School activities and weekend tours
During the week, the school offers fun activities such as volleyball, football at the beach, BBQ, hiking trips to see the sunset, dance and cooking lessons, dinner at one of the student houses, pool parties and more.
Most of the activities are free and after school hours and are a great opportunity to meet and share experiences with other students. Those students staying with Spanish homestay families will receive free transportation back to their houses after the activity.
There is a bus service between Santa Rosa, Villareal and Tamarindo Beach during the day for about US $1.00 each way. Students can travel by public bus to and from Playa Tamarindo to both towns. Taxi service is available 24 hours.
On the weekends we can organize with local tour operators trips to different National Parks:
Santa Rosa National Park / Junquillal
· Hiking and animal watching in the park
· Visit to La Casona
· Beach time at Puerto Soley
· Sunset and dinner in La Cruz
· Visit to Guaitil, where pottery in Chorotega style is made
Palo Verde National Park
· Boat tour to observe wildlife on Tempisque River
· Visit to the National Park Cabo Blanco
Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
· Hiking in the park
· Hot springs and waterfall
Barra Honda National Park / Nicoya
· Visit to the historical town of Nicoya
· Guided tour into the Barra Honda caves
· Hiking in the forest and bird watch
· Hot springs
· Night visit to the volcano
· Visit to the Venado Caves
Monteverde Rain Forest
· Night walk in the park
· Visit to the cheese factory
· Humming bird gallery
· Finca ecológica
Tamarindo Beach is at the heart of "Las Baulas Marine National Park" where giant Leatherback sea Turtles come ashore at night to nest their eggs in the sand.
Averaging more than 700 pounds and over four feet in length, this giant turtles known also as Baulas are the largest of the world's seven species of sea turtles. Playa Grande to the north and Playa Langosta to the south of Playa Tamarindo make up Las Baulas Marine National Park along with a large offshore area that the turtles use for breeding.
The nesting season at Las Baulas are from October through February and is at this time of the year that we arrange excursions to visit the Baulas Museum to learn about the turtles followed by a guided visit to the park to witness the nesting process. These tours are at night and scheduled during high tide.