Housing assistance is available for our students and can be any of the following options:

  • SHARED HOUSING: share a home with a TEFL graduate, local student or local family. Private rooms, all utilities included. ($280-$350 month)
  • INDEPENDENT LIVING: live in a private apartment or cabina. All utilities included, some options are pet friendly. ($350 – $550 month)
  • LOCAL HOTELS/HOSTELS: Hotel Samara Beach, Hostel Mariposa, Hostel Samara, Hostel El Cactus, Residencial Oasis Samara ($400-$700 month) *please note that most hotels and hostels in town change their rates based on the season. 
  • HOMESTAY: stay with a local family and practice your Spanish while immersing yourself in the local culture. Two meals per day, utilities and laundry service included. ($600 month)

There are also many options available on Samara Rentals, Facebook:Long term rentals Samara/Carrillo and beyond/ and Airbnb, Samara.

Costa Rica TEFL will assist  you with accommodation information and placement for no extra fee. All payments are made directly to the accommodation provider.

Email us at for a detailed list of options and pictures. 


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