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Puerto Viejo is a great place to learn Spanish, to learn to Surf or to Scuba Dive, to attend a Yoga retreat or take a cooking class!
Adding a learning component to your vacation is a bit like having your cake and eating it, too -- you enjoy all the regular tropical fun, plus you enrich your experience. The many and diverse options for additional learning in the Puerto Viejo area makes it easy to fit at least one fun learning activity into your trip schedule.
If you have more time, you might also consider volunteering.
Several schools offer Spanish group classes or individual tutoring.
And in Hone Creek there is Carisur Spanish School.
There are also places offering scuba, stand up paddleboard and kayaking. You'll find a list of providers here.
Want to learn more about the Caribbean culture of Costa Rica? Here are some ideas:
• You can learn to cook Caribbean style with Veronica
• Learn about the indigenous BriBri culture on one of the interesting tours locally available.
• Take an overnight or longer trip into the jungle to be immersed in indigeneous culture and traditions
• Learn to play Calypso music Caribbean style from one of the local masters in Cahuita.
The South Caribbean has a strong community interested in spirituality and improving the mind and body. Numerous hotels and lodges as well as standalone studios offer yoga, meditation and other types of classes and retreats.