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La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel

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Kigali, Rwanda
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Our family (two adults + teen daughter) had the incredible experience of staying at La Mariposa for a week in late July 2016. It far exceeded our expectations. We came for the Spanish school, but received so much more. We had three people with varying levels of Spanish (including NONE/Absolute beginner), and were so amazed by the dedicated, kind, and...

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paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel, responded to this review

This is such a nice review, thank you! You covered just about every aspect of La Mariposa. We all look forward to your return and helping you progress that Spanish!!!

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I stayed at the eco-room (yes, the one that looks like a treehouse) for a week and had the time of my life. Incredible staff and instructors, genuinely interested in your education in not only the Spanish language and in Nicaraguan culture and ecological preservation. Highly recommend and would come again if I have the chance.

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paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel, responded to this review

Yes it does look like a tree house!!! Glad you enjoyed it and hope you can make it back some day...the tree house will still be here!

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The folks at Mariposa are nothing short of delightful. I took a short break from a cycle tour and stayed for a week with a home stay host family. I took 20 hours of language instruction that really helped start make things click into place. I would absolutely recommend!

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paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel, responded to this review

It was delightful to have you here too! Hope to see you again someday.

Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I traveled to La Mariposa School in Nicaragua this past January with 11 Cornell students for a service-learning trip. We stayed at the group study center, and every aspect of our trip, from our meals cooked by local community members, to our volunteer projects at the local school and nature reserve, to the afternoon Spanish classes was perfectly planned and...

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paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this review.....we are excited to work with an increasing number of groups of high school and university students from different places and with different interests. As you say, we plan the itinerary with each group to ensure that it fits with the needs of each group. We look forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Great teachers who flex the lessons around each student's age, interests, learning style and so forth. Excellent for families and children. Option to volunteer or to do activities each half-day.... Both options are great. Highly recommended !!

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paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Michelle!

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 4 August 2016

My family loved La Mariposa - it was the highlight of our trip. Welcoming, friendly and very accommodating staff (especially with kids). Great 1:1 teachers and lots of fun activities every afternoon. My kids loved their classes -playing cards, soccer, etc.- and the animals roaming around. My family did not want to leave, and we hope to return for a...

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paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Meredith, it was great to have your family here and we look forward to working with you all next year!

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I'm the co-owner of a boutique tour operator, Finisterra Travel, located in Vancouver, BC. We brought a group of high school students to La Mariposa for their spring break. They did Spanish lessons and a volunteer project - helping build a childcare centre at the group study centre (El Piscacho). The students said the trip was life-changing. The Spanish teachers...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for (only) 4 days and took the lessons, activities and home stay package. Everything about my stay was absolutely fantastic and I wish I could have stayed longer. The lessons were 1:1 and really engaging. I arrived with very little Spanish and by the last day Josimar had got me writing a side of A4 in the...

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

'm a 17 year old from the states who was finishing up her junior year and wanted to travel. I found La Mariposa online by chance and from the moment I arrived I had the best possible experience. One of the drivers from the school came and picked me up from the airport and while this is an extra fee...

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed almost 4 weeks at La Mariposa! I just can say that it was an incredible experience! The food was so delicious, the teachers very friendly and patient and the whole property was lovely. I could improve my spanish skills significantly in such a short time.

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“If you're squeamish about bugs, ask for a room on the 2nd floor of the eco hotel. It's harder for them to get into those rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles msbbr601, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are about the same, the EcoHotel rooms are more open-air, rustic, less expensive because of the shared outhouse. Bring earplugs.”
 of 5 bubbles 204ay, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 5 on the 2nd floor is great for birders.”
 of 5 bubbles allis0nc0nn0r, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The eco hotel offers most home comforts and ensuite facilities”
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 of 5 bubbles Carolyn125, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms were clean and provided unlimited hot showers with excellent water pressure and a view of the jungle.”
 of 5 bubbles F1339CNdianec, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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