apply now to teach English in Costa Rica!

Start off your adventure by training for your TEFL near Manuel Antonio Beach, before launching into a job to teach English in Costa Rica!

This program is designed for people who want a supportive landing in Costa Rica, making friends with like-minded people and gaining extensive knowledge. We train you in all things TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), help you with CV preparation, and assist you until you land that dream job of teaching in Costa Rica. Jobs are guaranteed after the program – so we really do offer the full package! This program is an ideal gateway to not only teaching English in Costa Rica, but teaching English abroad in any country where there is a requirement.

The first 4 weeks consist of face-to-face training in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. You have a large amount of time to adapt to the country and more time to apply for the jobs that you want (with the help of our team). The TEFL qualification you will receive at the end of the training is internationally recognised and rated at 150 hours.

4 weeks face-to-face TEFL training
TEFL Training in a paradise location
Qualifies you to teach english abroad anywhere
Guaranteed paid teaching job after the TEFL training
Live and work in one of the most popular countries
 Start dates generally every month

teach English in Costa Rica

You will do a practical teaching module and teaching methodology module. After you complete our program you are qualified to teach English anywhere in the world!

Contracts are normally 6 months in length and jobs are available all year round. Most of the positions are in language centres teaching adults. It’s important to note that whilst 6 months is a minimum requirement, there is no upper limit, and so you can extend your contract upon mutual agreement, or seek another position.

Costa Rica is a tourist hotspot because of the exotic flora and fauna on offer, the hot weather, and the laid back lifestyle. A few years ago they began a new policy of not having a military – saving money to employ more teachers. Education is an important feature in Costa Rica and English teachers certainly have a lot to offer the Costa Ricans! Apply now to teach English in Costa Rica!



You will be fully qualified to teach English anywhere in the world after the program!


With this program we offer job guarantees to everyone booked. Normally jobs are secured between 0-30 days after the program, and you are assisted in CV preparation and where to apply for jobs.

The guaranteed job is not pre-sourced and you will have to make efforts to apply for the jobs that you want, but with the TEFL course support you should have no worries. As long as you put in the effort for applying for jobs, you are guaranteed to secure one. We guarantee that you will secure a job after the program.

Teaching positions in Costa Rica have an average salary of 450 USD – 800 USD, depending on the level of employer. You decide which jobs to apply to!


Study and learn alongside people in the exact same boat as you – many of whom may become lifelong friends. Getting that kind of support is priceless!


During the training there are a number of options available for accommodation – from hostels to shared housing to host families. We can help you with all of that – so there’s no need to worry!


We will be with you from the moment your plane touches down.


That’s right – time to improve your steps as well as your twists!



Exact Start Date

The start date is the date specified above and is the first date of training in Manuel Antonio. This means you need to arrive at least 4 days before the start date of each course in order to travel to the training location and overcome any jet lag. End dates are exactly 4 weeks later and courses end on a Friday.

Not All Future Start Dates Are Advertised

If you are planning ahead and need start dates even further in the future, contact us and we will tell you all future start dates up to 2 years ahead.

Paid Teaching Jobs Start Dates?

The dates that you start teaching vary. With this program, jobs are available throughout the terms. It’s likely you will start teaching mid term in most positions. Generally teaching jobs are secured and started 0-30 days of the end date of the program. Remember, jobs are guaranteed to all degree holders on this program.

School terms in Costa Rica begin in February and August so there are slight hiring peaks in January and then again in June/July, however this does not mean that jobs are much more difficult to get at other times!

Manuel Antonio Start Dates

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6 Months Or More Paid Teaching

4 Weeks TEFL Training In Costa Rica

*Required Textbooks

On this program, you are required to buy textbooks amounting to 135 USD.

Manuel Antonio Fees

LocationBooking Deposit2nd InstalmentTotal Price
Manuel Antonio550 USD1150 USD1700 USD

The total price of this program is $1700 USD. The amounts shown below in other currencies are for reference only. These figures are updated weekly.

Manuel Antonio Fees - Other currencies for reference only

CurrencyBooking Deposit2nd InstalmentTotal Price
GBP425 GBP890 GBP1315 GBP

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What Am I Paying For?

 Full TEFL Certification.
A paid teaching job guarantee.
 Accommodation assistance during training.


Located in Central America, Costa Rica is a small country bordering Nicaragua to its north, Panama to its south-east, and both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. Known for having the highest quality of life in Central America, it comes as no surprise that Costa Ricans (or Ticos / Ticas) are renowned for their friendly and peaceful nature. Costa Rica’s military was actually abolished back in 1948 after victory in the civil war, which shows exactly how much they have adopted a peaceful attitude to life!

The country boasts a greater biodiversity than the USA and Europe combined. Sprawling with vast natural beauty, from pristine beaches, dense rainforests, breathtaking national parks, over 60 volcanoes, beautiful waterfalls, and exotic and wonderful wildlife of all kinds – it’s good to know that over a third of the country is under some form of environmental protection.


Generally the sun shines all year round here but Costa Rica’s tropical climate mostly sees two main seasons: its dry season (December – April) and its rainy season (May – November). The Central Valley with the country’s capital, San Jose, enjoys some of the best weather the country has to offer with temperatures averaging at 22°C and tempered, cool coastal breezes. In the highlands it’s cooler with an average temperature of 13°C whilst in the lowlands and at sea level you’ll enjoy temperatures of 26°C.


Famous for their “Tico time”, Costa Ricans are known to arrive late to anything except the movies or hospital appointments. Fortunately being late isn’t regarded as rude – otherwise their friendly and peaceful nature wouldn’t be quite as recognised!

The word “ahora” (Spanish for “now”) actually means “later” or “tomorrow” in Costa Rica. So it’s best to clarify exactly what you mean when you arrange to meet someone.

Costa Ricans are generally very courteous and confrontations/ accusations are generally considered impolite. It’s rare for a Costa Rican to get angry in public, even when complaint is warranted.


  • Costa Rica is home to over 130 species of fish, 220 species of reptiles, 1000 species of butterflies (10% of the world’s butterflys are in Costa Rica!), 9000 species of plants, 20,000 species of spiders and 34,000 species of insects!
  • Over 25% of Costa Rican land is protected and dedicated to national parks, reserves and wildlife refuges.
  • The average life expectancy in Costa Rica is 77 years old and is one of the highest in the world.
  • Costa Rica boasts more than 121 volcanic formations of which 7 are active Volcanos. The country has Poas Volcano – the second widest crater in the world (nearly one mile in diameter) and Arenal Volcano – one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world.
  • At 7am every morning every Costa Rican radio station plays the national anthem.


With the beach only a walk away, training in Manuel Antonio is a mixture of intensive study coupled with soothing relaxation. Manuel Antonio is in a national park and has average annual temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius. The amount of activities you can explore is immense – adventure sportfishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, sea kayaking and surfing – to name but a few!

Back on land you can ride mountain bikes, go horseback riding, hike to waterfalls or trek through the jungle – where there are monkeys and sloths around!

Lying on the beach watching the waves crash against the rocks, it’s easy to believe the beach was made just for you.