Our school is located in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, a natural paradise in the south-east of Costa Rica, surrounded by lush tropical jungle, pristine beaches, national parks and a unique world of animals, birds and plants along the beautiful Caribbean coast.
Here you will meet people from all over the world, have a wide variety of activities and learn Spanish with the help of our professional teachers who love their work.
At the same time, you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned directly on the spot. This way you will experiencie the latin culture on a whole new level, interact with local people, make friends and thus enrich your trip.
Equally important is having company along the way, meeting fellow travelers and adventure seekers with whom to share experiences. Join the "Pura Vida family" where you will learn Spanish, spend free time and have fun in the community with like-minded people!
We are more than just a school: The "Pura Vida" is a peaceful oasis in the heart of Puerto Viejo, which provides a pleasant setting for learning. A language course with us includes a harmonious master plan, physical and spiritual activity.
As a counterbalance to studying Spanish we offer yoga, workout and meditation as well as common leisure activities. This clear the mind for the coming day of classes.
In our student lodge there is plenty of space to either withdraw or exchange ideas with the other students. The holistic approach is rounded off by shared meals made from healthy, fresh ingredients.
At "Pura Vida" the name says it all: a meeting place for open minded people of all ages who love nature, want to live healthily, gain new experiences and broaden their horizons a shared home away frome home!
At our school you will learn by experiencing instead of sitting in front of a chalkboard all day long. Our goal is to have you actively living the language and using your skills in real situations.
Our teachers are professionally trained native speakers who love their work. Whether you are a complete beginner or want to brush up on existing Spanish skills, your teacher will adapt the course content your needs.
Our groups usually consist of 3 to 6 students of the same language level. This ensure an efficient and personalized learning situation where no one is left behind.
Nice classmates make your language vacation even more enjoyable! With usyou will meet interesting people from all over the world with whom you can learn Spanish and experience adventurs together.
Not only do we study Spanish diligently, but we also provide the necesary balance with a diverse recreational program of yoga, workout, meditation and excursions.
Enjoy the family atmosphere and feel at home in our student lodge! Here you have the choice of private single or shared double rooms as well as vegetarian breakfast and lunch for all together.
„Excellent teaching method in which you learn quickly.
The teachers are very kind and helpful. Very grateful to Spanish School Pura Vida“
„If you want the best school to learn Spanish in Costa Rica, this is the right place. In the shortest time I’ve learned just as much as in 3 years of school and furthermore I’ve seen a lot of the surroundings during various excursions.
Moreover Luis and Almut were great hosts and very courteous.
I’m looking forward to come back one day!“
„Great teachers and a great quiet environment to learn Spanish. Really have a structured way of teaching and are absolutely open for the requests I had. Luis has been so helpful, also in planning my onward trip. Thanks!“