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WAYRA Instituto de Espanol

Calle Real | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0359
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Ranked #63 of 86 Activities in Tamarindo
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: WAYRA Instituto de Espanol is located in the popular beach town Tamarindo, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. WAYRA offers different Spanish... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

I have mixed reviews about my 3 week stay at WAYRA. I had a wonderful first week with my professor and learned a lot of Spanish, specifically tailored towards what interested the class most. However, my second week was much slower, with a different teacher, and we learned very little new material. I complained to the school that I wasn't... More

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Wayra2013, Director of Sales at WAYRA Instituto de Espanol, responded to this review

Dear Annie First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time and write a review about your experience at WAYRA. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with the host family and that you were satisfied with your first week of Spanish classes. We are wondering why you wrote that you have... More

Frankfurt, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I spent six weeks at WAYRA Tamarindo and didn't regret it once. I had a very nice time and learned a lot. I chose the school mainly because it seemed fitting in with Costa Rica. It looked like I imagined a school to be, open, green, lot of nature... And it was better then expected. I felt within nature and... More

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Denver
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Pleasant and beneficial experience! I am currently a student at Wayra and arrived nine days ago. My experience has been very pleasant and beneficial. The staff is extremely friendly, knowledgable and helpful. Professors challenge students in a friendly manor, but are not hesitant to recommend repeating a class level or moving people from one level to the next if they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I attended Wayra for two weeks. I had taken one year in Spanish before in high school about 10 years ago. The classrooms are in open air beautiful gardens with about 5 or 6 students a class. They are taught pretty much all in Spanish so you are fully immersed in the lessons. At first it was a little overwhelming... More

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

Thank you very much for your review Kristina! We appreciate the effort. It was great having you with us and we look forward seeing you again in the near future. More

Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I signed up for two weeks intensive Spanish language course in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. I didn't know what to expect and was nicely surprised by the quality of teaching and the stunning beauty of this place. There are open air classrooms in a lush tropical garden. I stayed in the school grounds, some 200 meters from the beach. The owners... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I just finished a 2-week intensive language course, including conversation lessons for an additional two hours per day. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the experience. The accommodations (I stayed at Casa Wayra) were clean and comfortable, easily accessible to beach, services, restaurants, grocery, etc. The food on campus (bkfst is included and lunch is only $5) is really good.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

It is very difficult to review as it totally depends on what you want from your trip. Tamarindo is a party town, it is also very touristy. So if you want to learn Spanish at school but mix it with the party life style then this is the place for you. (If that's what you want I would also recommend... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Wonderful place. The classrooms are gorgeous - they are all open-air in close proximity to nature. I can't imagine the classrooms being more perfect in a tropical setting. From my classroom (and through the palm leaves) I saw lots of white-throated magpie-jays, a few howler monkeys, and a couple iguanas. In addition, there is wireless internet, a climate controlled office... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed the classes and the home stay was a good value. The home stays are in Santa Rosa and Villarreal, which are NOT in Tamarindo. Tamarindo is a big party town and we have small kids so it wasn't a great fit for us but the school was great and even set up daycare for us.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I spent 2 weeks here and it was a really good experience apart from the test at the start which could be conducted in a more friendly manner. All the staff are very nice and easy to talk to. I hugely imoprved my Spanish whilst here.

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