Learn Spanish in Costa Rica at Tico Lingo Spanish School

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.

Our Spanish School


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

Homestay Program


Zip-line over jungle canopies, hike the side of a volcano, or white-water raft down class three rivers. The adventure is yours for the taking.

Tours and Activities

Welcome to Tico Lingo

Your Spanish School in Costa Rica

a student learns spanish in costa rica with tico lingo

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.

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 exchanges on a global level with people from around the world. Join our conversation– learn Spanish in Costa Rica 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.

Student Photos

Our Alumni

Not only are the teachers exceptional, but the Host Families as well make this program stand out as one of the best. My host family felt like my real family. Both parents and their three children were so patient and eager to speak with me about my day, politics, hobbies, life and everything else I was able to properly pronounce.

Lauren Bukenberger, 28 Travel Agent California
a tico lingo spanish student

Such a cool spot with even cooler people! After three days of class I could actually feel my brain soaking up the language. It was everywhere around me. My Homestay family was sooo nice, fed me the most delicious of foods, and helped me through my Spanish struggles.

Lauren Mannix, 21 Student Vancouver, Canada
tico lingo spanish school student

Heredia itself is a great place to learn Spanish. It strikes a balance between having enough to do/a culture of its own and being small enough that it is easy to navigate whilst having a relatively relaxed lifestyle and doesn’t have that touristic feel.

Mark James, 29 Computer Engineer Glasgow, Scotland

Meet Freddy

Spanish Professor

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 is the best option to learn Spanish in Costa Rica.

Plan Your Visit

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