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La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel

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De la Cancha, 200 metros al sur, 50 al este | San Juan de la Concepcion, Masaya, Nicaragua
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to learn Spanish and to stay. I just left, but already want to go back. Started with no Spanish at all and after a month I could do nice chit chats. Teachers were dedicated, classes were fun. At the hotel you feel like being in a little jungle. I stayed in a very nice homestay first and in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read the details on the Mariposa website and all the information they sent us before hand and were therefore well prepared and knew what to expect. I recommend everyone does this, as reading through some of the negative reviews - I can only assume people hadn't done so. We were well prepared and found all the amenities completely acceptable.... More 

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paulettelamariposa, Gerente at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much undeed for this review. I am sorry I did not get to meet you but I am glad you enjoyed your homesaty. Hope to see you again some day! More 

London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for a week and stayed in the Homestay, volunteered and had spanish classes. Homestay Perfect, above and beyond my expectations. Chilo and her beautiful family were wonderful. Food was fantastic and the town is so fitting if you want a more 'real' experience. Chilo has so much personality and the New Year party was legendary. Thank you Chilo,... More 

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paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel, responded to this review

Many many thanks for taking the time to write this review. I did not go to the New years bash but heard it was great fun so I am glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you back for more fun next year!! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived at La Mariposa speaking literally not a word of Spanish and decided to jump right in with classes combined with home stay and volunteering. Everything from the moment I arrived exceeded expectations in every way: the school itself is set in beautiful gardens filled with animals, the staff are so friendly - from the moment I arrived I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for a month and took Spanish classes in the morning and volunteered in the afternoon to begin my 5 month long travel of Latin America. It was a great start to the trip and La Mariposa provided dozens of organized opportunities to visit surrounding locations, which allowed me to explore much of Nicaragua, which I fell in love... More 

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came back again after 18 months. It is still a terrific place to study Spanish and help make a difference in a very impoverished rural part of Nicaragua, one of the poorest nations in the world. And you can do all that in very nice comfort!

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned a lot! The Spanish lessons were great and the activities got us into the local community and involved in Mariposa's projects. The set up of the hotel encourages interaction among guests. We made friends. The food and facility were simple but adequate.

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ll just copy my journal page: (Oh, I guess I should translate into English): I will truly miss the ambience of La Mariposa (friendly, open, relaxed) … and Oscar (a driver whose laugh is contagious) … and Josué (whose sweet self met my arriving flight, thus he became my first Mariposa amigo) … the interns (assistance always available) … the... More 

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Tualatin, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We just returned from an 8 night stay at La Mariposa. We are a family with 3 children (ages 10 and 8). Our entire family enjoyed the stay. My children loved the dogs and other animals, and their teachers did a great job of making learning fun. One day the children made piñatas and broke them open. They even went... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It's hard to know where to start with this review other than to say we loved everything about Mariposa. The setting is absolutely fantastic and an animal lovers paradise. Set amongst the trees and tropical garden, lessons are held Monday to Friday by the most incredibly patient and talented Nicaraguan teachers. The food is to die for - healthy, tasty... More 

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Address: De la Cancha, 200 metros al sur, 50 al este | San Juan de la Concepcion, Masaya, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Masaya Department > Masaya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
La Mariposa Spanish School And Eco Hotel Nicaragua/Masaya

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