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CPI Playa Flamingo

Overlooking the clear waters of the Pacific, the Centre Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI) in Playa Flamingo offers high quality Spanish small group courses and private lessons in an idyllic setting. Students are offered a wide variety of activities outside of their classes and, once a month, the school holds a “cultural weekend”.

CPI has three schools in Costa Rica that follow the same teaching methods. You can take Spanish lessons in different towns but, as all of your classes are with CPI schools, you only have to pay the registration fee once. Why not start your Spanish course in Playa Flamingo and then continue in Heredia or Monteverde? This is just what Nadja Purtschert, a Swiss Olympic snowboarder, did during her trip to Costa Rica with Yalea. Find our more about Nadja's experience here.

In Playa Flamingo, everything is easily accessible on foot, and the school is only a few steps away from the beach. The modern school building is surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden and also has a basketball pitch and swimming pool.

The CPI team organizes a daily activity program including water sports, dancing and cooking lessons and visits to neighboring villages. Some of these activities are free and others are offered at a reduced price. The CPI staff can also assist you to plan your own activities and weekend excursions, if you wish. 

All the CPI teachers have a university diploma and, on average, two years of experience teaching Spanish.

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School Facts

School size:

small

Classrooms:

28

High season:

June - July

United States of America
39%
Canada
18%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
10%
Germany
7%
Switzerland
7%
Netherlands
5%
Japan
4%
France
3%
Sweden
1%
Worldwide
6%

16 - 18 years old:

10%

19 - 23 years old:

20%

24 - 30 years old:

40%

31 - 50 years old:

20%

51 - 75 years old:

10%

Location

Centro Panamericano de Idiomas, Frente a la Marina Flamingo, Flamingo / Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Courses

More information about different types of courses.

Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,840 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1-4
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
2,528 USD (4 weeks)
  • 27.5 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1-4
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Full days
Schedule: Full days
2
Weeks: 2
1,765 USD (2 weeks)
  • 20 standard small group lessons per week
  • 5 hours of scuba diving theory
  • 5 scuba diving sessions in the pool
  • 4 scuba diving sessions in the sea
  • PADI Certificate
  • Accommodation in a host family included
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1-4
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
2
Weeks: 2
1,860 USD (2 weeks)
  • 20 standard small group lessons per week
  • 5 hours of scuba diving theory
  • 5 scuba diving sessions in the pool
  • 4 scuba diving sessions in the sea
  • PADI Certificate
  • Accommodation in a Student residence included
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1-4
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
2 - 4
Weeks: 2 - 4
2,080 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 private DELE exam preparation lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: The DELE study material costs depending on the level between 50 and 70 USD and needs to be paid for at the school.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 3
Weeks: 1 - 3
600 USD (1 weeks)
  • 20 medical Spanish lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1-4
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.

Accommodation

More information about different types of accommodation

Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
800 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 45 minutes
  • Cleaning service of common areas included
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding
  • Includes transfer to (and from) school
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
-
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 45 minutes
  • Cleaning service of common areas included
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding
  • Includes transfer to (and from) school
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Breakfast
Breakfast
Private
Private
1,560 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 5 minutes
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Cleaning service of common areas included
  • Accommodation facilities include: Swimming Pool | Fully equipped communal kitchen | TV | Communal area/shared living room
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels | Air conditioning or fan
  • Includes transfer to (and from) school
Breakfast
Breakfast
Private
Private
990 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 5 minutes
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Cleaning service of common areas included
  • Accommodation facilities include: Swimming Pool | Fully equipped communal kitchen | TV | Communal area/shared living room
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels | Air conditioning or fan
  • Only available for two people travelling together | Includes transfer to (and from) school
Breakfast
Breakfast
Private
Private
-
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 5 minutes
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Cleaning service of common areas included
  • Accommodation facilities include: Swimming Pool | Fully equipped communal kitchen | TV | Communal area/shared living room
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels | Air conditioning or fan
  • Only available for two people travelling together | Includes transfer to (and from) school
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Breakfast
Breakfast
Private
Private
2,616 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 5 minutes
  • Average number of students: 1-3
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Cleaning service of common areas included
  • Accommodation facilities include: Swimming Pool | TV
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Kitchenette | Bedding | Towels | Air conditioning or fan
  • Only available for two people travelling together | Includes transfer to (and from) school

Transfer

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Direction
Operating Hours
Price
One Way
Direction: One Way
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
118 USD
Price: 118 USD
  • Transfer service: Saturday arrival, 1 night in a B&B in Heredia, Sunday transfer to Playa Flamingo
One Way
Direction: One Way
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
90 USD
Price: 90 USD

Closure Dates

Public holidays and school closure dates - contact us for more information.

2019-04-11 | 2019-04-18 - 2019-04-19 | 2019-05-01 | 2019-07-25 | 2019-08-02 | 2019-08-15 | 2019-09-15 | 2019-10-12 | 2019-12-25 | 2020-01-01

Reviews

Yalea Rating Index: Excellent

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