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La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel

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Reviewed 28 April 2015

La Mariposa has many return visitors including us. The owner, Paulette, is inspirational; the staff well-trained, cheery and warm and the teachers patient and hard working. On this occasionally we had the chance to do a bit of volunteering in the reforestation project and a...More

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Response from paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 4 May 2015

It really feels like the best vote of confidence that we get so many return visitors...more and more every year. And of course you guys are really special, thank you so much for your help with our work with Los Pipitos and the disabled kids....More

Reviewed 21 April 2015

This is one of my favorite places on earth, the staff, the grounds, the language school, the history and immersion educational experiences are profoundly superior to most everything. If you have the time go here and learn!

Thank john g
Response from paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 4 May 2015

Thank you, it is really good to know how much you enjoyed it here. See you again hopefully!

Reviewed 18 April 2015

I stayed here with my 13 year old son in March/April 2015 and we had an amazing 4 weeks. Mornings were spent learning Spanish (grammar and conversation) whilst afternoons were for activities. Everything was incredibly well organised and the activities were varied and interesting. Having...More

Thank Emma-jane M
Response from paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 4 May 2015

I am so glad you enjoyed it...in spite of dogs, spiders, volcanos and horse riding......none of which count amongst your favourite things!!!!. It was great having you around!!

Reviewed 6 April 2015

This was my third consecutive year at La Mariposa and I wouldn’t miss it for the world. The lush tropical setting is lovely and the calls and chatter of rescued parrots and monkeys make it constant fun. Where else can ducklings and chickens waddle through...More

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Response from paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 4 May 2015

Always so gret to have you here, Sue. I learn a little more from you and Philip every year about our bug, bird and animal life and how to help them survive. I also enjoyed our beach respite! Take care and come back next year!

Reviewed 2 April 2015

I went for 7 days and every moment, I was was impressed at how well organized everything was. The classes were structured and the teachers were very capable and supportive. I intend to continue my classes through Skype (only $10/hr). A typical day: -Wake up...More

Thank Anita S
Response from paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 4 May 2015

Thank you Anita for this review. We have tried, over the years, to refine and improve our activity program so that we offer something intersting for everyone! Glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again.

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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)
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Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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US$20 - US$35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
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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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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