Thursday, July 30, 2009

Salsa Dancing in Costa Rica

Samara, Costa Rica An alternative, must-try, activity in Costa Rica are the Latin dances. Ideal for anyone who is willing to try, or even the most experienced dancers. Being in the tropics and moving and shaking your hips, will make you feel immersed in the Costa Rican culture. The most common dance types in the country are; Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bolero, Bachata, and some of the latest Latin Dance "Ritmo." (Rhythm) The locals, "Ticos" love to dance, and you can find many places within the country to go and dance. In the cities i.e. San Jose, Heredia, Alajuela are many dance clubs that open their doors several nights a week. Even at the beaches, it's common for open-air bars to start playing Latin dance music, and many of the locals and tourist mix to enjoy the night. The students that study Spanish in Costa Rica, many of the programs offer Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia classes, as part of the package. It's a great way to get-to-know other students from different countries. The picture above is taken from a Spanish school in Samara, and students are learning to dance, from an experienced instructor, and they are just a few steps from the beach. Imagine listening to music, moving your body, and getting that nice ocean breeze as the waves are crashing. Dancing in the tropics is a definitely a must-try! To learn more about Spanish courses in Samara Beach and dance classes, contact Spanish for Success.

Imagine dancing to the sexy dance of Salsa, and behind you is the pacific coast. Here in the Samara location, the school is located just a meters away from the beach. Move your body to the beat of the music and waves crashing. Let your sweat, from the tropics, energize your experience.

A listing of Dance Clubs in Costa Rica

More Pictures from Samara

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Beach Soccer in Costa Rica

Beach Soccer in Costa Rica

Have you ever tried playing soccer at the beach? If not, it’s one way to get immersed into culture. In Costa Rica, the locals (Ticos) are known to play soccer on a daily basis. Usually smaller in groups and the field goals are based on either small sticks plunged into the sand, trash cans, and rocks. Normally it’s separated by few feet distance. It’s a great way to get exercise and some sun exposure. The picture above was taken in Samara, Costa Rica. Students that learn Spanish in Samara have a great view of the beach from the campus. Just a few steps and you’ve transitioned from student environment to tourist (picture link). 
Beach soccer is a great sport, it doesn't cost much to get active. For an alternative exercise activity, while in the country, try and pick up a few games with the locals. 
To learn more about Spanish programs in the beach, contact Spanish for Success.
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