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Address: From Iglesia la Recoleccion 1 block North & 1 block West, Leon, Nicaragua
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+505 2315 1261
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Explore Leon on our day trips and see some of the untouched corners of this...

Explore Leon on our day trips and see some of the untouched corners of this gorgeous country on one of our tours. Learn Spanish and salsa, practice yoga, relax in our guesthouse and even volunteer with La Isla Foundation.Taking part in these activities supports our work ending a preventable public health epidemic; the profits support La Isla Foundation’s public health research, community education, human rights initiatives, and media production. By traveling, learning and and/or volunteering with us you are part of the solution for ending the epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown cause (CKDu). Our guesthouse offers private or double rooms with private bathrooms as well as dormitories. All rooms have full access to the kitchen, pool, wi-fi, hammocks, places to relax, garden, and workout equipment. We are the alternative to Leon’s party hostels. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information!

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We stayed for two weeks in Leon, one week in the 'office' of the Isla Fundacion and one week in the 'casa'. Besides, we had a two weeks Spanish course. We had a great stay, felt... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2013
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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed for two weeks in Leon, one week in the 'office' of the Isla Fundacion and one week in the 'casa'. Besides, we had a two weeks Spanish course. We had a great stay, felt very welcome and it didnt cost that much! I would definately recommend the isla fundacion!

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Hands down best Salsa lessons in town. Great organization, great cause, great work, great people, great accommodations. I can't imagine a better situation for compassionate travelers on a budget.

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Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

Great salsa lessons with Jose! My boyfriend and I took two 2 hour private sessions with the foundation. It was fun and the instructions were great! Pricing was very reasonable!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

My partner and I took at tour out to the community of La Isla which included an incredible lunch made by a woman in the community and presentation by one of the staff members. We were so humbled by everyone we met associated with La Isla Foundation from their dedication to their enthusiasm to share their work. We definitely plan... More 

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León, Leon, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

What a great place this is. I have taken spanish classes here and I am proud to say my spanish has improved thanks to Professor Angel. He is, for lack of better words, "the man". He has been patient with me and taught me the important steps to learning the language. I can see from spending time in the office... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

I took two weeks of Spanish classes (with Teresita, I would highly recommend her) which I found both very good value and really helpful. A total of 40 hours improved my grammar, broadened my vocabulary and when I left León I felt a lot more confident talking. Some weeks later I got a nice compliment saying my teacher should get... More 

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Reviewed 27 November 2012

There is no doubt in my mind that La Isla Foundation's "raison d'être" is among the noblest of human endeavors. And that is to exist solely to serve others. In this instance that service is a race against time trying to find a cause and possible solution or cure to the health problem plaguing a small Nicaraguan community. Young men,... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

Leon is a remarkable city and there are so many ways to experience it. You can stumble through on your own, pay a stranger to show you or become involved in the hospitality and service of La Isla Foundation. They provide clean and comfortable rooms with access to courtyard, kitchen and the company of interesting people. Become familiar with the... More 

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León, Leon, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

I volunteered with the public health team at La Isla Foundation for two months and had an AMAZING experience. I got to teach classes to kids in the community, and they were so much fun! I also took a couple of Spanish lessons with a brilliant teacher, Angel, who taught me so much about Nicaraguan culture and history, and I... More 

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San Jose, CA
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

I stumbled upon La Isla Foundation when I was passing through Leon looking for a place to volunteer. Right away I got a good vibe from the people and the organization. As I learned more about the CKD epidemic and what La Isla was doing to address this problem, I felt more drawn to them. After traveling around Nicaragua I... More 

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