Lodging Options


For Students Seeking a “Total Immersion” Experience

Viva Spanish School is located in a typical family neighborhood in Managua, and several of our neighbors offer homestay accommodations to our students.  Staying with a Nicaraguan family will improve your Spanish and will open your eyes to many aspects of Nicaraguan culture.  This experience will help you better understand the Nicaraguan way of  life.

We recommend that all of our students, when possible, stay with a local family for at least some of their course.  You will have your own room but share meals and family time together.  While a homestay is not for everyone (the homestays have very basic comforts), it is generally a very enlightening and fulfilling experience for those who choose this option.


  • Private Bedroom

  • Basic Furnishings

    A lamp, a bedside table, a place to hang your clothes.

  • Private or Shared Bathroom

  • Meals

    3 meals per day usually eaten with the family.

  • Price

    US $140 per person per week (7 nights).

We can make special arrangements for couples, families and part-time homestays (eg. Monday-Friday or weekends only).


Several moderately priced hotels are located within a short distance of the school. Our staff at Viva Spanish School are happy to assist you in your hotel arrangements upon request.  Just email us at: info@vivaspanishschool.com.

Other Options

Viva has an alliance with Supernova Rentals, a real estate agency that offers long and short term rental services. All our students get a special discount with them, you can rent a house or an apartment in Managua and even on the beach. Send us a message today so we can help you find the ideal space for you and your family.

Other Lodging Options