8 days
Guanacaste, Arenal region, Sarapiqui, San José (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 Program Director at the airport

Day 2: Guanacaste
Today's Theme: Community and Social Entrepreneurship
Practice a 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

Day 3: Guanacaste  Arenal Region
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 Ecotourism
Learn how Costa Rica used ecotourism to develop its economy while protecting its biodiversity
Visit an eco-lodge
Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

Day 5: Arenal Region • Sarapiquí Region
Today's Theme: Daily Life
Learn and practice vocabulary related to daily life in Costa Rica
Compete in a city-wide scavenger hunt
Participate in a cultural exchange activity
Travel to Sarapiquí
Discover the beat of Costa Rica during a salsa lesson

Day 6: Sarapiquí Region
Today's Theme: Culinary Traditions
Learn food-related terms and practice your conversational Spanish during an interactive language lesson
Visit an organic farm
Learn to prepare local specialties in a cooking class
Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion
Enjoy a homemade dinner with locals

Day 7: Sarapiquí Region • San José
Today's Theme: Costa Rican History
Learn about Costa Rica’s early settlements and industry
Visit a pineapple plantation
Travel to San José
Peruse traditional handicrafts at a local market in San José

Day 8: Depart for home

Add 3-day extension

Day 8: San José • Tortuguero
Travel through Braulio Carrillo National Park
Travel by boat to Tortuguero
Enjoy time to explore Tortuguero Village

Day 9: Tortuguero
Enjoy a boat tour through the Tortuguero canals
Visit Tortuguero National Park

Day 10: San José
Travel back to San José

Day 11: Depart for home

 

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Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica
Meet your Program Director at the airport

Day 2: Guanacaste
Today's Theme: Community and Social Entrepreneurship
Practice a 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

Day 3: Guanacaste  Arenal Region
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 Ecotourism
Learn how Costa Rica used ecotourism to develop its economy while protecting its biodiversity
Visit an eco-lodge
Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

Day 5: Arenal Region • Sarapiquí Region
Today's Theme: Daily Life
Learn and practice vocabulary related to daily life in Costa Rica
Compete in a city-wide scavenger hunt
Participate in a cultural exchange activity
Travel to Sarapiquí
Discover the beat of Costa Rica during a salsa lesson

Day 6: Sarapiquí Region
Today's Theme: Culinary Traditions
Learn food-related terms and practice your conversational Spanish during an interactive language lesson
Visit an organic farm
Learn to prepare local specialties in a cooking class
Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion
Enjoy a homemade dinner with locals

Day 7: Sarapiquí Region • San José
Today's Theme: Costa Rican History
Learn about Costa Rica’s early settlements and industry
Visit a pineapple plantation
Travel to San José
Peruse traditional handicrafts at a local market in San José

Day 8: Depart for home

Add 3-day extension

Day 8: San José • Tortuguero
Travel through Braulio Carrillo National Park
Travel by boat to Tortuguero
Enjoy time to explore Tortuguero Village

Day 9: Tortuguero
Enjoy a boat tour through the Tortuguero canals
Visit Tortuguero National Park

Day 10: San José
Travel back to San José

Day 11: Depart for home

 

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays (10 with extension) in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch included on days 2-7 (days 8-10 with 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; whitewater rafting

  • 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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