Costa Rica Immersion Program

Take a break from the fast pace and isolation of Silicon Valley – or any where in the world. Join us for a Language Adventure to #SpanishCostaRica. Break away from the wifi and cell phones and enjoy the tranquil life of Tilarán, Costa Rica. You will learn Spanish, meet the wonderful Ticos, and see wildlife unique to the area such as coati, toucans, guatusas and pericos. Get your passport now for August 2018.

Plan now for Costa Rica August 2018. We will be using the Active Learning method, so your classroom is your surroundings and your days will be action packed.  Learn the Spanish language, get to know the Costa Rican culture, and explore the countryside. We will accommodate all levels from beginning to advanced. Prices and registration available starting November 2017.

2018 DATES

Join us for this educational trip of a lifetime! Live with a host family in Tilarán, Guanacaste to truly experience Costa Rican culture and hospitality. Or, select a more private option at a carefully selected hotel.

Acquire Spanish through real, hands-on learning. Apply your knowledge as you explore the country and culture. Learn the best of culture and language from experts in the field.  Over the weekends, we will visit a nearby rain forest, cloud forest, volcano/hot springs, and beach.

  • Trip includes room, breakfast and dinner with homestay. (Hotel option requires supplemental fee.)
  • Airfare, lunches and travel incidentals separate.
  • Weekend trip(s) included.

Instructor: Gina Covello earned her Master’s degree at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She has over 25 years’ experience teaching language and developing curriculum. She lived in Tilarán, Costa Rica while serving in the U.S. Peace Corps and still has many contacts there.

Costa Rican Host: Analive Alfaro will be our resident host. Her B&B is available as a homestay option. She and her husband earned the title of Superhosts on Airbnb’s website in record time of 2 months. We will visit their farm: plant organic veggies, hike, and relax in general – Tico style!

With Habla Language Services, you will be receiving the best in language instruction, Costa Rican culture and nature! Come join us for a very personal Costa Rican learning experience!

Tilarán, Guanacaste: Gateway to Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano, Tilarán is a charming town that lies in the northeastern regions of the Guanacaste Province. Located along the Pan American Highway some 4 km from Lake Arenal and 22 km from Cañas. Tilarán is also a major farming zone for coffee, peanuts and macadamia nuts in the region as well as for cattle and horse ranching.

Residents are friendly and everyone knows their neighbor, Tilarán is a great place to stay due to its fantastic climate and slow pace of life. The weather in Tilarán is great because this town lies over 500 meters above sea level, and the temperatures here are usually cool and comfortable. Also, serving ex-pats in Costa Rica especially: Tilaran, Tronadora, Arenal and Cañas.


Contact us for additional information or a registration packet.

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