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La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel

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“local community”(66 reviews)
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La Mariposa is a small, friendly non-profit Spanish school and eco-hotel, just outside the small town of La Concepcion, Nicaragua. Only an hour from Nicaragua's major attractions - Granada, the Pacific Coast, the Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya volcano - and 45 minutes from Managua airport, La...
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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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21.3 km to Augusto C Sandino Airport
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

I just got back from 4 weeks at La Mariposa with my 3 children ages 4, 10, and 12. My husband joined us the last week. We stayed with a family and took Spanish classes in the morning and did the activities in the afternoon....More

6  Thank Melissa G
Response from paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 25 August 2015

First of all thank you so much for writing such a detailed review – I know your life is super busy! We all admired you enormously travelling alone with three children under 12, it is not easy by any means especially as La Mariposa was...More

Reviewed 13 August 2015

I took the hotel option with spanish lessons in the morning and afternoon trips to various places with a range of activities including swimming in a volcano lake, cooking and horseback riding. The locals who work at the school are fantastic and the teachers are...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2015

We just spent four incredible weeks at La Mariposa with our children aged 8 and 10 and it provided us with the experience we had hoped for and more. We were so well looked after by Paulette and all the staff at the hotel throughout...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2015

I went to Mariposa Spanish School with my 7 year old son and we had a marvelous time! The one-on-one Spanish lessons were fantastic - both my grammar and conversation teachers were so patient and pleasant and helpful and it really made me feel very...More

1  Thank valerie k
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I just returned from my 4th trip to La Mariposa. I could go on and on about how great it is, but I'll let the fact that I have returned 3 times and am already planning my 5th trip to speak for itself. This is...More

1  Thank jos76
Response from paulettelamariposa, Manager at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 9 September 2015

Thank you very much for this review. It has been a pleasure to have you in the hotel and we would be more than happy to have you back for the fifth time.

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
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Free Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast included
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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US$20 - US$35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$20 - US$35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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HHinMexico
9 November 2016|
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Response from paulettelamariposa | Property representative |
Dear Christine 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
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fromquebec
13 February 2016|
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Response from Marc A |
Hi Teri, Paulette doesn't do the day-to-day administration of booking, she has a team of people doing that for her. They can be reached at lamariposaspanishschool06@gmail . com Enjoy!
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"Check out the treehouse room. Or ask for a room close to the office for the best wifi signal."
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"If you want a shower, stay in the eco-hotel. But if you want a true Nicaraguan experience, do a home stay!"
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"Rooms in the main hotel are quieter than the cabins"
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"I recommend a homestay for serious Spanish students who want an immersion in the language and culture."
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