Learn Spanish in Manuel Antonio, a stunning national park on Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific coast where the mountains meet the ocean! Home to a vast range of flora and fauna, this rainforest and beach location is perfect for nature lovers who wish to combine their Spanish language course with plenty of time spent outdoors! Made famous by the film Jurassic Park, Manuel Antonio has some of the most spectacular white, sandy beaches on the Pacific coast, and is perfect for snorkeling and swimming! The park is also excellent for both short walks and full-day hikes, and our school can help you arrange some fantastic adventure tours, as in mangrove kayaking, white water rafting and canopy tours! During your time in Manuel Antonio national park, you can certainly expect to see a huge range of wildlife, as the rainforest is home to howler, squirrel and white-faced monkeys, two-toed sloths, coatimundis, raccoons and iguanas, amongst many, many others!
Our school in Manuel Antonio
Our Spanish language school in Manuel Antonio offer fantastic views of the ocean, and is located just 2 miles from the white, sandy beach! All teachers are highly qualified, native speakers who are very experienced in teaching Spanish as a foreign language to students of all levels (from complete beginner to advanced). Group sizes are kept small, with a maximum of eight students per class, to ensure that you receive the individual attention you require to make as much progress as possible during your course.
Courses in Manuel Antonio
If you wish to improve the overall level of your Spanish, then the ‘Standard’ course of 20 group Spanish lessons should be sufficient. Alternatively, if there is a particular area of the language that you wish to focus on, you may like to consider either a course of private lessons, or the ‘Combined’ course of 20 group lessons plus 10 private lessons per week. Our school in Manuel Antonio also offers students the opportunity to combine a period of volunteer work with their Spanish course!
Accommodation is offered in carefully selected host families on a half board basis, giving you the perfect opportunity to practice speaking Spanish with native speakers on an everyday basis! All host families live in a town called Quepos, which is located approximately 2.5 miles from the school. In Quepos, there are a few shops, a small market, banks, bars and restaurants. Students will need to take a bus to school each day.
Whilst you are studying in Manuel Antonio, we are sure that you will want to explore your beautiful surroundings and the fantastic Costa Rican culture! For this reason, our school in Manuel Antonio offers a range of activities, such as dance lessons and museum visits, as well as adventure tours, such as dolphin watching, horseback riding, and scuba diving, amongst many, many others.
How to get there
Most students fly to San Jose Airport, and then take a bus from San Jose to Manuel Antonio. Buses leave San Jose for Manuel Antonio three times a day, usually in the morning, at lunchtime, and in the evening. The bus journey takes 3.5 hours. It may be necessary to arrive in San Jose on the Saturday before your course starts, and then to travel on to Manuel Antonio on the Sunday. In this case, our school in Manuel Antonio can arrange accommodation in San Jose for the Saturday night, as well as your transport to Manuel Antonio on the Sunday. Please contact us for details.