It takes just four hours to drive from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica to the Atlantic coast, past extensive rainforest, sizzling volcanoes, bracing waterfalls and raging rivers. This is the perfect environment for the country's exotic wildlife. Toucans with impressive yellow beaks hang out in the treetops. The tall trees are also home to lively howler monkeys and sloths that move from branch to branch at a snail's pace. On the ground, you may catch sight of cheeky raccoons and coatis, lumbering tapirs and, if you're very lucky, an impressive jaguar. Brightly coloured frogs, crocodiles, turtles and snakes are also among Costa Rica's animal inhabitants. A language study trip to Costa Rica provides the perfect environment in which to learn Spanish and relax in nature.