Heredia, Costa Rica

Tico Lingo is located in the heart of Costa Rica's Central Valley in the city of Heredia. Only thirty minutes from the San José airport, Heredia is the perfect place to learn Spanish in Costa Rica because it is a very non touristy city offering students endless access to Spanish speakers


Heredia is center to some of the most unique and genuine Costa Rican culture. With the school in the heart of the city, the student experience goes beyond studying Spanish and into true cultural immersion.

click each photo for a tour of downtown!
Rosabal Cordero
Alajuela Market1


Acting as a jumping-off point, Heredia provides visitors the proximity to country-side coffee farms, natural waterfalls, and the Poás Volcano National Park.

Check out Heredia's natural beauty by clicking each photo

Quick Facts About Heredia:

  • Population: 123,616
  • Elevation: 3,770 ft (3.43 sq mi)
  • Average Temperature: 77.2°F
  • Founded in 1705
  • Soccer Team: El Herediano (Last Championship: May, 2016)
  • Largest Earthquake: Magnitude 6.1 in 2009

When to visit?

The months of January through May in Heredia boast some of the best weather in Costa Rica. July and August is also a fantastic time in Heredia due to the many festivals held in the town center. With concerts, fairs, local cuisine, and street parades, the festivals attract many Costa Rican's to the city and offer students a truly unique experience to study and learn Spanish in Costa Rica.

How to get here?

Almost all international flights land at Juan Santamaría Airport, located just 25 minutes from the school. Once you land, we'll be right outside to pick you up!
Quick Tips:
  • Use a flight search like Kayak or Orbitz
  • Try to buy early
  • Late-night pick ups are no problem for us
  • Don't be afraid of Spirit Airlines
  • Do exchange currency at the Airport
  • Plan to be here no later than the Sunday before your classes begin