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Diego Álvarez

Diego Álvarez

Diego is a family man who enjoys time being outdoors, reading and practicing sports.  He is a Spanish and Literature professor and has a masters degree in Central American culture and literature from the Costa Rican National University and a masters degree in teaching Spanish as a second language from the University of Costa Rica.  He shares his time as the academic director of ACCE and teaching literature at the University of Costa Rica.  He works in teaching Spanish as a second language since 1998 which has become one of his passions.
Alejandro Suárez
Alejandro is a work oriented person who loves to meet and deal with people.  Has a degree in tourism from the International Institute for Tourism and Management in Austria and a degree in Hospitality Management with a major in Food and Beverage Management from the Florida International University in USA.  Raised in a family with coffee growing tradition therefore a specialist in coffee production and roasting which nowadays is one of his hobbies.   Fluent in German and English, enabling him of great capabilities in his International coordination position at ACCE.  He is also the general manager of the ACCE and the Restaurant La Casa de Miguel in Grecia.
Tour Guide


Fofo, nick name for Rodolfo; works with Diego and Alejandro organizing and coordinating the touristic activities. He is an experienced tour guide, working with  people of different ages; in outdoors, adventures, natural history and more! He is always exploring; and checking gear, services and activities for new and fun destinations! He knows the country and its idiosyncrasy; and is always looking for the newest and best activities to offer. Working is always a passion, a gift and fun! And he always wants the clients to feel welcome; and inspire them for good memories!
Hannia Soto Sánchez

Hannia Soto Sánchez

Hannia, a Costa Rica native, comes to us with many years of experience in international travel and teaching. She is a licensed ESL teacher with a university degree in Education. She is passionate about languages, travel, meeting new people, and helping others.  Since 2009 she has coordinated local and international volunteer programs in Costa Rican communities and schools, hosting numerous high school and university groups.  She is naturally inquisitive about every culture, and she enjoys sharing the Costa Rican culture with others. Hannia is leading our customized program for crew members and other airline employees who would like to expand their Spanish language expertise.


Phone: (506) 88353382

Johanne Gervai

Johanne Gervais

Johanne lives in Canada (Quebec), works at Terratours travel Agency and since 2005 works as an agent of ACCE in Canada.  Lived for many years in Grecia, Costa Rica developing volunteer projects and managing a Bed and Breakfast business.  Loves to travel and meet different cultures, specially from Latin America.


Phone: 1-855-312-2223   //   514-886-2573

Ana Rinderer

Ana Rinderer

Ana is a family dedicated person, originally born and raised in Grecia, Costa Rica.  Moved to Arizona where now she is resides and became a certified yoga instructor about 16 years ago.  Yoga has become one of her many passions and nowadays she teaches profesional baseball teams while at spring training in Arizona; she also teaches at a local yoga studio, Joyful Yoga. Her love for yoga and deep roots in Costa Rica has encouraged her to create yoga retreats in Costa Rica year round and so fulfill her passion and visit her beloved country.  When she is not teaching yoga she loves to paddle boat or volunteer at a local food bank.  She has been involved with the ACCE since the school was created and therefore has a great knowledge not only about the school but also about the town of Grecia and the rest of the country.

Irina Tedrick

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Savannah State University

3219 College Drive

Savannah, GA, 31404

Office: 141 Payne Hall

Phone: 912-358-3326




Contact Information

  • Av Central León Cortés Castro, Grecia, Alajuela
  • (305) 999-7129
  • (506) 2444-6161
  • GPS Coordinates: 10.169490, -84.306582

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