Tamarindo Spanish School

    Learn Spanish In Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

    The Tamarindo Spanish Language school offers what we consider to be one of the best Spanish language programs in Costa Rica. This Spanish school is located in a comfortable building which sits right on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. There is no other school in Costa Rica that is actually located on a beach! If you are looking for the perfect setting where you can learn Spanish, then consider studying Spanish on one of the most beautiful beach locations found in Costa Rica.

    This Spanish school is a great choice if you want to experience a laid back beach town setting vs staying in a large city such as San Jose. The Spanish school is centrally located in Playa Tamarindo. Once you leave the school location you are just steps away from the beach, bars, restaurants, shops, and all other points of interest in Tamarindo.

    The Tamarindo Spanish school offers some well thought out Spanish language programs. As a student you can opt for either 4 or 6 lessons per day of Spanish language classes set in a small group setting. Class sizes are never more than 6 students. If you do not want to take group classes the Spanish school can arrange private Spanish classes for you. Private classes are perfect if you need a more intensive program OR need to study and learn specialized Spanish language vocabulary as it relates to medicine, law, business, etc.

    Spanish & Surf Programs
    The most popular program offered by this Spanish language school is the Spanish & Surf Program. This great program allows people to take Spanish classes in the morning and then get Surfing classes in the afternoons. Board rental is also included! The area around Playa Tamarindo is famous for it surfing. Surfing classes are open to all levels. Find out more here.

    The Spanish school itself has a very relaxed tropical feel to it. The school occupies the second and third floors of a three-story thatch roofed building. The entire second floor is made up of clean, modern air-conditioned classrooms with glass outside walls that let in plenty of natural light. Each of the classrooms on this level is perfectly suited for both small group and private Spanish language instruction. The top floor of the building houses both the Student Residence and the spacious common area. The common area is used for large gatherings, yoga classes, and various cultural activities.

    Overall you will find Tamarindo Spanish School to be a great place to learn Spanish while at the same time discovering one of the most beautiful locations in Costa Rica.

    Click on the links below to find out further information about our Spanish language school in Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica. 


    +Spanish Program Options
    Standard Group Spanish Classes
    • 4 Spanish lessons per day (M-F) in class sizes of NO MORE than 6 individuals.
    • Average class size ranges from 4-6 students.
    • During your Spanish classes (in the morning or in the afternoon), students participate actively in a small group environment. Each student is assured attention to his individual academic needs.
    • If total immersion becomes a difficulty, we offer supplemental instruction in English once a week in order to clarify any doubts. Learn Spanish in Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    Spanish & Surf Classes
    • Our MOST POPULAR program!
    • The Spanish portion of this program is identical to the Standard Group Spanish Classes. The difference is that you will also get surf classes each week.
    • During the first 2 weeks of the program you will receive 6 hours of surf instruction. Additionally you will get surf board rental during the entire 2 weeks.
    • If you want to do 3 or 4 weeks, you will get surf board rental and one surf trip each week (week 3 and 4).
    • A great option for those who want to learn Spanish and Surf!
    • Find out more here!
    Intensive Group Spanish Classes
    • The perfect Spanish program for someone who prefers a more intensive course.
    • The format is the same as the Standard Group Spanish Classes.
    • The difference is that under this option you will receive AN ADDITIONAL 2 lessons per day of Spanish instruction in the afternoon.
    Combined 6 Spanish Classes
    • For a very intensive Spanish language program, the Combined 6 option is an excellent choice.
    • With this Spanish course option you will take 4 lessons of group instruction in the mornings followed by 2 lessons of individual instruction in the afternoons.
    • The individual portion of this Spanish program can be used to cover general Spanish instruction OR can be used to cover specialized topics and/or vocabulary.
    Private Classes (4 Lessons Per Day)
    • If you are looking for an intensive Spanish language program or need specialized instruction, then the private class option is for you.
    • One-on-one instruction is designed especially for people who want to progress at their own pace, work on specific vocabulary, have special needs or who have limited time available.
    +Accommodation Options
    • Stay with a local host family
      • Private room (you can share a room with someone you are traveling with if you like)
      • Friends or family can stay in the same host family and get a private room or share.
      • 2 meals per day
      • Laundry service included
    • Stay at the student residence
      • This option fills up fast so book early!
      • Located on campus
      • Shared rooms (max 3 students per room)
      • You will share common areas
      • Air conditioned
      • Wi-Fi
      • Cable TV
    • Off Campus Residence Option
      • Stay at a beautiful tropical oasis
      • Small bungalows which surround a lush garden and sparkling swimming pool
      • Private Room. If you want to share a room with someone the price is reduced per person CONTACT US.
      • A/C available at an EXTRA Cost
      • Private bath
      • Wi-Fi
      • Cable TV and small refrigerator
      • Common kitchen available for use (free coffee in the mornings)
      • 2 minute walk to beach
    +Program Prices
    Options1 Week2 Weeks3 Weeks4 WeeksExtra Wk(s)
    Standard Group Spanish Classes With Host Family Option & 2 Meals Per Day$525$995$1,425$1,750$425
    Standard Group Spanish Classes With Student Residence Option. NO MEALS$540$1,000$1,475$1,800$455
    Standard Group Spanish Classes With Off Campus Residence Option. NO MEALS$660$1,275$1,865$2,275$565
    Spanish & Surf Classes With Host Family Option & 2 Meals Per Day$760$1,395$1,995$2,495$625
    Spanish & Surf Classes With Student Residence Option. NO MEALS$775$1,425$2,1070$2,575$645
    Spanish & Surf Classes With Off Campus Residence Option. NO MEALS$900$1,675$2,410$3,075$765
    Intensive Group Spanish Classes With Host Family Option & 2 Meals Per Day$675$1,300$1,875$2,355$575
    Intensive Group Spanish Classes With Student Residence Option. NO MEALS$690$1,325$1,905$2,395$600
    Intensive Group Spanish Classes With Off Campus Residence Option. NO MEALS$810$1,5852,2852,695$715
    Combined 6 Spanish Classes With Host Family Option & 2 Meals Per Day$725$1,405$2,015$2,515$625
    Combined 6 Spanish Classes With Student Residence Option. NO MEALS$720$1,435$2,085$2,595$625
    Combined 6 Spanish Classes With Off Campus Residence Option. NO MEALS$860$1,685$2,450$3,075$725
    • Group classes have a maximum of 6 students in a class
    • Host family option includes 2 meals per day
    • No meals are included with the residence option
    • Airport pickup from Liberia is $95 per student
    • Airport pickup from Tamarindo is $25 per student
    • High season surcharge for Off Campus Residence Option PER WEEK: $50. Dates for High Season: Jan 3, 2017 to April 9 2017. PEAK SEASON rate surcharge DEC 26 to Jan 2 is $110 for the week. 
    • Extra nights: homestay $45, student residence $50, off campus (low season $75, high season $85)
    • Air Conditioning Option for Off Campus Option: April 1 to Dec 14 add $90. Dec 15 to March 31 add $110
    +Start Dates & Holidays

    Spanish Programs at our Tamarindo Spanish School start EVERY Monday of the year.

    • If you sign up for our accommodations they will begin on the Sunday prior to your first Monday Class. Accommodations end on the Saturday after your last Friday class of your program.
    • If a holiday falls on a Monday then classes will begin on a Tuesday. You can however still move into your accommodations on Sunday.
    • If you require EXTRA nights of accommodations please let us know. In most cases this can be accommodated.

    Holidays are as follows: January 1 (New Year’s Day), March 24, 25 (Holy Thursday and Friday), April 11, May 1 (Worker’s Day), July 25 (Annexation of Guanacaste), August 2 (Costa Rica’s Saint. Virgen de Los Angeles), August 15 (Mother’s Day), September 15 (Independence Day), October 12 (Encuentro de las Culturas) and December 25 (Christ­mas Day).

    +What Is Included With Your Spanish Program?
    • Accommodations in with either a local host family or in the school residence
    • Private room when staying with a local host family
    • If staying in the residence you will share a room with other students in your apartment
    • Laundry service when staying with the host family
    • Residence option includes air conditioning
    • Work books and handouts
    • WiFi at the school and residence
    • Cultural activities (some have a small fee)
    • Weekend excursion (not free)
    • Academic credit is available. More here