Suitable for all language levels
Suitable for all surf levels
Avg. 20-30 years old. Min. 16
Avg. 6 students per class
Apartment or guest house
Transfer or own transport
Course starts every Monday
This school is accredited
Below you will read everything you would want to know about this surf + language program in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. In case anything is unclear to you, feel free to reach out to us.
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From Liberia Airport you can order a shuttle to Tamarindo. This costs 40 USD if you are with at least 2 people and travel between 12:00 and 14:00 on Sunday afternoon. Otherwise you can grab a taxi yourself, which should be between 30 and 50 USD per car.
From San José you can take a public bus (ALFARO), which costs 10 USD. The departure times are 11:30 am and 3:30 pm and you must purchase a ticket for this yourself. If you sleep in one of the student houses, this is not an option, because you will not be at the school before 16:00 on Sundays (and the reception will be closed). An alternative is the Interbus, which runs a lot faster than the ALFARO. You can take this bus at 8:15 am so that you arrive in Tamarindo while the reception is still open. The price is around 60 USD.
Type of acco:Room:
Casa el Mar
|1 week||€ 525,-|
|2 weeks||€ 1.029,-|
|3 weeks||€ 1.513,-|
|4 weeks||€ 1.998,-|
|5 weeks||€ 2.479,-|
|6 weeks||€ 2.945,-|
|7 weeks||€ 3.425,-|
|8 weeks||€ 3.899,-|
Spanish and Surf in Tamarindo is rated with a 4.4 /5, based on 33 reviews. You can find up to 5 reviews below:
We had an absolutely excellent experience with Wayra. First, they helped coordinate a babysitter for my younger children so myself and the older children could attend lessons
We were all extremely impressed with Wayra school and all of their staff. While corresponding via email to reserve 2 weeks for our 5th grader, Marcela and Reto were generous w
This is a well deserved 5 stars rating. This was my second time going to that school and I stayed for 6 weeks this time. The teachers meets every morning before classes to tal
I was in the school for two weeks in June and it was great for learning Spanish! The teachers are very very friendly and helpful. The receptionist also helped me with every to
This school has a beautiful campus, incredibly friendly teachers, and an amazing location, but it is not worthy your money. Myself and 2 friends took classes for 2 weeks here.
We had an absolutely excellent experience with Wayra. First, they helped coordinate a babysitter for my younger children so myself and the older children could attend lessons. The boys (8 and 10) had a teacher who was energetic and adjusted to their needs (making paper airplanes when he could see the younger ones eyes glazing over). My teacher, Cinthia, was absolutely fabulous. We spent time of grammar, but also just time talking, which is always how I learn language the best. The location is also fabulous, right across from the beach and near most hotels in town. Very pretty campus, excellent experience.
We were all extremely impressed with Wayra school and all of their staff. While corresponding via email to reserve 2 weeks for our 5th grader, Marcela and Reto were generous with the promptness, thoroughness, and helpfulness in answering our many questions. We also booked a private shuttle from LIR to Tamarindo through them. Just as we were supposed to board our flight, it was delayed 2 hours, and I emailed Wayra to inform them, and Reto had deftly and quickly communicated to the shuttle company, so that when we finally arrived, our driver was waiting for us and drove us to our place without delay. On our first day, we arrived early and they greeted us kindly, started our child in her placement assessment, and allowed us to wait in a lovely space where we could soak in the flora and fauna. We were introduced to other parents as they arrived, and given a thorough presentation by Marcela, about what to expect and about their program. Our child enjoyed the lessons. She LOVED the headmistress, stating that she thought she set a good example for everyone. She liked working with Maestra Bernadette who exuded such enthusiasm and boisterousness for learning. She enjoyed learning with Maestra Viviana who was patient in answering questions. She talked about the dances they did, the fruit salad they made by each contributing a fruit, the games they played, while only speaking in spanish and learning alot. We learned that the teachers commute in from great distances, and our daughter had an incredible respect for their dedication and caring for each other and for the students. She noticed they celebrated a teacher's birthday during her first week there with cake and soda :) We enjoyed watching the howler monkeys hang out with their young, eating star fruit fresh off the nearby trees while the students were in their open air classrooms. The bathrooms and walkways were always meticulously attended to, and I felt safe leaving her everyday each morning with such peace of mind. For the first couple of days, we would swing by during break to enjoy free coffee while she would enjoy a snack, but then soon realized she had made so many friends that she preferred we didn't. The school would offer activities on Mon and Wed for families, including cooking, ping pong, and local trips. They also helped arrange more distant day trips on the weekends with third party companies, and facilitate access to options. We had been interested in an arribada tour, and though the timing didn't work out for us, they were willing to look into options for us and we were grateful. Finally, we ended up needing a shuttle transport last minute, and again, Reto to the rescue. He got it taken care for us in less then 12 hours, and all proceeded smoothly. Muchas gracias por todo, Wayra. We already miss you, and hope to see you again in the future.
This is a well deserved 5 stars rating. This was my second time going to that school and I stayed for 6 weeks this time. The teachers meets every morning before classes to talk about the students progress. If you take private class in addition to your regular class, the teachers will talk to each other during the break to communicate what to improve during your private class. They will adjust their teaching to your interest. They are the same teachers from my last visit 6 years ago. Some of them are from Santa Cruz which is about 1.5 hours away by bus. Their dedication to the school and long term employment of the teachers shows how the school management take care of their teachers. There is a lot of work happening in the back ground that students doesn't notice. Also the school is well maintain with full time cleaners and a maintenance guy. There are hammocks to relax when you need and free coffee at at breaks. The office have staffs that will arrange late afternoon free activities twice a week, arrange laundry services for you with no commission charge (you need to pay the laundry company tho) and help you with anything you need in a very polite and efficient way. Reading the other comments below, I don't feel the price were overcharged. Tamarindo is not a cheap place to be. In relation to the cost of living in Tamarindo, I find it very fair. The school has amazing houses where you can rent a room and I highly recommend it. The houses has daily cleaning service and well under prices for the area. I stayed for a week to a hostel accross the street after deciding to extend my stay and it cost me $100/day. It was the cheapest place to stay at the time and it was a small room and a shared bathroom with 6 other rooms. Casa Carolina has a maintained pool, secured lock gate, cameras... There is a 24/7 emergency number to the school. Thanks to the amazing Wayra team. I will see you again in my next holidays.
I was in the school for two weeks in June and it was great for learning Spanish! The teachers are very very friendly and helpful. The receptionist also helped me with every topic (regarding Interbus, Covidtest, Activities, …) which is really important, when being in a new country. There are lots of families, I would have preferred to have more young adults there. The activities from Mo-Fr have been more for kids, like playing PingPong, … The organized trips at the weekend where great, but also quite expensive. I shared my room in Casa Carolina with nice people around my age. The house is really nice, but the rules are also pretty strict. So all in all: for learning Spanish -> go to Wayra! But if you would like to have more fun, explore Coste Rica and get to know more people from all over the world, I would rather choose another school/hostel.
This school has a beautiful campus, incredibly friendly teachers, and an amazing location, but it is not worthy your money. Myself and 2 friends took classes for 2 weeks here. We loved a lot of things here. Taking classes on their campus in the trees was awesome, we frequently saw monkeys and iguanas right outside our classroom. The teachers were also very friendly and patient. But the classes were also very unorganized. Myself and my two friends found ourselves consistently grouped with people not of our similar skill. I ended up repeating the exact same topics I covered in my first week during my second week because there was a younger student who joined our class. My friends also found themselves consistently moved down levels because of a lack of students at their level. It felt the classes were organized more for the convenience of the teachers rather than the benefit of student learning. Myself and my friends tried to different classes but we’re not allowed. Additionally because every class rotates to a new teacher next week it can feel that your growth and learning from one week to the next is consistently thrown off as the teachers would repeat or skip topics. While it was nice to interact with someone new, there wasn’t enough communication between the teachers do it felt like starting over each week. This is a great school but myself and my 2 friends found ourselves unsatisfied after the 2 weeks given the high price. If price is at all a concern for you, we suggest finding a different school more worth your money.
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