Learning spanish in Costa Rica is a nice cultural activity and immersion is the best way to learn a lot in a short amount of time. Whether you decide to go to the beach, city, volcano or the rainforest there's always a good Spanish school in Costa Rica where you can have fun and live a unique experience.
An added bonus about learning Spanish while traveling is that the school can provide a lot of information and services regarding your travel options around the country. Also, most of the schools offer homestay, internships and volunteering programs. Some even offer academic credits through U.S Universities.
Spanish accent from Costa Rica has been named "extremely pleasing to the ear" in a recent interview to the Director of the most prestigious institution for Spanish in the world.
Choosing a school can be a bit confusing given the amount of options available. It's important to take these issues into account:
Here are a few recommendations by type of location and in alphabetical order:
City/town setting: .
On the Beach:
On the Internet: (For those wanting a 'headstart')