Spanish and Surfing in Puntaneras

Highlights

  • Small group Spanish lessons with native Spanish speaking instructors
  • Learn to surf on Costa Rica's near-perfect beaches & warm waters
  • Includes accommodation in a popular student residence near the beach
£563 pp
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What you'll do

Arrival

Arrive at the student residence, relax, and meet your fellow students!

Accommodation
– During your course you’ll stay in the popular student residence in the school grounds
– Prices are based on arrivals on the Sunday before your course starts and end on the Saturday morning after your course has finished
– It’s located just a few minutes walk from the beach in a quiet neighbourhood close to the centre of Jacó
– Decorated in ...Read All

A Typical Day

Your classes will take place on Monday to Friday, and the exact times will be confirmed during your stay

Surfing lessons
– Your surfing lessons fit around the tides and the best times to surf and are usually held at 4pm daily but this can change depending on the weather conditions
– Surfing classes last 2 hours per day depending on your fitness level and take place at the best surf points for the weather conditions
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Departure

Check out and bid farewell to an incredible week in Costa Rica!

What's included

Included

  • 6 nights in student residence accommodation
  • 2 hours of surfing instruction daily from Monday to Friday
  • 2 Spanish language lessons each day from Monday to Friday (10 hours in total)
  • 1 hour per day in the optional Spanish language labs (5 hours in total)
  • Transportation to the beach and surf points
  • All equipment for surf classes during the lessons
  • Text book for Spanish language classes
Your local host

Brian & team

Brian heads up a team of tutors at this friendly school, which has been teaching 4 main fun activities since 1997. Located in its own private school residence in a quiet neighbourhood, it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the nearest beach.

The tutors are all fully qualified and are extremely passionate about their teaching. They’ll teach in a fun and informal style with the aim to inspire and pass on their passion and will encourage and give confidence to you through their teaching.

Brian heads up a team of tutors at this friendly school, which has been teaching 4 main fun activities since 1997. Located in its own private school residence in a quiet neighbourhood, it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the nearest beach.

The tutors are all fully qualified and are extremely passionate about their teaching. They’ll teach in a fun and informal style with the aim to inspire and pass on their passion and will encourage and give confidence to you through their teaching.

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Location

Since 1997, this friendly school has been bringing travellers together to learn Spanish, surf, photography and yoga under one roof. Your school and lovely accommodation is located just a few minutes walk from the beach in a quiet neighbourhood close to the centre of Jacó, on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Decorated in tropical hardwoods and bamboo, stained glass and mosaic floors, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Costa Rican way of life.

Getting there

Please note that prices for the holidays do not include flights. We recommend using www.skyscanner.net to check flights.

Nearest airport:
San Jose (SJO)

If your plane arrives after 4pm, we strongly suggest taking a taxi to Jaco. Alternatively, arrive into San Jose on the Saturday before the course, stay overnight and travel on to Jaco the next day. However, you won’t necessarily save money this way so please consider

What our travellers are saying...

Great, loved it, like summer camp for adults. I'd definitely come back.

Jennifer Carey

FAQs

Who is it suitable for?

- Suitable for all levels of Spanish from complete beginners to advanced Spanish speakers
- Surf lessons are suitable for all levels
- Must be able to swim
- Minimum age 18

I'm a solo traveller - can I join?

- Most people on these holidays travel solo as they make great singles holidays
- This school in Costa Rica is really social and the focus is on making friends, learning a new skill and most importantly, having fun!
- The school organises a host of social & cultural activities to help you get to know your classmates
- This holiday is perfect for solo travellers to meet like-minded students
- There is NO single supplement for solo travellers who are happy to share a room with another solo traveller of the same sex
- However, if you would prefer your own room, this can be booked for an additional supplement subject to availability

When can I start?

- Classes start weekly and run year round
- Accommodation is included in the price of this course, you'll check-in on the Sunday before the course starts and check out the Saturday after the course ends
- Your classes will take place Monday to Friday

Spanish language level test

- On your first day, you will take a short level test
- This test will assess your understanding of the language and will help the course organisers to place you in the right group class for your level

What can I do in my free time?

- There is so much to see and do around the area of Jaco Beach
- You can choose to take a field trip kayaking and snorkelling along the coast and a waterfall hike to the 'Three Pools'
- A variety of marine life can be seen around the reefs including tropical fish, lobster, corals, and much more
- Other optional excursions through the school include visits to the Rainforest or a Crocodile River tour
- You will have plenty of time to kick back on the surf beaches and relax or practice your new found skills
- Just let the school know during your stay which activities you’d like to join and they will be happy to help you to organise your trip

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