FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about Nicaragua and Spanish Dale! Language School

Booking Conditions


It is highly recommended that you reserve the times and dates you require for your lessons.
A $50.00 USD deposit is due at the time of reservation. Deposit with PayPal, Western Union, Xoom
The remaining balance due will need to be paid the first day when registering (payment in US Dollars or Cordobas).
Maria Leticia Davila Bermudez
ID 210-1305668-0003
Cell (505) 88664581
PayPal email is info.spanishdale@gmail.com PayPal 
Link is https://www.paypal.me/LeticiaDavila
Cancellations must be made ​48 hours in advance. Deposit will not be refunded after this time. All refunds will reflect a 7% refund fee to cover the transfer costs.

How to get to Granada, Nicaragua?

Fly to Managua (the capital of Nicaragua) and from there make your way by bus (every half hour from Mercado Huembes or the La UCA station) or taxi. There is a tourist information counter as soon as you clear immigration. The trip by taxi or shuttle is about 40 minutes. Managua is by far your best option. Another option may be to fly to the Liberia Airport over the border in Costa Rica, but it would involve about 5 hours of travel and a border crossing. Spanish Dale! offers convenient transportation from your airport to Granada or vice-versa. Feel free to ask us for an airport pick-up!

How is the weather in Nicaragua?

There are basically two seasons in Nicaragua. The dry season or summer (“verano”) is from December to May, and the rainy season or winter (“invierno”) is from June to November. The temperature in Nicaragua varies little from season to season.

Do I need a visa/passport?

Travelers from most countries can stay in Nicaragua for 30 or 90 days without a visa, as long as they have a passport valid for the next six months.

Is Nicaragua safe?

Nicaragua has the lowest crime rate in Central America, lower than the US or Europe (Lonely Planet). Use common sense and take standard safety precautions, but Nicaragua is about as safe as it gets.

What are the Public Holidays in Nicaragua?

Wednesday Jan 1 New Year’s Day National holiday
Thursday Apr 17 Maundy Thursday National holiday, Christian
Friday Apr 18 Good Friday National holiday, Christian
Thursday May 1 Labor Day / May Day National holiday
Saturday Jul 19 The Sandinista Revolution Day National holiday
Sunday Sep 14 Battle of San Jacinto National holiday
Monday Sep 15 Independence Day National holiday
Monday Dec 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception National holiday
Thursday Dec 25 Christmas Day National holiday, Christian

What are the advantages of staying with a host family (Immersion Program)?

Being immersed in the Spanish language by living with a local host family is the ideal way to practice and improve your Spanish while also having daily Spanish lessons. Living with a local host family in Nicaragua while you learn Spanish will put you in a privileged and unique position to practice Spanish outside of the classroom. Once you step through your family’s door you will practice your Spanish in a relaxed and authentic environment. Being able to listen and speak Spanish even when you are not in your Spanish Lessons is definitively a plus and something you should seriously consider if you want to learn Spanish as fast as possible and in its most natural form.

Why should you stay at the Mansion de Chocolate Granada (Deluxe Program)?

Mansion de Chocolate is a Boutique Hotel located in the heart of Granada. Situated less than 2 blocks from Central Park (Parque Central), Mansion de Chocolate features a wide variety of services: full-service spa, a 60 feet outdoor swimming pool, a poolside bar and a coffee shop/café in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Mansion de Chocolate is located in the largest colonial mansion in Granada, which was built by the former President of Nicaragua Evaristo Carazo in 1860. Featuring a majestic colonial architecture and 5 spacious gardens, Mansion de Chocolate is decorated with unique modern art furniture, making it an enjoyable experience both for guests and visitors!

Why should you consider choosing the Welness Program at San Simian Lodge

Namaste, San Simian Lodge Nicaragua!

At la San Simian Lodge, we invite you to rejuvenate, unwind and find yourself in an inspiring and nurturing environment. Located on the Volcanic shore of the Apoyo Lagoon, San Simian Lodge is inspired by a minimalistic approach to exemplify the raw beauty of this unique setting. Experience the power of the Mumbacho Volcano in direct sight while enjoying Yoga at Sunrise. Then take a cleansing dip in the cristal clear lake.