Nosara Spanish Institute
Our intensive Spanish program is offered year-round and is highlighted by our 10 and 20-hour intensive Spanish programs which can also be combined with Surfing or Yoga or...
Our Family Language & Culture Program is ideal for families who want the opportunity to learn and do something fun while in Nosara. In this program we separate the kids and...
Fantastic Spanish classes!
Submitted by Danielle Noss - Apple Valley, CA United States | August 22, 2016
I had an amazing experience studying Spanish for one week (20 hours) at the Nosara Spanish Institute. I took the beginner level classes with Zully, which were great. I loved how the classes were so intimate- I was one of three students in one class and actually the only student in my other class. I got to know Zully, my teacher, very well and she even shared personal stories and cultural info about Costa Rica, which I really enjoyed. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming! They even organized a couple outings for the students after class and on the weekend. I just wish I had more time than one week to take classes as it was very difficult to really learn and absorb all of the information in such a short time. I would definitely recommend doing at least 2 weeks of classes.
My package also included 2 surf lessons through the Bodhi Tree Resort, which were awesome! The instructors were so informative, fun and really helped me with my form. Not to mention, they ensured first and foremost that we all stayed safe!
Felt part of the community right away
Submitted by Lori - Ottawa Canada | August 13, 2016
Was a bit intimidated to just jump into intermediate Spanish classes (everyone else had been there for awhile). It ended up being a great experience. It was intense doing classes every day but the teachers I had were good and the classes were well managed. They were very flexible too with the schedule. I did two weeks and was able to immediately see results. Met some great folks and really enjoyed the social events put together for the students by the School.
Wonderful intimate school, amazing location
Submitted by Renee - NYC United States | August 09, 2016
My 14 year old son and I spent two weeks studying at the Nosara Spanish Institute in July which turned out to be the perfect choice after deliberating endlessly between all of the schools in Costa Rica and having few reviews out there like this one to go by. First, the school- what a wonderful well located, clean, friendly, relaxed yet focused environment to learn Spanish. My son and I took 4 hours of private Spanish grammar and conversational lessons each day in an air conditioned room. Both of our two teachers were incredibly enthusiastic, knowledgeable and engaging teachers. After the first week I gave my son the chance to cut down the class to only two hours but he chose to continue with the 4 hour class which says a lot about how much he was learning while still enjoying himself on his summer vacation. I took a lot of timing deliberating between this school and schools located in other towns and we definitely made the right choice as Nosara is still a low-key beautiful and unspoiled place. The beach was fantastic and if you are additionally into fitness, surfing and yoga you will truly have it all. We took a drive down to nearby Samara which also has a school and I was so relieved we chose Nosara as Samara is sadly dirty and rundown and in my opinion spoiled. In terms of communication and planning, the director of Nosara Spanish Institute is very responsive, responsible and helpful when making all of your arrangements. It was a truly rewarding two week learning/fun vacation and I highly recommend it.
Submitted by Nastasia Lacayo - Austin, Texas United States | August 09, 2016
I have studied abroad and taken several spanish courses throughout my life, and the Nosara Spanish Institute is by far the best spanish school I have ever attended. Not only are the professors extremely knowledgeable in their field of teaching, but they have a keen sense of how to tailor the course to your specific needs. Aside from academia, they go above and beyond to make your whole experience incredible, from assisting planned day trips to the best attractions around, to orchestrating activities like salsa classes. They made our entire vacation so much fun that the spanish classes almost seemed like a bonus!!
Our 2 week Family Adventure
Submitted by Christine and Mark - Bozeman, Montana United States | July 25, 2016
My husband and I, along with our three children spent two weeks at a family stay in Nosara. We had varying degrees of Spanish knowledge and the school identified our needs and split us into appropriate classrooms for our daily lessons. We were so impressed with the training and experience and personalities is all three teachers we had! They worked around our surf lessons for scheduling and had air conditioned classrooms. They offered several outside activities to see more of the area and culture. We highly recommend Nosara Spanish Institute!