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011 (506)2294-1018
Located in:
Coronado, San José
Starting at $270 (USD) week

This school offers our full range of Spanish courses. It is located just outside San José .


Welcome to Academia Tica
Welcome to Academia Tica


Academia Tica is a high quality Spanish school with 28 years of experience offering two distinctive locations in Costa Rica. The school is recognized for its quality as an Instituto Cervantes Accredited Center working with the latest in international standards and methodology. It is also a DELE Exam Center celebrating three annual exam sessions.

The campuses are two oasis for studying, located in very interesting and different locations: Coronado, an authentic Costa Rican town
near the capital city of San José and at the foot of Braulio Carrillo National Park (important protected rainforest in the heart of the country).

The Coronado campus has the perfect environment for learning and because of its location works as a base camp for travelling all around Costa Rica. Jacó Beach, our second location, is the surf mecca of the Central Pacific, attracting visitors for its constant good waves and its amazing surrounding nature. The school in Jacó beach is a few minutes by foot from the beach and is the best place for learning to surf and have fun.

Academia Tica’s philosophy follows tropical, friendly, cultural, humanist and social guidelines for all its areas of work. Classes are fun and focused in developing the conversation skills fast and effectively. The school has highly skilled and experienced teachers.

Its method is based on the Instituto Cervantes' Curricular Plan and in the latest materials and techniques. Th e school offers volunteering, internship and group programs as well as different cultural and social activities to combine with Spanish language classes.

Key Features

Class in the garden at Academia Tica
Class in the garden at Academia Tica
  • International standards and methodology.
  • tropical, friendly, cultural, humanist philosophy
  • More than 28 years of experience
  • Experienced and prepared teachers,
  • Enjoy time after class or during the weekends
  • Top spots for safety to learn spanish
  • Feel at home with our teachers and staff
Starting at $270 (USD) week


Bilingual Guides
Child Friendly Tours
Packages Available
Tourism Board Certified


Learn Spanish in Costa Rica with Academia Tica Spanish School!
Join us in our two locations to learn Spanish and experience everything there is to do and enjoy in this little country we call Costa Rica.
Activities at Academia Tica
Activities at Academia Tica

Academia Tica has more than 28 years of experience, is one of the few Instituto Cervantes Accredited Centers and DELE Exam Centers in Costa Rica and Central America. The school follows the guidelines of the EN 14804, the European Language Study Norm and international standards proposed by Inst. Cervantes.

Group Programs in Jaco Beach or in Coronado

For more than 15 years, Academia Tica has been providing custom programs for groups. Teachers and leaders can choose from a variety of programs and services that cover everything they need to experience Costa Rican culture & nature. We work with predefined itineraries or tailor made, flexible programs.

Internships in Jaco Beach or in Coronado

Students that wish to practice their language skills further can opt for a
professional internship in many fields such as: tourism, marketing, business admin., health, enviromental protection and clean energy production. Perfect for building curriculum, gaining experience or fulfilling academic requirements.

Volunteering in Jaco Beach or in Coronado

Academia Tica provides a wide range of projects in five categories: nature
conservation, turtle protection, animal rescue, social institutions and organic farming. All of these projects provide agreat experience to help where it’s needed the most. It’s a great way to come in contact with nature and people.

Starting at $270 (USD) week

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Bungee Jumping
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Kite Surfing
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Scuba Diving
Surfing Lessons
Whale Watching
White Water Kayaking
White Water Rafting
White Water Tubing
Wildlife Viewing
Wind Surfing


Intensive 1 week$250 $310 
Intensive Plus 1 week$420 $420 
Super Intensive Plus 1 week$470 $530 
Private-10 lessons per week$250 $250 
20 lessons per week$500 $500 
30 lessons per week$750 $750 
-Intensive: 20 group lessons per week
-Intensive Plus: 20 group + 5 private lessons per week
-Super Intensive Plus:20 group + 10 private lessons per week
-Private: 10, 20 or 30 private lessons per week

Location & Map

Central Valley Map
Central Valley Map
Guanacaste Escape Adventure Tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting at $779 per person
Around Beautiful Costa Rica Tour
10 Days / 9 Nights
Starting at $960 per person
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