English as a Second Language
& Tourism Retreat
Coming in 2021
English classes in Costa Rica?  A very logical combination for Go Tico! co-owner Sara, who is a certified English as a Second Language instructor and presently teaches English short-courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Join us in 2021 for 10 days of English immersion: live in cabins in our Costa Rican community of La Flor, engage in four full days of English instruction with morning and afternoon classes, shared meal times with our family (all in English, of course!), and lunch-time English cooking clases.  On alternate days, we will tour the region, engaging in English-only tours and discussions to practice and refine your English skills.

Itinerary Preview

  • Day 1 

    • Go Tico! staff picks you up from one of two Alajuela hotels to start your adventure (or arrive directly to our cabins in La Flor, Costa Rica)

      • La Paz Waterfall en route to the town

      • Shared dinner in La Flor 

      • Settle into cabins

  • Day 2, 4, 7, 9

    • Shared breakfast

    • Morning English classes

    • Cooking together: lunch

    • Afternoon English classes

    • Late afternoon rest/homework time

    • Shared dinner

  • Day 3, 5, 6, 8,10: English-in-practice days​​

    • Shared breakfast & travel itinerary discussion​

    • Visits:

      • Biological reserve & hikes​

      • Natural Science & Cocoa tours

      • National Park hike & overnight stay

      • Wildlife rescue

      • Produce tour & natural pool visit/swim

      • Waterfall hike & swim

    • Lunch on site & English conversation

    • Late afternoon conversation & reflections

    • Shared dinner

  • Day 11

    • Shared breakfast

    • Depart for airport

Arroz con pollo and traditional salad
La Colonia waterfall garden

Pricing & Registration

Retreat Fee: $1,500 per person

Appropriate for adults or families with kids 12 years old+

English level: intermediate or above

Fee includes:

  • Lodging for 10 nights

  • Three meals per day for 10 days

  • Airport pick up and drop off (if required)

  • English classes (morning & afternoon), 4 days 

  • English-speaking hosts & coordinators, entire trip

  • All tourism entrance and activity fees

  • All in-country transportation

  • Full coordination and hosting by Go Tico! staff

*Alcohol & additional traveler-selected activities not included

Minimum 8 participants required to run this retreat.

**Email Sara at goticocostarica@gmail.com for more information

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Madison, Wisconsin

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