Study abroad in Heredia

Nicknamed Ciudad de las Flores because of its many beautiful gardens and the coffee plantations that surround it, Heredia is an idyllic location for your Spanish course in Costa Rica. The University of Heredia, Costa Rica's national university, and its many students gives this city a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Heredia's main attraction is its majestic colonial architecture, of which La Inmaculada Concepción, an eighteenth century church in the main square, is a fantastic example.

Located in the central mountains, the city is a 20 minute bus journey from the country's capital San José and Costa Rica's tropical rainforests, beaches and volcanoes are easily accessible in a day trip.

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


LocationCentral Costa Rica, 1,150 meters above sea level
ClimateTropical, hot all year round

Language schools in Heredia

Language courses abroad in CPI

The Centre Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI) in Heredia offers high quality Spanish small group courses and private lessons at reasonable prices. Students are also offered a rich selection of activities outside of their classes and, once a month, the school holds a “cultural weekend”.

Further details

Heredia - Travel Guide

Climate in Heredia

Heredia - Pictures

Yalea Languages - Language courses abroad