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The Words Adventure

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Tortuguero 6941, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8136
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A wonderful opportunity!

As part of our recent Quest for Pura Vida tour with Costa Rica Expeditions, we had the opportunity... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deb O
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Laguna Niguel, California
Really enjoyable

We had a really nice time with a small group of 3rd and 4th grade children who seemed really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monica B
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New Jersey, United States
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Help local kids learn English. Share your English knowledge and learn about the life of child from Tortuguero. The lessons will take place in the town of San Francisco de Tortuguero. Transit time from the lodge by boat is five minutes and is supplied by the lodge. This activity is only available to guests at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, there is no charge. Children as young as 10 are welcome.
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“learn english” (2 reviews)
“tortuga lodge” (6 reviews)
“teacher” (10 reviews)
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Tortuguero 6941, Costa Rica
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+506 2709 8136
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of our recent Quest for Pura Vida tour with Costa Rica Expeditions, we had the opportunity to visit the local school and help teach the students English -- it was a wonderful experience! The kids were so eager to interact with us and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really nice time with a small group of 3rd and 4th grade children who seemed really appreciative that both adults and children in our group played fun language games together. We learned Spanish while they learned some English. Helping to be a...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We went to the school to learn english with the kids. It was really inspiring, we could see how hard they worked, to get better in english. The kids were curious, they asked us a lot of questions. If they know english well, they have...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Words Adventure is a very worthwhile program. Being fluent in English will open more opportunities for these children when grown. Spending this short time with them allows them to practice their English and interactions, and learn about your culture. The kids were a lot of...More

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Thank Linda G
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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at The Words Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Dear Linda G, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience participating in The Words Adventure. I couldn't have said it better! Natalie Ewing Director Marketing & Guest Satisfaction

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Outstanding experience for my 16 yr old daughter and I. This is a great way to give back to the community that shares their beautiful wildlife with us.More

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at The Words Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Dear californiafamily 2016, Thank you for sharing how much you and your daughter enjoyed participating in The Words Adventure. For children in Costa Rica nothing beyond the Three R's in their own language is as valuable for them to learn as English. Young adults with...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

I enjoyed meeting the students! They are typical kids who are working hard to learn English. If you are hesitant or nervous to do this, please just give it a try. You won't forget your time there.More

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Thank Julie M
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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at The Words Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Dear Julie M, I couldn't agree more, the time spent here will be one of those memories that stay with you forever! You will be accompanied at all times by our very talented English Teacher, Noily, she will lead you through the class every step...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The Words Adventure is a great activity to do, especially if you are traveling with kids. Takes about 45 mins and involves engaging with kids in San Fransisco village - teaching them about English and learning a little about their lives. Well organised and a...More

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at The Words Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Dear Mathewv, It's so great to hear that you participated with your children! The opportunity to visit a town such as San Francisco de Tortuguero definitely provides context around how different people live around the world. Thank you for taking the time to participate! Natalie...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

My son and I had a wonderful time visiting the children at Tortuguero Words Adventures. The children were so sweet and very bright. They had only been in the program for one year but they were speaking English very well. I am very proud of...More

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at The Words Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Dear E6753kathleeng, We are so grateful to you for taking a couple hours of your vacation to help the kids with their English lessons. The opportunities that they will have as a result of speaking English will make a huge difference in their lives! Natalie...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

My husband & I had an opportunity via Tortuga Lodge to take a short boat trip to a little town up the river about 8 minutes away to teach an English class. When we arrived at the town we were met by the teacher and...More

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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at The Words Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

Dear Z575UJlauraf, We really appreciate you taking the time to participate in The Words Adventure. It's also been very helpful to know that you weren't informed about this opportunity when you checked in. It's so unique and special that we want guests that are a...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2016

It was a unique experience to join this remote village of San Francisco (indeed !) in Tortugero National Park of Costa Rica. We got the opportunity to have a sense of the real life of people living there. In every corner of Costa Rica you...More

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Camila R, Guest Relations Manager at The Words Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Dear frenzeltc, Thank you for joining this special program during your vacation in Tortuguero. The thing that they need the most is to be able to practice the English vocabulary that they have learned and to listen to native English speakers so that they can...More

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