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Dale Dagger Surf Lodge

30 meters South of Gaviota Restaurant, Playa Gigante, Nicaragua
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Loveland, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed at Dales for almost two weeks. We had a blast staying here. It was right next to the beach, near all the surf spots, Dale and Becca were so kind and accommodating. Community Kitchen, clean bath rooms, laundry, daily cleaning service, relaxing hammocks/reading area. This place seems to attract really kind and laid back people. The dorm (where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay here. It's located right on the beach, and within walking distance to surf spots. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice clean. And overall the place has a lovely vibe. They also have wifi.

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Winter Haven
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Stayed here 4 times. Great surf experience. 2 boats trips per day to the very best surf stops. Walter ( Mr. boogie woogie ) is an awesome boat captain. Maria and Darlene made sure that the place was clean and the meals were excellent. After returning from a full day of surf Kassidy greeted us with fronzen rum punch. Her... More

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Dayton, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The lodge was always clean, had a very friendly atmosphere and loaded with charm! The people were all very helpful and friendly too! Even the village people were friendly always giving a happy "Hola!" when you passed. The food was fantastic and the best part... right on the beach with a phenomenal view , comfy hammocks, and an extremely relaxing... More

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Salem, OR
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed at "Kassidy's Hotel" for 5 days as part of a Softball Sister Cities and Breast Cancer Awareness project. The lodge is lovely, right on the beach so you can have morning coffee watching the fishing boats come in, with a rustic feel but really all the comforts you need: clean rooms, good food, internet as long as the... More

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Cottage Grove, Oregon
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Okay, so a group of 18 women come to visit Playa Gigante to bring Breast Cancer Awareness and play softball in the middle of winter in Oregon. So, paradise awaits you. Kassidy and Ben are the epitome of hospitality! Their place is clean, well kept and fully stocked with wonderful amenities like cold water, beer and soda! They are Eco-conscious... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Away from the crowds and with off-the-charts hosts. Not only were we surfing all day, but also landed enough fish to feed a village (ok a small village). Kassidy and Ben, among others, put on a great trip for us and were extremely accommodating with recommendations and anything else. Plus, they work closely with the locals, with Walter and his... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

Where do I start? The surf was consistent and amazing..the staff was professional, friendly and accomodating..facilities were clean and functional..Kevin (aka Tom Brady) our surf guide was spot on, scoring Playgrounds by ourselves was definitely a highlight, and he rips!...Kassidy and Ben were the best hosts anyone could ask for, very fun-loving and laid back, made us feel like family..even... More

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San Francisco
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16 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

My wife, seven year old son and I stayed at the Dale Dagger surf camp at the end of a three and half week Nicaraguan adventure. The lodge is located on the quiet and beautiful beach cove of Playa Gigante. The plan was for me to surf for a few days while they enjoyed the quiet beach community. We were... More

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Cardiff by the Sea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

Our group of 9 friends, from 50 something has beens to teenage chargers, fell into a dreamland of surf, comraderie, laughter and adventure at Dale Dagger's Surf Lodge. So much more than a surf trip, it was where we created our stories (perhaps fables) that we share every time we get together. From being met at the airport to the... More

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Address: 30 meters South of Gaviota Restaurant, Playa Gigante, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Playa Gigante
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Dale Dagger Surf Lodge Nicaragua/Playa Gigante

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Dale Dagger's Surf lodge is the first and finest surf tour of its kind in Nicaragua. The lodge itself is located ON the beach, centrally located within fourteen different surf breaks, two of those being world class. It is a four bedroom custom built beach house with private bath in each room, two singles beds, AC, ceiling fans, WIFI and two rooms have private beach side entrances. Located in a village of pure Nicaraguan culture, this beautiful hotel will help you feel the comforts of home with a dose of adventure. ... more   less 
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