Do it in a Day
Because Spanish Pura Vida is so close to the International Airport, we have many 1-day students looking for 1-day options. If this is you, look no further! Below is set of packages specifically aimed at 1-day students.
4 Hour Learner's Package • $55
Our 2-hour Spanish course breaks the language down to the absolute essentials for the normal traveler. We'll provide you with simple, yet important phrases to use on your trip, the local slang used throughout the country, and materials to reference while on the road. Additionally, this package gives you an intro to latin dance that will cover dances like salsa, cumbia, and bachata. Our lead instructor, Daniela, has 20+ years as a professional dancer and dance educator. She breaks the course down in a simple to understand fashion to have you leaving class ready to hit the local disco!
Package DescriptionThe 4-Hour Learner's Package combines a quick traveler's guide to the Spanish language, a 1-hour dance program taught by our head dance instructor, and a 30-45 minute crash course history lesson on Costa Rica.
- 2 Hour Traveler's Spanish Course
- 1 Hour Dance Course
- 1 Hour Costa Rican History and Culture Lesson
Lastly, you'll be given a crash-course on the history of Costa Rica. From pre-independence, to today's Pura Vida lifestyle, the class will provide you with some key details about important players in Costa Rica's history, culture, and way of life.
All Day Culture Package • $125
The Spanish needs of the regular traveler will be met in our 2-hour Spanish course. The course breaks the language down to the absolute essentials for you to use while on your trip. We'll provide you with simple, yet important phrases to use on your trip, the local slang used throughout the country, and materials to reference while on the road.
Package DescriptionThe All Day Culture Package provides you with a 2-hour Spanish language break-down and a tour combining 3 cities, a national landmark, and coffee plantation tour.
- 2 Hour Traveler's Spanish Course
- 6-Hour Culture Tour with included lunch
The All Day Culture tour will have you seeing and exploring the Central Valley of Costa Rica. After class, we’ll leave the school at 8am and head North into the mountains. Our route will take us through miles of coffee plantations, the quaint town of Poás, and endless farms of strawberries soaking up the lush volcanic soil. The Poás volcano is home to a crater over 1.5km wide and is one of the world’s largest existing geysers. The national park it lives in contains some of the richest animal life and vegetation in the country. The tour includes a 45 minute hike through this wonderland and ends at the Volcano’s crater lagoon.
We’ll then head to one of our favorite restaurant's that looks out over the entire Central Valley. Here, we'll each lunch and watch as planes take off and land in the distance. From there, we'll head to the craft center of Sarchí. Home to hundreds of local artisans, known for their pottery, basketry, and their famous oxcarts, the town boasts plenty of opportunity to practice your Spanish and interact with shopkeepers.
Lastly we’ll head to the picturesque city of Grecia. Once known as the ‘Cleanest Little Town in Latin America’, Grecia is home to quiet streets, a beautiful central park, and the Catedral de la Mercedes. The church was prefabricated in Belgium in 1897, shipped to Costa Rica, in pieces, and carried by Oxcart to Grecia from the Caribbean.