Costa Rica - Learn Spanish + Travel


Say hola to learning Spanish in one of the world's happiest countries! You will go beyond the classroom and experience the culture, people, and the "Pura Vida" lifestyle of this relaxed Central American gem.


Spanish is spoken in 21 countries in the world and by 400 million people (2nd most in the world)! Learn this useful language quickly through our fun and immersive program.


Costa Rica is one of the world's most biologically diverse countries and a playground for the adventurous. This program includes ziplining, whitewater rafting, hiking to waterfalls in the jungle, and a boat tour!


You will live at a hostel located in a beautiful beach town, just steps from the water (perfect for your breaks)! Lined with palm trees, this is the ideal location for surfing, snorkeling, swimming... and learning Español!

Costa Rica - Learn Spanish + Travel

  • Take your vacation to the next level! Spend 4 weeks lounging on the beach and zip-lining through lush rainforest, and end your trip with an in-demand new skill to add to your resume. Spanish is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world, and knowing how to speak it is one of the best ways to expand career opportunities and make travel to Spanish speaking countries a breeze. Speaking of breezes, how about learning Spanish beachfront with a beautiful view of the ocean? Say Hola to SWAP's Learn Spanish + Travel program!

  • Spanish Language Classes

    For 3 weeks, you will hit the books with other like-minded learners and travellers in small group classes (no more than 8 per class) with lots of one-on-one immersion to learning Spanish. All levels of Spanish are welcome, from complete beginner to those who just want to brush up! After 4 hours of class each morning, you have the rest of the day free to hit the beach and relax or explore the trendy shops in town.

  • Costa Rica Experience Tour - Included!

    During your stay, there is also a 1-week tour included where you will experience the best Costa Rica has to offer; an action-packed week of rainforest and waterfall hikes, zip-lining, white water rafting, and to top it all off, a boat cruise where you can see the legendary Costa Rican sunset.

  • SWAP's Learn Spanish + Travel Program Package

    This program includes:

    • Airport pickup
    • Transport back to airport after program ends
    • Hostel accommodation in beachside town for 4 weeks
    • 1 week tour of Costa Rican cultural and adventure activities
    • 4 hours of Spanish classes per day in small groups
    • Tandem language immersion with native Spanish speakers
  • Included Accommodation

    No need to worry about where you'll be staying - SWAP has you covered. You'll be booked in to a fun beach town hostel located conveniently near the school, and you'll start the day right with a complimentary breakfast each morning.

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  • Booking SWAP's Learn Spanish + Travel program

    Experiencing the unique and wonderful culture of Costa Rica while learning Spanish is easy! You can register online here, or do it in-person by visiting any of these Merit Travel locations and talking to a friendly travel counsellor. The choice is yours and our staff will be there to help you either way!

Learn Spanish and experience the unique culture in a way no tourist can with SWAP

Program Info

  • Eligibility

    Canadians ages 18+ with an interest to learn Spanish! All levels of Spanish welcome

  • Registration Timeline

    Apply for SWAP's Learn Spanish + Travel program at least 4 weeks prior to your intended arrival

  • Length of Your Visa

    Tourist visa allowance of 90 days total

  • For Only

    SWAP's Learn Spanish + Travel program only $3100 CAD! That includes 4 weeks of Spanish language classes, full accommodation during your program, tourist visa, and the week-long Costa Rica experience tour!

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