Best language schools in Turrialba (ranked based on student reviews)

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Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.09 reviews

Rating: 4.7/5.0

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Rating: 4.4/5.0

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The school was founded in June 2002 and is located a little outside of the typically 'tico' town of Turrialba. The... More

Standard Spanish - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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What our students said about Turrialba

For long periods it can be boring. Economically,...

For long periods it can be boring. Economically, it's quite expensive for something ordinary.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Turrialba

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 9 reviews

Accommodation and school in the same building.
Located in the middle of nothing. The surrounding natural area is interesting but you need to meet local people to visit, and watch out for the profiteers.

27 February 2020
Course: Standard Spanish - 3 weeks
Student age: 36 years


Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 9 reviews

The classroom on the deck that's due to the hillside, resided mid height among the trees with may visiting birds and butterflies was outstanding. The teacher was very good in observing what we knew and did not know, and adapting the lessons accordingly. Very impressive.
The evening events with the local community were great.

20 January 2020
Course: Standard Spanish - 1 week
Student age: 56 years

United States

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 9 reviews

My teacher was terrific and I learned a great deal.
The staff was friendly and helpful.

6 March 2017
Course: Standard Spanish - 3 weeks
Student age: 75 years

United States

Key Facts about Turrialba

Turrialba: 53 km east of the capital San Jose, Turrialba is a charming little town in the lush and beautiful province of Cartago. Hike up The Turrialba Volcano, an active volcano where at its crater you can enjoy the stunning views of Costa Rica’s rural countryside. This modest mountain town is famous for having some of the best white-water rafting on the planet.

Population: 29,000

Time zone: +4h. (GMT -6)

Region: Cartago,

Currency: CRC (1 CRC = 0.0017 USD)

Turrialba quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 (10 reviews by our former students)

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: January

Low season: August

Average course price per week: 237 US$

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Costa Rica average):2,300.65 CRC (31% cheaper than in USA)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type A
    • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

    Arrival Airport

    Juan Santamaría International (SJO) - 58 km. from Turrialba city center

    Public transportation to city center:

    Every 10 minutes, 2088,00 CRC, 180 minutes.

    Main stops: SJO Airport, Parque Metropolitano La Sabana + La Sabana, San José + La Corte, Turrialba

    Taxi: 66.654 CRC, 90 minutes drive to city center of Turrialba

    Direct international flights from:
    • USA: Fort Lauderdale International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Los Angeles International, New York Newark, Orlando International, Washington Dulles
    • United Kingdom: London Gatwick
    • Canada: Toronto Pearson International

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