8 days
Costa Rica (or add 3-day extension)
LIVE THE LANGUAGE 
Each day of your Language Immersion Tour is built around a different theme that ties together daily language lessons, cultural activities and interactions with locals. Language lessons provide students with the cultural context and relevant vocabulary they’ll need to navigate each experiential activity. Through it all, your Language Immersion Program Director will be with you, supporting your students’ language learning and highlighting each breakthrough moment.
Here is our most popular Language Immersion Tour in Costa Rica. We can also work with you to customize an experience that meets your needs.

Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica
  • Meet your Program Director at the airport
 
Day 2: Guanacaste
Daily Theme: Community and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Practice vocabulary related to Costa Rica’s sustainability and craftsmanship during a language lesson
  • Explore a socially and environmentally sustainable project in Guanacaste
  • Learn to make local crafts
  • Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group
 
Day 3: Arenal Region
Daily Theme: Costa Rican Diversity
  • Learn terms used to describe the country’s natural surroundings and wildlife during an interactive language lesson
  • Interact with local vendors during a market challenge in Liberia
  • Travel to the Arenal Region
  • Get a bird’s-eye view of the landscape on a zip-line canopy tour
 
Day 4: Arenal Region
Daily Theme: Environmental Sustainability and Ecotourism
  • Learn how Costa Rica used ecotourism to develop its economy while protecting its biodiversity
  • Explore an eco-lodge and learn about alternative energy, microorganisms and sustainable agriculture
  • Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal
  • Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group
 
Day 5: Sarapiqui Region
Daily Theme: Daily Life in Costa Rica
  • Learn and practice vocabulary related to daily life in Costa Rica
  • Interact with locals as you compete in a city-wide scavenger hunt
  • Participate in a cultural exchange activity where you’ll interact with locals.
  • Discover the beat of Costa Rica during a salsa lesson
 
Day 6: Sarapiqui Region
Daily Theme: Culinary Traditions
  • Learn food-related terms and practice your conversational Spanish during an interactive language lesson
  • Visit an organic farm where you’ll get the chance to learn more about products of the farm
  • Learn to prepare local specialties in a cooking class.
  • Enjoy a homemade dinner with locals
  • Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group
 
Day 7: San José
Daily Theme: Costa Rican History

  • Learn about Costa Rica’s early settlements and industry
  • Travel to a pineapple plantation and take a tour of the property
  • Transfer to San José, the country’s bustling capital and cultural center
  • Enjoy free time in San Jose to peruse traditional handcrafts at a local market
  • Reflect on your trip experiences during your last night in Costa Rica
 
Day 8: Depart for home


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Day 8: San José | Tortuguero
  • Travel via Braulio Carrillo National Park
  • Travel by boat to Tortuguero
  • Enjoy time to explore Tortuguero Village
 
Day 9: Tortuguero
  • Enjoy a boat tour through the Tortuguero canals
  • Visit Tortuguero National Park—the most important Caribbean breeding ground for the green sea turtles
 
Day 10: San José
  • Travel back to San José
 
Day 11: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
Here is our most popular Language Immersion Tour in Costa Rica. We can also work with you to customize an experience that meets your needs.

Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica
  • Meet your Program Director at the airport
 
Day 2: Guanacaste
Daily Theme: Community and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Practice vocabulary related to Costa Rica’s sustainability and craftsmanship during a language lesson
  • Explore a socially and environmentally sustainable project in Guanacaste
  • Learn to make local crafts
  • Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group
 
Day 3: Arenal Region
Daily Theme: Costa Rican Diversity
  • Learn terms used to describe the country’s natural surroundings and wildlife during an interactive language lesson
  • Interact with local vendors during a market challenge in Liberia
  • Travel to the Arenal Region
  • Get a bird’s-eye view of the landscape on a zip-line canopy tour
 
Day 4: Arenal Region
Daily Theme: Environmental Sustainability and Ecotourism
  • Learn how Costa Rica used ecotourism to develop its economy while protecting its biodiversity
  • Explore an eco-lodge and learn about alternative energy, microorganisms and sustainable agriculture
  • Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal
  • Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group
 
Day 5: Sarapiqui Region
Daily Theme: Daily Life in Costa Rica
  • Learn and practice vocabulary related to daily life in Costa Rica
  • Interact with locals as you compete in a city-wide scavenger hunt
  • Participate in a cultural exchange activity where you’ll interact with locals.
  • Discover the beat of Costa Rica during a salsa lesson
 
Day 6: Sarapiqui Region
Daily Theme: Culinary Traditions
  • Learn food-related terms and practice your conversational Spanish during an interactive language lesson
  • Visit an organic farm where you’ll get the chance to learn more about products of the farm
  • Learn to prepare local specialties in a cooking class.
  • Enjoy a homemade dinner with locals
  • Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group
 
Day 7: San José
Daily Theme: Costa Rican History

  • Learn about Costa Rica’s early settlements and industry
  • Travel to a pineapple plantation and take a tour of the property
  • Transfer to San José, the country’s bustling capital and cultural center
  • Enjoy free time in San Jose to peruse traditional handcrafts at a local market
  • Reflect on your trip experiences during your last night in Costa Rica
 
Day 8: Depart for home


Add 3-day extension


Day 8: San José | Tortuguero
  • Travel via Braulio Carrillo National Park
  • Travel by boat to Tortuguero
  • Enjoy time to explore Tortuguero Village
 
Day 9: Tortuguero
  • Enjoy a boat tour through the Tortuguero canals
  • Visit Tortuguero National Park—the most important Caribbean breeding ground for the green sea turtles
 
Day 10: San José
  • Travel back to San José
 
Day 11: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Get round-trip flights on major carriers, and travel on the ground with air-conditioned motorcoaches and internal transportation.

  • Hotels

    Enjoy a 7-night stay in centrally located tourist hotels with private bathrooms. Three night extension is available.

  • Regional-style meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are included days 2-7 and during the three day extension.

  • Full-time Language Immersion Program Director

    Your bilingual Program Director is by your side 24/7, building your language confidence through lessons and providing cultural context throughout your trip—all while handling on-tour logistics everywhere you go.

  • Language lessons

    Each language lesson provides cultural context and relevant vocabulary for your immersive activities.

  • Experiential learning

    Immerse yourself in the culture through cultural activities and daily interactions with locals, such as volunteering at a local eco-lodge, a salsa dance lesson, a sustainability workshop, visiting an organic farm and more.

  • Entrances

    Zipline canopy tour; kayaking tour

  • weShare—Online Engagement

    Our digital learning space engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.
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