 5700 7150 8600 725
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Máximo Nivel - 1
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for hotel accommodation. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
105 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Shared housing is typically in triple rooms. The school also works with different hostels and 3-star hotels. Prices are available upon request.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving 
Football (soccer) 
Horse riding 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Sailing 
Swimming 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 

Reviews

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Organisation

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Facilities

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Value for money

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
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What students liked about Máximo Nivel, Manuel Antonio
My teacher Marianela was so engaging, fun, systematic, and effective. Location was awesome too!
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The gym 10 mins away next to a few excellent restaurants (Emilio’s café, café azul) and the hike down from there to the beach is well worth a visit.
Other comments: My Spanish improved!

Brochures

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Videos & Photos

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  • Enjoying the nature
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  • Shared accommodation
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  • School building
    School building 26/50
  • Máximo Nivel student lounge
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  • Admiring the views
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  • Máximo Nivel grounds
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  • Máximo Nivel class
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  • Welcome to Máximo Nivel
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  • Accommodation in Manuel Antonio
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  • Homestay building
    Homestay building33/50
  • Homestay
    Homestay 34/50
  • Host family in Manuel Antonio
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  • Enjoying a meal in Manuel Antonio
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  • Homestay lounge
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  • Maximo Nivel outdoor area
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  • Outdoor common area
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  • Máximo Nivel lesson
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  • Lesson in progress
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  • Group class in Manuel Antonio
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  • Working together
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  • Working hard
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  • Máximo Nivel terrace
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  • Máximo Nivel computer facilities
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  • Learning a language
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  • Homestay shared space
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    FAQ about Máximo Nivel, Manuel Antonio

  • Spanish courses at Máximo Nivel start at 205 US$ for Spanish Program - Group 10 course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Private Apartment is the most popular among all our clients of Máximo Nivel
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Máximo Nivel varies from 1 students (Private Lessons 10) to 8 students (Spanish Program - Group 20)
  • 100% of teachers at Máximo Nivel hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Máximo Nivel comes from USA with a 50% representation, followed by students from Germany (10%) and England (5%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Máximo Nivel offers courses from 13 years (Spanish Camp, 15 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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