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What was really special about La Mariposa Spanish School for me (I didn't stay at the hotel, but opted for a home stay, volunteering and Spanish lessons through them), was the opportunity to forge friendships with some wonderful people of the community whom I never...More
Great place to learn Spanish and to stay. I just left, but already want to go back.
Started with no Spanish at all and after a month I could do nice chit chats. Teachers were dedicated, classes were fun. At the hotel you feel like...More
We read the details on the Mariposa website and all the information they sent us before hand and were therefore well prepared and knew what to expect. I recommend everyone does this, as reading through some of the negative reviews - I can only assume...More
6 Thank Mamtab
Response from paulettelamariposa, Gerente at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 12 January 2015
Thank you very much undeed for this review. I am sorry I did not get to meet you but I am glad you enjoyed your homesaty. Hope to see you again some day!
We came for a week and stayed in the Homestay, volunteered and had spanish classes.
Perfect, above and beyond my expectations. Chilo and her beautiful family were wonderful. Food was fantastic and the town is so fitting if you want a more 'real' experience....More
1 Thank mishal_ruparel
Response from paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 12 January 2015
Many many thanks for taking the time to write this review. I did not go to the New years bash but heard it was great fun so I am glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you back for more fun next year!!
I arrived at La Mariposa speaking literally not a word of Spanish and decided to jump right in with classes combined with home stay and volunteering. Everything from the moment I arrived exceeded expectations in every way: the school itself is set in beautiful gardens...More
Response from paulettelamariposa | Property representative |
This is Paulette, the director of La Mariposa. It is important to be clear what we are talking about! Chagas does not exist here nor has there been a case of malaria for 15 years. La Concha, population over... More
This is Paulette, the director of La Mariposa. It is important to be clear what we are talking about! Chagas does not exist here nor has there been a case of malaria for 15 years. La Concha, population over 50,000 has had 6 confirmed cases of Zika, they are all now fully recovered. Rabies has not been seen here in many years (I have lived here 12 years and never heard of a case) and there is a government program to vaccinate all dogs free of charge. Dengue is more of an issue, there are occasional cases here so important to protect from mosquitoes. I hope some of the many families who have stayed here and loved it reply to you as well!!