school Oasis of peace, Outside, View volcano from the porch,
Spanish by the River - Turrialba, founded June 2002, is located
a little outside of the typically "Tico" town of Turrialba.
In the center you can find a few hotels, some restaurants, (pool)
bars, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, discos, a cinema, swimming
pools, banks, internet cafés, a post office and gyms.
When coming from San José, 10 minutes before entering
town, you take a left into "Barrio El Recreo" to enter
the "Entrada de Chirraca" and arrive at an oasis of
peace and therefore a great place to study and relax. At 850
meters, it seems a little less hot and more "tranquilo"
than in downtown Turrialba. Classes are mostly held outside,
in one of the little huts or on the roomy porch, from where
you have a beautiful view of the volcano and the lush, green
surroundings. You can spot exotic birds like toucans, hummingbirds,
and other tropical species while attending classes. During breaks
we serve delicious coffee from the surrounding highlands and
some tropical fruits. If you want to stretch your legs, you
can walk down the street in front of the school and maybe see
some leafcutter ants coming by or even a sloth! The school is
starting its own organic farming project and you are welcome
to have a look.
school in Turrialba is perfect for adventurous people that love
to learn about different cultures, ecosystems and tropical farming.
It is not for people that wish to go out each night in a cool,
trendy discotheque. The people in Turrialba love to go out for
some drinks and salsa dancing on the weekends but generally
not during weekdays.