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Overall attractiveness of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
13 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Nightlife

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Interesing things to do

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Geographic setting

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Public transport

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Climate

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Affordability

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Shopping

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Safety

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6

What our students said about Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Rating: 3/5

3.0

Swinging Caribbean town, certainly ideal for parties, which I wasn't looking for. Very nice beaches and nature. I didn't use public transport.

Katharina
Germany

What school directors said about Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Luis Videla

Puerto Viejo is a place known worldwide for its flora and fauna, in addition to all the activities that can be done in the area and its surroundings.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Spanish by the Sea

The teacher from Guatemala, who has been teaching for 30 years, had a very lively and refreshing way of teaching the language and also conveying something of the soul.

1 February 2021
Course: Standard Spanish - 1 week
Student age: 44 years

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 13 reviews
Spanish by the Sea

Classes take place outside in the shade between palm trees, other exotic plants and hummingbirds. The teachers are very committed and can be approached if you have any questions or problems beyond Spanish.
The dorm is unfortunately quite small and somehow uncomfortable. The accommodations with private rooms (private bath or shared bath) are perfect (But of course also more expensive ..)! There is always the option to book a hostel in Puerto Viejo, almost everything can be reached on foot within 5-15 minutes. If you want to live far away, you can rent or buy a bike.

18 February 2019
Course: Standard Spanish - 3 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 13 reviews
Spanish by the Sea

The flexibility of the school and the close proximity to the beach and the village.

27 November 2018
Course: Intensive Spanish - 12 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 13 reviews
Spanish by the Sea

Learn Spanish by the sea
I have not been very happy with the school but I do not know Spanish by the Sea more than that, I hope other schools are better!

23 February 2018
Course: Standard Spanish - 2 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 13 reviews
Spanish by the Sea

Good teachers and good tours and activities outside of class hours.

2 February 2018
Course: Standard Spanish - 2 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 13 reviews
Spanish by the Sea

Cute teacher (Elmer) and good location. Nice that the teachers are up for weekend-/ day trips
Sometimes a somewhat clearer structure would have been better. 2 hour lesson might mean that your teacher is 10 minutes late and you have a 10 minute break so you effectively do have shorter lessons.

13 March 2017
Course: Standard Spanish - 7 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 13 reviews
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Interesting information about Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Why Puerto Viejo de Talamanca? Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a laid-back village on the ...
Caribbean coast, situated between the forested hills of the Talamanca mountains and the sea. Familiar sounds of Bob Marley fill the streets and contribute to the relaxed atmosphere since the locals are mainly of Afro-Caribbean descent. The quiet beaches during the day are a far cry from the lively party town inland at night where the area is bustling with tourists and surfers alike. Street vendors tout trinkets and rustic bamboo bars pump dance and reggaetón beats until the early hours.
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Key Facts about Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Time zone: +4h. (GMT -6)
Region: Limón,
Currency: CRC (1 CRC = 0.0018 USD)
Name of city in Spanish: Puerto Viejo
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: February
Low season: April
Average course price per week (High season): 300 US$
Average course price per week (Low season): 227 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

What to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Black Sand Beach
Black Sand Beach

Arrival airport

Juan Santamaría International (SJO) - 163 km. from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 360 minutes.

Main stops: Juan Santamaría Airport, San José + San José, Limón + Limón, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Taxi: 300 minutes drive to city center of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Public transportation in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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Questions and answers about Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

  • The Spanish by the sea school in Puerto Viejo organises Spanish language courses combined with yoga classes. The programme includes 3 yoga sessions per week in a location chosen by the school. The school organises a wide variety of excursions, which incur an additional charge.
    from Spanish by the Sea - Jan 13, 2023
  • In Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, the school offers homestay accommodation.
  • Yes, we can organize a double room in homestay accommodation.
    Richelle Lankhaar, Admissions Team from Spanish by the Sea - Nov 14, 2022

FAQ about schools in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

  • Spanish by the Sea has received the best overall rating in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
  • Spanish by the Sea, located in Calle 219A, in front of Hostel Kalunai has been voted as the school with the best location in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
  • Students rated the activity program at Spanish by the Sea as the best.
  • Spanish by the Sea was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Hostel' at Spanish by the Sea is the best rated accommodation in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
  • In Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, the minimum required booking is a one-week course. Students can start any Monday.
    Ana Carolina, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - Dec 01, 2021
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