Tamarindo Beach

2 Best language schools in Tamarindo Beach (ranked based on student reviews)

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How our students rated their experience in Tamarindo Beach


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Overall city attractiveness
7 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 6.0/5.0

Public transport

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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Tamarindo Beach

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 7 reviews

The school has a very open atmosphere. I really like these open classrooms. The interaction between teachers and us students was also very warm and open.

28 January 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 46 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 7 reviews

The lodging was very nice.
I was there for 2 weeks and didn't get to choose whether I wanted afternoons or mornings. They choose that for you. The teacher that I had the first week was really patient, spoke clearly and had clear instructions. However the 2nd week with teacher Alex, I wasn't able to understand him as he spoke quickly and too loud. He was less clear and I was generally anxious in that class. If I choose WAYRA next time, it won't be in Tamarindo.

22 January 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years

United States

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 7 reviews

The school is very organized and serious. There is a system of daily assessment for students and weekly assessment for teachers.
The only downside, the school has mainly Swiss and this information was not well reflected on your site. Being Swiss myself I prefer to mix with other nationalities when I travel and I was unpleasantly surprised because it was part of my search criteria to make my choice of destination and schools on your site. Nevertheless the school was really good so I went over.

15 July 2018
Course: Standard Course - 8 weeks
Student age: 31 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 7 reviews

The professionalism and the small classes, allowing personal attention.

11 October 2014
Course: Standard Course + Accommodation - 2 weeks
Student age: 35 years


What school directors said about Tamarindo Beach

Reto Patt

Tamarindo is a multicultural city and is famous for surfing. It has a warm climate year round and attracts tourist from all over the world.

Interesting information about Tamarindo Beach

Key Facts about Tamarindo Beach

Time zone: +4h. (GMT -6)
Region: Guanacaste,
Currency: CRC (1 CRC = 0.0015 USD)
Name of city in Spanish: Playa Tamarindo
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.
High season: February
Low season: July
Average course price per week (High season): 203 US$
Average course price per week (Low season): 393 US$
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Costa Rica average):2,636.29 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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    Public transportation in Tamarindo Beach

    What to do in Tamarindo Beach

    Playa Grande
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    Arrival Airport

    Daniel Oduber Quirós International (LIR) - 46 km. from Tamarindo Beach city center

    Public transportation to city center:


    Every 60 minutes, 1396,00 CRC, 170 minutes.

    Main stops: Liberia Airport, Liberia + Liberia, Tamarindo

    Taxi: 53368 CRC, 80 minutes drive to city center of Tamarindo Beach

    Direct international flights from:
    • USA: Houston George Bush Intercntl., Los Angeles International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark

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    FAQ about schools in Tamarindo Beach

    • WAYRA Spanish School has received the best overall rating in Tamarindo Beach.
    • WAYRA Spanish School, located in Calle Este has been voted as the school with the best location in Tamarindo Beach.
    • 623US$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Spanish course in Tamarindo Beach. The average cost of a language course in Tamarindo Beach is 396US$ per week.
    • Students rated the activity program at WAYRA Spanish School as the best.
    • WAYRA Spanish School was rated highest for quality of teaching.

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