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TEFL in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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TEFL certification in Costa Rica

About Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio National Park is a top destination for visitors to Costa Rica. Its Pacific white sand beaches are some of the most beautiful in the country and are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, sailing or even horseback riding. The park also has excellent jungle hiking, where you can see wildlife such as howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and over 350 species of birds.

TEFL Jobs in Costa Rica

An oasis of Central American political democracy, economic stability, and natural beauty, Costa Rica is a great place to live. English language proficiency is a valued skill throughout the country, and jobs abound teaching children, university students and adult professionals at language institutes.

English language instructors will find that jobs are easiest to come by in San Jose and surrounding towns, in the mountainous and temperate area known as the Central Valley. Because the Central Valley is less touristy than other parts of Costa Rica, teachers here often find the cost of living lower and their lifestyle as a teacher quite comfortable. Teachers looking to earn extra income will also find opportunities for private tutoring.

Recommended Courses

To qualify for English teaching jobs in Costa Rica, Bridge recommends the TEFL course in Manuel Antonio. This internationally accredited program is 150-hour course is loaded with fun, intensity, and lots of opportunities to hone your teaching skills. The hands-on training program stresses practical teaching, classroom management, lesson planning and more.


Another option for certification is the 140-hour Bridge IDELT Online, a part-time e-learning course for students who prefer the flexibility of an online program.

About the Training Center

The modern and convenient facility offers:

  • Welcome orientation, walking tour and safety presentation
  • Access 7 days a week, including holidays
  • Emergency contact number 24/7
  • Free access to high-speed Internet and computers
  • Free Salsa lessons
  • Free Spanish books and materials
  • Free Spanish language tutoring
  • Free coffee & tea/onsite snack bar

Choose from host family stay (private room, shared bathroom, breakfast, and dinner), shared apartment, or a private apartment.