WELCOME TO Playa Tamarindo
> Immerse yourself in the Spanish language at this tropical beach town. Situated on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Playa Tamarindo is a surfer's paradise. Enjoy surfing, zip-lining, horseback riding, hanging out with super-sociable monkeys and an active nightlife. It's a prime destination for international travelers, nature lovers and Spanish language learners of all ages.View map
> Coastal Spanish Institute provides the laid-back vibe of Playa Tamarindo and the best Spanish courses in Costa Rica. This Spanish language school is located on the beach and nearby many restaurants and shops. Coastal Spanish Institute features brand new classrooms, a welcoming staff and its very own surfing school (Costa Rica Surf Institute). Spanish language learners encounter genuine care and full immersion into the Tico culture.
> Language Immersion courses at Coastal Spanish Institute are held Monday through Friday, all year round except on national holidays.
> This course is for all levels! Language learners are given a placement test to determine their level of Spanish then placed in groups. In groups of up to 6 students, you'll participate in 20 lessons from Monday to Friday. Small class sizes offer the opportunity for personal instruction and real hands-on approach. Spanish courses are 55-minutes each and are composed of a combination of conversational grammar, practical conversation and demo tutorials. Courses at Coastal Spanish start every Monday of the year apart from national holidays. Different levels of Spanish courses, all of which are taught in Spanish.
> Starting at $295 (USD) per week
> This course is also for all levels! Langauge learners are given a placement test to determine their level of Spanish then placed in groups. In groups of up to 6 students, you'll participate in 30 lessons from Monday to Friday. Small class sizes offer the opportunity for personal instruction and real hands-on approach. Spanish courses are 55-minutes each and are composed of a combination of conversational grammar and practical conversation and/or lectures. Courses at Coastal Spanish start every Monday of the year apart from national holidays. Different levels of Spanish courses, all of which are taught in Spanish.
> Starting at $310 (USD) per week
> Customized private lessons offer the unique opportunity for instructors and students to work at a controlled own pace. Specifically designed curriculum are created based on a student's Spanish level and personal goals. The number of private lessons and how often they are held is a decision left up to students and instructors. You can choose up to 4-7 hours per day of private instruction. If you have little time available and prefer a one-on-one approach, then consider taking private courses. If you are taking a group class, private lessons are great option to grasp even more of the Spanish language.
> Starting at $25 (USD) per lesson
> "The Residence" at the Coastal Spanish Institute consists of large shared apartments. Each apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a kitchen, and a comfortable living room. Spanish language learners are encouraged to bring a roommate with you to Playa Tamarindo so you can share an apartment. Otherwise, you are paired up with roommates by gender, age, and interests. These apartments are located on school grounds, and are just a 5-minute walk from the beach and the center of Playa Tamarindo.
> Starting at $145 (USD) per week [Add daily breakfast for an extra $25 per week]
> Costa Ricans (Ticos) are well-known for their hospitality. Living with a host family is the best way to immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture. Each Spanish language learner is accommodated with a private bedroom and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner) and given a house key to allow them to come and go as they please. Host families are located in the towns of Santa Rose and Villa Real. These towns are approximately 3-5 miles from Playa Tamarindo. There is regular and cheap public transportation between these towns and Playa Tamarindo. Buses run from early in the morning to early evening and taxis are available at virtually any hour.
> Starting at $160 (USD) per week
> Rent a luxurious condo with our partners, Blue Water Properties of Costa Rica. For the best possible rate, reserve a choice rental property well in advance. Just tell your Languatics Expeditor how many people the rental needs to accommodate and get the best possible deal on your rental.
> Availability & weekly prices vary (Ask your Expeditor!)
> Airport transportation is available via shuttles to and from Liberia (Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport) and San Jose (Juan Santamaría International Airport) for a nominal fee. Just let your Expeditor know when you need a ride!
> $50 (USD) per transfer
> Take surfing lessons for all levels with Costa Rica Surf Institute. Learn the science of waves, the history of surfing, how to read weather conditions, and important safety precautions. Instructors also believe in implementing yoga to compliment surfing lessons. Learning Spanish requires an active mind, body and soul and Costa Rica Surf Institute brings exactly that.
> Starting at $190 (USD) per week
> Explore in the depths of the Pacific Ocean with Agua Rica and get your PADI Certification for Open Water Divers. The course includes all equipment, study materials, and safety instruction. Beginning divers not looking for certification can take the Resort Course, a training session followed by 2 dives. Advanced divers should check out the underwater tours at Cabo Velas in Tamarindo Bay or boat dives off the Catalina Islands.
> $550 (USD) SSI/PADI OWD Certification: 5 days, diving theory, pool lessons, 4 dives > $150 (USD) Resort Course: 3 hrs of training in the afternoon, 2 free dives > $80 (USD) Cabo Velas, 9:00am-1:00pm, refreshments, must be certified diver > $85 (USD) Catalina Islands, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, boat ride, 2 boat dives, refreshments, must be certified diver
> Get in touch with the soul of Playa Tamarindo and snorkel with Agua Rica. Swim with the colorful wildlife of Tamarindo Bay. Explore the vast blue water, the radiant walls of coral, and schools upon schools of fish. Marvel at the newborn Leatherback Turtles in the later Summer and Fall. Snorkeling with peers and a guide is a truly immersive experience but it's also an opportunity to practice the Spanish language.
> $55 (USD) 8:30am-11:30am, equipment, tour guide and refreshments included
> Come enjoy the most intense emotion you have ever experienced while fling freely through the tree tops. Our canopy tour will take you up to 150 feet off the forest ground and have you zipping from tree top to tree top at high speeds.
> Starting at $50 (USD) per person
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