• Costa Rica
    • Heredia
1 - 2 weeks

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Host Family
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
All meals, classes, tours, transportation, class materials, and activities are included in the camp. We provide 24/7 communication with parents and upload photos of the camp daily to instagram and Whatsapp text groups.

Included in the Camp:
• Small Group Spanish classes, 20 hours/week
• Spanish Oral examination to ensure proper Spanish class placement
• Homestay Accommodation – 2 meals/day, laundry, wifi
• Daily cultural activities; dance, yoga, art, cooking, soccer
• Mix of traditional and modern Costa Rica lunch provided daily
• Weekend adventure tours like white water rafting and national park tours
• Airport pick-up and drop-off (from SJO)
• Chaperones 24/7; 7:1 student-chaperone ratio
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals SIM cards Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

Not Included in the Camp:
— Airfare & Travel Insurance
—Spending money for umbrellas, snacks, ice-cream, souvenirs, etc. (we recommend $50/week)

Sep 26, 2022
Nov 10, 2022
23 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Combining intensive Spanish classes, local homestay accommodation, daily cultural activities, and weekend adventure tours, the Teen Spanish Summer Camp fully immerses students in Costa Rica’s culture, language, and natural beauty.

The camp emphasises studying and acquiring Spanish through cultural immersion. Students will not only walk away with an increased confidence in speaking Spanish, but also with a worldly and cultural perspective on life… and an adventure to share with everyone back home!

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Program Highlights

  • Gain Spanish fluency by living with a local family and seeing the real way of life in Costa Rica.
  • Take weekend excursions to rainforests, waterfalls, and volcanos.
  • Meet and study Spanish with other students your age from all over the world.
  • Partake in afternoon activities at the school.
  • Make friends with Costa Ricans who are learning English during weekly conversation class where English and Spanish learners are grouped to practice speaking skills.

Program Dates

Application Deadline
Program Dates

Program Reviews

4.92 Rating
based on 25 reviews
  • 5 rating 92%
  • 4 rating 8%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Growth 4.8
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.95
  • Safety 4.9
Showing 1 - 8 of 25 reviews
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Yes, I recommend this program


i really am thankful for this experience. i have noticed my spanish levels change in just days and i really do care for my peers deeply. i could go on about how this experienced has impacted me as a person in so many good ways. There was never a time where I wasn’t having fun. now when I think of Tico Lingo, I remember all of the loving people I met, and how much they still mean to me. the host families are beyond generous and have made my experience ten times better. i went from not knowing how to have a conversation at the dinner table, to playing games and doing many activities with my host family. I genuinely think of them as my second family. the teachers were so very helpful and interactive with the students. the afternoon activities always put me in a perfect place to test and practice my spanish while also having a good time. traveling with other people around me brought me closer to everyone. this program pushed me outside of my comfort zone to the max, and i think that is what i am most thankful for.

  • spanish knowledge improving
  • making the most of the trip
  • safety
  • there weren’t any!
8 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful experience

This is truly a unique experience, that is unlike any I have ever had. The camp is made so that there is structure to your day, but also a good amount of free time as well. The teachers in the learning are excellent. From my times with them, my Spanish level grew exponentially. The homestay parents are amazing and really do care for the campers. In my experience, I created an bond with my homestay parents that I truly treasure. The food they make, though quite simple, is out of this world. The activities that tico lingo plans are tons of fun. From going to the beach at Manuel Antonio to the animal rescue center; there are activities that make the stay that much worthwhile. I totally recommend doing this program because it is an amazing experience that you will never forget.

  • Amazing teachers that really advance your understanding of the spanish language
  • Heredia is a wonderful and safe city with extremely fun everyday events
  • The trips that are planned out are loads of fun.
  • Two weeks is a little shorter than the perfect time.
10 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Immersion Experience

Going to Costa Rica was my first time out of the country since three years old. And, it couldn’t have been better. I’ve been learning Spanish for four years and have become nearly fluent, so it was great stretching myself. I loved picking up on the idiosyncrasies of the “Tico Spanish” and have made some amazing friendships with camp mates and Costa Ricans alike. The journeys you would go on after Spanish school were always amazing and really made you feel immersed in the country. Overall, 10/10 would recommend for all people looking to improve their Spanish.

  • Great Spanish class program
  • Amazing immersion and Homestay
  • Has exchanges with local schools learning English
13 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Loved the summer teen program

My 13 year old girls had a great time at the Tico Lingo summer teen camp. The structure, the staff, the environment and all of the activities kept them learning and engaged.
This teen camp is all inclusive. The education, accommodations, excursions, activities, and food made the camp easy and affordable.
The kids had supervised freedom. They really grew with the language and the independence. Tico Lingo was organized and helped us with the whole process.
We would definitely take the summer teen camp again.

13 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best camp ever

This experience was one of the best things I have ever done. While learning knowledgeable español we also were going on amazing adventures and learning new things everyday. We learned new things about cultures and other people and what their struggles were and how they lived their lives. It was something i will never forget, and being only 13 i already know that this is an experience I will take with me forward for many years. I loved the people and the camp counselors and my teacher was amazing! I hope to be back to next year.

  • Learned so much Spanish
  • Made a lot of new friends
  • The tours were tons of fun
  • Didn't get along with every camper
  • but that's pretty normal i guess
  • the teachers and the counselors were really really supportive
16 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best program I’ve ever done

I loved this, because of Tico lingo I have a new best two weeks of my life! Cat and Chris were amazing, and so nice! I really hope to come back next year, I learned so much Spanish and made some amazing new friends! Although I do wish we had a later curfew, I loved it here. Chris is being nice, and extremely understanding. If you need to find a place to go, or a place to send your child, I very strongly suggest coming to Costa Rica, and attending tico lingo, for amazing people, fun teachers, and a great time

  • Sooo nice
  • Most fun I’ve had in years
  • Great for meeting new people
  • Not long enough
  • Early curfew
  • having to leave all my new friends so soon
14 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Tico Lingo was awesomeeeee

Tico Lingo was great. The people are so nice and Chris is the nicest and chillest person ever. You study from 8:00-12:00 with breaks. After 12:00 everyone gets lunch (Tico Lingo pays for it) and then you will do the daily activity which are super fun. Chris and Cat are very supportive and fun to hangout with, they do not judge. It was such a good time, I loved meeting all the new people and getting new opportunities to practice spanish! Overall I strongly recommend coming to Tico Lingo if you are under 18 looking to study Spanish.

  • Great activities
  • Homestays provide everything you need (I recommend Sindy)
  • The school is very safe
  • Having to leave at the end of the 2 weeks
  • You might not get along with some people
16 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Tico Lingo was a wonderful and immersive experience!

Wow. That is the only term I can use to describe this camp. I have never experienced anything so well thought out and planned before. Every part of the trip was incredibly fun, entertaining, and well thought out. From the bus rides, to the classroom, and staff, every portion of this camp was perfect. Since Tico Lingo, I have not shut up about my experience, much to the chagrin of my family and friends. My Spanish improved drastically, and I made life long friendships. I have already begun making plans to return next year. 100/10 stars. Couldn’t be happier with my experience!

  • Welcoming
  • Immersive
18 people found this review helpful.

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