Spanish School in Costa Rica - Live the language & have of fun!

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Spanish School Pura Vida is a language school located in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in the south-east part of Costa Rica, a hidden town surrounded by exotic nature, almost virgin beaches and populated by friendly locals and well-travelled expats.

We offer a unique language immersion experience, our approach is very simple: to have you speaking from day 1 and get you exposed to multiple situations by which you understand the language better and get a dive into the Latin culture.

Here you will enjoy your days by spotting new animals almost every day, discover untouched areas of the jungle, bask under the sun on a beautiful beach, do surf, rafting, kayak and a ton more of fun activities. And of course, you will also learn Spanish and make friends with locals and travellers like you.

Highlights
  • Discover Puerto Viejo's natural wonders!
  • Make long lasting friendships among locals.
  • Improve your Spanish and understand Latin culture!

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8 Rating
based on 4 reviews
  • Instruction 8.8
  • Support 8.8
  • Fun 6.8
  • Housing 7.8
  • Value 7.5
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Roman
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Erste Worte in Spanisch

Bevor wir Costa Rica bereisen, wollten wir die Basics der Landessprache lernen.
Wir hatten waehrend zwei Wochen eine Doppellektionen pro Tag. So konnten wir die notwendigen Basics lernen. Wir konnten mit unserer Lehrerin besprechen, bei was wir noch etwas mehr Unterstuetzung benoetigen. Die Unterlagen fuer den Unterricht werden von der Schule gestellt.
Die Anlage, in welcher sich die Schule befindet, ist wunderschoen und ruhig. Im Garten gibt es viele Pflanzen und Voegel zu beobachten. Die Anlage befindet sich am Rande von Puerto Viejo und ist somit schoen ruhig aber immer noch sehr gut erreichbar.
Die Mitarbeiter und Mitarbeiterinnen der Schule sind immer freundlich und hilfsbereit.
Puerto Viejo als Ort ist sehr empfehlenswert. Unterschiedliche Straende sind leicht erreichbar. Ebenfalls gibt es unzaehlige Restaurants und Cafes.

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giulia
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

scuola pura vida consigliata

Translation:
I highly recommend the puravida school, because it can satisfy all needs. I started with a basic group course and having seen my skills in learning Spanish I immediately blew up, doing private lessons. I had classes every afternoon and I had the space to learn more about things that do not they were clear. I learned a lot and helped me to unblock my tensions in speaking the language, because if before starting school I would passively live everything around me, after the lessons, I managed to launch myself in talking with everyone. I thank very much this school and especially my profesora ISMINI because it was able to help me and understand my difficulties throughout the duration of the course. If you are uncertain, this school and a certainty, it may seem expensive but I guarantee you that it has a very good quality price ratio!

Giulia

Consiglio vivamente la scuola puravida, perche riesce a soddisfare tutte le esigenze. Io ho iniziato con un corso base di gruppo e avendo visto le mie abilita nell apprendere lo spagnolo mi hanno subito fatto saltare di livello, facendomi fare lezioni private.Ho avuto lezioni tutti i pomeriggi e ho avuto lo spazio per approfondire le cose che non mi erano chiare. Ho imparato molto e mi ha aiutata nel sbloccare le mie tensioni nel parlare la lingua, perche se prima di iniziare la scuola vivevo passivamente tutto quello che mi circondava, dopo le lezioni, sono riuscita a lanciarmi nel parlare con tutti. Ringrazio molto quetsa scuola e soprattutto la mia profesora ISMINI perche e stata in grado di aiutarmi e comprendere le mie difficolta durante tutta la durata del corso. Se sei incerto, questa scuola e una certezza, puo sembrare cara ma ti garantisco che ha un ottimo rapporto qualita prezzo!
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Giulia

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liv
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

my time in pura vida

I found Pura vida very easy to find and the overall wedbsite was structured and easy to figure out. I recieved 3 private lessons for the price of the course instead of 4 hour class lessons. This gave me the possiblity to work more intensly with the things I found difficult and it was possible to have many conversations with my teacher, thus making me feel more comfortable speak, which was one of the things I needed to work on.
My teacher was very sweet and understanding. She listened to what I wanted to work with and gave me a lot of home work when I asked for it.}
The place Pura vida is located central but still away from the main road so it is not noisy, ehich is nice. The staff were all very friendly and encouraging for you to speak spanish.

Heidi
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

I had a great time at Spanish school Pura Vida. In quite a short period of time I learned a lot of grammar and words. During the lessons, we focused on reading, speaking, listening and writing. I took some private lessons, so the material could easily be adjusted to my level of experience. Although it was quite intensive to go to class every day and to do some homework every day as well, it has beens so useful!! It was a nice way to improve my spanish language skills, and its definitely going to help me during the rest of my trip through the South of America. I will keep on practicing the school material on my own to improve my spanish language skills even more. I would recommend the school to other travellers as well.