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Accommodations in Costa Rica

At Escuela Internacional we believe that suitable accommodations are as important as first class teaching and facilities when your objective is to learn Spanish abroad. That is why we visit and carefully select each of the accommodations we offer our students. E.I. Costa Rica arranges your preferred accommodation either with a Costa Rican host family or in a shared student apartment with equal care.

Whichever option you choose each will offer you a unique experience and are the perfect compliment to your Spanish language course.

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Host Family Accommodations

Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture by having E.I. arrange your accommodations with a Costa Rican host family. Many students who study abroad in Costa Rica choose to stay with one of our select host families. These families are chosen carefully and monitored through regular inspections and student feedback.

Benefits of immersion in a selected host family

Accommodations for you Spanish Course in Costa Rica, Host familyLiving with a host family is one of the best ways to learn in depth about the country that you are visiting, its culture and people, and also allows you to listen to and learn the Spanish language spoken in its most natural form. Daily contact with your host family will quickly enhance your understanding of local customs and culture. In no time at all you will be picking up common idiomatic phrases and expressions. In addition, you can enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with the independence of having your own key. E.I. Costa Rica’s host families live either within walking distance of the Center or just a few minutes away by bus.

For more information about what living with a host family is like, click here.

What is included in the price of the host family?

  • In San Rafael: Single or Double Room (It is possible to arrange a double room for students traveling together) or Single or Double Room with private bathroom.
  • In Tamarindo: Single room.
  • Half board -2 meals per day, breakfast and dinner. 
  • Arrival transfer service from the airport in San Jose to host family accommodations (San Rafael only).
  • Bed linens (You will need bring your own towels to San Rafael, while they are provided for you in Tamarindo).
  • Laundry service
  • The host family can cater to your special diets or needs. (We ask that you please specify diet needs, restrictions, allergies, etc. on your enrollment form so that we can advise the host family beforehand and do our best to accommodate you. Please contact us if you have any questions).

Student Apartment Accommodations

If you would prefer to live in an apartment with other international students while you learn Spanish abroad, E.I. offers furnished student apartments.

In San Rafael most apartments are located between 1.5 - 4 km. from the E.I. Center.

In Tamarindo the school has apartments as a residence available on site. Important Note: It is necessary to register early due to the fact that space in these apartments is limited and so it fills up fast.

The benefits of choosing a student apartment

Shared Student Apartments for Spanish StudentsSharing an apartment means that you will live other international students and have the chance to learn about their own countries and cultures. In choosing this option you can make new, international friends that could last a lifetime!

All student apartments are nicely furnished, self-catering with own facilities, kitchenette, and living room. You will need to bring your own bed linens and towels for the apartments in San Rafael.

For more information about what living in a student apartment is like, click here.

What is included in the price of a Student Apartment?

  • In San Rafael: Single or Double Room (It is possible to reserve a double room for apartmentroom in Tamarindostudents traveling together).
  • In Tamarindo: Shared room.
  • Shared use of kitchen and common areas

Plan for these additional costs when choosing the shared apartment option:

Purchasing food and/or eating out in restaurants.

For budget planning help, take a look at a price list of some basic items such as food, transport and going out, to
compare with prices in your home country.


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