We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica (Formerly Samara Language School)
Phone Number:
+506 2656 3000
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Review from an 11 year old

Intercultura was great! The teachers I had were Ruth and Janethe. They were both very helpful and encouraging. Since I'm a kid, we played more games which was awesome! I learned... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
leane10
,
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 16: English reviews
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Intercultura was great! The teachers I had were Ruth and Janethe. They were both very helpful and encouraging. Since I'm a kid, we played more games which was awesome! I learned so much! I loved how you would get two 15 minute breaks over the 4 hour learning time. The campus was beautiful! There was hammocks and benches to sit... More 

Helpful?
Thank leane10
Lindsay L, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. It's great to get feedback about our Spanish Camp for Kids and Teens year-round program. We're happy to hear that you had fun while learning Spanish. I love the hammocks and the iguanas too! More 

New York City
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I spent 4 weeks at Intercultura learning Spanish. The school is incredibly professional and warm, which I really appreciated during my solo travels. The admin staff were really helpful, especially when my brain hit a roadblock learning Spanish in my 3rd week (irregular verb overload!). I needed time to process and they guided me through that. The teachers are charismatic... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank GreekVeganitsa
SeaTac, Washington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We went to Samara for the first two weeks of Jan 2017. My two boys (9&7) took immersion Spanish classes. They were in a small class with friendly and fun teacher who used games to engage the boys in learning. They both noted this as their favorite part of the program. We also took advantage of extra cultural engagement by... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank lawnshandis
Lindsay L, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure having your family in class and around campus. We're so glad the boys enjoyed their classes and hopefully they learned a lot as well! Let us know if you decide to make the move. It's a wonderul place to live (or at least visit a lot)! More 

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
116 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Loved the language school. You're tested to see what level you're at and then go to classes with the same teacher each day. Some days we actually went out to the beach to have class. There was food there you could buy, they had computers that you could use, and it walked straight out to the beach.

Helpful?
Thank Anon5684
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I studied Spanish at Intercultura Samara for six weeks and I absolutely loved it! Classes four hours per day, delicious empanadas & $5 lunch sold outside of the school every day, a beautiful beach, surf schools, and daily dance class with the wonderful Josue! The teachers and administrators here are so helpful. They do a great job of teaching in... More 

Helpful?
Thank KariRows
Wauconda, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

I spent a week at Intercultura (Samara Language School). When I embarked on my journey to Samara many people asked how much Spanish did I expect to learn in one week. Between the quality lessons, company of other students, and a home stay with a Tico family, I left with the ability for basic communications and a strong foundation to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lzmelody
Sliedrecht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This is the best language school I ever stayed at. The teachers are highly skilled and motivated. The study materials are up to date, fun and interactive. The classes are very intense but you learn a lot. Expect to improve your Spanish significantly in just days. The school building is tidy, clean and cool. It has a private garden practically... More 

Helpful?
Thank El_Flying_Dutchman
McMinnville, Oregon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

My 14 year old daughter and I spent two wonderful weeks at Intercultura in Samara, studying Spanish and learning to surf. The facilities at the school were good and the Spanish instructors were patient and engaging. There were small classes with people of comparable ability, with a good mix of grammar and conversation. Tours arranged by the school were well... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Rob H
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I spent a week at this campus learning Spanish. I would like to thank Laura, the Director of the school, and of her administrative staff, and especially Jeanette, my Spanish instructor. It was an excellent experience that I will never forget. Julie from Wisconsin

Helpful?
1 Thank Julie J
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2014

I loved the experience. It was the best combination of learning spanish and being on the beach. I also loved to use the homestay option.

Helpful?
4 Thank Annick D

Travellers who viewed Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools also viewed

Heredia, Province of Heredia
 
San Pedro, Province of San Jose
Jaco, Province of Puntarenas
 

Been to Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?