Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Language courses abroad in Costa Rica

Taking a Spanish course in Costa Rica is an unforgettable experience due to the country's rich diversity of plants and animals and beautiful scenery. From surfing on white sandy beaches and river rafting, to climbing volcanoes and exploring the tropical rainforest, there is plenty to keep you occupied when you are not studying Spanish.

Costa Rica's biodiversity is greater than that of Europe and the USA combined, making it a dream destination for nature lovers, who can appreciate the country´s wildlife in its many national parks. With a tropical climate all year round, Costa Rica's beaches (on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides) are also popular with visitors. Adventure and sports tourism have been growing in recent years, with activities including canopy tour zip lines, scuba diving, sport fishing, wind surfing, and much more.

The locals, or Ticos, are known for their warm welcome and their pura vida attitude; an ability to appreciate the good things in life, no matter what challenges they face. They speak Spanish very clearly so students of all levels will be able to understand and communicate easily.

The Swiss Olympic snowboarder Najda Purtschert travelled with Yalea Languages and Sudden Rush to Costa Rica to learn Spanish and to improve her surfing skills. Find out more about her trip and get inspiration for your own language learning adventure!


Surface area51,100 km2
Capital San José

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Histórico – Peaceful student town surrounded by coffee plantations


Nativo – Ecotourism, nature and extraordinary cloud forests

Playa Flamingo

Trópico – Paradise-like holiday destination with beaches, water sports and hiking


Popular – Dream surfing spot with beautiful Pacific coast beaches

Playa Tamarindo

Divertido – Beach town popular with surfers, party lovers and nature enthusiasts

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