Take our Spanish Courses Costa Rica with Spanish Pura Vida



Our immersion classes follow a very comfortable and cultural approach due to our limit of eight students per class. Nevertheless, we make sure to stay focused during our classes in order to get you speaking Spanish as soon as possible.

We have an incredibly rich and wide range of activities available in order for you to learn the Spanish language in no time. Our school offers you the opportunity for you to immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and we do this through our many ways of servicing our students. Our courses are divided in three:


  1. Full day Program
  2. Half day Program
  3. Private lessons


Each one of these courses has been carefully designed in order to provide students with the most comfortable option available to learn Spanish.


We also provide students with a once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves in the Costa Rican society through our Home Stay program in which students will not only learn Spanish with native Costa Ricans but will also have first-hand experience of Costa Rican culture and traditions.


Last but not least, we provide students the opportunity to explore and enjoy Costa Rican nature and culture through our Learning Tours in which students will be able to participate in such activities as kayaking through class 2-3 rivers to exploring the wonders of the Poas volcano and even more!

All courses include the following:

    • Small groups (max 8).
    • City-wide tour of Alajuela.
    • Placement exam to ensure proper leveling.
    • Conversational classes with English students.
    • Free pick-up / drop-off at airport.
    • Diploma for course completion.
    • Map of the city and surrounding area.
    • 24/7 emergency support.
    • Volunteer opportunity guidance and support.
    • Free use of wi-fi.
    • Outdoor classes on Friday’s

The staff at Spanish Pura Vida was incredibly helpful. I’ve taken courses in Spain, Guatemala, and Perú and haven’t seen the sort of support system that Spanish Pura Vida provided ever before. They were at an arm’s length whenever I had an issue with anything. I’d highly recommend them to friends back in the States.

Erica Anderson, artist and world-traveler, 32
spanish courses costa rica
spanish courses costa rica
spanish courses costa rica

We offer a ton of options for our students. Below, you will see a ton of information about what we offer, what you might be interested in, and what you can use to create a custom package.


Someone who really wants to learn • 64 hours full-month intensive spanish classes.
These are the major league classes. Four hour, four days a week. Although exhausting, this course will have you speaking quickly. By the end of the first week you will begin to taste the glory that is Spanish. You’ll be in the streets, talking with everyone and anyone you can. “Hola, ¿comó está? will be your new best friend. Take this class if you’re a serious Spanish student and want to really hit the books and grind into the language.
Sign up for the intensive program if:
  1. You’re prepared to hit the books hard and spend 3-4 hours a day in a classroom.
  2. You want to begin speaking with locals immediately after arriving.
Someone who wants to learn, but want to focus on exploring, 32hours half-day intensive spanish classes
These are the minor league classes. Here, we will give you everything you need to begin speaking casually as well as the tools to continue your studies on your own. You’ll be in the classroom 2 hours a day, four weeks and afterward will have plenty of time to explore the surrounding area of Alajuela.
Sign up for this program if:
  1. You’re focus is travel and sight-seeing.
  2. You want to learn spanish, but don’t want to spend most of your day in the classroom.
  3. You want the basics to help you get around, and not the nitty-gritty details.
Someone who prefers working one-on-one with an instructor. Depending on your needs.
These classes pair you up one-on-one with a private Spanish instructor based on your needs. If you only have time to learn for three or four days, we can work with you to pair you with an instructor who can give you want you need for your journey throughout Costa Rica.
Sign up for this program if:
  1. You only need a re-cap on previously learned Spanish.
  2. You only have 3-5 days to stay in Alajuela.
  3. You don’t enjoy the group classroom and prefer one-on-one instruction.


Below is an extensive layout of the enrollment options we offer here at Spanish Pura Vida.

Intensive Course

64 hours



4 weeks
4 Hour for Days
Monday to Thuesday
Maximum of 8 Students
“Home Stay” breakfast and dinner plus laundry service

Semi-Intensive Course

32 hours



4 weeks
2-Hour Days
Monday to Thuesday
Maximum of 8 Students
“Home Stay” breakfast and dinner plus laundry service

One-on-one private lessons



home stay

4 weeks
$25 per hour ($5.00 per additional student)
Monday to Friday
“Home Stay” breakfast and dinner plus laundry service

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