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La Escuela Del Sol

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Address: Del Bar Higueron, 200 metros al oeste Cabuya | Tercera entrada despues de Cafe Coyote, Cabuya, Montezuma 60111, Costa Rica
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+506 8884 8444

Combine Spanish, surfing, yoga, fire dancing and scuba certification in any...

Combine Spanish, surfing, yoga, fire dancing and scuba certification in any combination for 1-12 weeks in Cabuya, Costa Rica. Programs include accommodations, zip line canopy tours, horseback riding, waterfall hikes, bonfires and a whole lot of fun. We have just bought a wildlife rescue center and are building a new campus. We are currently accepting volunteers willing to help with construction while we renew our permits and soon we will have a wildlife volunteer program as well.

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Educational 'vacation'--went to learn surfing and spanish

Actual visit date: July/Aug 2010 Loved Escuela del Sol. It's obviously a school, so I went with the intent of learning to surf and speak spanish-2 of the courses they offer... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
Montreal, Canada
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is the first Tripadvisor review I have ever written and have been moved to write it simply as I relied heavily on these reviews before booking a trip to La Escuela Del Sol (LEDS) and was, unfortunately, disappointed with what ended up being a very expensive and isolated experience. I attended the school in February 2016 following research into... More 

6 Thank Moys27
LEDSMontezuma, Owner at La Escuela Del Sol, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We constantly aim to improve the experience for our guests so that it can remain the incredible experience we're known for and we will use your feedback to refine our school as much as we can. I'm glad you think I'm a nice guy, that the accommodations are lovely, that the surrounding area... More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Actual visit date: July/Aug 2010 Loved Escuela del Sol. It's obviously a school, so I went with the intent of learning to surf and speak spanish-2 of the courses they offer. You can also get certified to dive or take yoga, fire dancing. Accommodations were dorm style, clean and hot-no a/c but they did have huge fans. The very bohemian... More 

1 Thank MicheleW43
Kingston, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent two weeks with LEDS: We studied Spanish together, I did daily yoga and he got his scuba diving certification. We highly recommend the courses as the instruction for everything was excellent.

Thank AileenS06
Montezuma, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The staff, the location, the programs, all of it was great. They have plans to expand into a volunteer animal rescue program. They are very forward thinking.

Thank blisswriter
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

After reading all the wonderful reviews, I decided to come to la escula de sol (LEDS) for my first solo international trip. I was the most expensive of all the places I looked at, but the reviews were so good, how could I resist? (So after I wrote my review I realized it a little long. Skip to the last... More 

9 Thank Jessica R
LEDSMontezuma, Owner at La Escuela Del Sol, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, I'm so glad you enjoyed your classes so much. I too think our teachers are incredible people and great at what they do. I also think it's unfortunate that you were unhappy with our transitional location (which is a beautiful house with a pool and yard in a quiet, authentically Tico neighborhood) and especially that you still feel... More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

LOVED LA ESCUELA! Gabriel, Dennis, and Jeremy were so helpful and Wendy was a great teacher. The yoga classes were also awesome. I signed up for three weeks at the school but only ended up staying for two ONLY because I wanted to see the rest of the country. I am a skeptic with a lot of things I do,... More 

1 Thank Keisha C
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Decided to do something different for travel this year and headed down to LEDS in Costa Rica for a week of Surfing and Yoga ( I have never done either). Wow! I should have come sooner! The location is great! Jeremy and his team made sure everything went super-smooth. We made friends quickly with other students and did many activities... More 

1 Thank Ryan G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We have been fire students and performers for years now and always learn a few new tricks from Eli and the other staff when we are in Montezuma. Classes are at your own pace and Eli is a great teacher. Thanks guys!

Thank L_Traveler_215
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Hi, my wife spent 4 weeks at La Escuela taking a combination of spanish, yoga and poi. I spent almost 3 weeks there too. I can't say enough about how wonderful of a job they did. The hotel is extremely convenient, take a few steps and you in the middle of the main street. The restaurants are excellent and close... More 

1 Thank kent h
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97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015 via mobile

Absolutely loved my two weeks here. Gabriel and Dennis at reception were easily the best concierge I've seen at any hotel. Wendy's Spanish classes were amazing! Randall got me surfing! And both yoga teachers even got me to enjoy yoga. If you are on the fence about going to LEDS let me just say you need to stop thinking and... More 

Thank Shane K

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