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Don Quijote Costa Rica

San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica
Excellent 4.8
School 5.0
Accommodation 5.0
Course 5.0
Free time activities 4.0
Herman Hendriks
The teachers are excellent and very helpful to students. My classmates have really helped inspire me to continue studying. These have really been a great two weeks. I wish everyone at don Quijote happiness in the future.

Study Spanish and discover a country of natural beauty, diverse cultures and unlimited fun.

Our school is situated in a spectacular building in San Joaquín de Flores, a town with a population of approximately 10,000 at an altitude of 1,054 meters, 15 minutes by bus from the Juan Santamaría International Airport and the city of Heredia. The building features 21 classrooms, a conference room, cafeteria, administrative offices, library, common areas for relaxing and socializing, hammocks, tropical gardens. From the school, there is a spectacular view of the Poás and Barva Volcanos which are part of the mountain chain that surrounds the Central Valley of Costa Rica.

Just a short distance from the Capital San Jose, the lush and gorgeous province of Heredia is one of the most beautiful provinces in Costa Rica. Known for its verdant coffee plantation covered hills and volcanic national parks; this mountainous region also has dense tropical forests, stunning waterfalls and roaring rivers that make it the ideal destination.

You may choose between a stay with a local host family or a private apartment/studio.

The school offers weekly free or low cost sponsored activities (Latin cooking and dance classes, afternoon soccer matches, movie nights, and visits to museums, galleries, theatres, discotheques...). In addition afternoon and weekend excursions are arranged (trips to Irazu Volcano, Poás Volcano, the Orosi Valley, Lankaster Gardens and Cartago, a boat tour along the Sarapiqui river, a visit to the butterfly gardens in Guacimal and Sarch...).

It is the perfect place to relax, enjoy nature at its very best and learn Spanish. Offering a plethora of outdoors and adventure activities, the province of Heredia is definitely worth a visit.


Intensive Spanish course TOP CHOICE
From 16 years old 6 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
1 October—12 October

Intensive courses are perfect for students of all ages who wish to learn as quickly and eciently as possible through constant interaction. Students will learn how to use grammar in context through a wide range of activities including: reading, discussions, conversations, viewing documentaries, listening to songs, watching lms, etc.

Frequency per week: 20 Spanish classes.

Average class size of 6 students (8 maximum).

Start dates: Every rst Monday of each month, all year round.

Minutes per lesson: 55.


You can check out other accommodation options on Airbnb. Grab $20 for your first trip!

Shared student apartment

30 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 16
No meals

Student apartments are a simple yet complete housing option. Equipped with essential features like a bed, desk, chair, closet and nightstand you will have a comfortable bedroom for sleeping and studying.

Up to six students can live in a shared apartment. Students will be responsible for purchasing and preparing their own food.

Meals are not included.

Home stay

30 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 16
Breakfast only/half board/full board

Our host families are carefully selected and many have worked with us since we began. Our families are fully aware of what it means to be a good host and making our students feel at home the moment they step in the door.

Our students receive keys to the home where they live which guarantees total flexibility and the freedom to come and go as they please.

There are three meal options possible: Full board (three daily meals) half board (breakfast + dinner or lunch) or breakfast only.

Double rooms only available for 2 students traveling together.


Lifehack: download Uber (an app that enables you to request a taxi from your smartphone) and get $20 for your first trip by using promocode r19ur


Flight is not included. We recommend you book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.


November 2014

The teachers are excellent and very helpful to students. My classmates have really helped inspire me to continue studying. These have really been a great two weeks. I wish everyone at don Quijote happiness in the future.

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San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica
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