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Address: Calle Real | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2653 0359
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Description: WAYRA Instituto de Espanol is located in the popular beach town Tamarindo...
WAYRA Instituto de Espanol is located in the popular beach town Tamarindo, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. WAYRA offers different Spanish immersion programs and a variety of accommodation possibilities. It's open classrooms in the tropical garden create a relaxing, green atmosphere and all teachers are local, native Spanish speakers. To make your trip complete, the school organizes different activities and tours so you can get the best out of your time in Tamarindo and Costa Rica. To not forget, WAYRA is the only DELE examination center in the Guanacaste province. So for DELE exams and preparation courses you are at the right address.
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I spent only two weeks at WAYRA, but I learned a ton and had a bunch of fun. I attended four hours of morning classes and one hour of private lessons for medical Spanish each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Matt P
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I spent only two weeks at WAYRA, but I learned a ton and had a bunch of fun. I attended four hours of morning classes and one hour of private lessons for medical Spanish each afternoon. Class sizes are small — I had three peers the first week and only one the second — and the curriculum is geared entirely... More 

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Boulder
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I wanted to gain as much Spanish as I could in a short time period. This school is not geared for a bit of conversational learning so it was more intensive then I expected. (Not a bad thing-just be prepared!) Because the classrooms are open air you are surrounded by greenery and fauna (think howler monkeys, birds,and bugs) and it... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

WAYRA is located about 4 blocks from the main street of Tamarindo, so it is very easy to get to. Lodging is available with host families and at the school, but if you really want to learn Spanish, you want to live with a host family. The families that host students for WAYRA are great and take much care to... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I sent my son, just barely 15, to Wayra to study for two weeks. He was well taken care of and learned a lot. Terrific experience for him.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I spent 1 week at WAYRA this past May and overall enjoyed my experience, although I do have a few comments in ways I hope the school and environment can improve. When I was originally choosing between schools there were a few factors that I wish I had read in reviews, so I'm going to break it down in the... More 

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Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

After studying at WAYRA in 2005 I decided to go back to Tamarindo to brush up my Spanish and I can say that I had again a great time there and was able to improve my Spanish quickly. This time I decided to stay in a student house where I was able to live together with other students. I can... More 

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My kids spent at week at WAYRA in a private 4-hour morning class. While a week is by no means long enough to really learn much, they still had a very positive experience. They learned a lot of vocabulary and had fun. At the end of the week, my daughter said she wanted to come back again. The kids teacher,... More 

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Wayra2013, General Manager at WAYRA Instituto de Espanol, responded to this review

Dear AlejoHouston, we are very glad that your kids enjoyed their children class at WAYRA and we would be very happy to see them again in Tamarindo. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I was fortunate enough to take two weeks of classes here. The teachers were great. They used fun games and lessons to teach us Spanish. The classrooms were awesome, even in the heat of the summer, it was cool being semi-outdoors. The staff also was great at helping me book my weekend travel adventures.

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texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This school is fantastic in many ways.. The staff, location... I really did enjoy it.. However I stayed at La Carolina which is connected to the school and the bones of the house were great.. But ants in the kitchen were no soo great.

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Washington, DC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Following is an exchange with a representative of the Wayra Institute in Tamarindo following an outbreak of Dengue Fever among the students. I am writing to you rather than posting something on Trip Advisor at this time. As you might recall my wife and I spent a week at Wayra Institute in semi-private lessons several weeks ago. Our experience with... More 

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