We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel

Save
Traveller (380)
Dining (59)
Room & Suite (54)
Overview
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“learn spanish”(56 reviews)
“local community”(64 reviews)
“two weeks”(44 reviews)
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Laundry Service
Shuttle Bus Service
All hotel details
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (486)
There are newer reviews for La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
475 results
Traveller rating
441
24
4
6
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
441
24
4
6
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslearn spanishlocal communitytwo weekshome stayhost familyall agesafternoon activitiessan juanhorseback ridinglearning experiencevery special placecentral americanicaraguan historyother guestsfour hourspaulette goudgefellow students
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
21 - 25 of 475 reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2018

I am a different person following my time at La Mariposa. My daughter and I had 10 wonderful days participating in building a school and playground in the morning and playing in the afternoon. We met my dear girlfriends and their children there and felt...More

1  Thank Tina A
Response from paulettelamariposa, Owner at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 16 February 2018

It was an absolute pleasure to meet and work with you and your daughter as well as the rest of your wonderful group! And thank you so much for taking the time to write this review...hope to see you all again sometime.

Reviewed 31 January 2018

This place offers an interesting opportunity to learn Spanish in an intensive fashion, do good works as a volunteer (eg. helping build a school) and enjoy some excursions to local places of interest. The food is mostly vegetarian, which is often rice and beans, but...More

1  Thank Jon S
Response from paulettelamariposa, Propietario at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 31 January 2018

An interesting review! Firstly, thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive account of your stay with us. And thank you for the positive comments. There are a couple of points I should like to make clear. Cabin Aguacate where you stayed...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018

I love to travel. I've been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit. When I take my end-of-life inventory of special travel memories - my two weeks at La Mariposa will be right up there. I met up with a group of friends (hi LSEPDX!)...More

1  Thank Heidi A
Response from paulettelamariposa, Propietario at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for this review...... I recall you all and your kids working very hard on the straw construction and managing to have great fun at the same time. we all miss having you around! Hope to see you again some day.

Reviewed 28 January 2018

I spent 10 days here with my 10-year old son and a group of my best girlfriends. Go. Just go. The people are kind and generous and eager to help. Their service is incredible. The property is gorgeous. The rooms are clean and simple. The...More

1  Thank LSEPDX
Response from paulettelamariposa, Propietario at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 31 January 2018

As you know both the admin staff (including me!) and the workers on the sustainable construction site just loved having you here. You were all, including the kids, so positive and so hardworking - it was a challenge to keep up with you. I am...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018

If language-schools could be classified according to the genres of literature, I would place La Mariposa in the category of magical realism. According to one source, writers in this genre (authors such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Jose Saramago) “do not invent new worlds but...More

2  Thank marcus4d
Response from paulettelamariposa, Propietario at La Mariposa Spanish School and Eco HotelResponded 31 January 2018

I love this!!! magical realism is where it is at! It was wonderful having you here and I thoroughly enjoyed our philosophical discussion! I look forward to seeing you again some day. Take care.

View more reviews
About
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Things to do
Restaurant
Details
Price range
USD 20 - USD 35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Family Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 20 - USD 35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Family Rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (380)
Dining (59)
Room & Suite (54)
Pool & Beach (6)
Family and Play Areas (7)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (3)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
HHinMexico
9 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
1
Vote
fromquebec
13 February 2016|
Answer
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!
0
Votes
Room Tips
"Rooms in the main hotel are quieter than the cabins"
Read review
"I recommend a homestay for serious Spanish students who want an immersion in the language and culture."
Read review
"If you are a school group, consider El Piscacho Study Centre! It is a fully enclosed and safe..."
Read review
"Read the La Mariposa website carefully when selecting a place to stay. There are three main options."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing