Costa Rica with Kids Itineraries:

Spanish Immersion

Looking to learn or improve your Spanish and experience Costa Rican culture? Spend a week at the CPI language immersion school in Monteverde Cloud Forest. You will have four hours of small group (2-5) instruction in the morning and have the afternoons off to play and explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest area and all the activities it has to offer. You can combine this with a home stay with a local Tico family and get truly immersed in the language and culture!

Spanish classes are ideal for middle school through college students and adults. A separate program is available for younger kids that includes either Spanish classes or babysitting. For children 12 and under, an age appropriate course corresponds with the particular learning needs of young people. Class time is divided into modules with emphasis on basic communication skills, vocabulary, and the introduction of grammatical concepts, coupled with art, linguistic games, and hands on learning.

For children 4-6 years old, CPI has developed a special program covering basic vocabulary and interesting topics appropriate for this age. Babysitting for this age group is offered in place of a course that includes crafts, walks, etc.

Parents and children are rarely in the same group as groups are based on Spanish level and age. It is possible for high school or college aged children to be placed in the same group as their parents if they are at a similar level of Spanish. Families can meet during breaks- snack included!

9 Day Family Costa Rica Spanish Immersion

  • Day 1: Saturday, Arrival in Liberia, Costa Rica. Bienvenidos! Night near airport.
  • Day 2: Sunday, Morning transfer to Monteverde, Afternoon free for activities
  • Day 3-7: Monday-Friday, Spanish class mornings and afternoons free for activities
  • Day 7: Friday, Afternoon transfer to lodge near Volcan Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • Day 8: Saturday, Full day to enjoy Rincon de la Vieja Volcano area
  • Day 9 Sunday, Shuttle to Liberia airport, Adios and Gracias!
(alternatives: Samara Beach instead of Volcano, add extra days and see beach and Volcano) View full itinerary →

9 Day Family Costa Rica Spanish Immersion

  • Day 1: Saturday, Arrival in Liberia, Costa Rica. Bienvenidos! Night near airport.
  • Day 2: Sunday, Morning transfer to Monteverde, Afternoon free for activities
  • Day 3-7: Monday-Friday, Spanish class mornings and afternoons free for activities
  • Day 7: Friday, Afternoon transfer to lodge near Volcan Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • Day 8: Saturday, Full day to enjoy Rincon de la Vieja Volcano area
  • Day 9 Sunday, Shuttle to Liberia airport, Adios and Gracias!
(alternatives: Samara Beach instead of Volcano, add extra days and see beach and Volcano) View full itinerary →
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