Teen Intensive Spanish Camp

Practice makes the master!

Focus and determination are key in mastering any skill. But if this skill learning can take place surrounded by exuberant nature and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, so be it! Our intensive and interactive immersion Spanish classes in Playa Tamarindo mix a well-structured learning program with fun and unforgettable time in paradise. Add in weekend adventure tours, evening cultural activities, a weekly service project, and you'll get an exciting and challenging study abroad experience.

No prior language experience is necessary to join, although it does help! Our Spanish Camp takes place in Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica, which is located on the Northern Pacific coast and is a world-famous surfing destination

Besides the Spanish lessons, we’ll have cultural activities such as Latin dance classes and cooking classes. On the weekends, we will explore the surrounding natural wonders of the Guanacaste Province, we will raft down mountain rivers, zip line through forest canopies, horseback ride on white sand beaches, sea kayak to pristine islands, swim in crystal blue bays and hike to towering waterfalls. We are committed to help protect the beauty and natural environment of Costa Rica. To give back, all students will participate in a beach clean-up each Friday.

Our Playa Tamarindo Teen Camp has both an Overnight (Residential) Camp option and a Day Camp option. All students attend 4 hours/day of level-appropriate Spanish lessons and lunch, Monday through Friday. Both camp options are composed of the same basic daily structure and itinerary, plus three different afternoon activities from which to choose: Surf, Adventure and Intensive Spanish.

In addition to the above schedule of lessons and activities, residential campers also receive lodging at our camp compound, all meals, a two-day weekend adventure tour, 24-hour supervision and accident/travel insurance. We offer Airport pick-up and drop-off service for all students and families.

  • Ages: 13 -17 yrs
  • Duration: weekly

Residential Campers



Day Campers




  • Start dates: Teen programs will start every Sunday from

    • Week 1: June 23 , 2024 
    • Week 9: August 11, 2024

What to bring

  • Sturdy water shoes, rain ponchos, flashlights, multiple swimsuits, beach towels, at least one pair of pants, bug repellent and sunscreen are required.
  • Students are asked to bring all their belongings in a waterproof backpack.
  • It is not recommended that students bring any unnecessary electronic devices that might be ruined by exposure to rain or water.

What’s included for Residential Campers?

(For students traveling without adults)
  • 20 hours/week of Spanish classes
  • 8 hours/week of Spanish lessons

  • Full-time, local, bilingual guides
  • Lodging in our camp compound
  • 3 meals per day
  • Weekend 2-day adventure tours
  • Evening cultural activities
  • Friday afternoon beach clean-up project
  • Health/travel insurance

What’s included for Day Campers?

(For students traveling without adults)
  • 20 hours/week of Spanish classes
  • 8 hours/week of Spanish lessons
  • Friday afternoon beach clean-up project
  • Mid-morning snack and lunch everyday

Spanish Class

  • Spanish classes are held at our private Spanish Institute in Tamarindo, Guanacaste.
  • Classes are Monday to Friday 8am – 2:00pm, with a snack break at 10am.
  • All students are given a language evaluation to determine their level and then split up into classes that best fit their abilities.

Flight details

  • Airport pick up is not included in the camp price but can be arranged for an additional fee.
  • Students are recommended to fly into Liberia International Airport (LIR)


  • Teen Long Term Discount:

    Residential campers attending 4 weeks or more will receive a $500 discount. Please see our Terms & Conditions below for more details and exclusions.

  • Sibling Discount:

    If two or more siblings sign up to attend our camps at the same time, they will each receive a discount, applicable as follows: $50/week off for Teen residential campers, $25/week off for Teen day campers, $25/week for the Children’s Spanish Camp. (Adult and Pre-K students are not eligible for this discount.)