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Spanish and Surfing in Puntaneras

from £512 pp

Costa Rica, Puntarenas Province

7 Days

Max 8 people

Spanish and Surfing in Puntaneras

What You'll Do

Split your time between learning the Spanish language and indulging your need for adrenaline while surfing the waves on this exhilarating 6-night course located near the beautiful Jacó beach in Costa Rica; learn these two skills at a fun and social school with like-minded travellers.

Immerse yourself in cultural Spanish classes and surf some of the best surf in Costa Rica on this exhilarating 1 week course.

Your Spanish course will be taught by highly qualified native Spanish speakers who have a passion for teaching and use proven teaching techniques. Classes are small to ensure personal attention to accelerate your learning. With an emphasis on fun lessons and Spanish conversation, you’ll see your confidence improve each day.

Optional language labs are offered daily with your teachers, which are designed to reinforce the work you’ve covered in class through games, conversation or homework assistance.

Costa Rica is home to some of the best surfing in the world and the areas of Jaco Beach and Hermosa are widely regarded as having the most consistent surf in the country. Enjoy a wide variety of breaks and plenty of un-crowded waves to take your skills to the next level on a surf holiday with a difference.

Taught by highly qualified instructors who are passionate about surfing, you’ll be glad you discovered this thrilling sport. Your instructors wait for the perfect surf conditions before beginning their surf lessons, so that you really get the most out of your time on the waves.

Accommodation is included in the popular student residence. The student residence is a great place to hang out with other students at the school and is just minutes from Jaco beach and the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Experience
Highlights

Small group Spanish lessons with native Spanish speaking instructors

Learn to surf on Costa Rica's near-perfect beaches & warm waters

Includes accommodation in a popular student residence near the beach

Your Local Host:

Brian & team

Brian heads up a team of tutors at this friendly school, which has been teaching 4 main fun activities since 1997. Located in its own private school residence in a quiet neighbourhood, it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the nearest beach.

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Experience Itinerary

Arrival

Arrive at the student residence, relax, and meet your fellow students!

Accommodation
– During your course you’ll stay in the popular student residence in the school grounds
– Prices are based on arrivals on the Sunday before your course starts and end on the Saturday morning after your course has finished
– It’s located just a few minutes walk from the beach in a quiet neighbourhood close to the centre of Jacó
– Decorated in tropical hardwoods and bamboo, stained glass and mosaic floors, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Costa Rican way of life
– If you are travelling solo, you can either can share a room with 1 other guest (of the same sex) and between you will have a private bathroom or if you are a solo traveller, you can book a private room for an extra supplement and note that these rooms sell out fast during peak season (December-March and May-August)
– Rooms are safe and clean and have air conditioning, ceiling fans, hot water, fridges and all students share a basic kitchen and communal areas

Room options in the residence
Standard shared rooms
A great option for travellers on a budget. All shared rooms are double occupancy with twin single beds. Solo travellers will be paired with a roommate of the same sex.

Private rooms
Book yourself your own bedroom, just for you, by making a standard shared room private.

Deluxe private room
For an additional supplement, this option is great for couples or solo travellers looking to treat themselves! These rooms have a comfortable king size bed and all the features of a standard room plus a complimentary bath towel service.

A Typical Day

Your classes will take place on Monday to Friday, and the exact times will be confirmed during your stay

Surfing lessons
– Your surfing lessons fit around the tides and the best times to surf and are usually held at 4pm daily but this can change depending on the weather conditions
– Surfing classes last 2 hours per day depending on your fitness level and take place at the best surf points for the weather conditions
– All transportation to local surf spots is included

Spanish language
– You will have 2 group lessons per day from Monday to Friday
– You have the option to join the teacher again later in the day for a one hour lesson in the language lab designed to help you learn more Spanish through games, readings, conversation practice, culture and history lessons

Accommodation

You will spend each night at the popular student residence near the beach.

Departure

Check out and bid farewell to an incredible week in Costa Rica!

Reviews (1)

Jennifer Carey

Monday 9th March, 2020

Great, loved it, like summer camp for adults. I'd definitely come back.

Great, loved it, like summer camp for adults. I'd definitely come back.

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Location Information

Since 1997, this friendly school has been bringing travellers together to learn Spanish, surf, photography and yoga under one roof. Your school and lovely accommodation is located just a few minutes walk from the beach in a quiet neighbourhood close to the centre of Jacó, on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Decorated in tropical hardwoods and bamboo, stained glass and mosaic floors, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Costa Rican way of life.

Getting there

Please note that prices for the holidays do not include flights. We recommend using www.skyscanner.net to check flights.

Nearest airport:
San Jose (SJO)

If your plane arrives after 4pm, we strongly suggest taking a taxi to Jaco. Alternatively, arrive into San Jose on the Saturday before the course, stay overnight and travel on to Jaco the next day. However, you won’t necessarily save money this way so please consider

  • 6 nights in student residence accommodation
  • 2 hours of surfing instruction daily from Monday to Friday
  • 2 Spanish language lessons each day from Monday to Friday (10 hours in total)
  • 1 hour per day in the optional Spanish language labs (5 hours in total)
  • Transportation to the beach and surf points
  • All equipment for surf classes during the lessons
  • Text book for Spanish language classes

FAQs

- Suitable for all levels of Spanish from complete beginners to advanced Spanish speakers
- Surf lessons are suitable for all levels
- Must be able to swim
- Minimum age 18

- Most people on these holidays travel solo as they make great singles holidays
- This school in Costa Rica is really social and the focus is on making friends, learning a new skill and most importantly, having fun!
- The school organises a host of social & cultural activities to help you get to know your classmates
- This holiday is perfect for solo travellers to meet like-minded students
- There is NO single supplement for solo travellers who are happy to share a room with another solo traveller of the same sex
- However, if you would prefer your own room, this can be booked for an additional supplement subject to availability

- Classes start weekly and run year round
- Accommodation is included in the price of this course, you'll check-in on the Sunday before the course starts and check out the Saturday after the course ends
- Your classes will take place Monday to Friday

- On your first day, you will take a short level test
- This test will assess your understanding of the language and will help the course organisers to place you in the right group class for your level

- There is so much to see and do around the area of Jaco Beach
- You can choose to take a field trip kayaking and snorkelling along the coast and a waterfall hike to the 'Three Pools'
- A variety of marine life can be seen around the reefs including tropical fish, lobster, corals, and much more
- Other optional excursions through the school include visits to the Rainforest or a Crocodile River tour
- You will have plenty of time to kick back on the surf beaches and relax or practice your new found skills
- Just let the school know during your stay which activities you’d like to join and they will be happy to help you to organise your trip