Coronado is a delightful leafy suburb located 10km from the vibrant capital San Jose, on the edge of a National Park. It offers the visitor who wants to learn Spanish in Costa Rica the best of both worlds – spectacular countryside, and easy access to the bustle of the city.

Our LSI partner school Academia Tica is one of the longest established language schools in Costa Rica. The school is idyllically located on a former farm, now a huge tropical garden, in an area surrounded by green pastures and dairy farms. A bus stop right by the school means that it’s easily accessible, though – and we also have bicycles to hire free of charge to help you get around while you study Spanish. Student facilities include a reference library, internet access and a cafeteria. Whether you choose the DELE Spanish exam course or one of our more general Spanish programmes, you will experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer.

LSI San Jose/Coronado offers a fun and varied Social programme designed to show you the very best of Costa Rica while you practise your Spanish language skills and make new friends. Popular activities include Costa Rican cookery classes, hiking in the stunning Coronado mountains and visiting nearby attractions such as cocoa plantations and volcanoes.


  • Exam courses at LSI develop your exam skills in a group environment. These programmes provide language training and prepare you for the examination.
  • DELE Examination Course

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