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Learn Spanish in Sámara Beach

Learn Spanish in Sámara Beach, a tropical paradise where incredibly clear, tempting waters meet soft white sands. There could be no better place to relax after your Spanish lessons at our school! This beautiful bay is also perfect for windsurfing, snorkelling and scuba diving - meet Costa Rica’s exotic marine life up close! Explore further inland and you’ll find an extraordinary diversity of landscapes and animals, from rain forests full of flamboyant birds to pristine lagoons where rare manatees and turtles swim. You’ll also find the town of Nicoya close by, which is a fascinating mixture of indigenous and colonial influences.

Studying at our Sámara Beach school, in a maximum class size of just six students, your Spanish will soon improve! Costa Ricans are famed for their friendliness, and the locals will be more than happy to help you practice your Spanish!

Our school in Sámara Beach

15 classrooms
Student computers
Private gardens with cabanas and lounging areas
Sheltered terrace
Kitchen for preparing drinks and snacks
Film room for watching Spanish movies
Bicycle storage
Some wheelchair-accessible classrooms
Course materials included
Wi-Fi throughout the building
Member of NAFSA
Founder of the CREAR non-profit project
Approved for Bildungsurlaub programmes


Our school on the beach
Students in school garden
Students inside the school
Teachers at our school

Our school in Sámara Beach is right on the beach! Classrooms in the modern school building are all well-equipped, air-conditioned and boast stunning ocean views. Spanish classes sometimes take place in the school’s own lush gardens, or even on the beach itself! The school also has a kitchen, study and lounge areas, and free Internet access.

Location: seafront, Sámara
Nearest convenience store: 110 m
Nearest café: 600 m
Nearest metro stop: N/A
Nearest bus stop: 650 m (Parada de Buses Sámara)
Distance from train station: N/A
Distance from airport: 106 km (Liberia Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport)

Courses in Sámara Beach

Available courses

    The Standard Spanish Course in Sámara Beach offers you 20 Spanish lessons each week, giving you plenty of personal time with your teachers. If you’d like the totally undivided attention of your tutors, our school’s program of Private Lessons is ideal! Or enjoy the best of both options with our Combined Course. This course combines group lessons with one-to-one sessions, in which you can concentrate on your own particular needs.

    Help the local community as you learn Spanish in Sámara Beach! Our school can arrange volunteering opportunities in areas such as animal care, paramedic work, English tuition, social work, conservation and radio production, to name but a few. Volunteer Work will help you really get to know Costa Rica, its people, culture and language!

    If you have any questions about our Spanish courses, please contact us.


    Available accommodation

    • Host Family

    The best way to speed up the learning process is to practice your Spanish as much as possible. Stay with one of our school’s host families, and you’ll be using your Spanish all the time! The school takes great care to select only the most hospitable families, and all host family accommodation is regularly checked. You’ll experience the Costa Rican way of life and cuisine at first hand, with breakfast and dinner provided every day. You may prefer to live in the hotel right next to our school, which has air-conditioning, a large outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, bar and TV lounge. Share a hotel room with other students from the school, socialising with people from all over the world, or have your own private space in a private hotel room.


    There’s always something new and exciting to do in Sámara Beach! Activity coordinators at the school organise surfing, dolphin and turtle watching, hiking trips, school parties, music and theatre shows, football matches and much more! Latin dance and music classes, exercise sessions, cookery lessons and movie-nights are also regularly offered. Use ‘intercambios’ to meet local Costa Rican English language students - a chance for everyone to improve their language skills!

    Weekend excursions introduce you to some of Costa Rica’s glorious natural sights. Visit dramatic volcanoes, gorgeous, totally unspoilt beaches and the beautiful Monteverde Cloud Forest, with its amazing selection of wildlife!

    How to get there

    Transfers are available from Sámara-Carillo, Liberia or Juan Santamaria airports, for an extra fee.

    Location of our school in Sámara Beach


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    4.9 / 5
    Average score for our school in Sámara Beach based on 14 previous client reviews.

    Student reviews & feedback

    The school was extremely good: All modern facilities and good and well trained teachers and staff. My accomodation was fine, clean and nice and my host was friendly and nice, too.

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    It was lots of fun. Although the heat and humidity was too much, the experience itself was unforgettable.

    It was really great, and I was really emotional when I had to leave.

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    Very good teachers, great school, everybody wants you to be happy. Lovely host-family, meals were great. Samara is a nice little and safe town, i absolutely recommend that school!

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    The course was fantastic! A really professional school and really made a huge difference! I can now read, understand, speak in Spanish. The teachers and staff were excellent and the extra curricular activities offered by the school made a huge difference as well. Can't recommend it enough! Just fabulous!

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    The school was wonderful and the teachers were all fantastic, and i would recommend the school to anyone. The lessons were always fun and dynamic and 100% in espanol!

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    The teachers were very friendly, the subject (grammar) was simple and clear, I made good progress. The school was a very nice place. My host family was very friendly.

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    P. Just De La Paisières

    The course was excellent. Everything was in Spanish. The teachers were patient, explained everything with gestures and examples. The staff was very friendly and the school organized tons of stuff for all students. I can recommend this to everyone! My accomodation was very good. The host family was very friendly, the location was beautiful, the family explained everything with gestures if needed and they showed me a piece of Costa Rican culture. Best time of my life!

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    J. Cooper

    The teachers were all really fun and they used lots of different learning methods….games, interviews, 'who am I?', etc. The course was totally in Spanish, with a small group of other students. The host family I stayed with were great. My room way clean, cool and had a desk to work at. My meals were all good, lots of variety. They were friendly and only spoke Spanish which helped me practice.

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    School statistics

    Nationality (%)

    Australia (4.0)
    Austria (0.6)
    Canada (9.8)
    Costa rica (0.7)
    England (2.7)
    Germany (9.6)
    Netherlands (2.8)
    Switzerland (9.8)
    Usa (54.7)
    * Statistics considered correct at the time of publishing

    Prices for Sámara Beach

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    NOTE: The start dates marked (b) are suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.

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