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TEFL TESOL Course Costa Rica - Manuel Antonio

Teach English in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Renowned for its stunning natural beauty and the friendliness of its people, Costa Rica is more than capable of speaking for itself. From its active volcanoes and pristine rainforests to its lush tropical coasts and palm-fringed beaches you are sure to be awestruck by such varying natural beauty!

Manuel Antonio boasts a series of magnificent beaches that are the perfect place to spend your evening studying or just relax with some of your course colleagues. Bordered by one of the nation's most stunning natural parks, you will find yourself studying in a living paradise and nature lover's dream.

Quepos, Manuel Antonio's sister town, will provide you with a glimpse into traditional Costa Rican culture and hospitality. Located close to our campus, this small town can easily be explored on foot yet offers an astonishing assortment of international restaurants, shops, beaches and colourful nightlife.

Your studies will take place in our well equipped centre. With access to telephones, computers, photocopiers and a resource library you will be able to contact future employers or people that may offer jobs in a promising industry. It can be done with the same ease you can keep in touch with friends and family back home. With a choice of accommodation, you can choose to stay in a shared flat, with a host family or in private accommodation, all of which are just a short distance from the school.


  • Beachside town of Manuel Antonio
  • In the rainforest on the central pacific coast and just minutes from the beaches
  • Three and a half hours from the capital city by bus or just 20 minutes via domestic flight
  • Close to great restaurants and exciting nightlife


  • An internationally recognised qualification meeting or exceeding industry standards
  • Course administered by highly trained staff with extensive local knowledge
  • Organized classes and a curriculum that has been proven successful and effective
  • Low student to teacher ratio


  • Minutes from some of the county's most beautiful beaches and Manuel Antonio national park
  • High demand within Costa Rica for qualified English teachers
  • Complimentary adventure-based activity organized by the school


  • This course is ideal for Gapyear students and people wanting a change of life or moving abroad
  • Your fellow students come from different countries and various continents
  • Your teacher trainers are some of the most experienced and well-trained in the industry
  • Your support staff will assist you with whatever you need
  • The locals are friendly, helpful and charming people who like spending time with foreigners

Country Costs

Costa Rica is the most expensive South American country but visitors can make do with as little as £20 per day providing they eat local food and stay in low budget pensions. A slightly higher budget will allow you a greater degree of comfort, to visit museums, theatres and take part in the many optional activities on offer.

Visa Requirements

Most nationals do not require visas for stays of up to 90 days although a passport valid for at least 30 days is required for entry in to the country as well as an onward/return ticket and evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of the visit. Visitors staying longer than 30 days must obtain an exit visa from the Immigration Department.

Please note that visa requirements for Costa Rica change frequently and it is advisable to consult your local consulate prior to departure.

Health & Safety

At present, vaccinations are not required for entry into Costa Rica however immunisation against typhoid and Hepatitis A is recommended. Malaria is not unheard of in some regions and due care should be taken to protect against all insect bites. Consult your doctor prior to departure.

Whilst there is not a high risk of violent crime in Costa Rica, visitors should exercise caution at all times and not carry large sums of cash.

Manuel Antonio Course Schedule


    • 19 January - 13 February
    • 18 February - 17 March
    • 23 March - 17 April
    • 20 April - 15 May
    • 20 May - 16 June
    • 22 June - 17 July
    • 20 July - 14 August
    • 19 August - 15 September
    • 21 September - 16 October
    • 21 October - 17 November
    • 23 November - 18 December

How to Apply

Fill out an application form and take that next step towards learning amidst the stunning natural beauty of Costa Rica.


  • US$1790 (excluding accommodation)Deposit $600 (370) balance payable on arrival $1190(742)
  • Homestays US$400.

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Map of Manuel Antonio

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The ITTT training centre is situated just a short walk from downtown Quepos, along the road that leads to the Manuel Antonio National Park and its stunning beaches. Quepos is a beautiful, small and compact town that is easily navigable on foot and provides all the facilities you will need during your stay such as restaurants, bars, internet cafes and banks.



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