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Spanish in Turrialba - Intensive Group

Spanish in Turrialba - Intensive Group

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Take an intensive group Spanish course in the cute little town of Turrialba surrounded by volcanoes, raging rivers and lush, green rain forests.
Nestled amongst world-renowned rivers and misty mountain tops, the small and welcoming town of Turrialba is an ideal location to study Spanish. But don’t let the quaintness of the town fool you; the amount of daily activities and events both indoors and out are numerous. Raft the Pacuare, attend a Swing Criollo dance class and catch a live band all in the same day! Furthermore, this super friendly, non-touristy and non-English speaking community encourages a true language immersion in a place that feels more like home than living abroad.

Our Spanish school in Turrialba is perfect for adventurous people that love to learn about different cultures, ecosystems and tropical farming. The school was founded in June 2002 and is located a little outside of the typically "Tico" town of Turrialba. When coming from San José, 10 minutes before entering town, you take a left into "Barrio El Recreo" to enter the "Entrada de Chirraca" and arrive at our Spanish school, an oasis of peace and therefore a great place to study spanish and relax. At 850 meters, it seems a little less hot and more "tranquilo" than in downtown Turrialba.

Spanish classes are mostly held outside, in one of the little huts or on the roomy porch, from where you have a beautiful view of the volcano and the lush, green surroundings. You can spot exotic birds like toucans, hummingbirds, and other tropical species while attending classes. During breaks we serve delicious coffee from the surrounding highlands. If you want to stretch your legs, you can walk down the street in front of the school and maybe see some leafcutter ants coming by or even a sloth!

Who likes to study at Spanish by the River - Turrialba?
Are you looking for an authentic living abroad experience in a place where Spanish is actually spoken and tour groups rarely go? The welcoming community of local ticos and ticas provides an excellent setting to integrate and engage with the Latino culture. Our homestay opportunities provide even more immersion into the local culture and customs as you will participate daily in family meals, outings, occasions and holidays. From yoga to live music, salsa classes to river rafting, Turrialba is nothing shy of weekly activities and events, concerts and excursions to further your exposure to the language and culture.

Have you considered staying with a host family?
Living with a local host family is a unique experience that will provide you the opportunity to not only learn the language but also explore the culture of Costa Rica. A homestay is an essential part of an immersion Spanish course; only by mixing with the local people and having to speak the Spanish language you are going to do it and learn it naturally!

Maybe you are a bit hesitant but you need to know that our families are used to receiving foreigners like you in their homes and making them feel comfortable even if you don’t speak Spanish. They will be able to communicate with you!

Spanish in Turrialba - Intensive Group

Start of the program

Start of the program: Monday at 07:00 Placement Test written and oral for students that are NOT complete beginners. Complete beginner students don’t need to come for the Placement Test and can show up at 08:00 instead.

Intensive Group Spanish Classes

Intensive Group Spanish classes include 6 hours of lessons a day from Monday to Friday. The hours are from 8:00 till 12:00 with a break from 9:50 till 10:10, and again from either 15:00 - 17:00 or 17:00 till 19:00 (in mutual agreement locally). When there is only one student at this level, you receive 3 hours of private lessons at the same price. This course needs to be booked if Bildungsurlaub accreditation is necessary.

About Your Location

Spanish by the River-Turrialba, founded in June of 2002, looks out over the surrounding mountain valleys home to world-class rivers, primary and secondary rainforests, a towering volcano, and the quaint town of Turrialba. Known for its authentic Costa Rican feel, you can easily find everything you need here: hotels, restaurants, pool & karaoke bars, gourmet coffee shops, ice cream parlors, discos, swimming pools, banks, internet cafés, gyms (aerobic, fitness, yoga, capoeira, karate, etc.), bookstores, post office, boutiques, and the weekly farmer’s market.

The school itself consists of a hostel for 12 and 4 open air classrooms with views of the jungle below and the volcano above as a background to your Spanish classes. A balcony lined with hammocks, a garden rancho for studying, a large office and a yard filled with fruit trees all contribute to a stress-free learning environment.

Public Holidays

15 September
12 October
25* December

01 January*
24-30 March (28-29 March*)
11 April
01 May*
25 July
02 & 15 August
15 September
12 October
25 December*

*Days without classes. Classes missed on this day will be rescheduled

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So Why Turrialba?
Not-so-touristy a town with very friendly people
High level of Spanish language exposure/immersion
Lots of wonderful host families waiting for you
Word-class rafting on Pacuare River


In Turrialba you can choose between a hostel or a local homestay.

Hostel (School Residence)
If you like to be independent, yet share with fellow students, we recommend staying at our hostel whilst you study Spanish in Turrialba. The dorm rooms are shared by up to 4 students. If you prefer to have your own space, we also have private rooms with a shared bathroom. There is a charming balcony with lots of hammocks where you can enjoy the gorgeous view of the Turrialba volcano and the jungle in front of it where you can spot sloths, toucans and lots of other birds. A fancy lounge area, a fully equipped kitchen and free WiFi are part of the deal. You can also order a continental breakfast and laundry service, both paid locally.

Local Homestay
The rooms in the homestays are private and have shared bathrooms. The package with our home stays in Costa Rica always include pick up at the local bus station, an orientation in town, laundry service and breakfast. Lunch and dinner can be added if you wish at an additional costs. Food is typical Costa Rican so you will eat rice and beans, chicken, plantains and lots of fruit. We can only expect the local family to adapt their cooking a little bit to your specific dietary needs so if you eat for example gluten free, you will need to bring some products to supply the food that will be offered.

If you don’t use our pick-up service from the airport of San José to your family stay in Costa Rica, you need to call the school to let us know at what time you will arrive in Turrialba so your host family can welcome you at the bus station.

Local transport

You have two options regarding transport to Turrialba. You can make your own way there, or you can pay extra and have a taxi transfer from San Jose International Airport directly to your accommodation in Turrialba. The transfer is NOT included in the price and will be booked separately.


If you are staying at the hostel (School Residence), meals are not included.

If you are staying at the homestay, breakfast is included. The food is typically Costa Rican, nevertheless, your host family can adapt a little on request (e.g. considering special dietary restrictions).

Spanish in Turrialba - Intensive Group

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