Monday, January 11, 2016

New Video - Study Spanish Abroad in Costa Rica

We recently launched our latest video on our YouTube page. Spanish for Success will now be working with a new school in, Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

Ready to explore and see what Costa Rica has to offer? Come and travel and learn the language of Spanish with us

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Costa Rica No Artificial Ingredients

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The Costa Rican slogan, 'No Artificial Ingredients' has a great representation of the country. Rich in green vegetation, wildlife, adventure, foods, and culture; it's one of the best places to travel in the world.

When you come to the country to travel or study abroad, you will experience an adventure like no other. Depending on the location you choose, you will be enlighten by the various opportunities you can gain.

Studying Spanish abroad in Costa Rica offers not only the language, but also the a chance to be immersed into the culture. Live like the locals, and be one with nature and its beautiful scenery.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Surfs Up! In the Tropics of Costa Rica

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Costa Rica has fast become one of the best surfing places around the world, in the last 15 years. Many surfers flock to the beaches, all year round, for the tropical weather and the waves. When scouting for places to surf, you either choose; the Caribbean or pacific side, and both have different personalities.

When traveling or studying abroad, if surfing is one of your to-do-list during your stay in the country, consider a few of the locations Spanish for Success represents; Dominical, Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio, and Samara. Many of the programs do offer Spanish language courses and surf classes.

Tip: Since the sport of surfing has become more common, you'll come across some beach towns that caters to the locals, meaning, if they have been surfing there for years, they have the first privilege riding some of the best waves. This holds true for Hawaii as well, as some of the locals tend to be territorial with their specific spots. But, if you're new to the sport, and is interested in learning, many of the surf schools work with the locals for travelers and students to participate.

Surfing in Costa Rica is one of those adventure experience worth trying out. Just being in the warm water makes it so much more fun. Pura Vida!

Surfer checking out the surf.
Pacific coast
Pacific coast

Sunset in pacific side

Sunset in pacific side
One of the best experiences in Costa Rica is the view. When you experience the gorgeous sunsets, it will make fall in love with the country. Some of the images above are from a beach town called, Dominical. Located in the pacific side, it has one of the most beautiful scenes for sunsets.

Surfer riding the wave as the sun is setting
Surfer riding the wave as the sun is setting.
If you're planning to bring your surf board to the country, do check with the airlines for weight and fee requirements. When you arrive in the country, many of the airport public taxis do offer places for storage, and some public buses have bottom spaces for surf boards. Ask your study abroad agent for more information.

For more resources on Costa Rica surf reports or places to go, we recommend CR Surf.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Costa Rica Snake Farm

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Here is one of Costa Rica's unique tours, the snake farm. In the farm, participants are thought about the various snakes in Costa Rica. They help educate the public about safety, population of the snakes, and how they migrate. Due to increased development in the country, the natural habitats of the snakes are vastly being changed; which more and more snake bites have become common in the local plantations.

One of the most deadliest snakes known in the country is called, the Bushmaster.

Here is a video from The Jaguar Rescue Center, a different program from the snake farm. 

The students also got a treat by learning about the Red Eye Tree Frog. A colorful frog, which is safe to handle, completely harmless compared to other frogs in the country.

Red-eyed tree frogs, as their name states, have red eyes with vertically narrowed noses, a vibrant green body with yellow and blue striped sides, and orange toes. Read full description.

Here's a video

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Costa Rica Organic Coffee Farm

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In Costa Rica, depending on the program and location you choose, there is an option to visit an organic coffee farm. Finca organica has been a common trend in the country, considering the resources available.

When you study abroad, not only do you learn to speak Spanish, but also get immersed into the daily lives of the locals. The pictures below are some of the students who participated on a Medical Spanish program, in Turrialba

Students where taught the techniques to run the organic farm. All the materials within the farm was used and recycled to generate the final product. At the end of the tour, students where treated to fresh organic coffee samples, included, warm milk from the cow.




Saturday, March 3, 2012

Jazz Cafe - San Jose, Costa Rica

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We dug up old pictures from our vault, and came across this set from 2003. Photos by, Russo Mutuc.

The Jazz Cafe located in Agenda de Espectáculos de Jazz Café Jazz Café San Pedro

If you're a traveler and/or student learning Spanish abroad, venues like these are a great way to experience local culture. The Jazz Cafe hosts a variety of nightly live shows that supports local and international talents. If you have a night to explore the city of San Jose, and not necessarily looking for night clubs or dive bars, we recommend checking out this place.

On this particular night, Aimee, from the USA, was asked to perform belly dancing with local musicians. A great fusion of dance and beats.


In general, the Costa Rican people love to dance. The rhythm, or, 'ritmo,' in Spanish, is in their blood.

On this particular event, even belly dancing is accepted into the community. You can find several places to go and dance within the city or small towns. Explore the salsa, cumbia, and the merengue scenes.  

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's Day Walk for the Earth

Evolution of the Walk...

Walk for the Earth is a sacred journey that started with my precious boxer boy Yoda who taught me, to Walk with intention and prayer, as the many Elders of the Lakota tribe shared with me in the Unipi Ceremony (sweat logdes), as well. Yoda was only six weeks old when we first started walking together. I heard the call from my Ancestors, the very first day we walked together, to allow Yoda to teach me the power in Walking in rhythm with the Rainforest. For close to three years, every day, I wondered how, why, where and when would be the right time to share all that I was learning from this precious four-legged creature and our Mother Earth.

Valentine's Day 2010 became the day that I would humbly share all my experiences, while my boy Yoda, who crossed over 44 days previous, would guide me from the heavens to story tell our sacred Walk for the Earth with the World. What appeared to be strangers of the walk became Yoda's disciples. From the heavens, the tribe of ten beautiful souls, two dogs and a jungle of various creatures seen and unseen, wrote poems and told stories that they been long forgotten, until Valentines Day on the Sacred Mountain of Manuel Antonio, CR.

Today, I am clear that love and devotion to hear the Call of the Wild in Animals and Nature will heal our Human Family; One step at a time... One person at a time... One tribe at a time... The time has come that we must all step into the Tribe called the Human Family and life among the primal forces that bring us home to the Sacred Laws of Nature.

((( aho )))
V-day Walk
Healing Mother Earth