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3ra Casa del Estero Sur El Gigante, Tola, Playa Gigante Nicaragua
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Updated 03/30/21

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#1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Gigante
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4.8
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4.6
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4.8
Value
4.7
Travelers' Choice
Giant's Foot Surf Tours has the all inclusive surf tour package dialed. This cozy 5 room surf lodge is nestled on the beach with our boat Vale right out front. Our local, knowledgeable, English speaking surf guides are waiting to take you to any of 14 surf breaks along the Pacific Coast. Most of these breaks are within 5 to 20 minutes from the lodge, by boat. The meals are delicious, plentiful, and dinner always comes with dessert! Between our comfy A/C bedrooms all with private baths and our outdoor sandy backyard strewn with hammocks, you will find the perfect space for midday siestas between surf sessions. The lodge has free Wi-Fi, Netflix on the livingroom TV, board games and books galore. Come and let us show you the real Nicaragua surf experience!
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Peter W wrote a review Aug 10
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We had a great experience staying at Giant's Foot Surf Camp. If you want to get away from one size-fits-all generic and faceless gated resorts this is the place. The owners Trevor and Tara are friendly and responsive and the surf instructors Kevin and Alex are super guys. By the end of the week my 12 year old son was consistently catching chest high waves. Hiking to the top of the giant's foot, great fishing trip reeling in 15 lb mackerel, and a wonderful afternoon of horseback riding through the jungle capped with a visit to Firma Tamarindo. By the end of the week we felt like we were saying goodbye to old friends!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Virginia F wrote a review Aug 6
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There are no words to describe how incredible was the experience at Giantsfootsurf! Playa Gigante is an amazing and authentic little village on the Pacific coast, the atmosphere is magic, the waves are definitely the best waves I surfed in my life , and Tara and Trevor make all this even more magical! Highly recommended ! Thank you guys !
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Ryan M wrote a review Jul 2022
Sherwood Park, Canada1 contribution
What a great place to stay. From the moment we got there we felt welcome, and it was quick and easy to get comfortable with the surroundings. Trevor and Terra were outstanding hosts, always going above and beyond, which made complete sense when I learned Terra is originally from Cape Breton. Everything from the phenomenal food to the top notch surf guides were beyond compare. Everyone was super supportive and invested in you getting better at surfing which meant alot to an old chunk a coal like myself. I'm already looking to book another trip down there. Thanks again for everything! Cheers
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Date of stay: July 2022
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DJ Sharpe wrote a review Jul 2022
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This was the best experiences I've ever had not only surfing, but traveling. Trevor and Tara were amazing hosts and couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Their first priority was making sure we had a great time and did not fall short. Kevin, Armando, Alex, and Maximo were the coolest guys, always knowing the best spots to take us out to, and were just a great time to be around and to get to know. I would recommend this place to anyone regardless of what your interests are and can promise you will not be disappointed. Also, big shout out to the cooking and cleaning staff who made the best meals for us and made sure our rooms and living areas were kept clean and organized while we were out shredding. If you want an amazing experience surfing and vacationing, Giant's Foot is an absolute no brainer!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Jake B wrote a review Jul 2022
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Absolutely amazing trip. From the start, Tara and Trevor made the travel planning super easy, getting to Giants Foot was seamless. When we got there, the room accommodations exceeded expectations - they have everything you need. The rest of the week consisted of nonstop surfing, eating great food, and hanging out with amazing people. Shoutout to Kevin, Alex, and Maximo, the surf guides who rip and make sure you get into plenty of waves. Also, a big plus of Giants Foot is that they have multiple boats, so getting to any surf destination in the area is a breeze. Plus, the boats allowed us to do some fishing which was a blast. I couldn't recommend this place enough. Thanks, Giants Foot!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Mason C wrote a review Jul 2022
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Back to Giant's Foot for another amazing trip this past forth of July week. It felt like coming back to family seeing Tara, Trevor, Kevin and Armando. They were such gracious hosts constantly checking in to make our trip better in any way they could. Kevin, Armando, Maximo, and Alex set us up to score super fun waves during the week and even when the swell dropped off a little we had and epic time fishing catching non-stop Spanish Mackerel. If you want to have fun, come to Giant's Foot!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Thomas G wrote a review Jul 2022
Culver City, California1 contribution
Last year, we made the best decision we could've by booking Giant's Foot. The waves were pumping and the vibes were high, and we couldn't stop talking about it once we got back to the US. So when we decided to book another week back this year, we knew we were in for a treat - and somehow, Tara and Trevor still blew our expectations away! The surf is incredible. Consistent offshores and a ton of different point, reef, and punchy beach breaks to choose from so that no matter the conditions, you score! The surf guides Kevin, Maximo, and Alex, are basically just our close friends at this point, and they all absolutely rip. On top of that, they're great coaches who can help beginners and intermediates alike keep getting better! The boat captain Armando takes you from break to break in minutes and is probably the friendliest, happiest guy I've ever met. The camp itself has great A/C in every room and a beautiful shaded spot to chill out between surf sessions. The food is amazing and the kitchen and cleaning staff are all incredible! The unlimited beer and rum plus all the friendly faces you'll run into in Gigante make it so that even outside of the water, you are constantly stoked. Don't forget to try and fit in a fishing day also - nothing like eating fish you caught that same day! I can't stress enough that Tara and Trevor will go above and beyond to make sure every second of your trip is absolutely incredible. Thank you all for another insane week - we'll see ya next year!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Charlie P wrote a review Jul 2022
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Extremely friendly staff, well maintained quarters, and unlimited beer and rum! Giants Foot knows how to pack in an amazing time while delivering you straight to the best waves in the area. Tara and Trevor know how to show traveling surfers an amazing time!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Nathan A wrote a review Jul 2022
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Came for a week last year and had to do it again this year!! Was just as amazing as last time; staff, guides, food, waves, weather, everything was absolutely perfect! Tara and Trevor made the airport transportation seamless (some of us flew into Costa Rica, and some flew into Nicaragua), and took such great care of us all week. Everyone else working at the camp is amazing too— incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. From the kitchen staff to cleaning staff to boat staff and surf guides, everyone there contributed to the perfect vacation. Can’t wait to come back again!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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5108scott wrote a review Jul 2022
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Tara and Trevor and the entire staff were incredible hosts! We had an amazing trip and surfed a lot! Everything was taken care from getting picked up at the airport to getting dropped off. They were also incredibly responsive answering all our questions before the trip.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Giant's Foot Surf
Which popular attractions are close to Giant's Foot Surf?
Nearby attractions include Playa Redonda (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Giant's Foot Surf?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Giant's Foot Surf?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Giant's Foot Surf?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Giant's Foot Surf?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Ananas, Pili's Kitchen, and DownTown Iguana.
Does Giant's Foot Surf have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Giant's Foot Surf offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Giant's Foot Surf have airport transportation?
Yes, Giant's Foot Surf offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Giant's Foot Surf located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Playa Gigante.