Nicaragua Spanish Schools


Nicaragua Spanish School


Nicaragua Spanish Schools

Nicaragua Spanish schools

Apoyo Spanish School and Volunteering Program


Nicaragua Spanish Schools

Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua

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

Click HERE for May and June 2014 special prices!

Study Spanish and Volunteer at the oldest and most experienced Spanish school in Nicaragua! Between Masaya and Granada lies the Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve, one of the most beautiful spots in Central America. Apoyo Spanish School is the only INTUR-approved Spanish school in the Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve, and is part of the Nicaragua Spanish Schools Network.

Hidden along the shoreline of the spectacular freshwater preserve, the biological research station "Estación Biológica FUNDECI/GAIA" offers students intensive Spanish language instruction while facilitating the exploration of Nicaragua’s ecological and cultural surroundings. In accordance with the nature of our nonprofit organization, your stay with us provides scholarships and grants for educational, research, and conservation projects within the local community of Laguna de Apoyo as well as in local universities.

The crater, a nationally designated protected area, is especially noted for the biodiversity encountered there. Nature lovers can take walks through the high-quality dry tropical forest near the school. The school grounds alone make for excellent birdwatching: the Turquoise-browed Motmot, Montezuma Oropendola, Collared Aracari, and the Black-headed Trogon can be seen often in the trees overhead. Bring your binoculars, and join us on a nature walk! Iguanas, variegated squirrels, kinkajous, and many of Nicaragua’s 65 species of bats can be seen on the premises. Howler monkeys can be heard from the deeper forest nearby and often are directly overhead, in the trees above our patio and yard. Endangered fishes found only in Lake Apoyo are easily sighted by SCUBA diving near our site.

Our school is the oldest intensive Spanish language school in Nicaragua, with the most experienced teachers in the country. We have trained many of the teachers in other programs throughout the country. Apoyo Spanish School is the only registered not-for-profit school in the country. All our proceeds are used to promote environmental awareness and train local community members in important skills.

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Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua


Apoyo Cultural Center

Students and staff of Apoyo Cultural Center and Spanish School visiting the Catarina overlook, with Laguna de Apoyo below.

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The nearby town San Juan de Oriente is famous for its ceramic pottery, maintaining its precolombian culture in designs and technologies.

Apoyo Spanish School

The environment of Laguna de Apoyo is natural and nearly unspoiled. Students of Apoyo Spanish School get to hike the forests of Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve and see wildlife such as monkeys, birds and butterflies.

Apoyo Spanish school

Children living in Lake Apoyo Nature Reserve attend school. FUNDECI/GAIA provides school materials and educational opportunities to the children of this school. Each year, several students of Apoyo Spanish School bring gifts of schools supplies for the children.

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The natural beauty of Laguna de Apoyo is unsurpassed in Central America. Granada and Masaya lie on each side of the Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. Apoyo Spanish School is near the shore of this beautiful lake.

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Lake Apoyo is the best place in Nicaragua for swimming, day and night. The water is always warm and clear.

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Spanish students at Apoyo Spanish School offer their efforts in volunteering in projects such as tree planting in the Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve.

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Our facilities on the edge of Lake Apoyo are integrated into the environment. Monkeys are often in the trees overhead.



Apoyo Spanish School is beneath this scenic view of Laguna de Apoyo from Catarina, with Granada in the background.


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