Costa Rica is one of the more popular EFL destinations on the ‘Gringo Trail’, running from the USA down through Central America. Sandwiched between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, its black and white sandy beaches and tropical climate make it a great destination for the adventurous traveller.
The capital San José lies in the middle of the Meseta Central (Central Valley), where almost two-thirds of the nation's population live. This is where you will find the majority of the teaching opportunities, although most jobs are not advertised outside the country.
Tips for teaching English in Costa Rica:
* the big cities which are the places to begin your search
* take our 120-hour TESOL Premier course for South/Central America
* consider adding a 30-hour Teaching English to Young Learners course for this growing area of TESOL
* alternatively, it may be possible to find teaching with a shorter UK-based weekend/3 day course
We suggest one of these courses for this country: