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Hola Sayulita! Spanish Language Program at Costa Verde International School



Enjoy Mexico to the fullest and start communicating in Spanish now! Colegio Costa Verde’s Hola Sayulita! Spanish Language Program is dedicated to making learning Spanish fun and interesting! With a personal approach, we focus on developing real-life communication skills for you first, while breaking through to a new world of perspectives by learning about Mexican culture… while in paradise.  We offer flexible, individualized language acquisition sessions through small group classes, or private sessions customized for your Spanish level and learning style that gets you the best results.    


  • Group
    • Standard:  1 hour per day, Monday through Friday
    • Intensive:  2 hours per day, Monday through Friday
  • Private 
    • Standard: 1 hour per day, Monday through Friday
    • Intensive: 2 hours per day, Monday through Friday

Contact us (holasayulita@colegiocostaverde) for the current group sessions schedule or to arrange for private lessons, and reserve a spot!   

Key benefits:

  • Student´s Spanish level is established prior to classes
  • Flexibility.  You can choose the number of hours
  • Schedule your private classes at your most convenient time and we will come to your house or villa (add $5)
  • Community Volunteer Opportunities

Prices (US$): Special rates for extended stays, groups and families. Please ask!

  • Group Program: $10 per Hour
  • Drop-In: $12 per Class
  • Private Program $20 per Hour         
  • Materials and Registration fee: $25

Payment can be made in dollars, pesos (Google exchange rate), or by PayPal.

Please reserve well in advance as our schedule books quickly. Cancellations must be done 24 hours in advance for a refund.

Through its qualified and experienced teachers, our program enables students to learn at ease and with confidence. There is a place for you no matter what your level or experience learning Spanish.  Whether you’re just starting out or seek to become more fluent, our expert instructors will help you reach your goal.  We are 100% committed to making your time studying Spanish in Mexico as educationally beneficial as possible.

A portion of your participation fees go toward the Colegio Costa Verde International School providing local children and families with a multicultural, bilingual, ecological, and private education for preschool through 6th grade.  Thank You for supporting a wonderful cause.

Reviews for Hola Sayulita! Spanish Language Program
4.93 out of 5 (based on 28 reviews)
Great Instructors in a Fun Environment
I undertook a variety of lessons, both group and private with Hola Sayulita 5 days a week for three weeks in January 2016. I have nothing negative to say about the program. Rene and his team take a laid back, fun approach to learning Spanish with lessons using practical applications that students can readily use in the local shops and markets. Rene's philosophy is to learn 5 or 6 verbs along with some basic vocabulary that you can put into practice in the local community. The group lessons allowed you to meet others in the community and learn alongside people at your level. I took several private lessons with one of Rene's instructors, Evelia, who was an absolutely fantastic instructor who continually pushed me with harder concepts and more complicated scenarios. The whole experience gave me a new appreciation for the difficulties in learning a new language but with a few basic verbs and vocabulary you can enter into some very basic conversations with the local vendors. Not only did I feel my Spanish language skills increased tremendously but I had a lot of fun as well. I look forward to returning next year.
Muchas gracias Rene y Evelia. Hasta proximo ano!
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Excellent and fun experience learning Spanish
We recently studied Spanish with Rene. We met with him for one hour a day for 3 weeks and plan to take more classes with him when we return to Sayulita. He is an excellent and dedicated teacher. He is practical, organized, and focuses on what you need to know in order to communicate and converse on an everyday basis. He also has a great sense of humor and makes learning Spanish fun. Each hour with Rene flew by, and we always left with the confidence to use our “new” language in town with local residents. Martha and Larry Casazza
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A fun way to learn intro Spanish
I really enjoyed the beginner spanish language program! Taking an hour or two out of your stay in Sayulita is well worth it! Rene makes it easy and fun to start learning basic conversational Spanish. I will definitely attend his classes next time I am in Sayulita.
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Rene is a great teacher, his class was very helpful, I will be back for sure when I am in sayulita
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Fun and Motivational!
Rene and Jose's teaching styles are super fun, motivational and interactive, and their Spanish classes were definitely the highlight of my vacation. I took a combination of group and private classes for beginners and I learned WAY more than I thought I would only after 1 1/2 weeks! I can already string together sentences and chat with the local vendors. The classes were educational, interesting, perfectly paced and fun all at the same time. I loved how they started with the essentials so that you can start communicating in real life situations almost immediately. I only wish I could stay longer and go to Rene's conversation classes where he hand picks students to pair up and gives them a topic to talk about in Spanish.

I HIGHLY recommend Hola Sayulita! to anyone who wants to learn Spanish from amazing teachers in a unique atmosphere (the classroom is a cute palapa at the Costa Verde Elementary School) where you'll likely be greeted by the adorable kids as you walk in. Jose actually came to my casita for private lessons at no extra charge since the group classroom wasn't available. Rene is also someone you'd want to be friends with if you lived in Sayulita - he's always in the know and is just so friendly and smart. An exceptional experience all around!
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Loved our lessons
We had a great time in Rene's lessons and found his approach to teaching absolutely fantastic. After a couple of beginner lessons with Rene (and we were absolute beginners) we felt comfortable attempting basic conversations with people in the real world. If we find ourselves in Sayulita again we'll definitely be taking some more classes.
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Muchas gracias Rene!
For the past 2 and a half months I have been taking a combination of private, group, and conversation lessons from Rene. His teaching style is very effective and I have learned so much from him! Rene has helped me develop the tools and confidence I need to continue my journey with the spanish language. With personality is easy to relate to, he makes class fun. I highly recommend taking classes from Rene, even if you are only in Sayulita for a short amount of time, I guarantee you will leave his class with a better grasp of the language!
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Great Experience, Lots of Learning!
We came to Sayulita for a month to study Spanish and learn to surf. From our first meeting with Rene, it was clear that he was willing to work hard to put together an intense (seemingly atypical) schedule of classes. He arranged for 2 separate tutors - Juan and Evelia - to work with us for a couple of hours daily, in a schedule that met our needs. Both were excellent, and the two teamed to put together a program that let us have a mix of grammar work and conversational practice. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and feel we learned a great deal and have a very strong foundation to build from as we continue our travels in Latin America! Thanks very much to all three of you!
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Rene Was Awesome...
Our time in Sayulita was vastly improved by our contact with Rene. His teaching was superb. He really helped my brother and I brush up on our Spanish by learning new tenses and vocabulary. Rene was also incredibly helpful with tons of tips that let us get to know Sayulita.
His recommended many excellent restaurants, beaches, and places to see around the Sayulita area.
Overall, Rene was the one person that made our two week stay much better.
Thank you so much!
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Highlight of our stay in Sayulita!
My daughter and I spent two weeks this summer in Sayulita with the intent to have fun (check) and for us to improve our Spanish skills which are vastly different (double check). My daughter who is advanced, lacked the confidence to speak. She took a private class and was chattering away in no time. I took a beginner class that taught me some tricks that I never learned in the many years of entry level courses I have taken. Rene puts serious thought into his approach and it is quite effective. Not only that, it is fun! Classes were friendly, timely and affordable. HIGHLY RECOMMEND adding this to your Sayulita adventure no matter what level you are. It adds a really nice element to your day.
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4.93 out of 5 (based on 28 reviews)