Experience the life of Christ in you

Portantorchas is a Bible School dedicated to training youth from all over the world in the knowledge of Christ through Bible teaching and discipleship. In addition to this we are committed to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus to men and women around the world.

Bible School

Our Bilingual Bible School Program is a one-year school designed for students to experience the life of Christ through the study of the Word of God in a community environment while ministering to those in need in the community. Take a look through our Bible School information to find out more!

Summer Bible Program

Not everyone can come to Portantorchas for a year, so we offer a 25-day summer program for those who still want to experience Bible school in Costa Rica.

Mission Trips

Our mission trips are designed to be a unique experience in which the participants will have the opportunity for personal growth through communicating the gospel of Jesus and through sharing love in service to others.


Founded in 1991, Portantorchas is situated on 5 1⁄2 acres with colorful gardens and trees. The spacious living accommodations provide room for 30 students. This limited number creates a small family atmosphere, which leads to close fellowship and lasting friendships. The grounds are perfect for sports, picnics, and for spending quiet time with God.