La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel

Address: De la Cancha, 200 metros al sur, 50 al este, Masaya, Nicaragua | Hotel
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This hotel is located on De la Cancha, 200 metros al sur, 50 al este, Masaya.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel Masaya

    Reviewed by wyldhorsez

    The best place in Latin America to learn Spanish, understand the local culture and make a difference to the community

    Reviewed May 1, 2015
    by (2 reviews) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    An amazing experience, which enabled us to learn Spanish to an advanced level and understand Nicaraguan culture whilst helping and engaging with the local community. We stayed with a family for a month, taking 4 hours of Spanish tuition and spending 4 hours volunteering each day. We volunteered at a local health centre, school and an after-school program for children with learning and physical disabilities. However, there are a myriad of projects that one can take part in and the staff at the school are very flexible with any changes. We left La Mariposa feeling as though we had given back to an impoverished community while learning a lot about their culture and with a decent grasp of Spanish to ensure we continue learning. We cannot recommend this enough to anyone interested in making a difference, whilst curious about how this welcoming and intriguing country works and speaks (writes and reads).

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    Reviewed by beattie_family

    a unique experience

    Reviewed Jan 2, 2013
    by (11 reviews) Kempsford, Glos. , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    We stayed at La Mariposa as a family (kids are 10 and 14) for 5 weeks to learn Spanish and had an amazing time. The 1 to 1 teaching is very well structured, with 2 hours of grammar and 2 hours of conversation every weekday. We were never bored for a second as every afternoon there was an activity, plus homework, and there was always someone to talk to... including the parrots. Staying at the Mariposa was a bit like being in an ever-changing commune, and the easy access to the kitchen (and kettle!) for cups of tea and bananas was much appreciated. The food was largely vegetarian but with lots of variety (well, apart from rice and beans with most meals). The kitchen staff were very accommodating when the kids were sick, and liquidated every meal for my husband for over a week when he couldn't eat solids (long story). Paulette and the other staff (thank you Gonzlalez) could not have done more for us when my husband had freak surfing accident. Oscar and Santos were also very cheerful and let the kids help feed the many animals. We enjoyed the menagerie of rescued wild animals that Paulette looks after, and the many dogs and cats. Above all we felt we got to know Nicaragua far better than if we'd stayed in a 'regular' hotel, and while the cabin wasn't always plain sailing (think big spiders, early wakeup calls from the parrots, dark jungly paths) we wouldn't have changed a thing!

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    TripAdvisor Reviews La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel Masaya

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    Travel Blogs from Masaya

    A month getting under the skin of Nicaragua

    A travel blog entry by wyldhorsez on May 01, 2015

    99 photos

    By the time we left Granada we were feeling a little tired of traveling the unending Gringo trail and ready to stay in one place for more than four days. Now this may sound like a hyper first-world problem, but after seven months of intensive sight-seeing, constant movement from one place to another trying to fit in all the local sights and the …

    Bienvenidos a Nicaragua!

    A travel blog entry by uvmchacocente on Jun 15, 2015


    ... boarded a "camion" to our hotel in Masaya. We were all slightly mesmerized looking out the windows, party sleep deprived, partly in awe of some of our first travels abroad, and others reminiscing of past experiences. After a day of traveling, we are all very excited to crawl into bed, maybe even treat ourselves to a shower, and rise bright and early for a hearty breakfast before we head to Chacocente for our first day of work!
    Until tomorrow, Saludos!


    Colonial Fun and a unplanned reunion

    A travel blog entry by jacandpito on Jan 16, 2015

    23 photos

    ... at CSU. Eleanor and Annabelle Sawyer sisters from Albury were having a little Central American break to get away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne and we quickly pulled up a pew. Jac and Eleanor didn't realise each other was travelling and enjoyed a great catch. The girls had plans for the next day and invited us along for some hiking and swimming in a volcano crater. Our day of hiking turned out to be a day of relaxing at Reserva Narural Laguna de Apoyo. The backpackers we ...

    Leon - Granada

    A travel blog entry by hils80 on Nov 18, 2014

    ... I will try to wait until I get there as don't fancy going to Managua! Nikky and I went for a stroll round, went to main square and in cathedral then onto convent kinda museum and up bell tower of another church. Then took taxi to an old railway station but it was **** so came back again! I picked up laundry, sorted it out and showered then we signed up for pub quiz. So met Lindsay, who organises social ...


    A travel blog entry by flyindandelion on Jun 20, 2014

    5 comments, 45 photos

    ... enjoyed just being there... No rush to get out, no need to move on... and they NEVER bring your bill until you ask for it... You could sit for hours after eating just hanging out...I love that. We move WAYYYY too fast in the states...

    So my advice in this blog is for everyone to take a breath... I know I NEVER do when I am home but I think we all need to start relaxing a bit more and breathing.... I learned from Rhea Lynn that ...