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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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La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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short hills,nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at La Miraposa with my teenage niece and daughter in July. The experience was incredible and it will be something we will always remember. Classes and food were outstanding and we loved spending time with the other guests and our host family. We stayed for one week at a home stay and one week at the hotel and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My first time traveling out of my own country and my first time traveling solo, and I could not have felt more comfortable! All types of guests, everyone friendly, sociable, and interesting. The work that paulette and the amazing nicaraguan staff have accomplished here is truly unique and admirable. The hotel is beautiful, clean, well designed (with eco-materials!), and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My son and I stayed for 8 days at the end of August, and everything about the experience was just wonderful. Both he and I were completely inspired by the commitment to nature and animals and the numerous community projects being supported and promoted by La Mariposa. Our work on the finca was especially rewarding, and my son talks about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Honestly one of the best places I have ever been and an inspiration to anyone who is looking to see real community programming at work. The staff at La Mariposa provided me with the BEST spanish classes, delicious food, tours of their programming and a chance to engage with the surrounding community in ways that I never thought possible... all... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The feeling of community at La Mariposa and the sense that you are really supporting a great project in Nicaragua cannot be matched. The Spanish classes were great but the what is really amazing are all the other projects that they have going on (planting trees, teaching children, helping the medical centre). Excellent opportunities for volunteer work, very nice people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

La Mariposa is a breath of fresh air. Not only is it a wonderful place to learn Spanish, as you get 1 on 1 attention in a beautiful setting with friendly teachers, it is a place that yearns to help all living things. From planting 700+ trees to date, rescuing animals of all kinds, to supporting an array of "good"... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have to say that this was a different type of trip for me. I have travelled solo before but never stayed in one place for more than a few days. I chose to stay a t La Mariposa for 9 days, although some people had been there for months, because I wanted a little Spanish under my belt. First... More

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Huntington, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

La Mariposa is an experience unlike one I have ever had. My friend and I chose the homestay option. Our family was so wonderful, and even though they spoke very little English, and we spoke very little Spanish, we felt right at home. Be prepared, if you choose the homestay option you may not have indoor plumbing or a shower;... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I arrived at La Mariposa with a few injuries and was immediately so well taken care of, even to the extent of my homestay being moved to the closest possible so I didnt have to walk so far! Volunteering placement was fantastic and really well run. Lessons were fantastically well organised and the teachers were all excellent. Food was amazing... More

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Summit, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were three friends who had visited Nicaragua before, had heard of La Mariposa, and wanted to check it out. It exceeded our expectations! Accommodations and food were just the beginning. The Spanish-language instruction truly was one-on-one, an unheard-of luxury. The activities included day trips to an amazing variety of interesting places, ranging from tourist attractions, to forays into the... 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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