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Hola Sayulita! Spanish Language Program at Costa Verde International School


Jump start communicating in Spanish now!  Colegio Costa Verde’s Hola Sayulita! Spanish Language Program is dedicated to making learning Spanish fun and interesting! We focus on developing real-life communication skills first, while opening the door 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, private sessions or by bundling both for all levels. 


  • 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

Key benefits:

  • Student´s Spanish level is established prior to classes
  • Group lessons max at 5 students 
  • 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
  • Community Volunteer Opportunities

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

  • Group Program: $10 per Hour
  • Private Program $20 per Hour       
  • Material (per level): $15   
  • Registration fee: $35

Cancellations must be done 24 hours in advance for a refund.

Through its qualified and experienced teachers, Hola Sayulita! enables its students to learn at ease and with confidence. There is a place here 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
4.88 out of 5 (based on 17 reviews)
Great Teacher! My girls learned a lot!!
Rene was a wonderful teacher and made the classes enjoyable and comfortable for two thirteen year olds!! They were interested in practicing and seemed to learn a lot in a short time. We'd come back again, for sure!! Thank you!
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Learning Spanish was so much fun!
Fantastico! We arranged one hour lessons for early each morning of our one week stay and were amazed that Rene would come to our condo for our class. I wondered if we would regret committing to getting up early to 'work' on our Spanish but, in fact, we absolutely loved our 'lessons' with Rene and each class went by so fast. Each day we learned enough that we could practice throughout the day and by the end of the week we could communicate sufficiently in basic Spanish to get our point across.

Rene is a fantastic teacher - so, so patient, even though we continuously made a mess of the language! He made notes for us that we will continue to refer to as we try to add to our skills at home before returning to Sayulita. We will definitely be contacting Rene to plan some more lessons next time we come!
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Super experience
I signed up for the two-hour class for 3 days while on vacation. It was great! I am a beginner (upper level beginner) and it was so amazing to just be able to work through so many of the things that always got in the way of my being a very good communicator.
Rene was my instructor and geared the class toward my level and my goals. Any question I had, he was able to address. He would explain a couple of things to me and then we used it in real life conversation and it was awesome!
I have a penpal from Spain and she and I SKYPE weekly. I'm excited to talk with her again because I feel like I am improved :)
Also, having the kids/students at the school at the same time that I had my lesson was fun. They are so fun to watch and listen to. Lots of energy there!
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Wonderful Experience!
Santiago was a fantastic teacher for my kids and me. My children are 7 and 9 and each has a different and strong personality. Santiago figured out quickly how to meet their energy and connect with them to encourage them to speak with their new Spanish vocabulary. Back in California, we are still playing the game "Veo, Veo" that he taught us, and my son is cherishing his balloons that Santiago gave him as he learned the colors. Santiago also spent some time teaching me the verb conjugations of some of the more common verbs and explaining some things about Spanish to me at an adult level. Costa Verde Language School was a wonderful part of our week in Sayulita. It got us excited to pursue learning more Spanish at home!
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My son and I attended Spanish school. Both of our instructors were affable, fun, but they also got us to work. I appreciate how this Spanish school is located at a private elementary school, so my tourist $ went to local student scholarships. It was also fun to have kids and teachers around.
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Great classes and teacher!
We took a 1-week intensive beginner class at Costa Verde. Augustin was our instructor and he was excellent - super smart, patient, friendly and great at explaining any confusing bits. We had great conversations and both of us finished feeling like we'd gotten to a new place with our Spanish learning. Muchas gracias CV y Augustin!
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Easy and fun learning!
Great teachers and convenient hours for classes. A real bargain and they were great about arranging students into the right class levels - even if not many students enrolled for the week.
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I learned so much!
Ya aprendi mucho! I learned so much! Me enchanta! I love it and will be back!

Abrazos-- hugs!

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Excellent Instruction
Our family of 4 visited Sayulita for 9 days over the New Year and selected to have a teacher from the Costa Verde Language School come to our house for private lessons. We hadn't been down to Mexico since 2009 so our Spanish was in need of much practice. Our teacher proved to be an excellent instructor, quickly appraising all our abilities and presenting us with challenges that left us feeling encouraged and less inhibited in conversation. Our children actually looked forward to their lessons and were sad to say goodbye at the end of our stay. Overall, very useful instruction and an opportunity for a rich cultural exchange as well.
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Great way to improve your Spanish skills
Costa Verde Language school offers conversational classes 2 times per week. They have both intermediate and beginner levels. I so enjoy this class; it is relevant, interactive, comfortable and fun. I highly recommend this program to anyone that wants to improve their language skills.

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4.88 out of 5 (based on 17 reviews)