Testimonials about La Academia de Español D’Amore

This is an incredible school. The credentials of the teachers and administrators are the tops. The great courses at the school combined with the home stay program (where you’ll encounter the amazing hospitality of the Costa Rican people) makes for an incredible educational experience. I have loved my experience at the Academia de Español D’Amore so much that after my first visit with my brother I came back for a second time. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.

I really enjoyed my time at Academia D’Amore, and I felt I learned a lot every class. I highly recommend the school as well as Quepos/Manuel Antonio in general.


My teacher planned classes specifically for me. The grammar we covered addressed my specific weaknesses, and we covered vocabulary related to my career (IT). I already spoke a fair amount of Spanish prior to my trip, so a lot of the class was directed conversation aimed at increasing my comfort level with spoken Spanish. After a couple days, I really had a lot more confidence discussing the day’s news, politics, etc.


My teacher was helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, patient, and insightful. The rest of the staff was also wonderful, and reserved tours for me for after class. My host mother was very kind and a fantastic cook. The facility has a fantastic view of the ocean.  Manuel Antonio is a beautiful place.

Academia de Español D’Amore was one of the best experiences of my life, and definitely the best experience I have had to learn Spanish. I learned more at that school in five weeks than I learned with five years of Spanish classes in high school.

All of the teachers at the school are top-notch. They all care about teaching, and you can tell that each lesson is taking seriously.

They really want you to learn Spanish, and are willing to do whatever it takes to help you learn. All of them are top-notch, of course, because the director of the school is an amazing, motivated teacher himself, and he ensures all of his staff is the same way. I couldn’t recommend a better place to learn Spanish if you have the time or the money.

Having traveled extensively through Central America and attending various language schools, I stumbled across Academia de Español D’Amore.  What stood out the most for me, besides being in one of the most gorgeous beach towns, was how accommodating the professors were.  They easily assessed the difficulties that I had in Spanish and personalized my lessons accordingly.


Through this personalized attention, I experienced a transformation in my Spanish that no other school had provided.  I can truly call all the professors at Academia de Español D’Amore a part of my family and plan on returning to Manuel Antonio not only to brush up my Spanish, but to enjoy all the beach/jungle activities with friends I will never forget.  Pura Vida!

After studying at Academia D’Amore, I would with out a doubt say it was a life changing experience! I not only improved my Spanish skills greatly, I met and spend quality time with all the people working at the school that contributed to my unforgettable experience!


The school which is in the middle of the rain forest and has that soothing ocean breeze makes the setting ideal for learning. I guarantee this school will present a learning environment that is like no other learning experience!


I loved my experience and my time with my “Costa Rica Mother” that Academia de Español D’Amore set me up with, it not only improved my Spanish, I was able to meet  many locals from living with a Costa Rican family and I still keep in touch with my friends that I met through this experience.


I was so impressed with my experience that I decided to move back to Costa Rica and have not moved back to Orange County, California in almost 4 years! It’s so difficult to explain the positive vibe and the effect this school had on me and I know it will be a rewarding experience in every aspect of the learning process and more!


I would strongly recommend this school to anyone wanting to learn Spanish in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. I loved it and will remember my experience here FOREVER!!!

Here are some other happy students who would be happy to hear from you and testify to their great experience with us.



Ashley Bess Ashley.Bess@mac.com
Ashley Ambirge info@ashleyambirge.com
Casey DeYoung cre8ivecasey@yahoo.com
Abigail Fleishman, CA afleishman@hotmail.com
Emile Tilghman-Osborne emtosborne@gmail.com
Brandie Parise brandiepar@aol.com
Rachel Stout, CO massagers33@yahoo.com
Denis Pelletier pelletier_denis@videotron.ca
John Kettlewell john@teflbuenosaires.com
John Tabet john.tabet@gmail.com
Andrea McSorley, VA andrea.mcsorley@longandfoster.com
Craig Bridges, CA spnid4@aol.com
Sue Moshier, NY suesuemo@aol.com
Katherine Doyle doyle785@gmail.com
Page Toppert, TX paigetoppert@gmail.com
Cheryl Padden, AZ padden3@cox.net
Kelly Ernst kellyernst@telus.net
Tim Kunda, PA tim@kundabev.com
Tiani Munar tianitsunami@aim.com
Steward Keener STEW.KEENER@comcast.net
Samuel Michael dizzle941@yahoo.com
Bill Carey bicar@earthlink.net
Yukie Urano uranoyukie@gmail.com

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