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Spanish Language Adventure - Arenal Area, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Spanish Immersion Adventure

Custom Dates: May, June, July, August another_lizard

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Duration: 11 Days, 10 nights
Location: Arenal Region, Costa Rica
Per person double occupancy:
$3,000 –Price can vary based on group size.  Discounts for early booking.
Program Type: Language Immersion, Active Learning
Meals: Included.

Finca Luna Nueva Lodge and Holistic Health Spa Welcomes You!

This amazing retreat and conference center is nestled amidst a verdant and diverse outdoor classroom, a perfect atmosphere for learning.  We also plan on you having a great time, adventurous 'field studies' will make sure that you don't miss anything the region has to offer.

The wonderful spa setting that awaits us at the end of each day’s journey will immerse you in relaxation and have your thinking cap and your attitude peaked for the next day.  Finca Luna Nueva Lodge and Spa is the ideal host for this program.  Located in the midst of Costa Rica’s adventure capitol, the Arenal Volcano region, a plethora of choices for active learning exploration await you.

Embrace Spanish language and cultures wholeheartedly!  Combine your language learning with exploration, adventure and discovery through our  active outdoors approach to language learning.  You will revel in the spa atmosphere and the lush rainforest around the Finca.

Let us take you on an exploration of the Spanish language through Español Aventurero, our special breed of active-adventure Spanish language immersion.  You will gain valuable skills towards fluency with our professional Spanish instructors.

¡Nos esperamos tu llegada!  Que viaja en las alas de los angeles.


Wanderland and Luna Nueva

Educational Adventures in Language Learning

Sample Itinerary:  Español Aventurero

Day 1: Depart US; Arrival San Jose, Costa Rica – Transfer to Finca Luna Nueva Lodge - Orientation

Your Wanderland hosts will meet you in San Jose (unless you have arranged our escort for your school group from the city of origin).  We then descend into the rainforests and river valleys and make our way to the Lodge.  After settling in to your spectacular surroundings for a bit we will gather for an ice breaker and program overview in the gardens.

Days 2 - 9: Field Based and Classroom Workshops on Spanish Language.  La región está repleta con oportunidades de aprendizaje. The region is filled with learning opportunities.

Each day will be a mix of classroom warm-ups and field-based edventures.  This is an active. multi-sport itinerary designed to present intermediate and advanced Spanish Language concepts and through exploration to cement your learning in the reality of day-to-day Costa Rican living.  Through first hand knowledge of  cultural sites, rainforest wonders, and adventure-based tourism that makes this region a world destination our educator / guides will bring you Spanish skills and cultural awareness to a new level.

Español Aventurero Costa Rica - Luna Nueva Learning Lodge and Holistic Spa
Day-By-Day Edventures in Spanish

2:  Duckies y Direcciones - Paddling the River
3:  Senderos y Sustantivos - Hiking In the National Park
4:  Volcanes y Verbos - Ziplining on the flanks of the volcano
5:  Bosques y Buscar - Rainforest Preserve
6:  Iglesias e Infinitivos - Local Cultural Visits
7:  Termas y Términos - Hot Springs!
8:  Massages y Mensajes - Spa Relaxation Day
9:  Solstice y Suelo - Biodynamic Agriculture and Celebrating Summer
10: Vuelos y Volver -  Return to San Jose and Flights


Program Particulars

Spanish Study Prerequisites:  There are two levels of classes that alternate weeks throughout the season.  There is an intermediate course and an advanced course twice each month.  Please e-mail us a short description of your experience with Spanish language learning so that we can help you choose the best course for you.  Resume text is acceptable but not entire resumes. please.  Life learning is just as valuable as classroom, so quantify it the best you can.

Location: Finca Luna Nueva Lodge: Finca Luna Nueva Lodge is a unique ecotourism destination and rainforest lodge in Costa Rica dedicated to sustainable living in a tropical rainforest environment.  Open to individuals, families, conferences, yoga retreats, birders, and educational groups. Only two hours from the Costa Rica International Airport, Juan Santamaria in San Juan, and forty minutes from Arenal Volcano, and the La Fortuna region of Costa Rica.

Transportation: All transportation related to the program is covered:  pick up and drop off at the airport in San Jose, all field trips, and occasional forrays to town.  Regular inter-communal buses pass close to the Finca out at the main road, which is a good hike out along the two-track.  Taxis can be hired from the nearest town at $50 for the round trip.

Accommodation: For the entire program we will be in the lap of luxury at the Finca Luna Nueva Lodge.

Support Team:  Wanderland Educational Travel, with more than 20 years experience in providing learning adventures.

Free time:  Free time in between the course modules  and especially while on our 'field studies' will allow you to explore the local area, culture and activities within the local community.

Food:  At Finca Luna Nueva Lodge we will dine in their restaurant for all meals, delighting both on the pristine views and the sumptuous and healthy fare.  For excursions we will stop to sample the fine local favorites.   The diet is very fruit and vegetable oriented, but services all diets comfortably.  Intolerances and sensitivities to specific foods can certainly be accommodated.

Shopping:  There will be opportunities for shopping both at the Lodge and while on safari.

Emergency procedures:  Wanderland host is always trained in First Responder skills (WFR, SPAZA).  The Lodge enjoys complete connectivity , phones, internet, and well established EMS procedures.


INCLUDED:    Accommodation as per itinerary (double-occupant at Luna Nueva Lodge), 3 meals a day, bilingual coordinator, local guides, all ground transportation as per itinerary, 24x7 in country support, project coordination, project materials & donations, extra activities mentioned in the program. 1 chaperone included for groups over 11.

REQUIRED:  Legal:  Releases for Minors, Passport.  Study:  Paper notebook, pens/pencils, dictionary or translator device, something to share.  Desire to learn!  Gear: Daypack, water bottle, good trekking shoes, warm clothing for cool nights, clothing for hot days, sun block, sunglasses, hat, swimsuit, raingear - tops and bottoms, umbrella, non-cotton under-layers (2).

PHYSICAL FITNESS:  This trip does not require a high level of physical fitness, however physical activity is involved in the field components and the learning hikes we take through the property.  Expect mild not wild versions of cycling, rafting, hiking, kayaking, as the season allows.

TIME OF YEAR:   June, July, August
PER PERSON VALUE:  Strikethrough below means that these are just sample prices.  For final pricing please contact us with your group particulars.
Participants:    10        11          12         13         14         15
Cost USD$    3000    2800    2600    2400    2000    1900

Prices in USD

INCENTIVES:  1 Chaperone included per 11 attendees (for school groups)

International Flights:   Approx.  650$ USD to Costa Rica from LAX