29 Jun TEFL in Costa Rica
If you are looking for sunny beaches, exotic wildlife, and friendly people, then Costa Rica is the perfect match. Costa Rica offers a wide variety of adventures such as the best surfing beaches of Tamarindo and Nosara, the Arenal Volcano, and the Sierpe Terraba Rainforest. Living and teaching here also have its benefits, like the healthcare system! Here are some of the benefits of TEFL in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is one of the best places in Latin America to teach English because of the friendly people and beauty landscapes. To teach English in Costa Rica it’s not necessary to have a degree. All you need is a TEFL course under your belt and you are ready to start teaching. Language schools are the main source of work for teaching English in Costa Rica. You can also teach at private and public schools. San Jose is the main city for teaching, but you can also find work in smaller towns. English teachers are also able to live in Costa Rica with their wages due the low cost of living. Teacher’s salaries and minimal work hours allow them the time to explore.
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English teachers usually work 20-25 hours a week, leaving time to explore the country and beyond. There are so many options when it comes to travel in Costa Rica. You can explore the rainforest to see the diversity of wildlife in Costa Rica. The adventure junkie can hike up active volcanos and the beach bum has hundreds of beaches to lay on during their stay. If you love marine life, you can go on whale watching tours or learn how to free dive in the Pacific Ocean or the Caribbean Sea. Due to Costa Rica’s location in Central America, you will be able to travel to other amazing countries like Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Ecuador, and Peru!
Culture, nature, beaches and gastronomy!
Costa Rica has something for everyone. From the beaches to volcanos and everything in between you will never be bored in Costa Rica. It also has some of the freshest food in Central America. Due to fertile soil and the perfect climactic conditions, Costa Rica has some of the freshest fruit in the world. The traditional Casado dish of rice, beans, plantains, salad, a tortilla, and your choice of meat will make you fall in love with traiditional gastronomy in Costa Rica.
If you are dreaming of a new life in an amazing country and want to learn more, check out our blog about the top five places to visit in Costa Rica!