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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, SamaraFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by Instituto Cervantes

The school is right on the beach. The town center, shops, surf schools and restaurants are just a very short walk away.... More

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, TurrialbaFavorites heart icon

The school was founded in June 2002 and is located a little outside of the typically 'tico' town of Turrialba. The... More

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 BeachFavorites heart icon

The school is conveniently located in a quiet residential neighborhood just a short walk from downtown Jacó and the... More

Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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620US$ 589US$
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Academia Tica, San JoseFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by Instituto Cervantes

The school is located in Coronado, an authentic typical small Costa Rican town just outside the capital city of San... More

Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
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500US$ 475US$
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Spanish by the Sea, Puerto Viejo de TalamancaFavorites heart icon

#5
Spanish by the Sea

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.08 reviews
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School currently open

The school is located between the soccer field and Soda Lydia´s. More

Standard Spanish - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
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460US$ 439US$
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WAYRA Spanish School, Tamarindo BeachFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by Instituto Cervantes

WAYRA is centrally located in Playa Tamarindo and just 150 meters from the beach. The school is situated in a beautiful... More

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 HerediaFavorites heart icon

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Don Quijote / Academia Columbus

Santo Domingo de Heredia

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.04 reviews
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School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators)

The Don Quijote / Academia Columbus Santo Domingo de Heredia school is located in the picturesque town of Santo Domingo... More

Intensive 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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603US$ 576US$
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Personalized Spanish, San JoseFavorites heart icon

Personalized Spanish

San Jose
San Juan de Tres Rios

The language school is located near several cultural attractions such as the Costa Rican National Theater, the Jade... More

Standard Program in Mini Group 4 Hours - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 3
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703US$ 671US$
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EF International Language Center, Tamarindo BeachFavorites heart icon
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Unique location in a colonial building bordering a lush forest with exotic wildlife and only 5 minutes walk to the... More

General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
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Includes accommodation -
1065€ 1065€
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Máximo Nivel, Manuel AntonioFavorites heart icon

Máximo Nivel

Manuel Antonio
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators)

Overlooking the pristine waters of the Pacific coast, the school offers participants the opportunity to study amidst... More

Spanish Program - Group 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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860US$ 817US$
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Máximo Nivel, San JoseFavorites heart icon

Máximo Nivel

San Jose
San Pedro - Montes de Oca
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators)

Conveniently located in San Pedro, about 15 minutes by bus from downtown San Jose and right by two major universities... More

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, HerediaFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by Instituto Cervantes

The school is located right in the center of Heredia, with easy access on foot to shops, entertainment and... More

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 JoseFavorites heart icon

Ilisa Language School

San Jose
Barrio La Granja
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Accreditations:
School accredited by Instituto Cervantes

Located in the quiet suburb of San Pedro, with easy access to museums, shops, bars and more. More

Group 4 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 4
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680US$ 656US$
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Nosara Spanish Institute, NosaraFavorites heart icon

Nosara Spanish Institute

Nosara
Playa Guiones
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Playa Guiones of Nosara, Costa Rica, a pristine tropical environment usually described as 'where the jungle meets the... More

Group Spanish Program 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
655US$ 623US$
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, San JoseFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & L... More

Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
2380US$ 2261US$
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Spanish School Pura Vida

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

The Spanish language school is located in the natural paradise known as Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Students can enjoy... More

Standard Spanish - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
504US$ 481US$

Sun, sea and palm trees are what people talk about when they visit the beautiful beach town of Jaco Beach. On this... More

Spanish - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 5
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
654US$ 622US$
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The language school is located in a natural environment in the village of La Flor with beautiful views. More

Intensive Spanish Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
500US$ 475US$

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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 = 0.0017 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):2,343.77 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 296€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools as the best.
  • Máximo Nivel has received the best overall rating in Manuel Antonio.
  • 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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