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How our students rated their experience in Tamarindo Beach


Rating: 3.7/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Tamarindo Beach
9 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Tamarindo Beach

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Public transport

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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.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Tamarindo Beach

WAYRA Spanish School

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: 4.3

| 9 reviews
WAYRA Spanish School

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


Rating: 4.3

| 9 reviews
WAYRA Spanish School

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: 4.3

| 9 reviews
WAYRA Spanish School

The professionalism and the small classes, allowing personal attention.

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


Rating: 4.3

| 9 reviews

Information about Tamarindo Beach

Why Tamarindo Beach? Tamarindo is a truly exotic paradise and full of natural beauty and wildlife. It offers surf, sand, good food, music and welcoming locals. The nearby Tamarindo National Park is home to the giant leather-back turtle, and the beaches in the park are one of the major nesting grounds for these beautiful creatures. Take you're pick from a range of sports including diving, snorkelling, surfing, zip-lining, estuary trips, horseback riding or fishing available throughout the year.
Population:   7,000
Time zone: +4h. (GMT -6)
Region: Guanacaste,
Currency: CRC (1 CRC = 0.0019 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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 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: January
Low season: December
Average course price per week: 375 US$
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Costa Rica average): 2,107.58 CRC
    (24% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
Best time to take a language course in Tamarindo Beach
Tamarindo Art Wave Festival
Tamarindo Art Wave Festival

25 January 2024 - 27 January 2024An exceptional arts festival in the beautiful seaside town of Tamarindo Beach. This three-day event brings together fine arts, technology and music.

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

Public transportation to city center:


Every 60 minutes, 170 minutes.

Main stops: Liberia Airport, Liberia + Liberia, Tamarindo

Taxi: 80 minutes drive to city center of Tamarindo Beach

Q&A - Questions and answers about Tamarindo Beach

  • In Tamarindo Beach, you can attend Group lessons or private lessons.
    For group lessons, the Standard Course with 20 lessons per week is the most popular choice. The course was designed for people that want to learn rapidly and want to improve their communication skills. If you feel that 20 lessons per week in a group of students of mixed ages can be too intense, you can book private lessons if you prefer.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 21, 2022

FAQ about courses 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.
  • 342US$ for 1 weeks is the lowest price for a Spanish course in Tamarindo Beach. The average cost of a language course in Tamarindo Beach is 373US$ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at WAYRA Spanish School as the best.
  • WAYRA Spanish School was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • The students can always bring some Colones with them for emergencies, but we recommend our students to not bring too much cash with them and make sure they have a card.
    The expected weekly expenses with food, transport, and free time are USD 150 ~USD 250.
    Rossella Reale, Sales & Admissions from EF International Language - Oct 19, 2022

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