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Language & Adventure › Costa Rica Spanish, 14 days

Live Spanish − nine half-day classes + half days of outdoor adventure, culture and connection with locals. A true immersion experience! A tropical summer for teens in Costa Rica.

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Adventure dates

  • CRS#1: June 30 - July 13
  • CRS#2: July 15 - 28

Other details

  • Trip begins: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Trip ends: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Age range: 15-18

Tuition fees


Price Includes

One CPR and First Aid certified Bold Earth leader, one local Costa Rican guide and one local Costa Rican driver; all ground costs, all ground transportation including airport pickup and drop-off; all camping and camping gear (except sleeping bags, sleep mats and mess kits); all activities and gear listed in the above itinerary; all meals; local gratuities to wait-staff and all hotels or hostels.

Price Doesn’t Include

Flights to/from San Jose, Costa Rica; optional gratuities, extra snacks and souvenirs.

Trip highlights

  • 9 Day Host Family Stay
  • Conversational Spanish Classes
  • Zip-Line, Hike, Jungle Treks
  • Sailing, Snorkeling, Surfing
  • Volcanoes & Hot Springs
  • Hot springs, Waterfalls & Jungle Treks
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Howler Monkeys, Toucans, & Sloths

10 Days: Spanish Classes and Cultural Immersion

Conversational skills and increased confidence are the goals as we attend classes at both Flamingo Beach and in Monteverde. Forget your typical Spanish class! Small classes of 4 participants are led by fun local instructors who help participants improve fluency in an authentic environment. Conversations are enhanced with culture, cooking, field trips and games. During the night, we stay with local host families to practice Spanish, eat home-cooked meals and get a firsthand taste of Costa Rican culture. We wrap up our amazing journey by saying “Pura Vida” to the pristine beaches and our wonderful host families of this Spanish immersion camp!

One Week Amazing Beaches and Rainforest Adventures

Our summer immersion program visits Monteverde Cloud Forest, perched high in the clouds amongst one of the most amazing wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Keep your eyes open for hummingbirds, toucans, sloths and monkeys. On our way from the jungle to the beach, we stop for our community service project with the Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation. Partnering with local schools, we practice our Spanish while helping to build a new playground. Next, we travel to the Pacific Coast where we surf, sail and soak up the sun and white sand of our new home: Flamingo Beach! The combination of summer immersion program and adventure activities make Costa Rica Immersion one of our most popular trips!


Day 1: Group Flight to San Jose

You will be met upon arrival at the San Jose airport by your experienced Bold Earth trip leaders. After a complete gear check to assure that you are prepared for the diverse regions we explore, we load up our custom vehicles and head off to our bed & breakfast near Heredia. During orientation we get to know each other and learn what to expect in the days ahead. Our daily routine, jobs and safety rules are explained, and the process of growing together as a group begins.

Days 2-6:Monteverde

From Heredia, we travel to Monteverde, a small town located in the mountains and famous for its Cloud Forest Reserve. Our tico families here have a much different lifestyle than the families in San Joaquin de Flores. Monteverde is a popular tourist destination. For morning activities we hike in the Santa Elena reserve, trek beneath the high jungle canopy, visit a local coffee plantation, assist with a volunteer project, take Latin cooking classes and play Costa Rica’s favorite sport, soccer.

Days 7-8: Arenal Volcano

We take a break from language classes and host families over the weekend for a trip to the Arenal Volcano. This active volcano is famous for its nearby hot springs. We’ll swim in the hot springs, witness the glowing orange lava, hike to a waterfall and have dinner out on the town.

Days 9-12: Flamingo

We live and study Spanish in the Guanacaste coastal area. We are lucky enough to stay in the beach neighborhood of Flamingo. We will be amongst pristine beaches and scattered mangroves. Flamingo offers insight into typical “tico” (native Costa Rican) lifestyle. We’ll experience what it is like to live in the more rural, and less touristy part of Costa Rica. For morning adventures, we will be swimming, snorkeling, surfing and relaxing on the beach.

Days 13-14: Farewell Costa Rica

All good things must come to an end. Our last day is spent on an incredible snorkeling cruise complete with delicious food and fun places to explore while snorkeling in the ocean. As evening approaches, our last night, we check into a bed and breakfast and celebrate our adventure with a farewell dinner. After a final night to savor our new friendships and memories, we travel to the airport in the morning to say our goodbyes after an incredible Costa Rican summer!

Host Family Homestay


Minimum of one year Spanish study required.
We create the optimal situation to jump from learning to using!
11 days of formal classroom language instruction (3-4 hours a day).
Language tasks are planned for each day: games, cooking, speaking with locals, etc.
Language writing in your trip journal every day.
All local outfitters speak Spanish exclusively.
The home stay is designed for language immersion and fun.
Trip Leaders encourage students to speak Spanish as much as possible.
Trip Leaders are fluent in Spanish.
Every meal, activity and conversation involves Español!

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