Costa Rica is obviously appealing in many ways: beautiful beaches, active volcanoes, lush rain forests, and a temperate climate make this country an obvious choice for tourism, business, pleasure, and…teaching English! The demand for English teachers is very high here, as most Costa Ricans need English to get a higher paying job or to simply have a competitive edge when it comes to finding a job. Lets face it, having a second language looks really good on a resume.

Costa Rica is one of the most popular countries for English teachers, and there are a ton of options for teachers here. Most of the teaching jobs in Costa Rica come from private language institutes, where native English speakers and a TESOL certificate are requirements for landing a job. The jobs are located in the Central Valley, which includes the capital, San Jose, as well as other major cities, such as Heredia and Cartago.

Average Monthly Salary
US $600 – $1000
Average Monthly Cost Of Living
US $600 – $1000
Peak Hiring Times
March – July
Visa Requirements
NOT easy to obtain. Schools will sponsor you usually after working there for one year, as the visa is expensive.
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