Spanish Course in Samara

Spanish Course in Sámara
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Look out beach lovers – Sámara is a tropical beach haven in Costa Rica, beloved by locals and travelers alike. Although small, this town boasts diverse outdoor activities that will satisfy all interests, including backpacking, snorkeling, surfing, canopy tours, dolphin watching, horseback riding, kayaking, and much more!

This safe, relaxed, and reasonably developed small town is located in the province of Guanacaste and is a must-see stop on the Nicoya Peninsula. Approximately 5 hours by bus from San José, or 2.5 hours from Libería, Sámara is a notable gem along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast that is covered with pale sand, relatively calm waves (beginner surfers), and increasing sophistication thanks to ongoing development in the area. For those looking to relax on beautiful, quiet beaches after some Spanish lessons, Sámara’s 4.8 km (3 mile) coastline is a perfect spot. Here, you can wade in shallow waters, stroll the boardwalk’s local shops, beach lounges, restaurants and quaint hotels, and unwind under the tropical palm trees while admiring a vibrant sunset.

What better destination to learn Spanish in than on a beachfront property where you can beat the heat by surfing in the Pacific Ocean, hiking through the lush nature, or dancing into the night in a chill beach lounge?

Sámara has everything needed to make your dream of living in a tropical oasis a reality! Sámara enjoys pleasant weather year-round, however, there are still rainy and dry seasons. Along the Pacific coast, the rainy season is from May to November, with the dry season being from January to May. While the rainy season may seem off-putting, the days are generally sunny and warm through the morning and early afternoon with showers in the afternoon and early evening. North American and European tourists are the most common travelers in Costa Rica and most often visit during winter in their respective country.


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The Spanish school in Sámara is located just a few steps from the white-sand shores of the Pacific and is the only language school in Costa Rica situated right on the beach! Recognized by national travel guide books, the school has two locations in Costa Rica, with the Sámara beach location having opened in 2001.

The beachfront property offers a laid-back, yet interesting atmosphere to learn Spanish. Students can enjoy beach activities, such as surfing, swimming, or simply relaxing under the sun in their free time. Nearby restaurants, open air cafés, and bars provide ample places to relax and chat with friends, drink coffee, or try the delicious local tropical smoothies. The school offers 9 air-conditioned classrooms with an ocean view. It also features modern equipment and communal and outdoors spaces that ensure diverse activities are offered to students. Sometimes, the professors take the students on trips to learn as well, giving students the chance to communicate “en vivo” with locals. Class sizes have a maximum of 6 students per class, which maximizes student talk time and one-on-one attention from the teacher. Students will learn Spanish with a communicative approach, learning to speak in meaningful, real-life situations. Students will be taught appropriate communication in a social and linguistic context. This approach offers a balance of theory and practice, and utilizes different materials (print, video), as well as listening and speaking exercises.

There is also a large open space where different activities are held, including dance classes, yoga, and cultural performances. Students will also have access to a shared kitchen, open-air study areas, hammocks, and a tour services desk. The school has been featured in Lonely Planet as a language school top-pick. Operating with their initial location near San José since 1993, the language school has been providing quality Spanish courses in various formats for over 20 years and provides the upmost professionalism and quality.

As the Spanish language has become more and more important over the years, the language school in Sámara offers special programs which promote speaking as well as listening comprehension. The lessons are divided into twelve different levels (four in each beginner, intermediate and advanced levels) to ensure similar language skills in each class. On the first day of class, you will take a placement test to determine your Spanish skills. Instead of a traditional grammar program, classes are designed to provide balance between theory and practice. The course incorporates all aspects of language acquisition: conversation, grammar, reading, listening, writing, general comprehension and idiomatic expressions, and utilizes distinct materials in doing so.

Students will gain linguistic confidence as the school tailors each program to what best fits their personal goals. You can choose among three different kinds of courses available for any Spanish level.

  Group Course:
If you like to get to know other international students and study Spanish with them, then the group course is best for you. The class has a maximum of 6 students to ensure personalized instruction and a fitting study environment. The standard group course consists of 20 classes per week, offered in the mornings or in the afternoon. (The Spanish Course can also take place in the afternoon from Monday - Friday)

  Intensive Course:
The intensive course combines the group course and 5 additional private lessons per week. This assures you receive more personalized attention and allows you to review any difficulties or repeat certain topics with your private teacher according to the material in the group course. (The Spanish Course can also take place in the afternoon from Monday - Friday)

  Private Course:
This is the best option if you are looking to book private lessons with a professor for 100% individualized attention. Classes are customized to your needs and they are an excellent option for professionals who seek a specialized vocabulary for specific situations. The private course consists of 10 hours per week. (The Spanish Course can also take place in the afternoon from Monday - Friday)


Key figures of our Spanish Courses in Sámara, Costa Rica:

Booking No.


Course Start Date

Year round, always on Mondays for all Spanish levels

Minimum Stay

2 weeks

Spanish Levels

12 proficiency levels (complete beginner to advanced)


Native Spanish speaker

Class Duration

55 minutes

Group Size

Maximum 6 students

Group Course

20 hours/week

Intensive Course

25 hours/week (20 group + 5 private)

Private Course

10 hours/week

Placement Test

On the first day at school

Language Diploma

Will be issued at the end of the course, stating your acquired proficiency level

Spare Time Activities

Latin dance, surf, cooking, arts, films, conversation hours, tutoring, yoga, and more free of charge. Weekend tours around the country are also offered at a small extra cost.


WIFI Internet at the school

Additional Information

German Bildungsurlaub is offered

An important aspect of a stay abroad is a nice, safe living environment. We hope that students completely immerse themselves in the Costa Rican culture so that they get the most out of their stay in this amazing country. Students can do this by living with a host family, which will provide them the opportunity to really get to know the country, be part of the society, and experience the local culture and cuisine. With a host family, you will have a single room available for you and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner), as well as a laundry service. The families live either within walking distance to the Spanish school, or a few minutes away by bus. Half-board is included in the price.

The Spanish Courses in Sámara/Costa Rica include:
  Consultation of our experienced staff
  Quality Spanish Course in Costa Rica
  Teaching material
  Evaluation test
  Refreshments, coffee and tea at school
  Activity calendar with some free activities
  Orientation kit
  English-speaking local support
  24/7 Emergency Number
  Free internet access at school
  Language certificate
  Advisery concerning adequate travel insurance
  Flight booking service (optional and for free)

If booked:
  Single room, homestay (half-board)
  Airport pick-up in San José and transfer to Sámara, incl. 1 night in Heredia (if necessary)

What’s not included:
  Travel health insurance
  Local travels


Program / Duration





Group Course
(20 hrs / week)

650 USD

975 USD

1,300 USD

295 USD

Intensive Course
(20+5 hrs / week)

910 USD

1,365 USD

1,820 USD

425 USD

Private Course
(10 hrs / week)

520 USD

780 USD

1,040 USD

260 USD

Host Family

370 USD

555 USD

740 USD

185 USD

Surf course

to be arranged
on site




 One week accommodation corresponds to 7 days and 6 nights.


Airport Pick-up*

100 USD

Travel Health   Insurance  

more info here

*Airport pick-up in San José, transfer to Sámara, 1 night in Heredia (if necessary)

Holidays 2019:
Jan 01, Apr 11 - 19, May 01, Jul 25, Aug 15, Sept 15, Oct 12, Dec 21 - Jan 05, 2020. Classes will not be reschedulded.

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