Apoyo Spanish School



Estación Biológica Laguna de Apoyo


Special prices for May and June Spanish Classes at Apoyo Spanish School! Starting at $170!

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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 apoyo@gaianicaragua.org, or 011-505-8882-3992.

Our office is located at Estación Biológica in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. We administer the program "In Defense of Nature", operate the Biological Research Station and Hostel "Proyecto Ecológico" in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve, 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.

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Classes of Apoyo Spanish School are often held under the shade of huge trees with monkeys looking down. Apoyo Spanish School is the oldest intensive Spanish school in Nicaragua. Photo by Jeffrey McCrary.

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A tour of students of Apoyo Spanish School to Catarina, with Laguna de Apoyo below and Granada beyond the lake. Photo Belen Camino.



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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 Estacion Biologica. This species is easily seen while diving in Laguna de Apoyo. Photo Ad Konings.

Dive Laguna de Apoyo

SCUBA diving in Laguna de Apoyo. Photo Topi Lehtonen.