Study Spanish in the Home of your Own Private Teacher in San José

San José is a beautiful and enchanting city located in the heart of Costa Rica’s Central Valley. The main downtown area is the perfect place to shop, go for a stroll, and (of course) practice your Spanish! This bustling collection of vibrant streets has many parks, open green spaces, lakes, and squares – all filled with welcoming people and eclectic, historic architecture. San José also has several impressive museums, historic fortresses, and an incredible butterfly garden.

While the city itself is certainly lovely, San José is also surrounded by some of the world’s most stunning natural spaces. There are a number of bus tours available, so you can take trips to Coffee Farms, tour the rainforest canopy, hike into the mountains, or go on a rafting adventure! Costa Rica accounts for six percent of the world’s biodiversity, which makes it a particularly popular destination for nature lovers. Within a day’s journey of San José you’ll find two majestic volcanoes – Irazú and Poas, and the incredible La Paz Waterfall Gardens. If you’d prefer to stay close to your home-away-from-home then we recommend spending a relaxing day at Playa Jaco or one of the other beautiful Pacific beaches found nearby.

The Live & Learn program offers you a unique and truly immersive way to experience this inspiring city and the breathtaking landscapes which surround it. Your host family will be able to recommend sites and activities as they get to know you personally through your private and professional Spanish lessons. You’ll also learn that much more quickly and effectively in a place where you can consistently apply your language skills as you learn them. San José is a cheerful, beautiful city that’s sure to give you plenty of opportunities to practice and improve your Spanish!

We also offer this opportunity to learn Spanish in the home of your own personal teacher in Spain and Havana. Alternatively, check out our full list of Live & Learn destinations.

The Best Reasons to Learn Spanish in San José:

  • Costa Rica’s amazing rainforests and impressive volcanoes make it one of the leading destinations for ecotourism.
  • The people here are generally very welcoming so you’ll have lots of chances to practise your Spanish.
  • The city’s excellent transportation infrastructure makes it an ideal base from which to explore other parts of the country.