The perfect complement to Spanish classes with first-hand insight into the Costa Rican culture. Whether young couples without children, couples with children (all ages), and older couples with grown children who are no longer at home, host families are patient and will help you to learn Spanish. All of the host families are carefully screened and have a special interest in welcoming students as a part of the family.

We place only one student in each family, but couples and families may request the same homestay, if they wish. The homestay family provides students with a private room, breakfast & dinner daily, and laundry service. The food served is the same as eaten by the family – typical Costa Rican fare. Special dietary requests are possible with advanced notice.

Slide 1 of 3

Private accommodation

If you prefer, you may also stay in fully furnished apartments, rooms and villas the entire time or combine the homestay with these other alternatives between campuses. Included services and amenities are: WIFI, parking, cable TV, cleaning, laundry, breakfast, Front Desk attention and daily transportation to CPI. You can be accompanied by a non-student family member.

All CPI accommodations run from Sunday through Sunday and are located within a 10 – 20-minute walk from the schools. Due to the limited number, we recommend you reserve with advance notice.

Slide 1 of 3

Double Room

This room is for couples or friends who wish to be placed together. The room may have 2 beds or 1 double bed, when requested. These rooms have a private bathroom.

Single Room

Rooms are single occupancy with one double bed and a private bathroom.

Private Apartment

Fully furnished units designed for one or two people maximum. In Monteverde and Heredia apartments have one room with either a double bed or two twin beds. In Flamingo there are one bedroom and studio units. Some of the one bedroom apartments can accommodate 3 or 4 people, including children.

Villas (limited space)

Designed for 4 to 6 people -- two bedrooms with private bathrooms and each room has either a king/queen bed, a double bed and a single bed, or two double beds.