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Learn Spanish in Costa Rica

Learn the conversational skills you need to begin speaking with locals immediately. Take fun and relaxed classes taught by highly experienced native speakers.

Live with a Local Family

Immerse yourself in the culture and community by living with a local Costa Rican homestay family. Speak the language, live the culture, become part of a community.

Teen Spanish Summer Camp

Join us on this two week jam-packed Spanish camp and walk away with an increased confidence in speaking Spanish a worldly perspective on life outside your hometown. 

Your Spanish School in Costa Rica

Tico Lingo is a Spanish school in Costa Rica devoted to helping its students achieve Spanish fluency through immersion and cultural education. Our aim is to teach, immerse, and initiate a global understanding of Costa Rican culture and language.

We are young, we are connected, and we are passionate about creating the perfect environment to learn Spanish in Costa Rica. We want to spark cultural exchange on a global level with people from around the world. Join our conversation – start learning Spanish today!


Our mission is to teach, to immerse, and to instill a life changing experience for our students through classroom education and cross cultural immersion.


With the combination of an interactive classroom and an immersive cultural experience, any student can share their culture, ideas, and passions through foreign language.

Small Group Promise

Our classes are conducted in small groups of no more than six students. This number allows for open, fluid discussion in the classroom that benefits learning while not distracting from it.

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Meet Professor Freddy

Meet one of our top professors at Tico Lingo, Freddy Fariñas. He’s taught Spanish to students from all over the world and brings his passion to the classroom day in and day out.

Watch the video to hear what he enjoys about teaching, why students prefer to study Spanish in Costa Rica, and why Tico Lingo has the best Spanish programs in Costa Rica.

Professor Freddy Farinas Tico Lingo Spanish School in Heredia Costa Rica
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Experience the Language

Experience the culture and language of Costa Rica. Find a program that suits you, or work with us to customize your trip.