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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
La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Colne, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my 13 year old son in March/April 2015 and we had an amazing 4 weeks. Mornings were spent learning Spanish (grammar and conversation) whilst afternoons were for activities. Everything was incredibly well organised and the activities were varied and interesting. Having lessons "one to one" allows you to learn at your own pace and gives you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third consecutive year at La Mariposa and I wouldn’t miss it for the world. The lush tropical setting is lovely and the calls and chatter of rescued parrots and monkeys make it constant fun. Where else can ducklings and chickens waddle through your classroom or watch your Salsa class? From my bedroom window in the eco-lodge I... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for 7 days and every moment, I was was impressed at how well organized everything was. The classes were structured and the teachers were very capable and supportive. I intend to continue my classes through Skype (only $10/hr). A typical day: -Wake up and have breakfast with the homestay family -8am - 10am Conversation class (requested to go... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I travel I like to seek out and support places that not only provide an enjoyable visit but also have a positive impact on their surrounding ecosystems - my vision of an ecolodge. I have visited La Mariposa on several occasions and have reviewed it once before. It is high on my list of sites that provide a net... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had very high expectations of La Mariposa - the eco-hotel, the food, the classes, the community projects, etc. And, every single one of them was exceeded. I stayed at the eco-hotel - the classes + activities package. The staff is wonderful - they and the other guests feel like family. And, everything runs very very smoothly. The food is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Mariposa was a really top experience for me, stayed for a month in total. I arrived in early December 2014 and was immediately set up with a lovely host family, introduced to a whole stack of cool people and was thrown into some one-on-one Spanish classes with some great teachers. The activities the school run were great and not... More 

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read the homepag and thought, that sounds so awesome, it must be somwhat disappointing in reality. But then I was surprised that it was really actually awesome! Besides the tons of projects La Mariposa launches around its community (you should check out reforestation!) the spanish classes are a treat. To everyone plagued with school language classes, this is what... More 

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for 13 days at Mariposa and couldn't have been more satisfied. The teachers were excellent, my room at the eco lodge, surrounded by a beautiful garden, was spacious and very comfortable, the vegetarian food was really delicious and I enjoyed all the activities. The staff and interns were very helpful and made every effort to make my stay... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We visited this hotel for an excellent lunch, but also to know more about the community projects they run, of there are 15! All originating from and designed by local people these projects really get to the heart of the developmental needs of the area. Particularly excellent is the eco-cooker project which provides virtually smoke free rural cookers and also... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I stayed with my girlfriend in the eco-lodge which was really cool. It had a comfortable bed and a really good mosquito net, a desk with a chair and a mirror. We were on the top which then gave us an amazing wrap around deck and a hammock chair. Absolutely stunning. We shared our toilet and shower which never seemed... More 

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

Thank you very much for this review. I am glad that, overall, you enjoyed your stay. I can only apologize for what, for La Mariposa, were very unusual failings on our part. I accept that having a class outside your room must have been very annoying indeed and would like to stress that February is our busiest month and there... More 

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