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Here’s John Sloan in Costa Rica
This is why we are happy that Super Thinking + Spanish Teacher, John Sloan, who lives in Costa Rica will teach a course there this March 25-28, 2012.
See how to learn Spanish in Costa Rica with Super Thinking + Spanish teacher, John Sloan
Super Thinking Teacher John Sloan teaching with pronunciation coach, Don Childs.
John’s Sloan’s Super Thinking + Spanish course will be conducted in the Jaco area of Costa Rica, March 25-26-27-28, 2012 before the start of Easter vacation in Costa Rica when hotel rates rise and rooms are mostly sold out.
See details of activities in Costa Rica below.
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Our Super Thinking + Spanish courses are Spanish courses that go way beyond just learning to speak Spanish.
See how after just one weekend a delegate became an accidental Spanish translator.
There is a way to learn Spanish that enhances health and wealth. I call it Super thinking + Spanish and it was created by Merri using three secrets gained from years in language schools followed by 42 years of living around the world.
Creativity, humanitarianism and prosperity come in many forms, but all of them require three things, understanding, communications and inspiration.
Here are shots of delegates at a recent Super Thinking Plus Spanish course.
John Sloan teaching.
John will teach this course at Hotel Club del Mar where the Costa Rican rainforest meets the beach.
Hotel Club del Mar Resort and Condominiums are nestled in a quiet cove at the south end of Costa Rica ‘s Jaco Beach. Enjoy the lushness of the Costa Rican rainforest with mature tropical gardens, towering trees and palms, and our soft iridescent sand beach with clear warm water.
You can surf, explore the rainforest, relax on the beach, or just enjoy a relaxing getaway with superb accommodations and service as you learn Spanish in four days at Hotel Club del Mar.
Spanish is the second largest language in the world. Chances are a huge Spanish speaking population lives near you. Yet our language system did not teach us how to communicate with or understand this culture.
Learning Spanish is valuable and important. Now there is way, to enjoy a long weekend as you learn Spanish at a very affordable price.
40 delegates were at our last course enjoying all. Delegates help each other learn. They came from all over the world… The USA, Canada, Europe…even South Africa. Sri Lanka & China.
To learn from Super Thinking is fun! In four days you solve one of the biggest communications problems that faces a great deal of the English speaking civilization.
The course has two or three instructors. Each Super Thinking Plus Spanish course has at least two teachers… one teaching the Super Thinking science and one native Spanish speaker… sometimes two teach the Spanish. Don Childs was our Spanish teacher at this course.
Don & John. A delegate just created a great Spanish sentence on the second day. Congratulations!
Unlock the power of your untapped knowledge.
By the end of the four day course you will feel quite comfortable speaking Spanish without stress!
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Yet your Spanish will just be one result from learning how to think better! You will be able to use your new learning powers in amazing ways.
Whether your goal is to reduce your cost of living… increase your income… enhance the return on your investments or all, being able to speak Spanish… enhances your opportunity and does the world good.
Visit the Jaco area in Costa Rica.
Teacher John Sloan wrote:
Enjoy the many wonderful, inexpensive beach activities… surfing, zip lines, riding horses on the beach, multiple rain forest tours, waterfalls, volcano visits and beyond .
Discover real estate opportunities. This area of Costa Rica is well-developed with a large expat community and recently updated infrastructure… new roads from the Airport to Jaco and to the central pacific beach area’s that were completed last year.
The international airport is approximately 1 hour and 20 min away with regular shuttle service available.
Costa Rican health-care services are comparable if not better than US facilities.
Meet resources for residency requirements.
Enjoy the wonderful Costa Rican lifestyle, have fun and learn to speak Spanish in four days. as you experience the beautiful weather and exquisite scenery.
Watch beautiful sunsets every night. Enjoy typical Costa Rican food… simple on the beach fare or gourmet restaurant dining.
Jaco has everything shoppers desire from souvenirs to super markets.
Costa Rica has a varied topography, climate and budget for most every kind of life style in a country with low crime and no military. Also has recently been rated as one of the happiest places in the world to live.
For more details about learning Spanish in Four Days in Costa Rica contact John Sloan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Costa Rican Farm
Here are Costa Rican activities you can enjoy as you learn Spanish.
Paraiso Adventures Moto Rentals: Single or double riders can ride through the mountains south of town and overlook our neighboring beach town of Hermosa.
If you want to see Costa Rica or its trails on your own motorcycle renting your own bike is the way to go. They have Yamaha 125´s (4-stroke) for those without a motorcycle driver´s license, and the Honda XR 600 (4-stroke) for those with a solid background in riding (and with a motorcycle license obviously). They, of course, provide all your equipment helmets, goggles and gloves.
We use a company in Hermosa Beach which is about 5 minutes south of Jaco by taxi. They maintain the highest horse care standards and are one of only 3 fully licensed and insured operations in the Jaco area. Following are two of the tours they offer:
This 2 1/2 hour tour takes you to a secret waterfall. Ride along the deserted farm tracks where we will point out all that nature provides. Arrive at the waterfall to chilled fruit drinks. Immerse yourself in the gentle cascades. Eat fresh local fruits while we give you a skin treatment you will never forget. Then amble back refreshed and relaxed to base.
Or you can ride along the stunning Hermosa Beach track situated parallel to the beautiful beach of Hermosa. Watch the surfers taking on the waves. Don’t forget to look out for the leaping manta rays and dolphins that frequent the waters off the pacific coast or the Cayman crocodiles that live in the nearby waterholes.
Costa Rican seafood
El Caballo Rey Equestrian Dinner Theatre
A unique ambiance, tables are surrounding by beautiful horses.The Show includes examples of Classic Training, Spanish High Training, Western and natural horsemanship. Take in all of this, while you enjoy our Spanish and French Cuisine. Show is presented on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm. Call the front desk for reservations, pricing and any schedule changes.
Iguana Adventure Tours
Monkey Tour: Cruise south of Jaco past scenic views, teak farms and miles of palm plantations. Arriving at the Damas Estuary, you will board a Costa Rican covered motorboat that will takes you through 14,000 acres of magnificent mangrove forest containing a wide variety of wildlife and incredible scenery.
Sunset in Jaco Costa Rica.
Join us on a 4×4 Land Rover trek to an amazing lookout and enjoy breathtaking views of Jaco, Hermosa and Esterillos. Kick back and enjoy your favorite music as the sun melts into the Pacific. Included in this adventure are complimentary beverages and snacks. Tour duration is approximately 1.5 hours.
Come along and enjoy an amazing adventure just 30 minutes from Jaco. This boat trip takes place on the Tarcoles River…home to one of the world’s largest crocodile populations! Encounters with crocodiles that measure up to 16 ft are not uncommon. The boat tour will take two hours and we recommend wearing light cotton clothes, sneakers or sport sandals, and a hat. Bringing binoculars, cameras and film and sunscreen is also recommended.4 hours, round trip transportation, two hour boat adventure and complementary drinks and snacks.
Pacific Ocean in Jaco Area
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling in Herradura Bay
The ocean is the last great frontier and diving is the way to explore it by discovering its wonders and getting in touch with its inhabitants. Herradura Divers, dive center, using PADI training programs, wants to spread the knowledge of the underwater world. Our dive settings are located in the Herradura Bay and surrounding areas, a region characterized by large volcanic rock formations. Locations are generally just a 15-minute boat ride from shore. While swimming between rocks covered in sea fans, we will see angel and butterfly fish, puffers, snappers and schools of grunts, surgeons and jacks as well as colored parrot fish, turtles, white tip sharks, eagle and sting rays, lobsters and different kinds of eels. During their season manta rays and whale sharks are seen in the area. Herradura Divers is a very professional dive shop that offers a number of different trips to various locations for those from the most beginning of stages to the most advanced
(A one hour crash course to prepare you for your first instructor accompanied dive.)
Golfing at Los Suenos
There is beautiful 18-hole course just 10 minutes from Jaco. It’s a new development that is growing with high-end homes and amenities. Front desk can call for current greens fees.
This is a great tri-fun for the whole family. You can either paddle out on an 8-person outrigger canoe or in single or double kayaks. You will paddle to an island where you will be able to snorkel (weather provided). They provide bottled water and fresh fruit. These are either morning or afternoon trips. Just ask for availability and they can work it into your schedule. www.kayakjaco.com.
White Water Rafting
Near Quepos, there are several rivers for white water rafting. Elder and younger guests, or anyone preferring a nature float, can choose the Class II Rio Parrita, full of exotic animal species. In the middle is the Class III Rio Savegre; a perfect river for those looking for an intermediate experience. Half or full days are offered on most rivers. Transportation is best if you have your own car and can drive to Quepos. If not, they will pick up larger parties. There are also trips out of San Jose on the Pacqure River, towards the Caribbean coast. These may involve an overnight in San Jose, so please let us know if you are interested in this information.
Sailing Catamaran Tours
Take a nice catamaran cruise to the white sand beaches, blue water and green mountains of Tortuga Island and Punta Coral. Enjoy hot tubs on the catamaran, barbeque lunch served while on the island and beach activities while you are there. Availability will depend on how many other people have booked the trip that day.
Deep Sea Fishing
The central Pacific coast offers some of the best sportfishing in Costa Rica. Marlin are caught throughout the year, predominantly between the months of January through September. Sailfish run between 80 to 200 lbs, you can expect to see many free jumpers and excessive amounts of sailfish during the months of December through May. Other fish caught in the area include dorado, wahoo, roosterfish and snapper. Prices range from $775 for a three person 26ft. boat to $2,925 for a twelve person 64ft. boat with full amenities. We can arrange your trip for you based on the size of your group and your budget.
Jungle River Cruise
Famous for its large American Crocodiles, the Tarcoles River forms the Northern border of Carara Biological Reserve on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The Tarcoles is full of Crocodiles, Scarlet Macaws, Jesus Christ Lizards, and over 120 species of birds. But everyone comes to see the huge crocodiles – so big they have names like “Saddam Hussein” and “Mike Tyson!” You will board a custom-built, flat-bottom river boat at a private botanic garden. Then you glide along this placid river with a naturalist guide, who describes the birds, animals, and habitat in great detail. After enjoying fresh fruit and refreshments, return upstream to the native botanical garden, where the guide explains more about the native plant species of this transitional zone habitat.
The Dining Experience of Your Lifetime www.adventurediningcr.com
Adventure Dining, at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, combines the natural beauty of Costa Rica with “œThe Dining Experience of Your Lifetime.” Your Adventure begins with a scenic coastal drive before ascending one of Costa Rica ‘s highest mountains. When you reach your final destination, you will simply say”¦”Wow!” The open air dining platform overlooks the Bijagual waterfall and miles of pristine coastline. With your favorite beverage in hand, you may choose to stroll the manicured trails or simply relax and absorb the tranquil sounds of the rainforest. As the sun sets over the mountains, your private table awaits you. Fresh flowers, tiki torches and romantic music create an unforgettable ambiance. The cuisine and personalized service will exceed your expectations. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please contact the front desk for further details and pricing . Price includes UNLIMITED alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks AND transportation to and from Pura Vida Gardens
Costa Rica Rainforest
Rainforest Aerial Tram
Just 10 minutes from the center of Jaco is a ski-lift type operation to experience the rain forest as a bird does. Observe the most complex ecosystem on Earth from above the trees with a trip on the aerial tram. Price includes entrance fee, ride on the gondola and naturalist bi-lingual guide to explain the beautiful features of the rainforest. Ride is only about 30 minutes but there are natural areas around the aerial tram to explore on foot.
Carara National Park – Biological Reserve
This is a national park located about 20 minutes from Jaco. It is a very large biological preserve where you can look for all types of birds, wildlife and plant life. It is a very interesting tour where you can hike and take in some knowledge of the Costa Rican rainforest and wilderness.
Jar din Pura Vida, Botanical Gardens
About 45 minutes from Jaco, up at the top of a beautiful mountain, sits 40 acres of well-manicured botanical gardens and wild birds (you can even feed the Toucans!) At Jardin Pura Vida you meander along paved walkways planted with over 1,000,000 flowering plants, see Costa Rica’s tallest waterfall and take in the spectacular views of the Pacific and surrounding mountains. Your sure to see Scarlet Macaws and Toucans and may see the family of White Faced Monkeys that live in the area. If you have your own car, that’s a great way to get there. If you would like a package trip, including transportation and a fruit snack, we can arrange for their van to pick you up at the hotel and you will enjoy a nice day visiting the gardens. The trip is from 7:30am-2pm.
Hike to a Waterfall
Just about 30 minutes north of Jaco is some private land where you can hike to a waterfall and take a swim in the pools. The hike is steep in areas, but if you go slowly, almost any ability hiker can do it. The round trip may take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending upon your speed. But make sure you take LOTS of water. The cost is about $20 per person, just to pay the man who owns the land. You will need a car to drive there, or a taxi can wait for you while you hike.
Visit a Volcano
Costa Rica’s most active volcano, with constant eruptions, offering spectacular scenery en route and the experience of this natural wonder. Rejuvenate in the natural hot springs. Includes lunch and dinner. Departs 8:00AM and arrives back in Jaco around 9:30 or 10:00PM (Drive is about 3-1/2 hours from Jaco). What to take: Bathing suite, comfortable shoes and towel.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Considered to be the most beautiful park in all Costa Rica, with white sand beaches, scenic walking trails and lively monkeys. Includes nature guide, park entrance fee and lunch at a nice local restaurant. What to take: Bathing suite, towel, comfortable walking shoes and light clothing. Departs from Jaco 7:30am. Returns around 4:00pm
La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano
These areas are located about 1 hour from San Jose, and can be a great day trip if you are staying in San Jose/Alajuela at the beginning or end of your trip. The La Paz Waterfall Gardens is 70 acres of wildlife and forest you can explore on paved trails which take you above, below and right next to five awesome waterfalls. The trails wind along the La Paz River through both Cloud and Rainforest showing the diversity of the plant life, while not disturbing the natural surroundings. The Nature Park includes the largest Butterfly Observatory in the world, spanning the length of a regulation NFL football field and reaching a height of fifty feet. After your hike enjoy the buffet lunch while gazing over a picturesque view of the Poas Volcano and the La Paz River Valley.
You can combine the trip to the Waterfall Gardens and the Poas Volcano, with roundtrip transportation from San Jose, tour of a coffee plantation and mill, breakfast, entrance to Poas Volcano, tour of the Waterfall Gardens and the buffet lunch. We can make all these arrangements, and even set up a hotel for you in San Jose/Alajuela.
For more details about learning Spanish in Four Days in Costa Rica contact John Sloan at email@example.com