Jaco Beach

3 Best language schools in Jaco Beach (ranked based on student reviews)

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Overall attractiveness of Jaco Beach
16 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Jaco Beach

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 3.3/5.0


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What our students said about Jaco Beach

Rating: 5/5


Night life is very popular. The beach is ok, but there are nicer ones. It is difficult to swim in the sea, but good to surf (waves). It's very hot in Jacó Beach! (In June, by all means)


Rating: 4/5


Touristy and a bit dirty, but overall ok and centrally located for excursions.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Jaco Beach

School of the World Surf Camp

Nice friendly people. Warm family atmosphere.
I'm looking forward to returning in February:)

25 October 2021
Course: Spanish Course - 1 week
Student age: 67 years

Rating: 5

5.0 | 1 review
Academia Tica

The teachers are always in a good mood, there is always a great atmosphere in the school and although the lessons are sometimes relaxed you learn a lot. The afternoon trips are very expensive, but the free cooking classes were great.

1 July 2021
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 15 reviews
Academia Tica

The learning system and kindness of the teachers.
You are doing the right thing by choosing Academia Tica. A perfect organization!

22 March 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 15 reviews
Academia Tica

They have very small group classes to ensure you are learning at the appropriate level. This was really great and made me feel like I was really getting what I needed from the course. Also, everyone was super nice. :)

29 October 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 39 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 15 reviews
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Interesting information about Jaco Beach

Why Jaco Beach? Jacó is a beautiful, energetic beach town that’s situated just two ...
hours from Costa Rica’s capital. Its known for its carefree party atmosphere and exceptional aquatic activities. If you want to spend time in an area bustling with animated nightlife and friendly locals this is the place to be. Jacó lies between several mountains, and is neighboured by the beaches and only 35 kilometres to the north you'll find the Carara National Park, recognised for its exuberant wildlife and dense rain forest. The beach is known for the best surfing opportunities and is perfect for both beginner and experienced surfers
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Key Facts about Jaco Beach

Time zone: +4h. (GMT -6)
Region: Puntarenas,
Currency: CRC (1 CRC = 0.0018 USD)
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.
High season: May
Low season: September
Average course price per week (High season): 590 US$
Average course price per week (Low season): 381 US$
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Costa Rica average): 2,156.26 CRC
    (24% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Weather in Jaco Beach

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Arrival airport

Juan Santamaría International (SJO) - 61 km. from Jaco Beach city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 250 minutes.

Main stops: Juan Santamaría International Airport, San José + San José, Jacó, Cantón Garabito

Taxi: 90 minutes drive to city center of Jaco Beach

Public transportation in Jaco Beach

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FAQ about schools in Jaco Beach

  • Academia Tica has received the best overall rating in Jaco Beach.
  • Academia Tica, located in Calle Naciones Unidas No.15 has been voted as the school with the best location in Jaco Beach.
  • Academia Tica was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at Academia Tica is the best rated accommodation in Jaco Beach.
  • Students rated Jaco Beach with 3.9 stars out of 5.
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