Personalized Spanish offers your choice of a home stay with a Costa Rican family in upper/middle class neighborhoods or accommodations in an apartment or hotel. All of our home stay families are carefully selected and have years of experience working with students from all over the world.
We are proud of our families for the attention and love they offer to their guests. The families treat each student as a member of the family and they are involved in the learning process of each one of our students.

Full Immersion Experience

We encourage our students to experience full immersion by staying with Spanish-speaking families. With your host family, you will have the opportunity to practice your Spanish daily in a real world setting, interacting with native Spanish-speakers. Many of our hosts are willing to take their guests to church, family gatherings, local site-seeing trips, or other outings, such as to the grocery store or farmer’s market. This is the best way to really get to know Costa Rica and its culture.

  • Beautiful home stays in some of the best neighborhoods in Costa Rica
  • All home stays are located within walking distance from the school
  • Students have their own private room
  • Every day, students receive a hearty breakfast and dinner of Costa Rican favorites
  • Laundry and cleaning service are included

Homestay Families

Here are just a few pictures of the type of housing you can expect at your homestay accommodation.


While we recommend staying with a Costa Rican family, we also offer accommodations in apt/hotels and apartments for students who prefer more privacy. For more information about this option, please contact us and specify your preference before your arrival, prices will vary.