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Learning Spanish on the Beach
Learning Spanish on the Beach

Bienvenidos! Come and learn to speak Spanish with WAYRA Spanish Institute and take advantage of multicultural diversity, scenic splendor and tranquility.

Located in Playa Tamarindo and just 150 meters from the beach, WAYRA Spanish Institute is situated in a beautiful tropical garden. On the premises the students can find three buildings and two small ranchos (open air dry palm huts).

All the classrooms are spacious and comfortable, with large open windows to create a comfortable and appropriate atmosphere to study. The main rancho houses two classrooms on the second floor and the cafeteria with a snack bar on the ground floor. In the cafeteria students can relax and enjoy conversations with other students while having some snacks and refreshments. It is also a good place to do homework during school hours or to take part in one of the dance lessons that are practiced after school on the main floor.

At Instituto de Español Wayra, the students can enjoy the local wildlife. Iguanas, birds, and many other small animals can be observed while listening to the braking waves of the ocean. Often, the tranquility is only interrupted by the howling of monkeys that takes away the breath of students each time they stop for a visit.

Key Features

  • All the teaching is carried out in Spanish.
  • Minimum stay of one week
  • Classes are small, averaging 3 to 4 students
  • Courses begin every Monday
  • Morning sessions are from 8:00 am to 12:00 am
  • Afternoon sessions are from 13:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Join our popular Spanish&Surf program
  • WAYRA offers different lodging options
Small Spanish Classes at Wayra
Small Spanish Classes at Wayra


Learn Spanish with WAYRA in Playa Tamarindo
WAYRA offers since 1996 a Spanish immersion program in Playa Tamarindo.
Instituto de Español Wayra
Instituto de Español Wayra

Spanish Levels at Wayra Spanish Institute

Absolute Beginner
With no previous knowledge of the language

Very limited knowledge, able to ask for directions, order meals, etc.

Can speak in present tense with limited vocabulary

Use of the present, past and some future tenses with an enlarged vocabulary

Have higher levels of comprehension, expression and a good grasp of the different grammatical tenses.

High level of comprehension and conversation managing the conditional, imperative and indicative.

For those who have studied the subjunctive, but, still have difficulty using this form.

A deeper understanding of the language including often confusing grammatical structures, word building, etc.

Semantic fields enlarged and grammatical deficiencies corrected

Teaching Methods at Wayra
We will maximize the students learning experience with a thoughtful balance of personal, cultural and academic challenges within a secure and supportive environment. The instructors are skilled in blending conversation with grammar to meet the individual needs of the group members.

In the classroom, we make learning an enjoyable natural process. Teachers encourage debate, conversation and exchange of ideas to promote critical thinking and verbal skills. Games, videos and music are frequently used in the classrooms.

Outdoor activities, such us walks in the nature reserves, visits to the different business in town to gather information, conversations with people from the community, interviews or excursions to neighboring towns, are used to practice and learn more about the ecology, economy and culture of Costa Rica. Your language ability will grow as your outlook broadens. Every day the students are required to do about one hour of homework.

Tours Offered

Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Jet Ski / Wave Runner
Scuba Diving
Sunset Cruises
Surfing Lessons

Location & Map

North Pacific Coast Map
North Pacific Coast Map
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Instituto de Espanol Wayra is Calle Real, 50309 Playa Tamarindo


 Group ClassesPrivate Classes
1 Week$335 $550 
2 Weeks$640 $1080 
3 Weeks$930 $1590 
4 Weeks$1215 $2080 
Add Week$300 $510 
LodgingWeekly Rate  
Homestay- shared$175  
Homestay- private$175  
Casa El Mar- shared$260  
Casa El Mar- private$340  
Casa Carolina- shared$330  
Casa Carolina- private$420  
Casa Wayra- shared$300  
Casa Wayra- private$385  

Customer Reviews for Instituto de Espanol Wayra

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5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
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5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
From: United States9/18/2006
"A month ago I finish a 6 week Spanish program at Wayra School and it was an incredible experience. The quality of the instruction was top of the line. The teachers very profesional in their instruction and the rest of the staff was also very friendly and accommodating. They were there every time I needed them and never received a NO from then. It was easy to feel at home and just relax. During my stay I meet lots of students from different countries; some of them had study at this school before and came back because they had such a good experience. I also hope to return next year. One thing that I though was extraordinary was the grounds of the school. I can see that they are nature lovers. More than once, we received the visit of the howler monkeys. As my teacher explained, they are frequent visitors to their garden and I can see why. If I was a monkey, I too would like to spend lots of time there. As to the beach and waves, it is already well known the fame of this small town. I highly recommend the school. "
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