Teen Spanish  & Surf Program In Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Playa Tamarindo is located along the western coast of Costa Rica. In specific it is on the Nicoya Peninsula and is part of an area referred to as Guanacaste. Student love coming to learn Spanish in Tamarindo due to the great climate and the areas amazing beaches. Beaches consist of white sand and the waters off shore are crystal clear. Playa Tamarindo is a magnet for surfers, turtle watchers, nature lovers, and those who come to study and learn Spanish.

The area is ideal for those who love outdoor activities. Within the region you can surf, go snorkeling, go diving, ride horses, river raft, hike nature reserves, and much more. Tamarindo itself is full of shops, art galleries, restaurants, and bars. The Tamarindo Spanish School is close to all of these activities. So you can learn Spanish at our Spanish school during the morning and relax and have fun in the afternoons or during the weekends. In short, the area is perfect.

Overall we consider Tamarindo to be an interesting and safe location to host our Teen Spanish and Surf Summer Camp Program.

Click on the links below to find out further information about our Teen Spanish & Surf Program in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. 

Teen Spanish  & Surf Program

AGES 13-17

Students will have their Spanish classes at the Tamarindo Spanish School which holds adult group courses year round and is located within walking distance to the lodge where they will be living during the entirety of the camp.  The instructors will provide a fully immersed Spanish environment  with 4 lessons per day running from 8:00AM to 12:00PM All materials and custom text are provided with the camp. Onsite refreshments are provided during class breaks.

In the afternoons the students will surf Monday through Thursday. Each Friday we do beach clean up. Optional surfing is available on Fridays as well. Boards will be supplied. Each weekend, students will participate in a 2 day adventure tour to a different part of Costa Rica.


Accommodations will be held in a local 3 star eco resort near the beach.

Students will stay at the hotel from Sunday to Monday and all nights in between, except for overnight excursions where they will stay at onsite hotels with comparable amenities. The rooms will be divided with 2 to 3 students of the same gender sharing each with their own bed. Onsite camp directors will be available at all times. All meals will be provided onsite, at the school or a local restaurant.

NOTE: Due to heavy demand during certain weeks the hotel may be full. If this is the case students will be assigned host families. For those that want to stay in a host family instead of the hotel accommodations this is possible as well.

Program Prices

What is included? 

  • 4 Spanish classes per day (M-F)
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals each day
  • Surf classes for afternoons each week. Includes rash guards and board rental
  • Afternoon activities and weekend tours
  • Not Free: Airport pickup and drop off from Liberia, Costa Rica. $125 each way


  • 1 week: $1,450
  • 2 weeks: $2,900
  • 3 weeks: $4,350
  • 4 weeks: $5,800
  • Each extra week: $1,450

Airport Pickup and Return: $125 each way.

Excursions & Activities

Playa Tamarindo is the ultimate surf beach with the year round opportunity to hit the waves. Each afternoon students will have surf instruction from Monday to Thursday. Fridays are open for free surfing with boards provided to students and a director on hand for supervision. In addition the school incorporates cultural activities including learning popular dances and cooking traditional Costa Rican dishes. They will also have a movie night with all students involve and since Costa Rica is well known for its pure natural settings a volunteer opportunity is arranged each Friday for beach clean up.

Excursions are arranged each weekend even if you are departing on the following Monday. These  include visits to popular sites of interest within Costa Rica that give students a different perspective on the country as well as the chance to see popular sites of interest. Below we provided a full listing of the excursions arranged which include visits to the cloud forest, volcanoes, river rafting tours, other beaches, and much more.

Sample Weekly Schedule:


Morning – Spanish Classes
Afternoon – Surf Lessons
Evening – Latin Cooking Classes


Morning – Spanish Classes
Afternoon – Surf Lessons
Evening –  Free Time with Friends


Morning – Spanish Classes
Afternoon – Surf Lessons
Evening –  Latin Dance Classes


Morning – Spanish Classes
Afternoon – Surf Lessons
Evening –  Movie Night


Morning – Spanish Classes
Afternoon – Free Surfing
Evening –  Beach Clean Up Project


10:00 a.m.  Depart for Excursion (sample listing below)


10:00 a.m. Continuation of Excursion w/ Return to Tamarindo

Sample Excursions: 

Rincon de la Vieja Adventure Trip, The Barra Honda National Park Experience, Playa Nosara Adventure Tour

Teen Spanish & Surf Program Start Dates

Start dates are July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Program ends on Aug 7

Accommodations start on Sunday. Arrive into Liberia no later than 1 pm.

Departure dates fall on Mondays.

Airport pickup and return to Liberia (Daniel Oduber Quirós) International Airport is included in the cost of the Teen Spanish and Surf Program.

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