SPANISH IMMERSION COSTA RICA 1 WEEK
SPANISH IMMERSION COSTA RICA 1 WEEK
All instruction and Guide services; food and lodging as stated on the itinerary; ground and water transportation within Costa Rica. All entrance fees to National Parks and additional tours.
Itinerary meal codes: B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner
Does not include:
Round-trip International airfare to Costa Rica; international airport departure tax (US$29.00 per person. Please check with the airline of your choice if these taxes are already included on your airfare); liquor brewages, gratuities and personal items.
DAY 1 SAN JOSE – TOUR ORIENTATION
Following your arrival at Juan Santamaría International Airport, outside of San José, you will be met and transferred to the city for welcome dinner you will meet your host family, Following, there will be a general orientation session to our Costa Rica Spanish Immersion
DAY 2 SPANISH LESSONS – MUSEUM
After breakfast with your host family you will start your Spanish lessons, after lunch our guide will meet you to visit The National Museum, this museum has amazing rooms like Pre-Columbian Room, you will discover the lifestyle of ancient cultures starting 12,000 years B.C. up to the arrival of the Spaniards.
Pre-Columbian room this exhibition enhances our indigenous people’s view on gold. Butterfly garden with 20 different species and. Motherland, this room features a synthesis of the development Costa Rica has undergone throughout history since the arrival of the Spaniards until today dinner and over night with your host family.
DAY 3 SPANISH LESSONS – HOMESTAY
After breakfast you will start your Spanish lessons from 8:00 am to 12:00 p.m. After you lessons you will return to new home with your “tico” family. Free night
DAY 4 SPANISH LESSONS – PUEBLO ANTIGUO – HOMESTAY
After a delicious breakfast you will start your Spanish lessons from 8:00 am to 12:00 p.m. Later this afternoon you’ll go and enjoy Pueblo Antiguo, a theme park located inside the amusement park where you can find the beauties of the Costa Rica of yesteryear.
You can find many attractions such as flyers, ox carts, horses, cows, masquerades, clowns, street parades and dances.
Pueblo Antiguo is an excellent choice to remember old times, a hot aguadulce, a corn muffin and a coconut caramel sauce, are complemented by a good day of fun, while reliving those things that were experienced in Costa Rica early century.
DAY 5 SPANISH LESSONS
Following breakfast you will start your lesson from 8:00 am to 12:00 p.m. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to go with our guide the shopping or visit a local Mall, where you can learn an practice your Spanish.
DAY 6 SPANISH LESSONS – ARENAL HOT SPRINGS
After a breakfast with your host family you will start your Spanish lesson from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. After that you will transferred to visit Baldi Hot Springs, located at the base of Arenal, which is around 3 hour away from San Jose, Steaming waters form waterfalls and natural therapeutic pools that we can soak and relax in.
The hot springs found here are surrounded by brilliant vegetation, while Arenal serves as a stunning backdrop. After the sun sets, we will with some luck, observe the activity of Arenal.
On a clear night, one can see bursts of fire and red-hot molten lava shooting hundreds of feet into the sky, whereas during the day only smoke and the volcano’s roar are apparent. Explosions typically can be seen from the hot spring. Overnight Lake Arenal
DAY 7 ARENAL HANGING BRIDGES
Following breakfast you will observe lava flows that make up Arenal’s lower slopes. We will take a look the remains of the volcano’s more active past. And we will have the chance to learn about the nature that surrounds then we will take a brief look at Lake Arenal, while we enrooted to the Arenal Hanging Bridges, where the trails and bridges of this project will bring you as close as you could ever hope to get to the birds, the flowers and the lush vegetation of the primary rain forest. There you will be able to walk right into the forest, on hanging bridges and trails that are safe and easy to walk on transfer to San Jose and farewell dinner.
DAY 8 SAN JOSE – DEPARTURE
After an early breakfast and farewells to our families you will be transferred to Juan Santamaría International Airport, outside San José for your return flight home.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
– Can I add two additional days to the package you advertise on the homepage?
Of course! ALL of our packages are designed as guides, to illustrate potential itineraries and our personal recommendations. We know that one size does not fit all, so the best option is to give us a call and discuss what you are looking for and our in-country Travel Designers will take it from there. Disagree with their advice? We won’t be offended! We will work with you until the vacation is exactly what you are looking for!
– Does the package price include airfare?
Our packages do not include flights to Costa Rica from your home country because of the variation in price. We do include domestic flights to most of the destinations that you will be visiting. As part of the Nature Air family, we have the privilege of offering our guests the best transportation option in the country at the best possible price. You can enjoy even the most remote destinations in the country without spending half of your vacation in traffic or navigating potholes.