Homestays vs. Hostels/Hotels
The homestay option is a great one if you wish to immerse yourself in the Costa Rican culture and learn and practice Spanish. You will live with a Costa Rican family, be provided with 2 meals a day, laundry once a week, and live within 20 minutes (walking) of the academy. If you’re looking for a true cultural immersion, this is the option for you.
Homestay Price $500 / 4 weeks
This option is great if you wish to meet other travelers and spend time in downtown San Jose. You will live in a hostel or a hotel that is popular with other tourists and travelers from all over the world. You will be on your own for meals, and you will take a short bus ride to the academy. If you’re looking to meet other world travelers and have a little more personal space, this is the option for you.
Hostel/Hotel Prices range between $500 – $1000 / 4 weeks