I would like to tour Costa Rica for about 3 months, as a mature woman who wishes to learn Spanish. I would prefer to have a room and board type of accommodation so that I could learn Spanish at school and stay with a family. It is my hope to tour the country while learning the language, customs, culture of the country. Any suggestions on where I might get information on Spanish Language schools/classes and room and board, preferably with a family, and any other issues that I should consider prior to leaving in January, 2005 would be very much appreciated.
Here's a link I found on the web. http://www.journeylatinamerica.co.uk/home/costarica/language.shtml
If you haven't seen this, read this article about leaving in Costa Rica. Will no doubt excite you, though may make you question about eating the brocolli. http://travelerstales.com/carpet/000062.shtml
Katey, if all else fail try to find on the web the homepage of an International Womens Club in Costa Rica. It is a great bunch, dominated by English speakers. they know a lot. One of the women I met there, Katya de Luiza (if I spell it correctly from memory) offers lodging and help to people who are moving to Costa Rica. She lives in the Valley in a nice suburb to San Jose.