No other school offers the opportunity to see more of Costa Rica than us!. With locations in Heredia (Central Valley), Jaco Beach (Central Pacific), Monteverde (cloudforest), and La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano); Amistad Institute is proud to provide Spanish instruction in four different places in Costa Rica. And volunteer projects all around the country.

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Santa BÁrbara - Heredia

  • Peace and Quiet, Costa Rican style

    When it comes to discovering the real Costa Rica, there's no better way to see the country than by exploring the quaint mountain towns off the beaten path. The locals are friendly and hospitable, but amenities aimed at tourists are scarce. These charming towns and villages offer visitors a glimpse at the laid back lifestyle for which Ticos are famous. If you're taking a trip to the province of Heredia, a stop in Santa Barbara is well worth it.

    Santa Barbara is located around four miles northeast of the city of Alajuela and six miles (10 km) northwest of the city of Heredia. Many of the locals make their living from agriculture, including coffee plantations and herb farms. Life here is peaceful, as most tourists tend to flock to the more populous cities such as the capital of San Jose. However, if you're looking for a relaxing way to enjoy everything that Costa Rica has to offer, Santa Barbara won't disappoint.


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