“I can honestly say the people I’ve met during my stay have become lifelong friends and my visit was life-changing. I look forward to going back soon, and encouraging all of my friends to consider a learning vacation instead of the typical “veg on the beach” stay. I could share so much more about my experience, but instead you should make your own. You’ll be glad you did.”
Standard Shared Rooms
All of our guest rooms have amenities that make them comfortable, like private bathrooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans, hot water, refrigerators, cotton sheets and comfortable beds. Our standard shared rooms have two single beds and are double occupancy. They are a great value if you want to save money by sharing a room with a fellow traveler.
All of our shared guestrooms (double occupancy) have private bathrooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans, hot water, refrigerators, cotton sheets and comfortable beds. If you are traveling with a friend let us know and we'll pair you together in the same room. If you are traveling solo we will pair you with someone of the same gender and age range.
"Really comfortable and a great deal!"
Standard Shared Rooms
A great value for budget travelers.
All of our shared guestrooms (double occupancy) have private bathrooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans, hot water, refrigerators, cotton sheets and comfortable beds. We will pair you with someone of the same gender and age range if you are traveling alone or you can request a roommate and we will happily accommodate you. Click here for more photos
Upgraded Shared or Private Rooms
Treat yourself and relax in style in one of our guestroom upgrades.
We have some rooms that are allocated for use as upgraded shared rooms, or as private guest rooms. Most of them are located in the main building, which has the peaceful feel of a tropical treehouse. These rooms have one full size and one single bed, 100% cotton sheets, refridgerator, private bathroom, and A/C. Private rooms are available on a first-come first-serve basis so please reserve in advance, especially during our peak seasons (Dec-March and May-Aug). Click here for photos
Deluxe Private Rooms
Our deluxe private rooms are great for traveling couples, or just spoiling yourself with an oversized bed for those after surf siestas!
These rooms have super comfortable king size beds, cotton sheets, complimentary bath towel service, A/C, refridgerators, private bathrooms, and ceiling fans. Private rooms are available on a first-come first-serve basis so please reserve in advance, especially during our peak seasons (Dec-March and May-Aug). Click here for photos
How it Works
Never been on a learning vacation? Learning something new is the ultimate souvenir; it outlasts the usual vacation sunburns, bug bites, and hangovers, and makes the experience stay with you forever. Here is how it works:
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- 1. Select the programs, lodging, and dates that work for you.
- 2. Make a reservation and pay your deposit.
- 3. Book your ticket and pack your bags. (Celebration dance optional!) We can also help arrange your transportation from the airport to our facility.
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- 1. Arrive and settle in. Ahhhh, tropical paradise.
- 2. Take classes in a relaxed and friendly environment.
- 3. Benefit from the local knowledge of our staff that treats you like family.
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- 1. Socialize and make new friends with like-minded travelers from around the world.
- 2. Settle in to the "Pura Vida" lifestyle, with local restaurants, markets, bars, and beach all just walking distance from your doorstep.
- 3. Plan to extend your stay, because you won't want to say goodbye!
Having hosted guests of all walks of life from over 40 countries over the last 16 years, we have a great reputation and history. We are recommended by the top travel experts and publications- but who better to tell you about us than your fellow travelers? Take a look at what people have to say about their experiences at School of the World:
“This was my first international trip (and solo for that matter) and I’m hooked. I took the trifecta of classes for 5 weeks: yoga, surfing, and Spanish. Every instructor I had was phenomenal!! I left with amazing memories, knowing how to surf, how to properly do poses, speak Spanish and friendships all around the world. I will definitely be back and highly suggest this place to all, young and old.”
“School of the World is a wonderfully unique concept. A beautifully designed place of learning where surfing, Spanish, photography and yoga all coexist. Every day is packed with as much or as little activity as you want and your fellow students are friendly and adventurous spirits from all over the world.”
“I booked SOTW because I was traveling alone and through the reviews I felt it would be a safe place to stay at especially since I’m a girl. At the last minute my girlfriend came with and all I have to say is WE HAD A BLAST!! I went for the surfing classes, it being one of those bucket list type of things for me. The staff is friendly, the instructors were awesome, and the school itself is simply breathtakingly beautiful.”