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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...
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
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
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
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
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.
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!!