Learn Spanish Costa Rica
Improve your Spanish quickly, affordably, and memorably
Learn Spanish with classes, then practice with locals while enjoying warm, welcoming, and wonderful Costa Rica! This program offers a variety of course packages for all levels and a range of accommodation options, including recommended homestays, which include breakfast and dinner prepared by your host. Classes take place Monday through Friday and you can stay as many weeks as you want!
In an effort to increase opportunities for learning abroad we're hosting information about Maximo Nivel in Costa Rica. When signing up you will register directly with their team.
Manuel Antonio or San José, Costa Rica
Start any weekend throughout the year
Sign up at least one month before your desired travel date
One week or more
In person programs start at $195. Online classes also available
- Must be 18 years+
Classes for All Levels
Monday - Friday classes focus on conversational language or areas of your choice
Access to School 7 Days/Week
Comfortable areas to study, community of students, friendly staff, and social activities
Book weekend getaways with help from the local team
Friends from Around the World
Meet other students from across the globe
Variety of Comfortable Lodging Options
Choose from host families, hotels, or hostels
Enroll through Maximo Nivel’s booking system and someone from their team will reach out.
Discuss your program preferences with your Maximo Nivel coordinator, finalize and pay for your program.
Book your flight, provide your itinerary details to your coordinator, and travel to Costa Rica!
Arrival & Orientation
If studying in San José, a program representative will meet you at the airport (SJO) on Sunday and will transport you to your host family’s home (or alternative accommodation). If studying in Manuel Antonio, you can arrive a day early and spend a night with a host family in San José before heading out to Manuel Antonio by bus (included). Your hosts will make sure you know how to get to the office Monday morning for a brief orientation session and informal placement exam.
Classes take place with certified, native Spanish-speaking teachers and happen at the beautiful Maximo Nivel facilities in San José (city vibe) or Manuel Antonio (beach vibe). You’ll choose between group or private lessons, or both, and study for anywhere between 1 and 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday. You’ll meet with a staff member on your first day to establish the most appropriate class according to your language level, whether you’re a complete beginner or already conversational.
Choose from several accommodation options through the Maximo Nivel program, or arrange your own. If you book through the program we recommend host family accommodation, which includes breakfast and dinner 7 days/week. It’s a great way to get a bit more language practice with your hosts and meet other travelers at the same time.
If you prefer, hostel or hotel accommodation options are also available. Please inquire when completing the initial interest form linked above.
Accommodation for friends, couples, and groups can be arranged.
Weekends, Free Time, & Departure
Weekends are free to explore Costa Rica or arrange excursions. At least once per week, the program has an activity (salsa dancing, cooking class, etc.) to bring participants together. Your program will end the morning of your final Saturday; if you need to arrange an extra night or two, this can be added at an additional cost.
Please inquire with Maximo Nivel for the latest pricing but in general, a week of classes starts at around $200 and host family accommodation can be added for about $200/week as well. Discounts are available for stays of 4+ weeks.