Study the Language Explore the Land!
Our Dominical campus is located in the rural beach town of Playa Dominical, on Costa Rica’s amazingly beautiful Central Pacific coastline. This is a surfer’s paradise the most consistent waves in all of Central America. This is the real Costa Rica with no high rise apartments or big name hotels.
Instead you will find long sections of stunning coast line in a lush tropical paradise. The AEC programs offered here provide unique “study the language and explore the land” experience. Never surfed before, take our Surf and Spanish class and enter a whole new world of discovery.
“AEC offers a great combination of learning experiences, mixed with fun options for seeing Costa Rica!”
The staff, the administrators, the teachers and the host families are all welcoming and wonderful. I have recommended the experience to many fellow students.
AEC Client, 2016
2020 Domincal Pricing
|Program Options||Desciption||1 Week||2 Weeks||3 Weeks||4 Weeks||Extra Week|
|Standard 16 Hour||Group lessons with
a class size of 6.
|Intensive 20 Hour||Group lessons with a
class size of 6
|Super Intensive 28 Hour||Group lessons with a
class size of 6 and private.
|16 Hour Medical Program||Group lessons with a
class size of 6.
|20 hour Medical Program||Group lessons with a
class size of 6.
|Childrens 16 Hour Program||Ages 8-13||$325||$635||$890||$1,130||$285|
|Childrens 20 Hour Program||Agesa 8-13||$292||$576||$810||$1,026||$257|
Program Start Dates
Classes start every Monday of the year except on Costa Rican National Holidays.
There are no refunds for missed days because of holidays.
For weeks with a national holiday, students have the option of dropping down to the 16 hour program and price.
The following Costa Rica Holidays are observed by the school
- January 1st, 2019
March 29th to 30th, 2019
April 11th, 2019
May 1st, 2019
July 25th, 2019
August 15th, 2019
September 15th, 2019
December 25th, 2019
How to Register
Contact our registration coordinator, Jeff Garrison, for more information and assistance with booking your course sessions. To contact Jeff please use the numbers below or submit a message via the contact form.
For calls placed from within the U.S. and all international calls, please call:
Please fill out our inquiry form one of our knowledgeable representatives will get back to you within one business day.
On the central pacific coast of Costa Rica is one of the country’s most beautiful uncut gems, Dominical. From its turquoise green water to its fiery red and gold sunsets, the natural beauty of the area is second to none. The town sits on the Pacific Ocean bordered to the north by the Rio Baru, on the east by three thousand-foot high mountains and to the south by dark, coffee brown, beaches and coves. One of the most striking features of Dominical can be found while swimming in the water, the town simply disappears. All you see are the tall beach palms and mangroves surrounded by verdant green hills reaching up into the mountains.
Dominical has been known for many years to the international surfing community because of its consistently good waves. Only recently has it been discovered by those people attracted to its natural beauty. Not more than twenty years ago the only buildings to be found were a few dilapidated fishing huts built by local fishermen. Since then the town has grown to over 400 permanent residents with a number of small beach front restaurants, bars and cabinas. Even with the emergence and growth of the town, it is possible to walk from one end of Dominical to the other in less than ten minutes.