School of the World
300 M Este 50 N De La Pops, Escuela del Mundo, Playa Jaco Costa Rica
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As we venture onto the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves with a new outlook on life. Many of us have changed the way we work, live, relax and unplug. We have also used our time to reflect on the types of experiences and opportunities that give our lives meaning. While lazy beach days and tourist hotspots have their place, learning vacations offer a sense of renewed adventure and inspiration.
We can think of hundreds of reasons as to why you should take a learning vacation to Costa Rica, but for the sake of the word count, we narrowed it down to our top five.
Get out of a rut. Whether you pursue surfing lessons, go on a yoga retreat, take a photography workshop, or learn Spanish, you’ll leave Costa Rica with a sense of accomplishment you’ve never felt from any vacation you’ve ever taken before. Your refreshed mind and sense of spirit will leave you feeling revitalized, especially after a year of binge-watching Netflix and baking banana bread. It doesn’t matter if you have one week or one month, dedicating time to expanding your mind and skill set while immersed in a new culture will give you a sense of pride that your body and mind crave.
Try something new. Costa Rica is home to year-round consistent waves, making it an ideal destination for learning how to surf. Whether you’ve surfed before and just need a refresher, or if you’ve never even touched a board before, there is a Costa Rica surfing lesson for you. Those looking to incorporate another mind-body pursuit into their vacation schedule can opt for a Costa Rica yoga retreat. Taken together, yoga can help to accelerate progress on the waves, ensuring the most out of your vacation time. If you’d like to focus instead on just yoga, you can deepen your understanding of this ages-old art while practicing both in a studio and in the serene natural landscapes of Costa Rica.
Connect with a different culture. There’s no denying that travel was one of the most missed aspects of the pandemic. Now that travel is opening back up, learning a second language can enhance your vacation in more ways than one. Aside from being able to effectively communicate with and understand locals, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the culture. By taking Spanish classes in Costa Rica, you can learn Spanish in its native environment, gain a deeper understanding of the country, and come home with a new perspective on Costa Rican culture.
Get more likes. When taking a learning vacation in Costa Rica, you’ll see the country through a different lens and be able to capture photos pleasantly devoid of typical tourist photography hang-ups. Take it a step further by adding a Costa Rica photography boot camp to your schedule, and learn to see the beauty in everyday life, and how to turn those moments into frame-worthy (or influencer-worthy) photos.
Make lasting memories. If you’re like us, you spent a lot of your pandemic time sifting through old photos attempting to relive the journeys you’ve taken in the past. To no surprise, some trips stand out more than others. You may not have remembered your trip to that “must-see” museum, or what you ate at that trendy restaurant with the mile-long waiting list. If you set out on a Costa Rica learning vacation, chances are you will remember trying out your newly-learned Spanish phrases in a local village or finding your center at a yoga retreat on the beach. Learning vacations in Costa Rica offer the opportunity for you to experience a different side of the country—one that’s far from the tourist trail. You’ll expand your mind and your skillset while also living in the culture, giving you a different perspective than those that just visit for the sun and sand.
Ready to create your own Costa Rica learning vacation? Email us at [email protected] to start planning your adventure.