Our Jaco travel guide introduces you to one of the most vibrant, busy beach towns in Costa Rica. Jaco and its sister town of Playa Hermosa are home to world-class surf, cinnamon- and black-sand beaches, excellent restaurants, exhilarating activities, and epic nightlife. Overview Area: Central Pacific Average Temperature: 79-83º F (26.9-28.5º C) Closest Airport: Juan …
We say, if you want to learn Spanish, there’s no better place than on the ground in Costa Rica!
We know we’re biased, but consider this: The standard Costa Rican accent is one of the most neutral in the Spanish-speaking world, making it one of the easiest to decipher. Costa Ricans also have a reputation for being friendly and patient, especially when you’re picking your way through conjugations and looking up new vocabulary. All in all, Costa Rica is a very unintimidating place to learn Spanish.
It doesn’t hurt that it’s also a paradise of year-round spring and summer temps. That we have mountains and beaches, volcanoes and rivers. That we abolished our army in 1949, and proudly live in one of Latin America’s stablest democracies. That our established tourism industry means you can swim in the sea the same day you zip-line through the forest canopy, or go snorkeling the same day you visit an active volcano.
And what really, really doesn’t hurt is that Costa Rica has a well developed network of Spanish language schools: schools with great reputations, great locations, and even greater teachers. So hey, spend a week in Caribbean, a week in the mountains, a week on the Pacific and a week in the rainforest. We can find a Spanish language school for you anywhere.