Costa Rica





Embrace the Pura Vida of Costa Rica on the Pacific Coast in the Surfer’s Paradise of Santa Teresa

Join us on an adventure that’ll take you right to the heart of Costa Rica, where you’ll meet a nation of fiercely proud and fun-loving ‘Ticos’ (Costa Rican’s name for themselves).

It may be small, but this peaceful, sun-drenched corner of Central America holds over 5% of the world’s biodiversity, boasting more national parks per square meter than any other country in the world. It is also home to some of the most important nesting sites for endangered turtles.

If that’s not enough, Costa Rica has both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, punctuated by fertile coffee growing mountains and active volcanoes.


 Sunset at the Pacific Coast - Santa Teresa, Costa Rica


Jakera have established a ‘jungle surf camp’ on the Nicoya Peninsula on Costa Rica’s north west Pacific coast. Here you will learn Spanish, surf ( or take yoga classes ) in one of the top 10 surf destinations in the world and volunteer in various environmental projects including working alongside international conservationists protecting turtles at a beachside volunteer station. Throughout the projects, you’ll assist in preserving precious ecosystems and help local people raise their quality of life.

The lively beach town of Santa Teresa is world famous for surf breaks across beaches pristine, uncrowded and seemingly endless.

After surfing, yoga classes and sunbathing are over for the day and Spanish lessons and volunteering, the town comes alive with funky surf shops, cafes, restaurants and nightspots for every taste and budget.

We have created a jungle paradise complete with swimming pool overlooked by a rich tropical forest bursting with wildlife including capuchin and howler monkeys.

Below you'll find our programs and we're looking forward to welcome you in Costa Rica!




What other says...

“I like learning Spanish in such a beautiful environment and giving back to the community:
For example teaching English to local children, volunteering with the turtle patrol and doing beach cleanups.
I would definitely recommend Jakera to others!”
Sarah from the Netherlands, Student October 2018

“The people around me at Jakera feel like one big family, doing lots of nice activities. We have parties at night, we go liking, and we volunteer.
I’ve already recommended to others because Jakera is just an amazing experience you can’t find in Europe!”
Boris from Belgium, Student October 2018

“I really love the food, there is a very good vibe, everyone is very international. You get to know really cool people from all over the world. It's just the happiest place that I've ever been in my life”
Kat from the UK, Student October 2018


Click on the program that speaks to you the most for all the details and available dates.
If you have any questions or just want to connect with us, please reach out to us.
We are there for you and always respond within 24 hours.
The Jakera Family

Costa Rica Programs

Program 1

1 or 2 weeks

Program 2

1, 2 or 4 weeks

Program 3

4 weeks

Program 4

8 weeks


Chris & Ada, your hosting family of Jakera Costa rica

Ada - Mom and nurse

Chris - Chief / Founder


Meet the crew


Peggy - Spanish teacher / Front office Director

Laura - Spanish Teacher

Alejandro - Fitness Trainer

Brendan - Driver

Marco - Volunteer Work Coordinator

Maikol - Head Chef

Edwin - Maintenance