School Group Trip: Spanish Language and Geography, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small, safe country with extreme geographical variations and is perfect for school group trips.  With volcanic mountains, cloud forests, virgin rain forests and an incredible diversity of plant and animal life, Costa Rica is ideal for youth travel.

We can organise customised itineraries to all areas of Costa Rica, from the Caribbean to the Pacific coastlines, including visits to turtle breeding sanctuaries, hot springs, rural communities and Spanish language lessons.

  • Duration:  7 days or more
  • Start dates:  All year round
  • Cost:  on request

“The standard of teaching is the best I have experienced so far and I would not hesitate to return here to continue my Spanish learning!”

LS, Calne, December 2014

We have been sending students to Costa Rica for many years with great success.  School group trips can be designed to include Spanish lessons in our San Jose language school, which has modern and comfortable facilities and is located in a quiet and secure neighbourhood.  Spanish classes are taught by fully qualified teachers experienced in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, and course content is designed in full consultation with the group leader.

The rest of the excursions and activities are conducted in Spanish and English and are chosen to suit the interests of the group as well as to give students an insight into Costa Rican culture. Accommodation is in local homestays or hotels during the Spanish language course, and in hostals or hotels when on the road.

  • Day 1 Arrive San Jose

    Arrival in San José, private transfer to homestays
  • Day 2 San Jose

    Morning:  Spanish classes / visit National museum (Geography)
    Afternoon:  Orientation and dance class for all
  • Day 3 San Jose

    Morning:  Spanish classes/ Poas volcano excursion (Geography)
    Afternoon:  Visit to Museo de los Niños (former prison) for all
  • Day 4 San Jose

    Morning:  Spanish classes / visit InBio park (Geography)
    Afternoon:  visit downtown San Jose and the gold museum
  • Day 5 San Jose

    Morning:  Spanish classes / Irazu volcano visit (Geography)
    Afternoon:  Costa Rican cooking class for all
  • Day 6 Arenal Volcano and hot springs

    Full day excursion to Arenal volcano and Baldi hot springs (whole group)
  • Day 7 San Jose

    Morning:  Spanish classes / Rainforest aerial tram (Geography)
    Afternoon:  Free
  • Days 8, 9, 10 Tortuguero Canals trip

    Depart for 3 day/2 night Tortuguero Canals tour including transport, hotels, meals and tours. Return to San Jose on the third evening.
  • Day 11 Depart San Jose

    Free day until group transfer to airport for departure


  • Spanish programme:  15 hours of Spanish tuition over 3 mornings, closed tuition group, all class materials included
  • Geography programme:  5 guided half day visits/excursions to places of local interest
  • Student accommodation:  Homestay accommodation in San Jose x 8 nights – single or shared rooms, half board (breakfast and dinner).  Hotel accommodation during Tortuguero tour x 2 nights – shared rooms, full board
  • Student meals: Breakfast and dinner at homestay/hotel; Lunches at school café/local restaurants
  • Free places for 2 group leaders:  including hotel or homestay accommodation in San Jose x 8 nights – single rooms, half board – breakfast and lunch (lunches will take place at the school café/local café). Hotel accommodation during Tortuguero tour x 2 nights – single rooms, full board; all excursions.
  • Excursions/activities: 1 full day excursion, 4 afternoon activities/excursions and 3 day/2 night guided tour to Tortuguero jungle canals for whole group. All led by a member of San Jose school staff.
  • Return airport transfers to/from San Jose airport
  • Pre-trip information pack  for each student and leader
  • Full support  from local coordinator


Not included

  • International flights
  • Local public transport (except where required for the above programme)
  • Travel/health insurance

This tour is available all year round so please let us know what your ideal dates are for travelling so that we can design an itinerary to suit your plans.

Price depends on group size, duration of trip, type of accommodation and itinerary. Ask us for a proposal!

“Every requirement has been thought through and the facilities provide everything you would need whilst studying here”

LS, Calne, December 2014