Language

Learn Spanish in Costa Rica - We teach the conversational skills you need to begin speaking with locals immediately. With no more than 6 students to a class, we create fun and relaxed classes taught by highly experienced native speakers.

Our School

Language

Culture

Learn Spanish the best way possible and discover the wonders of Costa Rican culture by living with a local host family near the school.

Homestay Program

Culture

Adventure

From ocean kayaking to coffee farm mountain biking, Spanish Pura Vida will provide you the adventure of a lifetime with highly trained bi-lingual tour guides.

Adventure

Adventure

Happy Students

  • "A day doesn't go by where I don't think of our amazing time in Alajuela with all of you. I cannot even begin to tell you how pleased we all were with the whole event..."

    Eric Williams, Photograher, 25

  • "My trip to Costa Rica was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. I arrived in Alajuela with my husband and was instantly amazed by the people who opened their homes and their hearts to us."

    Tara Rodriquez, Interior Designer, 25

  • "It's hard to explain to someone what my experience was like at Spanish Pura Vida. That is because the experience goes beyond learning Spanish. It's really a cultural experience that combines learning with true adventure."

    Sarah Hanson, Student, 27

    Dedication to You

    - Our Mission -

    Our mission is to teach, to immerse, and to instill a life changing experience for our students through classroom education and cross cultural immersion.

    - Our Philospohy -

    We believe in combining the power of conversation with formal grammatical instruction. Paired with cultural immersion and a relaxed environment, this combination has proven to be the most effective teaching method.

    - Small Group Promise -

    Our classes are conducted in small groups of no more than six students. We believe this is the optimal amount of students a classroom should have to allow for a relaxed and effective learning atmosphere