Teen Intensive Spanish Camp

Practice makes the master!

Focus and determination are key in mastering any skill. But if this skill learning can take place surrounded by exuberant nature and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, so be it! Our intensive and interactive immersion Spanish classes in Playa Tamarindo mix a well-structured learning program with fun and unforgettable time in paradise. Add in weekend adventure tours, evening cultural activities, a weekly service project, and you'll get an exciting and challenging study abroad experience.

No prior language experience is necessary to join, although it does help! Our Spanish Camp takes place in Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica, which is located on the Northern Pacific coast and is a world-famous surfing destination

Besides the Spanish lessons, we’ll have cultural activities such as Latin dance classes and cooking classes. On the weekends, we will explore the surrounding natural wonders of the Guanacaste Province, we will raft down mountain rivers, zip line through forest canopies, horseback ride on white sand beaches, sea kayak to pristine islands, swim in crystal blue bays and hike to towering waterfalls. We are committed to help protect the beauty and natural environment of Costa Rica. To give back, all students will participate in a beach clean-up each Friday.

  • Ages: 13 -17 yrs
  • Duration: weekly

Residential Campers



Day Campers



Note: All main afternoon activities (Volunteer, Surf, Adventure, or Intensive Spanish), evening activities and weekend tours can be added for the additional price of the specific activity.

  • Volunteer Package: + $180/week
  • Surf Package: + $230/week
  • Adventure Package: +$290/week
  • Intensive Spanish Package: +$270/week


  • Start dates: Teen programs will start every Sunday from

    • Week 1: Sunday June 12th, 2022
    • Week 9: Sunday August 7th, 2022

What to bring

  • Sturdy water shoes, rain ponchos, flashlights, multiple swimsuits, beach towels, at least one pair of pants, bug repellent and sunscreen are required.
  • Students are asked to bring all their belongings in a waterproof backpack.
  • It is not recommended that students bring any unnecessary electronic devices that might be ruined by exposure to rain or water.

What’s included for Residential Campers?

(For students traveling without adults)
  • 20 hours/week of Spanish classes
  • 8 hours/week of private Spanish lessons

  • Full-time, local, bilingual guides
  • Lodging in our camp compound
  • 3 meals per day
  • Weekend 2-day adventure tours
  • Evening cultural activities
  • Friday afternoon beach clean-up project
  • Health/travel insurance

What’s included for Day Campers?

(For students traveling without adults)
  • 20 hours/week of Spanish classes
  • Mid-morning snack and lunch everyday

Spanish Class

  • Spanish classes are held at our private Spanish Institute in Tamarindo, Guanacaste.
  • Classes are Monday to Friday 8am – 2:00pm, with a snack break at 10am.
  • All students are given a language evaluation to determine their level and then split up into classes that best fit their abilities.

Flight details

  • Airport pick up is not included in the camp price but can be arranged for an additional fee.
  • Students are recommended to fly into Liberia International Airport (LIR)


  • Teen Long Term Discount:
    Free Airline Ticket! If you sign up to attend four or more weeks of our Teen Residential Camps, we buy your airline ticket. Please see our Terms & Conditions below for more details and exclusions.

  • Sibling Discount:
    If two or more siblings sign up to attend our camps at the same time, they will each receive $50/week off! their Teen Spanish camp (residential or day camp) and $25/week off! the Children’s Spanish Camp. (Adult and Pre-K students are not eligible for this discount.)