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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jackson, Wyoming
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Out of my 2 months traveling in Nicaragua and Costa Rica my favorite days were spent learning and volunteering at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel. The teaching staff is amazing, patient and excited for the students to learn. The food was amazing prepared by local cooks with local ingredients. The accommodations ranged from nice hotel room, cabana or... More

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

Thank you so much for this review, I also think the teachers pick up on students' enthusiasm. Hope to see you back here someday! More

Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

My husband and I traveled to Nicaragua and La Mariposa for a week with our two daughters, 9 and 13. What a fabulous experience! The Spanish lessons are the best I've ever had; you really do immerse in the language and the one-on-one instructor is invaluable. They cater to your specific level, needs and interest. Also, during the activities, the... More

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

So glad you all enjoyed it so much - we are hoping to fill at least one future internship from your family!!! And loved the photos! More

Bergen, Norway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

I stayed at La Mariposa for 4 weeks in October and November 2011. As this was the start of my first trip travelling alone I was pretty nervous, but already in the buss picking me up at the airport i felt perfectly save. Before coming to the school the driver felt it was necessary to introduce me to his hole... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this, Arne, we appreciate it! And especially that you like our evenng programme! I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and continue to make more friends! More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

I got lucky in choosing to attend this school. I spent a month here in late 2011. The school is much more than just a school: it is an oasis. There are home stays, of course, but there is the rare option to live on the property in a comfortable private room. I stayed in a detached cabin. The meals... More

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

Thanks Squally Wally. Glad you enjoyed your time here and sorry about the shower! More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

I have just returned home after spending 2 months at La Mariposa. I stayed in the hotel, had spanish lessons and took part in all of the activities that the hotel & spanish school arranges. I can honestly say that this has been the best trip I have ever taken... The hotel is located in San Juan de la Concepcion...about... More

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

You forgot to mention one thing....what good friends people make here with other travellers, with Guillermina and me as well as the staff!. We all miss you and hope you return SOON! More

Los Angeles, Chile
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

This Summer I decided to beef up my Spanish skills a bit with a short stay at La Mariposa. It was an inspirational experience, a reminder of how each one of us can play a role in making this world a better place (taking care of the environment, human beings or feathered and furry friends). Even though my Spanish is... More

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

And you were here such a short time!!!! Hope to see you again sometime!! More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011 via mobile

My time at Mariposa was a fantastic experience. Met some great people,from all around the world as well as alot of the locals. The accommodation was beautiful, food was fantastic and it was great to be surrounded by lots of animals, domestic & wild. I did Spanish lessons at Mariposa & thought the quality was very high.There are also some... More

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

I have just returned from my second trip to La Mariposa, I spent 3 weeks there in September. I had such a fabulous welcome as all the staff/teachers remembered me and it was great to see them all again, like coming home! I spent a couple of weeks having lessons and working on improving my spanish as well as heading... More

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Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

My wife and I recently stayed at La Mariposa for the first week of our honeymoon in order to learn a bit of Spanish (neither of us knew any Spanish at all.) We ended up learning much more than we thought possible in just a week, and having an amazing experience! We did a home-stay with a local family in... More

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

We are all knocked out that you chose us for part of your honeymoon!!! Not many woudl opt to study Spanish and feed monkeys as a way of celebrating their wedding! And thank you again for your super generous donation...... More

Managua, Nicaragua
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

By far the best Spanish school and Eco place I've been to so far in central America! Paulette is absolutely brilliant and the food tasty, the activities fabulous, and the staff and teachers and projects were beyond the best. I would come back here in a heart beat!

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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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