Study Spanish on the Beach in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica!
95% Rating
(13 Reviews)

Study Spanish on the Beach in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica!

Maximo Nivel now has our Spanish language program on the beach in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica! Combine fun in the sun with Spanish language immersion by signing up for a SCUBA certification course, surfing lessons, or just heading down to the beach after class. We offer group and private classes for travelers and language learners from all over the world.

We are located just a 10 minutes bus ride from the famous Manuel Antonio National Park and Beach, which are absolutely irresistible. If you are headed straight to the beach after class, we even have lockers available for you to store your books.

Come enjoy the 'Pura Vida' life with us!

Locations
North America » Costa Rica
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Apartment
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Hostel
Hotel
Currency
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  • Instruction
    91%
  • Support
    95%
  • Fun
    95%
  • Housing
    95%
  • Value
    81%

Program Reviews (13)

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Madison
Female
20 years old
United States
Minnesota State University- Mankato

Manuel Antonio

10/10

I loved it here! The teachers are great. They love what the do and are very helpful. Not many students attend here, so students can get a lot of help with whatever they need. They have several different free activities you outside of classes. I stayed with a host family and I loved the experience. My mom here was very helpful and loved to cook for us.
I learned a lot and fell in love with the people that live here.
I highly recommend!

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Shari
Female
63 years old
Coppell, Texas
University of Texas- Dallas

Manuel Antonio COSI Experience

10/10

The experience was so amazing that I added a 4th week of lessons! Karen and Celeste are exemplary professionals and keep the school running smoothly. They're always willing to answer questions or provide help. Darlene keeps the schol spotless and makes sure there's always coffee and tea. My instructors were patient and so very helpful and encouraging. I enjoyed Carlos and Shirley but I especially adore Alexandra!! She is an excellent teacher!!!
I would love to return for more!

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Skye
Female
22 years old
Manual Antonio
Syracuse University

A Small Piece of Paradise

9/10

I really enjoyed my time in Manual Antonio. My host family Mayela's house was amazing and I really enjoyed her and her family. The school was very helpful in every way they could be. I would have liked to receive more information about where I was staying before I got there. I didn't received that until after I was living there. Other then that my experience was really great. There were a lot of great people and I learned a lot of Spanish and about the Costa Rican culture. Thanks for everything!!

How can this program be improved?

Give students more information before they get there and organize weekend activities that are free for students. Playing fútbol somewhere or drinks on Friday night.

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Sophia
Female
17 years old
Costa Rica
Portland State University

Experience of a life time

10/10

The month I have spent in Costa Rica with Maximo Nivel has been the best experience of my life. I have been emursed into the culture of the country and significantly improved my Spanish speaking skills. The activities were all amazing, unique and friendship building. The relationships I have formed here has improved my life and I will forever be thankful to Maximo for that. I would definitely recommend traveling with Maximo Nivel

How can this program be improved?

More time to hang out with friends. The relationships are so great I wish I had more time with them :)

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Jan
Male
27 years old
Manuel Antonio
Other

Great Language School!

9/10

I studied Spanish at Intermediate Level at COSI/Maximo Nivel in Manuel Antonio for two weeks.
I had a great time, the teachers give exellent classes and I made a lot of progress during this week. My experience was complemented by a fantastic Host Family. There was plenty of delicious food and a comfortable room with en-suite bathroom.
During free time, the beaches and the national park of Manual Antonio is very close and easily accessible by bus.
I can definitely recommend this school.

How can this program be improved?

All fine!

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Peter
Male
66 years old
Germany
Other

¡Una experiencia inolvidable!

10/10

Si quieres aprender el idioma español de manera animada, tal y como se habla en la vida cotidiana, es la mejor manera! Los profesores de idiomas - todos hablantes nativos - son muy competentes. Y también fuera de enseñanza sofisticada, encontrarás una gran oportunidad para escuchar a español y hablar. Por ejemplo en la familia local, donde se está muy bien situado. ¡Más auténtico no se puede experimentar una cultura extranjera!

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Cassie
Female
23 years old
Coopersburg

Maximo Nivel

10/10

Maximo Nivel has been a great time while I have been able to find myself. The instructor, students, staff, and fellow classmates make this course much easier to deal with and excel in. I am forever grateful for being able to come here and learn as much as I have. I would recommend 10/10 times to come to Costa Rica for this course because it is such a gorgeous area and it exceeded my expectations.

How can this program be improved?

possibly extending the program length.

Alex
Female
Houston, Texas

maxium nival

10/10

this was an amazing experience, i would love to come again. everything was amazing and comfortable. the area is safe and beautiful. there is amazing people who i am more than happy to know. I learned so much like foreign money, different cultures and the way of like for others. i decently recommend this trip to anyone and everyone who wants to see the world. it helps with so many thing just to acutely see the world around you.

How can this program be improved?

I would say if the teachers knew a little more English it would help with understanding concepts and learn Evan more

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Neelesh
Male
15 years old
Friendswood, Texas

Learn Spanish in Costa Rica

9/10

This is a great program to learn spanish abroad. I personally have learned a lot about the Costa Rican culture and also a lot about myself. This program was also fun because I got to learn a whole entire city and where to go and stay out of trouble. In this program you also learn how to stay out of trouble and fend for yourself. Also the teaches here are some of the best spanish teachers in the world. All of the families here are so nice and help you a lot. My family cooked great food and helped me with everything. It is so pretty i truly enjoyed my experience at COSI Maximo Nivel.

How can this program be improved?

Not very much was wrong except for the food offered. There could be more food, but that is unnecessary.

Nicholas
Male
17 years old
Houston, Texas

Maximo Nivel - COSI

9/10

En COSI hay maestros muy buenas y familias muy buenas. Yo aprendo mucho en mi clase de Español, mi profesora es Taykira. La escuela esta muy bien. La comida en Costa Rica es muy bien tambien. En la escuela ellos dan usted recesa mucho y usted va al supermercado y compra comida. La clase es cinco horas y en la tarde, cual da usted tiempo a hacer cosas.

In COSI there are very good teachers and very good families. I learned a lot in my Spanish class and my teacher was Taykira. The school was very good. In Costa Rica the food is very good too. In the school they give you a lot of recess where you can go to the supermarket and buy things. The class is 5 hours in the afternoon which gives you time to do things in the morning.

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Julia
Female
40 years old
Friendswood, TX

Quepos Classes

8/10

I barely knew any Spanish at all, but now I know more than if I had used google translate to study rather than school! It really isn't a school, but a huge family separated only by 3 levels of classes, being begginers, intermediate, and advanced. Though we all learn similar things at the same time, like animals for example! Begginers learn basic animals like perro and gato, intermediate learn a little more difficult animals such as loro and araña, while advanced learn harder animals like mariposa and águila! All in all, it's a fantastic school, so come be apart of our family, por favor?

How can this program be improved?

Teachers learning a bit more English and A.C., but that might just be me being picky.

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Davis
Male
19 years old
Asheville North Carolina

My Spanish experiance with Maximo Nivel

9/10

I had a great time learning spanish with the servises provided by Maximo Nivel. They were suportive and their teachers and staff were very helpful. Throughout the day the staff would check on you and see if you needed anything, and if they could, they would provide assistance in learning spanish by speaking spanish with us and helping us translate english words and sentences to spanish. I had a fantastic time with Maximo Nivel and I would strongly recomend it to others that had a desire to learn spanish.

How can this program be improved?

Make sure to screen the host familes extensivly before alowing a family to stay with them.

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Lindsey
Female
32 years old
San Jose, Costa Rica

Teaching English Program in San Jose, Costa Rica

10/10

I have had a wonderful experience with Maximo Nivel in Costa Rica and can't say enough great things about this organization. The staff is extremely helpful, supportive, friendly, and very passionate about what they do. It is inspiring working with such dedicated individuals and I feel very lucky to have been a part of the Maximo Nivel family for 3 months. Everything from the project placement to host family stays were well organized and they make the transition of coming to a new country a very smooth process. On my very first day in San Jose, my fears were put to rest. I received information about where I was going to be teaching, what other volunteers would be with me, orientation to the city, a course on how to teach abroad, safety tips, where to exchange money, and much more. I was also accompanied by Maximo staff to my project placement later that day. I was showed where to catch the bus, and introduced to everyone who I would be working with at the church for the next 3 months. Teaching abroad has been such a challenging experience given the language barrier with the children as well as learning how to manage a classroom. However, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The highlights of teaching abroad have been working with the children everyday and meeting people from all over the world who want to make a difference. There are also great opportunities to travel on the weekends and many other social outings during the week to get involved in. It has been such a memorable experience and I have Maximo Nivel to thank for that. Muchas gracias!

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Máximo Nivel (Maximum Level)—The Intercultural Center of Latin America

Máximo Nivel is a family-owned, social enterprise founded in 2003. Our three intercultural centers are locally-based organizations focused on international education and cross-cultural experiences. Our programs include: Volunteer Abroad, International Internships, TEFL Certification, and Spanish Language

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