Samara is located on the northern Pacific coast in the Guanacaste region. It is 5km long, lined with palm trees, and enjoys a calm, clear water ocean in a protected coral reef bay. You can swim, dive, snorkel, kayak and surf/ boogie board. Offshore, an island with a deserted beach is accessible by kayak or boat. Samara has also won Costa Rica's prestigious 'Blue Flag' award, given only to the beaches and communities with the cleanest waters and proven environmentally-sound practices.
All of our professors are experienced Spanish language teachers and hold a university degree or higher. All have also been trained in teaching Spanish as a foreign language and continuously attend teaching workshops. Our administrative faculty is bilingual (English/ Spanish).
Extra-curricular activities offered include:
- Latin dance and cooking classes (once a week)
- Conversational interchanges with Tico students
- Optional tours
- Yoga class
- Graduation party at the beach-side cafe.
In their free time students enjoy mountain-biking to nearby beaches or forests, playing pool and darts, trying out the local "bocas" (typical dishes), spending time with friends at a beach-side bar or restaurant, surfing one of the area's many beaches, or enjoying the sunset while riding horses down the beach.
Classes are held in our custom-built campus right on the beach, close to the town center and services. It offers tropical gardens leading to the sand, ranchos, hammocks, social areas, TV lounge, kitchen, and study rooms. Classrooms are fully equipped, air conditioned and have an ocean view.
Courses follow the Heredia program, with emphasis on conversational skills and didactic activities. Every Friday, workshops are offered on political, social and cultural themes; students attend according to preference and Spanish level.
Homestays with local families include breakfast, dinner and laundry, for 7 nights per week, and are a wonderful introduction to rural Costa Rican customs and lifestyles. Families live within walking distance of the school and beach (bikes may also be rented for easy coming and going).
Hotel stays do not include meals, and the fees cover only shared rooms for 5 nights per week (students pay extra for Friday and Saturday nights). Hotel rooms each have a balcony or terrace, private bathroom with hot water, bedside tables, lamp, desk, and ample closet and drawer space. The hotel has a pool, a safe to store valuables, and laundry service (extra cost).
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.
- We also offer tour planning services, involving an additional cost:
* Domestic flights
* Bike or car rental
* Ultralight gliding
* Deep-sea fishing
* Dolphin tours
* Waterfall visits.
- 1 week group classes + activities: $300
- 2 weeks group classes + activities: $555
- 3 weeks group classes + activities: $790
- 4 weeks group classes + activities: $985
- Each additional week classes + activities: $215
- Each Additional week $199
- Private classes: $22/hour
- Home-stay: $155/week.
||Location: Costa Rica
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2006
Client Request Served: 27
M15245 is a language and cultural center devoted to achieving linguistic proficiency in the context of cultural immersion and intercultural education. We seek to cultivate global awareness and cooperation through the sharing of cultures and languages. We believe that participation in our program teaches not only a new...
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