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Estación Biológica Laguna de Apoyo


2015 is the YEAR OF THE VOLUNTEER! Be a volunteer at Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. Click HERE for more information on Spanish courses and volunteering and SPECIAL DISCOUNTS for June and July 2015.

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FUNDECI participates in the struggle for environmental justice at Big Cola

The GAIA program conducts scientific research, conservation of wild natural resources, sustainable tourism, and environmental education. Apoyo Spanish School, the longest-running Nicaragua Spanish school, is one of the projects of the GAIA program. Contact us at, or 011-505-8882-3992.

Our office is located at Estación Biológica in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve, Nicaragua, where we administer the program "In Defense of Nature", operate the Biological Research Station and Hostel "Proyecto Ecológico", conduct a number of research and conservation projects throughout Nicaragua, and we provide Spanish language instruction to volunteers and professionals at Apoyo Spanish School. We also offer opportunities for volunteering in biology, natural resource management, education. and community organization areas. You are invited to visit us on the shore of Lake Apoyo.

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Nicaragua Spanish Schools Spanish classes are often held under the shade of huge trees with monkeys looking down. Apoyo Spanish School is the oldest of the intensive Nicaragua Spanish schools. Photo Jeffrey McCrary.


Apoyo Spanish School A tour of students of Apoyo Spanish School to Catarina, with the lake and Granada in view. Photo Belén Camino.


Granada Nicaragua The artisan towns "Pueblos Blancos", Granada, and Masaya are only minutes away from Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. Photo Jeffrey McCrary.


Dive Laguna de Apoyo Amphilophus chancho, one of the fish species endemic to Laguna de Apoyo, discovered by scientists working at Estación Biológica. This species is easily seen while diving in Laguna de Apoyo. Photo Ad Konings.


scuba dive SCUBA diving in Laguna de Apoyo. Photo Topi Lehtonen.