EF Playa Tamarindo is a Spanish language school nestled within the enchanting tropical landscapes of Costa Rica.
Every year, EF Playa Tamarindo remains a top choice for students worldwide who seek an immersive Spanish language program in Latin America. Our comprehensive range of programs encompasses tailor-made Spanish courses, accommodation options, meal plans, and a variety of engaging activities. Every aspect is designed to empower students to fully immerse themselves in the local culture, make new friends, and enhance their Spanish language skills, all while surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of this tropical paradise.
Explore the collection of EF Playa Tamarindo reviews shared by students from around the world over the years, and get ready to embark on your study abroad journey with confidence.
Here's why you should study in Costa Rica with EF.
Global leader in international education
State-of-the-art campus, only a 10-minute walk from the beach
60 years of experience in teaching languages
All-inclusive package: language course, accomodation and meal plan
24/7 support, from the pre-booking stage until after you return home
Germany, 25 years old
Great learning experience and very flexible classes and courses. Staff is friendly and helpful and the classes are very small. You can always talk to teachers even if they are not in class. Also, as a lot of people are close to campus and it's nice to hang out on campus you get in touch with new people very easily.
USA, 16 years old
I would recommend this program to a friend because I feel that I have learned so much. My host family helped me so much and I feel that I was able to become more confident in my Spanish-speaking abilities. The school helped me with my grammar and I learned a lot a vocabulary with my host family.
Norway, 26 years old
I decided to stay here for 3 more months. The best decision I have ever made was going here. I get to experience another culture and climate from back home in Norway, it's like living in a green oasis. But above everything is all the amazing people I meet, to get to know and to share all of this with.
Germany, 24 years old
I learned to speak Spanish well. I graduated in a higher level than I expected at the beginning. I love my apartment on campus, made a lot of friends in school, the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful and I loved the excursions I went on. I had a very good time, thank you EF!
Canada, 27 years old
I didn't know a word of Spanish before I left. I traveled with my friend Jessica and we were able to live together in a host family. If you like to drink fruity cocktails, see exotic animals and swim... Playa Taramindo is for you! The staff are great and the atmosphere is super relaxed!
USA, 20 years old
I really enjoyed my time here, but I do believe the program would be better for students if they were not completely in Spanish. it is very difficult to learn Spanish grammer and rules when you have a low Spanish level and they are explained to you in Spanish.
"I had wonderful roommates who eventually became friends. The teachers on campus were also very open-minded and helpful. Since I started from scratch in terms of my Spanish level, I was able to make progress very quickly. The classes were characterized by a relaxed and fun learning atmosphere."
"What was nice about EF Costa Rica is that it is quite small in size. There are no large numbers of students and therefore you know almost everyone walking around the school. It gives a very nice atmosphere where everybody can have a chat with each other and nobody has to feel alone. It is very easy to make friends!"
"Overall, 10 months after my first trip to Costa Rica, I went back, and I can already say with certainty that they won't be getting rid of me anytime soon! As they say in Costa Rica: Pura Vida!"