Spanish School – Hostel & Eco Center

This hostel has many things including a Spanish School, Proyecto Ecologico, Scuba Diving, as well as private rooms, meals and dorm beds. Most of the proceeds go to help the Proyecto Ecologico and for now the $8 dorm beds are the cheapest option in the Laguna. Private rooms start at $16 and are also very basic but come with a breakfast that is not included if you stay in the dorms. It is not on the water directly, but it is right across the street and next to the restaraunts. The rooms here are generally simple and basic so don’t expect much but the staff and instructors are sweet and for those looking to study, learn about the local environment, take a guided nature walk etc. this is your place.

Private Spanish Lessons here are $6-$7 per hour and it has a good reputation among Nicaraguan Spanish Schools. There is also a week long package that includes 20 hours of private lessons, room and meals, and a few activities. This package is around $190 – $200 dollars and for those looking to learn spanish the Laguna is a good place to do it.

Short Scuba dives in the Laguna De Apyoyo can be arranged here and it is best to book it a day or two in advance. There are four kinds of fish endemic to this body of water and the steep volcanic drop off and structure make it a little interesting. One hour dives are around $40. They also have a movie night on wednesdays and offer a few other regular activities you can ask about. Recently they just got internet access as well, although it might be by the hour and I am not sure the rate. There is open kitchen access when the staff is not preparing meals, and they offer some food as well.

All in all a good place to come to study Spanish or learn about the environment. Rooms are basic but affordable and the staff is knowledgeable and nice. Close to the restaraunts and beach with a nice deck and patio.

Location and Contact: (505) 882-3992
Turn left at triangle and take right turn at the school after you pass Crater’s Edge. It is just past the restaurants on the left. visit the Spanish School Proyecto Ecologico site.