6 Reasons Why Costa Rica is Ideal for TEFL Courses

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Why Choose Costa Rica TEFL Courses?

Searching for the perfect TEFL course and location can be a daunting and exhausting task. With the abundance of TEFL programs available, it’s difficult to determine where the best place to complete a TEFL course is. I personally went through the process of trying to find a TEFL course that would be right for me; I researched different courses for hours a day. At the end of the day, the best decision I ever made was to complete a TEFL course in Costa Rica, so I am here to tell you first hand why Costa Rica TEFL courses are ideal.

TEFL Trainees enjoying a party with their students after practice teaching

TEFL Trainees enjoying a party with their students after practice teaching

1. A Truly Serene Paradise

For such a small country, Costa Rica has a multitude of different climates. From endless breathtaking coasts to beautiful volcanoes and plentiful rainforests, there is something for everyone! Costa Rica is a wonderful place to earn a TEFL certificate because it is truly a serene paradise. During time off, students can explore waterfalls, go zip lining, visit national parks with some of the most amazing wildlife, or just relax on white sand beaches. 

2. The Most Developed Country in the Region

Costa Rica is the most developed Central American country and it is extremely safe. Students can feel comfortable traveling around on the weekends and explorings all this rich coast has to offer. With a more advanced infrastructure than other Latin American countries, Costa Rica’s public bus systems and paved roads make for an easy route to adventure.

Gorgeous sunrise at Playa Izquierda, the beach next to Samara where you can hike and enjoy beautiful views

Gorgeous sunrise at Playa Izquierda, the beach next to Samara where you can hike and enjoy beautiful views

3. Learn a New Language Yourself

For those students who want to learn Spanish while living abroad, Costa Rica is the perfect place to do it. Costa Rica is known for its pura vida way of life, which definitely has its benefits, such as Ticos tend to speak more slowly and more clearly than locals in other Spanish speaking countries. Additionally, the locals are extremely friendly and patient when speaking with tourists which makes for an ideal immersion experience. 

4. Visitors Are Welcome

Costa Rica’s location is also very desirable and accessible for family members and friends! Once your family members and friends hear about the beauty of Costa Rica, they are more than likely to want to experience the beauty for themselves, which means you’ll get visitors during your TEFL courses in Costa Rica! 

Two TEFL Graduates who have became best friends through TEFL and travel to other places on their time off

Two TEFL Graduates who have became best friends through TEFL and travel to other places on their time off

5. Plenty of Schools (TEFL Jobs!!) for the Choosing

Another benefit of taking a Costa Rica TEFL course is that there is already a network of schools put in place. If you sign up for an accredited Costa Rica TEFL course, chances are the Program Director will have a solid relationship with local schools and a reputation for placing well-trained teachers, which increases your placement possibilities for TEFL jobs in Costa Rica.

Regardless, since making Costa Rica multi-lingual is one of the top priorities for the Ministry of Education, there is generally an abundance of TEFL jobs in Costa Rica. TEFL teachers can be placed in language schools, such as Intercultura Costa Rica in Heredia and Instituto Estelar Bilingue in Liberia, as well as in International schools, such as Samara Pacific School and Mareas in Playa Samara and even at the National University in Nicoya.

Additionally, it is becoming more and more popular for teachers to teach online, which allows you to make your own hours and teach and live at the beach or anywhere in this beautiful country!

A beautiful day on the beach in Playa Samara enjoying an agua de pipa: a delicious and natural hydrater in Costa Rica

A beautiful day on the beach in Playa Samara enjoying an agua de pipa: a delicious and natural hydrater in Costa Rica

6. Regional Delights

Costa Rica is made up of seven unique provinces, each one distinguishable for its culture and food. The Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica makes up the northwestern coast of the country and is home to the world famous Nicoya “blue zone.” It offers a unique balance of a unique "Guanaco" Tico culture, pristine beaches, volcanoes, wild animals galore, hot springs, waterfalls, and the most amazing flora and fauna, mixed with an amazing variety of adventure activities. Specifically, Playa Samara is a quaint, mellow beach town located in Guanacaste with white sand beaches and breathtaking views, and it has the perfect balance of locals and foreigners. Most travelers end up extending their trip after visiting Samara because it is such a magical place, so why not spend your entire trip taking TEFL courses in Samara?

Need More Reasons Why to Choose Costa Rica TEFL Courses?

Choosing Costa Rica TEFL courses means you will have the experience of a lifetime, learn about new cultures, pick up some Spanish, and meet some of the most amazing people ever. You will see how easy it is to meet other people who embrace the pura vida lifestyle and who have the shared spirit of wanderlust! You will learn the skill of TEFL in one of the most amazing countries in the world and meet people you will call friends for life!

Breathtaking sunrise with palm trees in Playa Samara

Breathtaking sunrise with palm trees in Playa Samara

It won’t be until arriving in Costa Rica that you see just how beautiful the country really is. Pictures simply can’t capture the true beauty of the astonishing coastlines and plethora of nature. I promise you if you choose to come Costa Rica as your destinations to earn TEFL certification, you will not regret it! It will be your ticket to live in an ultimate paradise, so what are you waiting for?

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This article was contributed by Costa Rica TEFL, a TEFL certification company offering international accredited courses in beautiful Costa Rica for a over a decade.