Costa Rica is known for its dense, beautiful jungles, its lush beaches, and its year round warm weather. However, when you visit this Caribbean paradise, you will find that it is much more than just a beautiful place to escape the cold weather. There are new things to do and see at every turn in Costa Rica. There are also fantastic opportunities to learn something new.
Here are our favorite learning experiences in Costa Rica:
Learning Spanish is a fun and enriching thing to do. It’s also very helpful if you plan to travel frequently to Costa Rica. You can (and many visitors and residents do) learn Spanish by immersing yourself in the Costa Rican culture. However, this takes time, and a lot of trial and error. If you have limited time to learn, or you prefer a more structured learning process, you may want to consider a language course. There are numerous language schools located across Costa Rica, with skilled instructors teaching a variety of courses.
Surfing lessons are a fun and exciting way to learn something new, whether you are a beginner, or you simply want to sharpen your skills while you get some time on the waves. There are plenty of beaches in Costa Rica that are ideal for those who are learning. There are also plenty of highly qualified, expert instructors available to teach aspiring surfers. The most popular spot for lessons is Jaco, a beach town in Guanacaste with waves perfect for all skill levels.
Costa Rica’s abundant natural resources, complex ecosystem and fertile, lush soil make it the perfect place to learn how to create an ecologically sound, self-sustaining and productive garden. A variety of Costa Rican institutes and organizations offer permaculture courses, which focus on everything from sustenance gardening, to water conservation, to natural remedies for common garden problems.
Yoga Teacher Training Courses
The inspiring and tranquil surroundings of Costa Rica make it the perfect place to take yoga teacher training courses A number of these courses can be found in different areas of the country – usually in the form of training retreats that are meant to educate, relax and recharge. Not only will you learn a valuable trade from certified experts, you will do so in a paradise setting, and walk away with a unique experience you can reflect on for a lifetime.
Costa Rica is a golfer’s paradise, with courses that rival the world’s best, set against an ocean or rainforest backdrop. Numerous courses in Costa Rica offer expert instruction, and private lessons are widely available. Whether you want to learn the basics or sharpen an already decent game, this is the place to do it.