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Gigante Bay

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South Side of the Beach, Playa Gigante 48500, Nicaragua
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my 4th trip to Nicaragua and a stop in Gigante. But this time was different. It used to be a fun and chill place but local surfers especially Ernesto, of Ernesto's Surf Repair likes to aggressively tell you that if you are not local you shouldn't be surfing there. It's becoming a threatening place and not as friendly... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great stay at Gigante Bay. The rappelling was fantastic - huge wall. The evening sail on the catamaran was relaxing and a great way to see some of the coast. Stayed in a room at Amarillo (one of their houses they rent rooms in) and enjoyed the pool; and I recommend it if you are no longer in your... More 

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Haltern am See, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Oh how we loved Gigante. Nice time runs so fast and in Gigante Bay it was like a speed of light! The beach is so beautiful and clean, the vibe is relaxed and the food is fine! You should take your time and go there! We did the tuesday sail to a little bay and we had so much fun!... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I was here last year at the same time and it was great fun. We experienced really attentive staff last year, this year staff and management weren´t really on the service. They still offer a lot of activities though, go and see Doughi for your surf rental. Also their Captain is quit funny. They changed some things which made it... More 

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CaminoDelGigante, Owner at Gigante Bay, responded to this review

Hola Wiljo, thank you for your comment. We are happy to hear that you liked the activities here in Gigante Bay! We take your criticism seriously and will strive to provide the same service you liked before! Greetings from Gigante Bay More 

Park City, Utah
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We booked a room here in November. We had to cancel and did so well in advance of the cancellation period. We cancelled both by phone and email. They charged us anyway. I have sent 3 emails to management and every time they claim they will process the refund and have yet to do so. Be very careful with this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Everything is done halfway in this Business.. Cleaning, Service and activities. I wouldn't Trust the Safety of their offers, it looks like they use random volunteers to Run High Risk activities like Surfing, rapelling or horse riding.. Service is superslow. Its a partyhostel for everyone under 30, so maybe a Good Choice for Some partyfolks

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CaminoDelGigante, Owner at Gigante Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for the comment. They are helpful in a lot of ways. We improve every time. We realised the hostel isn't directly for everybody, it can be loud and go on a little long too. But we also have Casa Amarilla and Colorline Lodge for the atmosphere that you were looking for. Private, quiet and tranqillo. As far as... More 

New York, New York, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The staff at Camino Del Gigante are amazing! Staff members Alan and Gabby were first class all the way, showing us an unforgettable time from start to finish. The owner John personally captains the catamaran ride which was just off the coast of the bay, bringing together a good group with lots of swimming, jumping, drinking, and a gorgeous sunset.... More 

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CaminoDelGigante, Owner at Gigante Bay, responded to this review

Hey Ram, thank you for your long comment and the nice commercial. We see that you enjoyed your time in Playa Gigante and the nice activities we can offer! Hope to see you again one day! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel with a group of backpackers. Overall, combined with the location, the sleeping arrangements, and quality of food I would definitely recommend staying here if you have an easy going mindset and are not looking for 5 star service as it's a lazy beach place. The food when it would finally come was delicious and I didn't... More 

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CaminoDelGigante, Owner at Gigante Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment and spending your time with us. We try to give our best in serving nice food as fast as we can! We are glad that you enjoyed your time and hope to see you again! Greetings from Gigante! More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I booked a room with AC and sea-view for 4 days over Christmas, in mid-December. Once I got there, they had not held the room and put me in a room that was nowhere near equivalent for $65/night, which is a hell of a lot for Playa Gigante. The staff were apologetic and helpful and offered a discount on the... More 

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CaminoDelGigante, Owner at Gigante Bay, responded to this review

Super sorry you didn't get the room that you expected and that we didn't had a better solution at this time. Christmas is always hectic. We recently bought a POS. Now our bookings are automated and we shouldn't have this problem again. We learned from your comment. Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Staying at Gigante Bay is literally taking a step back to how a true beachfront stay should be. What really sets Gigante Bay apart is how authentic the vibe is. From the start the owner John was real chill and welcoming. Once we got situated the nightlife at the crowbar was great with live music and excellent food. The rooms... More 

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CaminoDelGigante, Owner at Gigante Bay, responded to this review

Hey Simon, thank you for your comment and for staying in Gigante Bay. We are more than glad that you had a great time here and that you were satisfied with our offers! Feel welcome to come back. Greetings from Playa Gigante! More 

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