So I am planning to go to La Mariposa Spanish school for a week [8 nights] in mid-Feb.
A bit about me: This will be my first time in Nicaragua [been to Costa Rica twice]. I am a nature-lover, like to walk around trails to explore and take photos of birds and other wildlife. I am a male in early 40s going by myself. Very little Spanish knowledge.
So I have a few questions for those who have been to La Mariposa..
- How big is the property? Are there trails to walk around and look for birds, frogs etc? Or any preserves close by that I can go by myself to explore?
- What are the evening activities like? Are there many people who go to those?
- I would like to spend a day at Granada since this is my first time there. But the weekend I will have there, they are not going there. It seems if I get 3 people, they can arrange a trip or I can pay equivalent of 3 people and go by myself. But I would rather go there with a few people to make it fun. Is it easy enough to get people to go on a non-scheduled trips like that? Is that common there? The reason is if that's not common, then I may have to think about movingly flights a few days before since they have that trip the Sunday before I get there.
They do have a trip to Granada on Fri evening. But I would like to take some photos and see it during the day also.
Btw, I have a hotel room reserved for myself there...
Thanks for the replies :)