Free time school-organized activities

The “Tiempo Libre” Activity Program is designed to promote practice and conversation among students of all levels with fun cultural and social activities, visits and excursions in a different environment that complements your Spanish course. A very enthusiastic instructor is in charge of this program and organizes all activities every week.

All students are welcome to participate, the only requirement is the desire to have fun and speak only Spanish while in it! Each week’s activities will be posted at the “Actividades” board. Some are free and others have a fee, but it will always be at the lowest cost possible for our students.

Cloudforest hike, one of our favorite activites in Coronado

"What is great about the school is that they organize different activities that you can do and all of them have been amazing. I think that’s one of the things that made me want to come to the school."

Jessica, 26, Cayman Islands.


Cultural & social activities

  • Latin dance class
  • Latin american cinema
  • Tropical fruit class & tasting
  • Tropical Cocktail class & tasting
  • Costa Rican cooking lessons
  • What do Costa Ricans eat?
  • What do Caribbean Costa Ricans eat?
  • Coffee tasting class
  • Nightlife tour
  • Ping-pong tournament
  • Educational games in Spanish

Excursions & visits

  • Canopy and adventure tour
  • Coronado or Jacó mountain hike
  • Horseback riding
  • San José city tour
  • Sibú Chocolate factory
  • Museum visits: Gold, Jade, etc.
  • Coffee, Banana, Pineapple and Cacao plantations
  • Poás and Irazú Volcanos
  • Orosi Valley & Ujarrás tour, Cartago
  • Braulio Carrillo National Park
  • Quitirrisí, indigenous community
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • Whitewater Rafting

Popular activities & excursions

Cooking patacones in Costa Rican cooking class

Costa Rican cooking lessons

Both campuses

You will be able to amaze your family and friends back home after learning easy dishes of Costa Rican cuisine in weekly cooking sessions. As well as learning how to prepare a few dishes and making them yourself, you will also eat them in a jolly atmosphere while practicing your Spanish!

  • Approximate price: Free
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Resources and materials needed: None
Salsa dance class

Latin dance class

Both campuses

Latin dance lessons take place almost every week. We have an enthusiastic instructor who will care about teaching you the steps so as well as having a fun time you go away with a new skill. We offer Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia, and other rhythms like Bachata and Hip Hop on demand.

  • Approximate price: $5
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Resources and materials needed: comfortable clothes and shoes.
Tropical fruit tasting class at Spanish school

Tropical fruit class & tasting

Both campuses

Have you ever heard about the Maracuyá or Guayaba? There is much variety of tropical fruits in Costa Rica! In this activity you will be able to know and taste the different varieties (all kinds of colors, shapes and flavors!)

  • Approximate price: Free
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Resources and materials needed: None
Locos por el Bosque Cloudforest reserve in Coronado

Locos por el Bosque

Coronado campus

Locos por el Bosque is an eco-sustainable tourism project that is developed under the format of rural community tourism, together with the small community of Montserrat. The reserve is entirely virgin cloud forest and has 100% natural trails through which our students can observe a great variety of flora and fauna.

  • Approximate price: $30
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Resources and materials needed: Comfortable pants and walking shoes, and a lightweight jacket or raincoat.
San José city tour with Spanish school students

San José City Tour

Coronado campus

Get a taste of San Jose’s culture and cuisine on this walking tour. Explore Costa Rica’s capital and learn about the city’s history, architecture and flavor. You’ll get a sense of the daily life as you ride public transportation and know some of the most important cultural landmarks of our capital city.

  • Approximate price Free
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Resources and materials needed: Comfortable walking shoes.
Excursion to Irazú Volcano National Park

Irazú Volcano National Park

Coronado campus

Irazú Volcano is one of the major attractions in the Central Valley region and one of the most visited national parks. A total of just over half a mile of paths wind between the principal crater. The park protects 2309 hectares where elevations range from 9186 to 11260 feet. The habitats represented here are cloud forest and tropical rainforest-upland.

  • Approximate price: $40
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Resources and materials needed: Comfortable clothes and walking shoes, and a lightweight jacket or raincoat.
Visiting La Paz Waterfall Gardens with our Spanish students

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Coronado campus

This place is full of attractions you can’t miss. It is one of the most visited ecological attractions in Costa Rica with over 3.5 km of walking trails, five beautiful waterfalls, rescued wildlife preserve with over 100 species of animals and the opportunity to know a unique and extraordinary place.

  • Approximate price: $45
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Resources and materials needed: Comfortable pants and walking shoes, and a lightweight jacket or raincoat.
A baby sloth at Toucan Rescue Ranch we saw on our visit

Toucan Rescue Ranch

Coronado campus

The Toucan Rescue Ranch is a rainforest wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release organization. You will be able to know lots of species of birds, with toucans as a major attraction, but also parrots, owls and other animals like sloths, spider monkeys, porcupines, otters and a very special hawk. In the tour you will know the stories of each of the animals, but most important, you’ll be able to contribute to the development of this important cause.

  • Approximate price: $30
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Resources and materials needed: Comfortable clothes and walking shoes, and a lightweight jacket or raincoat.
Miró mountain hike in Jacó Beach

Miró mountain hike

Jacó beach campus

Miró is a mystical mountain with an abandoned restaurant with an amazing view. Toucans, macaws, monkeys and even sloths are some of the locals here. It’s a great place for watching the sunset and enjoying the view of beautiful Jacó bay.

  • Approximate price: Free
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Resources and materials needed: Lightweight and comfortable clothing and shoes.
Crocodile Jungle Safari by boat near Jacó Beach

Crocodile Jungle Safari

Jacó beach campus

On this tour you’ll be travelling in a boat through the Río Grande of Tárcoles to observe the amazing flora and fauna around the river. With the crocodiles being obviously the main attraction, you can also witness one of the best bird watching experiences with more than 60 bird species across the three different ecosystems.

  • Approximate price: $35
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Resources and materials needed: Lightweight and comfortable clothing and shoes.
Tranopy tour at Rainforest Adventures in Jacó

Tranopy Rainforest Tour

Jacó beach campus

Learn more about the tropical environment and ecosystem through this fun and educational tour. From the safest and most entertaining zip line course to the exciting aerial tram. You will have the most amazing views of the ocean and tropical forest.

  • Approximate price: $45
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Resources and materials needed: Mandatory closed-toe shoes.