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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Konstanz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I visited La Mariposa in January 2014 for 3 weeks. I was able to advance my language skills and I learned a great deal about Nicaragua. The school is fabulous with one-to-one lessons. The teachers are all well-trained, friendly and helpful. I stayed in the Eco Lodge. My room was simple, clean and had a private bathroom with hot water.... More

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

Hey Susy, thank you so much for your review......I am really glad that being at the mariposa gave you a bit more confidence to travel around Nicaragua which is still a very lovely country. Come back and see us again! More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We're a family of four with two teenagers, and have been studying Spanish at the Mariposa off and on for about eight months - August 2013 to present - while living in our own home in a nearby community. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about the people, the language program and the setting. Paulette has done an... More

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

Dear Brian and family...it was a great pleasure to get to know you all and share some of lifes ups and downs over a few months. Thank you for the sweet potato contact which I hope I get to follow up, they were delicious! I am glad we will be neighbours and hope we can stay in touch. More

Edwards, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I spent three weeks at the Mariposa in October 2013. I loved it. I found this school on the internet and decided to visit based on the strength of the reviews. I felt well informed on what the experience would be like and had realistic expectations. My expectations were exceeded for sure. I appreciated the quality of instruction in Spanish.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I have studied Spanish in Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Spain, but these teachers were the best ever. Having one on one instruction in such a beautiful setting is fantastic. I had two hours of instruction in conversation with Veronia and two hours of grammar with Alba. Both were excellent. Alba is the only teacher I've had who could thoroughly... More

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Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I loved La Mariposa Spanish School. Teachers were all highly qualified. The 1 on 1 instruction could be had in the classroom, or walking around the streets of the village. I was able to make friends with a number of teachers, I could socialize with them and their families. The Ecohotel serves exclusively organic food. Each day was an outting... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Of the 3 different spanish schools I've attended in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, La Mariposa is my favourite. I stayed in the hotel this time (I have done homestays at my previous schools) and really enjoyed the personal space and tranquility (and hot showers). Pros: - I like to get off the tourist trail and I don't particularly like cities... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The ideal starting point for any Latin American adventure. Pro: - High caliber one on one Spanish classes - Ecological setting is outstanding and gardens are beautiful - Best birding in the region birding, in big part thanks to fruit feeders, bird baths, and good plants - Socially and economically sustainable/beneficial to local community - Afternoon and weekend day trips... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This was our second planned vacation to La Mariposa because it's such a deep and meaningful experience. Built with compassion and TLC it's hard to know where to begin, but La Mariposa will surely enrich your experience and build lasting memories of Nicaragua. The Spanish classes are well designed, accommodated to suit anyone at any level, and held in private... More

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Mendham, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We spent a week in February 2014 and nine days in January 2013 and we are sure we will be back in the future because we love everything about La Mariposa. This is above and beyond a Spanish School. Paulette, the interns and staff are continually expanding the worthwhile local projects they support. The skilled teachers (and the rest of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We spent some time in Mariposa this January. They kindly fitted us in just for a short visit because we were particularly interested in finding out about the projects they support locally. It is a really impressive place. We stayed in the hotel in a large, comfortable room, the meals are delicious (and healthy) and the communal eating is good... 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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