Medical Spanish Bootcamp

Study Medical Spanish in Paradise

March 19th-25th, 2023

One of the most valuable and important aspects of healthcare is being able to effectively communicate with your patients. With a growing number of Spanish speakers every year in the United States, learning basic medical Spanish is becoming increasingly important.

MedTreks partners with Nosara Spanish Institute to provide you with a unique condensed course in Medical Spanish. This program was co-created by a team of medical professionals and Spanish language instructors to provide the most high-yield Medical Spanish course during an 8-day stay on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica.

Nosara…one of our favorite places! We look forward to sharing it with you.

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  • Learn key phrases for conducting a patient assessment and history
  • Engage in Spanish & global health discussions
  • Practice your Spanish language skills in a tropical setting
  • Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Costa Rica: waterfalls, jungle, ocean
  • Spend your early mornings running on the three-mile white sand beach in front of your hotel, practicing yoga at one of the local yoga studios, surfing the warm waters, or enjoying a smoothie on the balcony of your room overlooking the pool and listening to the sound of the waves just steps away

Download Detailed Itinerary

MedTreks Costa Rica Medical Spanish


7-Day Medical Spanish Course


Learn Medical Spanish in Paradise!

  • Be able to provide immediate support to your Spanish-speaking patients
  • Increase your efficiency during patient care
  • Experience improved rapport with your patients

Sample Itinerary:

Mornings, Monday-Friday:

  • Optional morning yoga/workout
  • Breakfast at our hotel
  • 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Medical Spanish Class
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon optional workshops or activities
  • Dinner on your own in town or on the beach

Afternoons & Evenings:

Nosara is an incredibly fun beach town so we have decided to leave the afternoons free for you to enjoy this beautiful coastal paradise and soak in some beach time. After four hours of class, we know that many people still want to enjoy some vacation time, so we have left the early mornings and late afternoons open, with several optional activities including yoga, surfing, exploring and shopping in the town, or taking a local tour, such as a guided jungle hike, snorkeling, waterfall tour, diving, kayak or SUP tour, or a canopy or wildlife tour. We will also have optional Global Health, Medical Spanish and Yoga Workshops.

Yoga & Surf Club Package

The Best Yoga Classes in Town

Daily Yoga Classes at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. Bodhi Tree is located right in the jungle just a few minutes’ walk from our Spanish classes. The resort is known for its amazing teachers and beautiful, outdoor yoga rooms – whether you are a beginning yoga practitioner or advanced, this is a perfect place to deepen your yoga practice!

7-day Surf Club Membership at Gilded Iguana. A huge perk of this trip is gaining access to the Gilded Iguana Surf Club. Located right on the beach, Surf Club membership includes full access to all surf equipment, including surfboards, stand-up paddleboards, boogie boards, and skimboards. Membership also gives you full access to surf club amenities like the locker room, changing stalls, showers, surf lounge, and juice bar.

*** While this course is designed to provide Medical Spanish Education for Health Professionals, we also welcome loved ones and friends who are not in the medical profession. We are happy to help accommodate non-medical Spanish classes and anyone who joins is also welcome to treat this as a coastal retreat in paradise, stay at the incredible beachfront boutique hotel, take daily yoga classes, learn to surf, and just enjoy seven days of the “Pura Vida” lifestyle. 


More About Medical Spanish Bootcamp

About the Course:

Since Costa Rica is such an outdoor adventurer’s paradise, we have specifically designed this course so Spanish classes and learning are packed into the mornings, allowing you to enjoy and explore the beautiful beach/jungle life in the afternoons.

What Are The Topics Covered In Your Programs?

  • Spanish Basics
  • Brief Clinical History
  • Comprehensive Physical Exam
  • Anatomy and Physiology Review
  • 10 Most Common Illnesses: description, treatment and patient education

Who Will Be The Spanish Instructors?

All Medical Spanish instruction will be taught by Nosara Spanish Institute.

What Is Your Spanish Course Model?

In addition to the strong emphasis on conversational skills, proper language learning also includes practice and training in the following areas of communication:

  • Communicative Competence
  • Listening
  • Oral Expression, Pronunciation, and Fluency
  • Grammar and Structure
  • Vocabulary and Accuracy
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Composition and Spelling

How will the Spanish Courses be conducted?

The program is four hours a day, with two small breaks. Rather than follow the lessons and activities of a single textbook, we utilize a variety of well-defined content and linguistic goals that are flexible to the competencies, needs, and interests of our students. All course materials, including a Medical Spanish workbook, will be provided by the instructors.

Benefits of Medical Spanish

  • Be able to provide immediate support to your Spanish-speaking patients
  • Increase your efficiency during patient care
  • Experienced improve rapport with your patients

*** Course includes printed manual, list of useful resources, and a private Facebook group with regular Spanish tips/tools.


Nosara Spanish Institute

Nosara Spanish Institute (NSI) is an institution dedicated to teaching foreign languages. Located on the beaches of Nosara on the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica, its main purpose is to offer intensive and semi-intensive courses of Spanish as a Foreign Language (SFL) to native speakers of any first language, and of all ages.

The Nosara Spanish Institute’s working team is formed by Costa Rican and foreign entrepreneurs and teachers who share a passion for education and communication with a sense of responsibility and commitment to the community.

Medical Spanish Costa Rica
Medical Spanish Costa Rica

We are excited to share one of our favorite places in the world with you. Nosara is a small surf town located in the jungle on a beautiful white sand beach called Playa Guiones. Known as a “blue zone,” Nosara is home to a wide variety of healthy activities from juice bars, spas, and yoga studios to lovely quaint hotels and delicious plant-based restaurants. Between the warm waters, the coastal temperatures, and the sounds of nature, this place is incredibly relaxing and a perfect way to spend a week learning Medical Spanish.

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Medical Spanish Costa Rica


Nosara is located in a tropical heaven of mangroves, lush vegetation, and abundant wildlife. The pristine and undeveloped coastline creates a beautiful backdrop for the amazing sunsets. On the MedTreks trip, expect optional activities to kayak the mangroves, zip-line through the jungle, or hike to local waterfalls.
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World-class Beaches: the MedTreks Surf and Yoga Medical Spanish Course are based on Playa Guiones, known for its consistent and friendly surfing conditions, 365 days a year. Silky white sand and warm crystalline waters makes this a perfect surfing location for novices and advanced surfers alike. No large resorts, no high-rise buildings... Just peace.
Nurse Burnout Yoga Retreat


Yoga has been an integral part of the Nosara community for a very long time. In a tranquil environment, Nosara creates a perfect place to live simply and healthfully. Attracting yoga enthusiasts from all over the world, Nosara has a reputation as Central America’s leading yoga hot spot. MedTreks participants get daily yoga classes at Bodhi Tree Resort.
Nurse retreats for Nurse burnout


The soothing sounds of the waves and birds singing in the trees immediately provide a healing place for anyone landing in this charming utopia. One of the many reasons people are attracted to this region is Nosara is located in the Nicoya Peninsula, one of the five "Blue Zones" in the world. "Blue Zones" are regions in the world where people have been found to live much longer than average!
Boutique Lodging

Our boutique lodge accommodations for the Medical Spanish Surf & Yoga experience are located just steps away from the incredible waves on Playa Guiones, Nosara. This boutique, sustainable, eco-beach lodge promises serenity in a unique jungle setting, right on the beach – walking distance to Medical Spanish classes and all the fun shops, juice bars, and yoga studios in town.

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Trip Information

Cost & How to Sign Up

Cost: $2,995 (Double occupancy)

Dates: March 19th-25th, 2023

Optional additional Wilderness Medicine CME (AWLS Course): $695 includes certificate and 24.5 units of Category 1 CME

Medical Spanish Bootcamp Course Package Includes:

  • 6 Nights with Beautiful Boutique Lodging (steps from the ocean)
  • 20 hours of Professional Medical Spanish instruction
  • Airport Shuttle Transportation (exact meeting time at Liberia airport TBA)
  • Daily Medical Spanish Workshops (online option)
  • Beach Cruiser Bike Access
  • Complimentary Laundry
  • Wellness and Fitness Classes
  • Breakfast and Lunch Every Day
  • Welcome Dinner

*** Nurses will receive 20 hrs of CE’s for these lectures.

What is not included:

  • International airfare
  • Daily Yoga Pass Package at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort
  • Surfing lessons and Surf Club Access at Gilded Iguana
  • Activities/Excursions (Zip line, Sea Kayaking, Sea Turtles)
  • Tips, souvenirs

Note on COVID-19

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Join us in Costa Rica! 

Upon registration, you will receive a Welcome Package with a travel Itinerary, packing list, an invitation to join the online MedTreks community, course syllabus, and helpful resources to plan for this adventure!

We look forward to sharing this experience with you! 

Medical Spanish in Paradise


“I had such a wonderful time on this trip! Nosara is such a beautiful part of Costa Rica and a wonderful place to get to earn CEUs! The Spanish course was great and I learned a ton. But it also felt like we had plenty of time to enjoy Nosara and do the fun things too. Ari is an amazing leader and also just an amazing human, and she made this trip such a breeze because she is so organized and had all the details worked out before we got there. Accommodations, food, class, and activities were all spectacular! I would highly recommend this!”

E.G, RN, Oregon

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