Study Spanish Abroad in Coronado, Costa Rica

About Coronado, Costa Rica

Located just 10 kilometers (6 miles) northest of San José and perched on the edge of the Braulio Carrillo National Park is the charming and friendly town of Coronado.

Coronado is found in a fairly rural part of Costa Rica full of dairy farms, coffee plantations and beatiful mountains great for hiking. Nature lovers will revel in Coronado's natural surroundings, but there's much more to offer.

Coronado's gorgeous gothic-style cathedral and the numerous cafes, restaurants and markets all make for a lovely and lively cityscape. Plus, its proximity to Costa Rica’s capital means all the buzz and hustle of city live is just a quick busride away.

The Spanish Language School

Located on the site of a former farm, the school's property is a wonderful display of regional flora thanks to 100 different plants and trees located throughout 5,000 square meters of tropical gardens.

Facilities include: nicely decorated classrooms, a reception area, a multimedia lab with 6 computers and internet access, a resource library, cable TV, games, a tourism desk and booking for local services.

Minimum age to study abroad in Coronado: 16 when traveling alone; 14 when traveling with a group; 10 when taking a course with a parent

Spanish Language Courses in Coronado, Costa Rica

Intensive Group Course

  • Program: 20 General Spanish lessons week
  • 1 lesson = 50 minutes
  • Duration: Minimum of 1 week
  • Starting dates: any Monday, all year round
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced
  • Students per class: maximum 6

Private Spanish Lessons

  • Program: 10 lessons per week
  • 1 lesson = 50 minutes
  • Duration: Minimum of 1 week
  • Starting dates: any Monday, all year round
  • Possibility of introducing special topic
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced

Volunteer Program

  • Put your Spanish skills to use by making an impact in the community that surrounds you!
  • Duration: required 4-week intensive Spanish course, followed a volunteer service project for a minimum of 4 weeks
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced



Staying with a host family in Coronado and participating in their day-to-day life is the best way to learn the language and discover Costa Rica's culture. You will stay in a single room with a half board meal plan.


Depending on requests and availability, you can also choose to reside in one of Coronado's student residences. These residences are dispersed throughout the city,.

Cultural Activities

Each week there are 2-3 cultural activities held in the library, and once each month we will invite you to celebrate "cultural week," complete with special events. Some activities are free, but the average price for an afternoon excusion is $30, while weekend excusions can cost between $145 and $185.

The most common activities include: Latin dance classes, trips to local beaches, horseback-riding, sunset cruises, literature or handicraft workshops, kayaking/ snorkeling, visits to nearby volcanoes, visits to national parks, jungle boat trips, waterfall rappelling, white water rafting, and more!


Long period discount for stays of more than 13 weeks: 9% off the course price!

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