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ESTELAR VIAJES: Río Celeste and the Llano Cortés Waterfall/Río Celeste y Cataratas de Llano Cortés.

32 students and community members took part in this month’s excursion. Travelers enjoyed the beauty of the magical Rio Celeste, located in the outskirts of the Tenorio Volcano.

At 7am the group anxiously started their journey to the Tenorio Volcano National Park. After arriving in the town of Bijagua, the scenery had already changed a lot. Green mountains and fields with an abundance of vegetation welcomed the travelers to the area. The group checked in at the national park and started making their way towards the river.

The long but pleasant walk ended with a great view of the marvelous Rio Celeste waterfall. The overwhelming beauty filled the hearts of the travelers who, after trekking through mud trails at an altitude of 1092 meters, had a chance to see the expanse of the incredible Rio Celeste.

After the journey through the national park, the group headed towards the Llano Cortes waterfall to cool off. While Costa Rica is a small country, it’s full of wonderfully beautiful hidden places. The goal of Estelar Viajes is to allow our travelers to enjoy these places while participating in a cultural exchange.

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Una excursión de 32 personas con estudiantes y miembros de nuestra comunidad, disfrutaron de la exuberante belleza que ofrece el mágico Río Celeste ubicado en las faldas del Volcán Tenorio.

A las 7 am con muchas ansias, partieron rumbo al Parque Nacional Volcán Tenorio. Al llegar a la zona de Bijagua, el panorama era diferente. Montañas de verdes pastos y abundante vegetación, le brindaron la bienvenida a los excursionista quienes se abrieron paso en el Parque Nacional Volcán Tenorio por el sendero en busca del río.

Una larga pero placentera caminata les permitió llegar a la catarata del maravilloso Río Celeste, ¡un escenario impactante y difícil de imaginar! El asombro y la alegría llenaron los corazones de los exploradores, quienes al ver ese paisaje y recorrer senderos de lodo, en una altura de 1092 mts, pudieron ver la longitud de este majestuoso Río Celeste.

Al finalizar el recorrido en el Parque Nacional, partieron a Llano Cortés para refrescarse en la Catarata. Costa Rica es un terreno pequeño que esconde lugares mágicos inimaginables y el objetivos de Estelar Viajes es que usted pueda disfrutarlos en un intercambio cultural de idiomas entre estudiantes.

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Estelar Viajes Rio Celeste


The Estelar student of the week is…/¡El estudiante Estelar de la semana es…!

The Estelar student of the week is…Omar! His English teacher Carrie from California, USA, says that “Omar, in my advanced class, is eager to learn and a joy to have in class! Thanks for always being prepared, willing to practice and to share your thoughts, Omar”


¡El estudiante Estelar de la semana es…¡Omar! Su profesora de inglés, Carrie de California, EEUU, dice que “¡Omar, en mi clase avanzada está ansioso por aprender y disfrutar en clase! Gracias por ser estar preparado, dispuesto a practicar y compartir sus pensamientos, Omar”
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The Estelar class of the week is…/La clase Estelar de la semana es…

The Estelar class of the week is…Ashley’s beginner English class! Teacher Ashley says they come to each class prepared, motivated, and genuinely ready to learn English. Every activity is fun and they always get along so well and help each other. Ashley is very grateful to have such motivated students!


¡La clase Estelar de la semana es…La clase principiante de inglés con Ashley! La profesora Ashley dice que vienen a cada clase preparados, motivados y realmente listos para aprender inglés. Cada actividad es divertida, siempre se llevan muy bien y se ayudan mutuamente. Ashley está muy agradecida de tener estudiantes tan motivados!

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The Estelar Class of the Week is… / La Clase Estelar de la Semana es…

The Estelar class of the week is…Whitney’s advanced English class! These women arrive on Saturday morning bright and early to study English. They are capable of conversing and expressing complex thoughts and ideas. They take time out of their busy work and university schedules and arrive eager to grow and improve in their knowledge of the English language.


¡La clase Estelar de la semana es… la clase avanzada de inglés con Whitney! Estas mujeres llegan los sábados temprano en la mañana para estudiar inglés. Son capaces de conversar mucho y expresar pensamientos e ideas complejas en inglés. Toman tiempo para estudiar aunque tengan horarios ocupados de trabajo y universidad y llegan con ganas de crecer y mejorar en su conocimiento del idioma Inglés.

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The Estelar class of the week is…/La Clase Estelar de la semana es…

The Estelar class of the week is…a beginner English class! The class started at the beginning of the year with teacher Kellyn from Seattle, Washington, USA. They are very enthusiastic and love to laugh and have fun while learning. Congratulations, students!
¡La clase Estelar de la semana es…una clase de inglés para principiantes!


¡La clase Estelar de la semana es…una clase de inglés para principiantes! La clase inició a principio de año con la profesora Kellyn de Seattle, Washington, EEUU. Ellos estan muy entusiasmados y les encanta reír y divertirse mientras aprenden. ¡Felicidades, estudiantes!


A Year of Awesome Students and Staff / Un año de estudiantes y personal sobresalientes

It has been one year since we started recognizing the amazing people of Instituto Estelar in the form of Stellar Teacher of the Month and Student of the Month — “Estelares del Mes.” We are so proud to have such incredible staff and students that make our school great! We want to recognize this achievement one more time and thank them for their hard work, positive attitudes, and stellar dedication.

Ha pasado un año desde que comenzamos a  hacer reconocimiento a la increíble gente del Instituto Estelar, escogiendo un profesor y  un estudiante del mes – los estelares del mes. Estamos muy orgullosos de nuestros estudiantes y personal  del instituto! Queremos reconocer otra vez  su gran logro, duro trabajo, actitud positiva y su dedicación!

Estelares abr 2013-2014


Abril 2013: Greta y Teo

Mayo 2013: Melody y Ana Maria

Junio 2013: Merlyn y Lee

Julio 2013: Manuel y Hellen

Agosto 2013: Sharai y Diego

Setiembre 2013: Brittany y Felipe

Octubre 2013: Rosa y Jasmine

Noviembre 2013: Gabriela

Diciembre 2013 y Enero 2014: Stephanie y Emily

Febrero 2014: Sonia y Charlotte

Marzo 2014: Kate y Amelia

Abril 2014: Kate y Valeria


Our English students are the best!

We are very proud to display more writing from our high intermediate English students, Yuran and Dinia. Their teachers submitted their writing to be published on this blog. Happy reading, and congratulations to these excellent students!

Memorable experience – Yuran

I’m going to tell about one of my best experiences.  It was when I was just 6 years old and I really liked the race car. I liked seeing car competitions on tv. My dad at that time participated in motorcycle racing and I started my experience with adrenaline. My dad took me to see racing in guacima highway and you have no idea I liked me to see to those cars close. My uncle brought a mini car from USA and I thought I will could use this car the front of my garage only for practices.

One day my dad told me we were going out to visit my grandparents and that was a lie because it was not going to be right there. It was a surprise to take me to a place where they had a highway. I was very happy I could not believe that. Then I went every weekend to practice because my intention was to have the goal…a professional competition but I knew it was a effort to training and could do it. When I was 7 and participate this competition, I remember it was a Sunday and I was very nervous to see this place so full. The first laps I feel good during the race and I had confidence. Not win the competition but I really enjoyed.  I remember I had the tv interviews and photos with all other participants. I could not continue to participate because it is very expensive sport and had to study. Also participate in motorcycle rally car events and water 4×4 when had more age.



Yuran is the student sitting on the left side of teacher Nate. This is his English class at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe in Liberia, Costa Rica.

Trip Unforgettable – Dinia

This Easter week was wonderful because my boyfriend and me had 1 week off. So we planning visit different parts of Costa Rica that didn’t know before. We coordinate all necessary for the trip many weeks before because we wanted  that it was cheap, so we had to planning all very well. First I rented a car 1 month before, them I looked basic information and advice about the places to visit, and I coordinate the travel route. The places that were in our plans were: Zoological Tempisque, Barra Honda Caves and National Park Tenorio. For visit our first place we preparing: A car, cash, back pack, comfortable shoes for long hiking, food and beverage, repellent, sunblock, hat and camera. Zoological Tempisque is located in Rosario downtown. The way is long and most of the street doesn´t has good conditions, only from Liberia to Nicoya  there is paved street. When we arrive the tourist guide brings us the welcome and the tour.

This place open daily from 9am to 4pm. In this place we can see variety of wild animals like: Tapir, Scarlet Macaws, Monkeys, Emus, Ocelots, Small mountain tiger, crocodiles, Green iguanas, capibaras, Boa constrictors, Guatuzas, Tepezcuintle, danta, White tail deer and others.

To visit Tempisque Safari is an unforgettable experience, not only because you can observe and photograph an impressive variety of wild animals in their natural hábitat, but you can also interact with many of them.

Next day we went to visit Barra Honda Caves, for visit this place we prepared confortable and fresh cloth, shoes for long hiking, sunblock, camera and a lot water. Barra Honda is unique among the National Parks of Costa Rica its main attraction is an intricate large system of limestone cavers wich has a multitude of forms and figures. Before that people believed that Barra Honda was a volcano because they misinterpreted the whirring of bat wings for volcanic activity, and the aroma of guano for sulfur. The calcareous formation of the limestone caverns at the park are the main visitor attraction, wich are only estimated to be 50% explored. This place its really magic.

After that our final stop will be Tenorio National Park were we can find Rios Celeste.

The main visitor attraction there is Rio Celeste. Tenorio Volcano National Park a trip here involves a moderately challenging, but for me, was a big challenging of 3hrs hike through parks secondary forest, an effort that is well worth the trip. Two rivers merge into one at borbollones, a confluence where the minerals from the river and volcano meet and create the famous blue color. (sulfur and calcium carbonate). In addition to the colorful attraction of the water the river also has several thermal hot springs and a large waterfall. All the places that visit were wonderful, I recommended go to visit.


Dinia is the student standing up! This is her English class with Sharai from California at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe.