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Best language schools in Costa Rica (ranked based on student reviews)

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#1 San Jose
reviews: 11|
schools: 5
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#2 Jaco Beach
reviews: 7|
schools: 2
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#3 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
reviews: 8|
schools: 2
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#4 Tamarindo Beach
reviews: 7|
schools: 2
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#5 Heredia
schools: 1
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Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools, Samara
Standard Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
670US$ 637US$
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Spanish by the River, Turrialba

#2
Spanish by the River

Turrialba
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Standard Spanish - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
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460US$ 439US$
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Academia Tica, Jaco Beach

#3
Academia Tica

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Costa Rica
Jaco Beach
|School Size:
Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
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620US$ 589US$
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Academia Tica, San Jose

#4
Academia Tica

San Jose
San Rafael de Vázquez de Coronado
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Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
500US$ 475US$
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Spanish by the Sea, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

#5
Spanish by the Sea

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Standard Spanish - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
460US$ 439US$
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WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo Beach

#6
WAYRA Spanish School

Tamarindo Beach
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Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
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655US$ 623US$
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Don Quijote / Academia Columbus, Santo Domingo de Heredia

#7
Don Quijote / Academia Columbus

Santo Domingo de Heredia
|School Size:
Intensive 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
603US$ 576US$
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Personalized Spanish, San Jose

Personalized Spanish

San Jose
San Juan de Tres Rios
Standard Program in Mini Group 4 Hours - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 3
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
703US$ 671US$
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Nosara Spanish Institute, Nosara

Nosara Spanish Institute

Nosara
Playa Guiones
|School Size:
Group Spanish Program 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
655US$ 623US$
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EF International Language Center, Tamarindo Beach
General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
1065€ 1065€
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Máximo Nivel, Manuel Antonio

Máximo Nivel

Manuel Antonio
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Spanish Program - Group 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
860US$ 817US$
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Máximo Nivel, San Jose

Máximo Nivel

San Jose
San Pedro - Montes de Oca
|School Size:
Spanish Program - Group 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
780US$ 741US$
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Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools, Heredia
Standard Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
590US$ 561US$
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Ilisa Language School, San Jose

Ilisa Language School

San Jose
Barrio La Granja
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Group 4 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 4
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
680US$ 656US$
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, San Jose
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
2380US$ 2261US$
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Intensive Spanish Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
500US$ 475US$

Spanish School Pura Vida

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Standard Spanish - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
504US$ 481US$
Spanish - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 5
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
654US$ 622US$
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Key Facts about Costa Rica

Costa Rica is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Catch a wave, bathe under a waterfall, or hike through clouds in a mountaintop cloud forest in the dictionary definition of “paradise.” Glide through a rain forest canopy in a floating gondola, soak yourself in waters heated by an active volcano, or watch rare sea turtles and crocodiles. Visit Ticos and enjoy the bountiful biodiversity and the complete contentment that comes with the “pura vida,” the “pure life”of Costa Rica. Don't worry; the beauty of this country is that you can change your surroundings as quickly as you change your mind.

Population: 4,517,000

Capital: San José

Time zone: GMT -6

Currency: CRC (1 CRC = 0.0018 USD)

Telephone country code: +506

Religion:

  • Catholicism  60%
  • Evangelicalism  14%
  • Other Protestant  6%
  • Atheist, agnostic and unclassified  12%
  • Other religions: Other Protestant, Latter-Day Saints  8%

Costa Rica quality of life rating:

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 (60 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

Largest cities in Costa Rica:

  • 1. San José: 335,000
  • 2. Puerto Limon: 63,000
  • 3. San Francisco: 56,000
  • 4. Alajuela: 47,000
  • 5. Liberia: 45,000

Largest international airport in Costa Rica:

Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO): 4.600.000 Passengers/Year; 0 Terminals; 15 km. from San José city center

universities: 39 (rankings of universities in Costa Rica)

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Costa Rica average):2,242.79 CRC (31% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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    FAQ about schools in Costa Rica

  • 439€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Spanish course in Costa Rica. The average cost of a language course in Costa Rica is 294€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools as the best.
  • Spanish by the River has received the best overall rating in Turrialba.
  • Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools, located in From The Dorado Hostel, 150m South, Samara has been voted as the school with the best location in Costa Rica.
  • Spanish by the River was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at Don Quijote / Academia Columbus is the best rated accommodation in Costa Rica.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • In Costa Rica electricity is 120 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • In Costa Rica the following courses are offered specifically for business Spanish: Business One-to-One, Spanish for Doctors.
  • Schools in Costa Rica offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: DELE, SIELE.
  • In Costa Rica there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: Spanish & Cooking, Spanish & Dancing, Spanish & Surf, Spanish & Yoga.

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