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I was a solo traveler on my first trip by myself, and didn't know what to expect when I first got to Nicaragua - but I am beyond satisfied with how my five weeks at La Mariposa turned out! My flight was scheduled to arrive...More
As a single traveler in my late 20s, I wasn’t totally sure what to expect when I decided to spend six weeks at La Mariposa. It turned out to be an incredible experience and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity. Before arriving, I...More
For my second trip in 2 years... Learn Spanish in a one-on-one setting, at your own pace, with a native speaker. One month (last year) 2 weeks (this year) helped me moving from 'thinking' I can to really I can !!!
Nice set-up... Better than...More
My absolute favorite part of the experience was the amazing host family I was able to stay with. Not only was staying with them a vital part of improving my Spanish, but the family really took me in and treated me as one of their...More
The worst part of my time at La Mariposa was that I was only able to stay a week, which was only long enough to get a taste. Two weeks or more would have been better, especially since my goal was to learn more Spanish....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!!