Tamarindo, Costa Rica - Activities and Excursions
Tamarindo, Costa Rica offers or helps to arrange a variety of cultural
activities, afternoon trips and weekend excursions. We feel these types of
activities constitute an important part of any Spanish language immersion
program. Each week depending on student interest and depending what is going on
in the surrounding area, we will offer or help to arrange these activities.
following are examples of activities that are typically offered or that can be
Dance Classes: Very Popular! The purpose of this class is to
help you learn some of the more common dance styles found in Costa Rica. Learn
Meringue, salsa, marcado and cumbia.
Interesting Lectures: Covering a range of topics including: ecology of Costa Rica, Costa Rican history, culture and politics, etc.
Cooking Class: Learn how to cook some of the favorite local
Costa Rican dishes.
Intercambios: Meet with locals who are learning English. You
will help them practice their English and they will help you learn Spanish!
Besides brushing up on your Spanish,it is a great way to meet some Ticos!
Visits To National Parks: Costa Rica is famous for its
beauty. The best place to experience this is to go to one of the country's many
national parks. Many of these parks are close to Playa Tamarindo.
Tours: A canopy tour is one of the more popular things to do in Costa
Rica. High up in the rainforest one gets an opportunity to see the unique
ecosystem found high up in the trees.
Arenal Volcano: If you have never seen an active volcano,
then take advantage of your time in Costa
Rica and visit one. Arenal is considered to be one of the most active volcanoes
in the world.
River Rafting: Despite the small size of the country, Costa
Rica is home to some of the best white water rafting in the world. E.I.
Tamarindo has contacts with good organizations who run these types of trips.
Surf & Scuba: Popular surf spots in the area
include Playa Tamarindo, Playa Langosta, Playa Grande, Playa Avellanas,
and Witch's Rock. None of these locations are more than 30-45 minutes away from
Playa Tamarindo. The waters of the Pacific off the coast of Costa Rica are
teeming with exotic marine life.
the region, one has a choice of a variety of excellent dive spots. In these
teeming waters you will have the chance to see an amazing variety of marine life
including: roosterfish, manta rays, red snapper, puffer fish, schools of bait
fish, live corals, star fish, and much more!
A minimal charge for activities may apply.