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$ 17,50


Choose your class hours
100% tailored to your level

A Month in Paradise

$ 224,75


80 hours of classes
Group classes
Cover up to 1 full level*
Certificate of completion



$ 15,00


*It depends on the initial level of the student. It can be covered up to 1 level, less or more.

Detailed Course Pricing




You can come to our school for more than 4 weeks, in such case, the weekly price will be the same as the 4 weeks course ($224.75)



In addition, you can arrange individual lessons with a private teacher. In this case, the day, time, length and content of the course will depend on your personal requirements.

Note: We also have “couple private” and “family private” options. If this is your case, ask us for these options when registering.
*All prices shown above are per hour per person


Online group classes can be received by a maximum of 3 people at a time. In this case day, time, length and content of the course depend on your personal requirements.

The price includes the material that will be sent to you for each lesson.


Enrollment is available throughout the year and courses start every Monday.

To enroll in any course, there is a mandatory fee of $25 USD (non-refundable)

Enrolling in our courses is very easy.
First, select your desired course, then select the dates you would like to come to our school and finally, pay the registration fee to confirm your place in the course.You can pay for the course upfront through bank transfer in US Dollars or pay in Colones (CRC) once you get to the school.
In either case, it is mandatory to pay the tuition fee of your selected course before your first class.

General Information

Group lessons are held weekly from Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The longer you stay, the cheaper the weekly rates (as long as you pay the full price up front).

Private lessons are held from 1 pm onwards.

Our small groups, maximum 6 people, guarantee a successful learning process. Moreover, it is very important for us to compose classes of students with the same knowledge. If there are no other students of your personal level, you will get 3 hours of one-on-one lessons for the same price.

Prices including taxes and teaching material

*All our prices are in USD

Who are our students?

Young Travellers

Puerto Viejo is full of adventures and places to discover. Many of our students come here looking for the perfect mix of a young atmosphere and the perfect place to go on adventures. Be it a day surfing, kayaking, riding a bike or partying. Be sure that there will always be something exciting to do in town.

Experienced travellers

As long as you are enthusiastic about learning the language and discovering a new place. The age never matters. Join our school, keep yourself active and enjoy the multiple activities Puerto Viejo has for you.


Looking for quality time with your family? Learning Spanish is perfect for that! Our courses for families are not only educational and fun but they are great for those parents looking for activities in which they can create beautiful memories with their kids.

A Unique Learning Experience

Pura vida language school was very welcoming. There was only one other person and myself in my class. This gave the opportunity to have confidence to practice speaking as well as focused learning. My favourite element of the course was going into the centre of Puerto Viejo to the café, shops and beach to practice what we have learnt. On the last day, we cooked together local food such as patacones, guacamole and frijoles. I recommend this school! Pura vida!


Ready to live the Spanish experience?

Whether you want to come only for a week or truly immerse yourself in the language through a month course. At Spanish School Pura Vida, you’ll have the chance to get in touch with stunning nature, experience local culture and of course, learn Spanish in a fast and immersive way. You won’t find a better place to learn spanish in Costa Rica!


With us, not only will you learn the language but you will also experience the latin culture. Our approach is to get you speaking from day one, taking you to interesting places around the town and enticing you to immerse yourself in the local culture.


One of the best advantages you will have by coming to our school is the surroundings. We are located in Puerto Viejo, a small town by the sea. There are dozens of beautiful beaches nearby, breathtaking landscapes and mind-blowing nature.