23 Spanish Language Schools in Costa Rica - Ranking 2023

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


Most popular destinations

Rating: 4.6

21 reviews
Top Destinations: Samara (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.4

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

Rating: 3.9

16 reviews
Top Destinations: Jaco Beach (city thumbnail)

Rating: 3.5

8 reviews
Top Destinations: Tamarindo Beach (city thumbnail)

Rating: 3.4

18 reviews
Top Destinations: San Jose (city thumbnail)
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Interesting information 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.

Key Facts about Costa Rica

Population: 5,000,000
Capital: San José
Time zone: GMT -6
Currency: CRC (1 CRC = 0.0018 USD)
Telephone country code: +506
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
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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Costa Rica in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Costa Rica on the official website - Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto de Costa Rica.
Largest international airport in Costa Rica:
Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO): 15 km. from San José city center
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Costa Rica average): 2,200.10 CRC
    (24% 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

Questions and answers about La Flor

  • The schools accept students of all nationalities, but keep in mind that depending on how long you want to stay in Costa Rica, you may need to apply for a visa, so it is best to contact the embassy beforehand to clear all these doubts.
  • In Costa Rica, our partner schools in Samara, Jaco Beach, San Jose, Turrialba, Manuel Antonio, Tamarindo Beach, Puerto Viejo de Salamanca, and Nosara offer homestay accommodation. Just let us know what your preferred dates and location are and we can send you more details.
  • In Samara, the school offers the following activities: Latin dance classes, yoga, Zumba, cooking classes, city tour, crafts, and films. Excursions can be booked on the spot.
  • Yes, our classrooms have AC in Coronado (San Jose) and Jaco Beach.
    Manuel Al-Ghassani Rodriguez, from Academia Tica - Oct 25, 2022
  • You can certainly book your own accommodation, it won't be a problem at all. It's not mandatory to book the accommodation offered by the school and we will be happy to help you by booking the language programme only.
    Ana Carolina, from LanguageCourse.net - Jun 16, 2022

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 Hostel LA ALDEA, 150m South, Samara has been voted as the school with the best location in Costa Rica.
  • 447US$ 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 351US$ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools as the best.
  • Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • Yes, of course! There are a lot of people over 45 who do language travel. Usually, people over 45 take general Spanish courses. We can check which school has a higher average age, so that there is a greater chance that you will meet peers. Check out these schools: - Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools: the average age is 50 in the summer and 40 in the rest of the year. - Máximo Nivel (Manuel Antonio): the average age is 25 in the summer and 28 in the rest of the year. - Máximo Nivel (San Jose): the average age is 23 in summer and 28 in the rest of the year.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, Dutch Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Apr 01, 2022
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