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WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica

4.1/5

Rating: 4.1/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school
  • Outdoor swimming pool

WAYRA Spanish School

The language school WAYRA Spanish School was founded in Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica in 1996. WAYRA is centrally located in Playa Tamarindo and just 150 meters from the beach. The school is situated in a beautiful tropical garden.

The school address is: Calle Este, 50309 - Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica (see on map)

School currently open
Covid-19 school related information
We will open again the school as soon as the country reopens its borders. Costa Rica will almost certainly extend its ban on incoming tourists beyond June 30the, 2020 and will priorize citizen safety considering allowing visitors only from countries with low coronavirus transmission.
Some hotels and restaurants are open week-long. Beaches are open from 5-8 a.m. on weekdays; most national parks are open on their regular hours. Most commercial businesses are open on weekdays, while grocery stores, pharmacies and health centers remain open on weekends.

Accreditations and Quality seals

Instituto CervantesPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Volleyball court

  • Soccer field / football pitch

  • Table tennis

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

12

Number of public PC workstations:

1

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 Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 41 US$ per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 35
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 30

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 15
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 12

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 80% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

5
10
5
2
10
5
2
2
25
20

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Liberia Daniel Oduber International airport.

Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport:
75 US$ pick up
150 US$ return (both ways)

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, 12 Oct. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

Spanish Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 535 509 1050 998 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - 10% discount for both tuition and accommodation for courses taking place from 29.04 to 07.06 and from 09.09 to 11.10 .
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Price in US$ 340 323 655 623 950 903 1240 1178 1525 1449 1810 1720 2095 1991 2380 2261 2950 2803 3520 3344 285 271
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: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - 10% discount for both tuition and accommodation for courses taking place from 29.04 to 07.06 and from 09.09 to 11.10 .
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 05.09.2020. Only valid for courses starting from 06.09.2020 till 11.10.2020.
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Price in US$ 535 509 1050 998 1525 1449 1990 1891 2460 2337 2930 2784 3400 3230 3870 3677 -- -- 470 447
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: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - 10% discount for both tuition and accommodation for courses taking place from 29.04 to 07.06 and from 09.09 to 11.10 .
10.00 % discount: 10.00 % discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 05.09.2020. Only valid for courses starting from 06.09.2020 till 11.10.2020.
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Price in US$ 625 594 1215 1155 1785 1696 2340 2223 -- -- -- -- -- -- 560 532
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - 10% discount for both tuition and accommodation for courses taking place from 29.04 to 07.06 and from 09.09 to 11.10 .
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Price in US$ 485 461 935 889 1375 1307 1800 1710 2225 2114 2650 2518 3075 2922 3500 3325 -- -- 425 404
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - 10% discount for both tuition and accommodation for courses taking place from 29.04 to 07.06 and from 09.09 to 11.10 .
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Price in US$ 340 323 655 623 950 903 1240 1178 1525 1449 1810 1720 2095 1991 2380 2261 2665 2532 2950 2803 3520 3344
Every week, course times rotates (one week in the morning, one week in the afternoon). Classroom instruction + educational field trips.
Starting dates
2020: 08 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020.
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: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in US$ 340 323 655 623 950 903 1240 1178 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Every week, course times rotates (one week in the morning, one week in the afternoon). Classroom instruction + educational field trips.
Starting dates
2020: 08 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020.
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: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 560 532 1100 1045 1620 1539 2120 2014 -- -- -- -- -- -- 520 494
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: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1445 1373 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Rates for DELE exam are not included in the USD 1445.00 Rates for exams are from USD 105 - 180, depending on the level.
Starting dates
2020: 23 Mar. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 19 Oct. 2020.
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: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Exam dates
17 Apr. 2020, 16 May 2020, 02 Oct. 2020, 14 Nov. 2020
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Price in US$ 525 499 940 893 1615 1535 2085 1981 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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: 8:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo Beach can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 30.60 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:Courses include the registration fee, placement test and VAT, but not school books.
During Easter week, the school refunds one day of class.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 2000 2400 200
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation includes a private or shared room and morning transportation to school.
Price extra night:
33.9 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 250
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Casa El Mar, WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo Beach - 1
Casa El Mar, WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo Beach - 2
Price extra night:
39.5 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Triple room.
Distance from school:
3 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, 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$ 340 680 1020 1360 1700 2040 2380 2720 3400 4080 340
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Casa El Mar, WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo Beach - 1
Casa El Mar, WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo Beach - 2
Price extra night:
55 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
3 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, 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$ 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 3300 3960 330
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Casa La Carolina, WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo Beach - 1
Casa La Carolina, WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo Beach - 2
Price extra night:
50 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, 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$ 430 860 1290 1720 2150 2580 3010 3440 4300 5160 430
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Casa La Carolina, WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo Beach - 1
Casa La Carolina, WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo Beach - 2
Price extra night:
65 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
There is a discount of 10% for lodging at the student houses from May 3rd to June 7th, 2020 and from September 6th to October 11th, 2020.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing0.5 km
Diving1 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding1 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Sailing1 km
Table Tennis0.5 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Yoga0.5 km
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

Reviews

4.1/5.0

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
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Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Other
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Students liked about WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo Beach
The school is very organized and serious. There is a system of daily assessment for students and weekly assessment for teachers.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Casa El Mar
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The sunset on the beach is amazing
Other comments: The only downside, the school has mainly Swiss and this information was not well reflected on your site. Being Swiss myself I prefer to mix with other nationalities when I travel and I was unpleasantly surprised because it was part of my search criteria to make my choice of destination and schools on your site. Nevertheless the school was really good so I went over.
Teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Insects at dry time of the year
The professionalism and the small classes, allowing personal attention.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0

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    FAQ about WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo Beach

  • Spanish courses at WAYRA Spanish School start at 323 US$ for Standard Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of WAYRA Spanish School
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (75 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at WAYRA Spanish School varies from 1 students (One-to-One ) to 6 students (Bildungsurlaub Course )
  • 100% of teachers at WAYRA Spanish School hold a university degree. 80% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at WAYRA Spanish School comes from Switzerland with a 25% representation, followed by students from USA (20%) and Germany (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • WAYRA Spanish School offers courses from 6 years (Children Program - Day camp, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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