Spanish Language Schools in Costa Rica - Ranking 2022

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Costa Rica

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


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Rating: 4.5

12 reviews
Top Destinations: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.4

11 reviews
Top Destinations: Samara (city thumbnail)

Rating: 3.2

13 reviews
Top Destinations: San Jose (city thumbnail)

Rating: 3.3

7 reviews
Top Destinations: Tamarindo Beach (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.1

12 reviews
Top Destinations: Jaco Beach (city thumbnail)
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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 = 0.0016 USD)

Telephone country code: +506


  • 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: 4.0

4.0 (79 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):2,501.42 CRC (31% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Most popular regions in Costa Rica for language travel

Map with location of Spanish schools in Costa Rica

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FAQ about schools in Costa Rica

  • 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.
  • 439US$ 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 313US$ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools as the best.
  • Academia Tica was rated highest for quality of teaching.
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