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Staying at the Mariposa was an absolute pleasure. The school has a wonderful community of kind-hearted, knowledgeable, and passionate staff and visitors. The Mariposa students range from toddlers to grandparents with all ranges of ability and all sharing the same desire to learn and/or improve...More
It is distressingly sad to hear people are cancelling trips to Nicaragua due to concerns about the political situation in the country a week or so ago. Even at its most active, the political protests were very localized and at specific times and places, AND...More
I originally was only supposed to stay for two weeks and decided to stay for four because I loved it so much! Despite the current political situation, the school is SO secure. Never felt unsafe. Loved being with my host family and volunteering at the...More
I recently went to Nicaragua as a part of a class on Foreign Aid provided by my college. The class included a trip to Nicaragua to learn more about the aid work being done their. My class and I stayed at La Mariposa's Group learning...More
When my mom suggested we travel to Nicaragua for spanish immersion school I was extremely hesitant. We would be foreigners in a relatively poor country with only her son's public high school spanish education to rely on. I'm 16 though and I wanted to experience...More
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!!