CRLA: Learn Spanish While Vacationing in Costa Rica

Spanish immersion programs

Costa Rica is a country best known for its beautiful beaches, incredible biodiversity, and unparalleled beauty: an absolute necessity to visit for people who love traveling.  If you’re someone who is interested in learning Spanish while also getting a taste of the ‘pura vida’ Costa Rican lifestyle then the Costa Rican Language Academy is perfect for you!

Everyone knows the quickest way to learn a language is through complete immersion, and the CRLA allows people this unique opportunity.  The Spanish-oriented education you receive is divided into two sections: formal classes in the morning and cultural activities in the afternoon.  This structure caters to all different forms of learning and can include a homestay in a Costa Rican family to ensure you get as much practice speaking the language as possible.

Cultural Activities:

  • Latin Dance Classes: Learn from instructors how to perform some of the most famous Latin dances such as salsa, merengue, reggaeton and many more!  This is a fun and healthy bonding experience that teaches you skills that not only further immerses you into Costa Rican culture, but also stays with you so that you can go back home and impress all your friends with your newfound dancing abilities.


  • Cooking Classes: Learn how to make all types of Latin dishes that are commonly eaten in Costa Rica such as the famous “gallo pinto”.  A fun and delicious way to improve your Spanish while also improving your culinary abilities, a win-win!


  • Yoga: Nothing teaches you how to get in tune with the Costa Rican lifestyle as much as some relaxing afternoon yoga with a certified Costa Rican instructor.  It’s sure to leave you feeling energized and ready to take on your next adventure.


  • Conversation Hour: A student-favorite, conversation hour is the perfect opportunity to meet other students, share your experiences, and practice your new and improved Spanish skills.  The relaxed setting is the ideal place to unwind as you enjoy a delicious cup of Costa Rican coffee.

Previous students absolute loved their experience at CRLA and we are sure you will too.  If you’re interested in learning Spanish under the beautiful Costa Rican sun then feel free to check out our enrollment page or contact us for more information.