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About Us

Our City


Spanish Pura Vida Online, has their headquarters in the city of Alajuela, the heart of Costa Rica´s Central Valley. We are your best option on Online Classes with our Pura Vida Style.


Our Glorious Achievements

We believe in a diverse range of personnel to bring creative skills,
thoughts, and ideas to the table.


Years Of Experience


Learning tours


Graduates of Spanish


Alajuela is center to some of the most unique and rich Costa Rican culture. With the school at the heart of the city, you will experience the life of a true Costa Rican.

About Our Spanish School

Established in 1986, we serve the entire United States and teach one-on-one lessons to children, students, and adults. Sessions are held online using the Zoom video platform and scheduled at your convenience.

We are an Online School that focuses on each of our students, working on each of their needs, grammar, conversational or vocabulary, this with the objective that each student can improve in the area of greatest need, our classes are made for you to enjoy and improve your Spanish to 100%.

Our Partners

Our closest teaching partner is the Central Cultural de Idiomas (CCI) which primarily teaches English to local Costa Ricans. Having this partnership provides us the opportunity to further immerse our students in the culture by introducing foreign Spanish students to local English learners. Six days a week we have organized conversational classes that help both parties with their respective languages


Excellent Results

With our background in education, comprehensive resources and our phenomenal staff, we are able to ensure that students receive the best learning experience possible in our Spanish Online Lessons. Regardless of your age, your background or your knowledge in Spanish, we can promise you an enriching experience that will not only teach you how to speak a new language but also open your eyes to a brand new and welcoming culture.


Our Professional Instructors

With local and international experience, our professional Spanish instructors are the best at what they do. Together, they designed our curriculum and have been continually updating it for over the past twenty years ensuring the most effective programs for our students.

Instructors work closely with students in small, dynamic groups and aim to create a comfortable environment that focuses on Spanish conversation. Speaking is important! We incite our students to only speak Spanish in the classroom with our instructors.

Freddy Fariñas

Spanish Professor

Freddie is a native to Costa Rica. He helped co-found the school after working 10+ years as an English teacher and 8+ years as a Spanish teacher. He holds a degree from the University of Costa Rica in linguistics and is a proven professor implementing the newest learning techniques while staying steadfast to the classics that work.


Favorite Sport: Soccer
Favorite Food: Pizza
Biggest Secret: His Age

Oscar Galvez

Spanish Professor / Founding Director

Oscar was born and raised in Perú and made the move north to Costa Rica nearly thirty years ago. Once here, he earned a Bachelor’s in English from the Universidad Nacional (UNA), opened in English teaching school, and got involved in the tourism industry. Ten years ago, he began teaching Spanish to tourists, went back to school, and earned a ELE (Spanish as a Foreign Language) degree from UNA.


Favorite Sport: Soccer
Favorite Food: Ceviche
Biggest Secret: Favorite Movie

Alex Herrera

Spanish Professor

Alex was born and raised in Argentina and moved to Costa Rica to further his English studies at University of Costa Rica. He earned an English teaching degree from the university in 2010 and returned two years later to earn a teaching degree for Spanish. Alex worked with Freddy to create our highly acclaimed teaching program at Spanish Pura Vida and is known many in the city to be one of the top professors in Costa Rica.


Favorite Sport: Baseball
Favorite Food: Chifrijo!
Biggest Secret: His Height

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