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.
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Guanacaste

  • Day 2: Guanacaste

    Today's 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

    Visit the thermal springs

    Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group

  • Day 3: Guanacaste • Arenal

    Today's Theme: Costa Rican Diversity
    Learn terms used to describe the country’s natural surroundings and wildlife during an interactive language lesson

    Travel via Liberia to the Arenal Region

    Interact with local vendors during a market challenge

    Enjoy a canopy tour
  • Day 4: Arenal Region

    Today's Theme: Environmental Sustainability and Ecotoursim

    Learn how Costa Rica uses ecotourism to develop its economy while protecting its biodiversity

    Visit Rancho Margot Eco-Lodge

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group

  • Day 5: Arenal Region • Sarapiqui

    Today's Theme: Daily Life in Costa Rica

    Learn and practice vocabulary related to daily life in Costa Rica

    Meet local Costa Rican students and compare teenage life in each country

    Travel to Sarapiquí

    Compete in a city-wide scavenger hunt

    Discover the beat of Costa Rica during a salsa lesson

  • Day 6: Sarapiqui

    Learn to prepare local specialties in a cooking class

    Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group

  • Day 7: Sarapiqui • San José

    Today's Theme: Culinary Traditions

    Learn food-related terms and practice your conversational Spanish during an interactive language lesson

    Today's Theme: Costa Rican History

    Learn about Costa Rica's early settlements and industry

    Travel to San José

    Visit a pineapple plantation

    Peruse traditional handcrafts at a local market in San José

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Guanacaste

  • Day 2: Guanacaste

    Today's 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

    Visit the thermal springs

    Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group

  • Day 3: Guanacaste • Arenal

    Today's Theme: Costa Rican Diversity
    Learn terms used to describe the country’s natural surroundings and wildlife during an interactive language lesson

    Travel via Liberia to the Arenal Region

    Interact with local vendors during a market challenge

    Enjoy a canopy tour
  • Day 4: Arenal Region

    Today's Theme: Environmental Sustainability and Ecotoursim

    Learn how Costa Rica uses ecotourism to develop its economy while protecting its biodiversity

    Visit Rancho Margot Eco-Lodge

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group

  • Day 5: Arenal Region • Sarapiqui

    Today's Theme: Daily Life in Costa Rica

    Learn and practice vocabulary related to daily life in Costa Rica

    Meet local Costa Rican students and compare teenage life in each country

    Travel to Sarapiquí

    Compete in a city-wide scavenger hunt

    Discover the beat of Costa Rica during a salsa lesson

  • Day 6: Sarapiqui

    Learn to prepare local specialties in a cooking class

    Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group

  • Day 7: Sarapiqui • San José

    Today's Theme: Culinary Traditions

    Learn food-related terms and practice your conversational Spanish during an interactive language lesson

    Today's Theme: Costa Rican History

    Learn about Costa Rica's early settlements and industry

    Travel to San José

    Visit a pineapple plantation

    Peruse traditional handcrafts at a local market in San José

  • Day 8: 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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