Home - Stay Program - La Guácima
"What is a home stay?", "What kind of home?", "What kind of people?", "Where are these homes?". You will actually stay in their living quarters and can become a part of the family. Their homes are clean and ordinary. These are Costa Rican families who truly welcome you. They will do everything in their power to please you.
There is hardly any English spoken but you will learn your Spanish much faster when there is no other choice. It becomes fun and a challenge. Costa Rican food is delicious and there is always the smell of good cooking and coffee. This family cooks three meals a day that is if you are hungry. At first three meals might seem like a lot of food but around two days later when class is almost over you will be looking forward to those meals.
The entire area of Guácima is within walking distance. When you start out in the morning, it is a pure delight. Everyone greets you, "Buenos días" even though they have never seen or met you before. It is the right thing to replay, "Buenos Días". You will note that people in Costa Rica work hard with difficult circumstances but still manage to greet you with a sincere smile and a kind word. As you continue your stroll towards the the town you can take note of some beautiful white cows with long floppy ears.
At the end of your stay, you will become quite attached to your "Costa Rican family". However if you are not pleased, then changes could be made. Everyone's culture is different and the best method in learning a language is to learn the culture. You will receive these valuable assets from your host family.
What is included?
- 3 meals per day
- Laundry Service – 1 day per week
If you are with a school group, the transportation will be waiting in the meeting points close to your Tico Home.
Walking Distance from Rancho Lodge from 10 to 15 minutes.
100% Cultural Immersion Program.