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30 meters South of Gaviota Restaurant, Playa Gigante Nicaragua
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#1 of 9 Specialty lodging in Playa Gigante
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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.
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Dennis wrote a review Jan 2020
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A simple definition of surfing is to ride the surf on a board. I would add “as much as possible.” If you are of the same mind, then Dale Dagger’s Surf Lodge is for you. Sure you can piecemeal a cheaper trip, but your freedom, time, and enjoyment will not be maximized. First off, the staff’s kindness, knowledge, and service will make you feel comfortable, as if you were at home. The food is delicious and nutritious blending the traditional and the foreign. The accommodations are quaint and clean. If you have any concerns, Mike, the owner, is personable and reasonable. Now to why you are here: the surfing. You will be at mercy of the ocean. Depending on the swell, tide, and wind different spots will be firing while others may be okay to flat. At Dale Dagger’s Surf Lodge, the boat access alone will save you time and money. My group and I were able to choose from different local spots based on actually viewing them. Most other places will limit your boat trips to a number and/or specific location. Each trip will cost you around $100 bucks or more per trip. You could rent a car, but there is the cost plus your navigational skills and time. In general, boat travel will cut your travel time in half. There are number of famous breaks (e.g. Colorado’s, Panga Drops) within 5-20 minutes boat ride from the lodge. If the swell is right, then a 40 minute boat ride is available for Lance’s Left or Playgrounds. When you get to the surf spot, Ramon, Elvin or Mike will put you in line to catch a lot of waves. Afterwards, you will want to take a siesta at the lodge. The best surfer is the one having the most fun. Whether your a beginner or a ripper, the staff at Dale Dagger’s Surf Lodge will set you up for fun-loving time - ocean willing or not.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jan 6, 2020
Thank you for staying with us Dennis! I give you an A+ on this review. Your grammar is spot on... you must be an English professor. Thank you for the kind words, as they really mean a lot. You guys had me smiling non stop all week and now I am still smiling reading all of your reviews. Thank you for the love and support to my lodge. What an amazing week with an all-star crew. Thank you!
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Eric Carungcong wrote a review Jan 2020
Long Beach, California1 contribution
If your going on a surf trip- Do it right - YOLO! As a disciple, father and educator I vouch for this spot 100%. You will not be disappointed! Fantastic place to stay. Mike has accomodations and everything dialed in. You are located beach front and the boat is ready to take you out. The at home feeling/vibe on vacation. Three days before even leaving- da boys and I are talking about when we are scheduling to come back. I can not truly express the great experiences we have had. Mike and staff are really good peeps - helpful and kind. This is the gold standard of "surf trip". Everything is taken care of...all you need is your stick, and some sun block. Food was amazing! It would be impossible for me to go anywhere else after being spoiled here at Dale Daggers surf lodge. The lodge caters to all levels of surfers - Mike even gave us options of places to go surf depending on tides, time of day, skill levels of people in the group. To put icing on the cake...Mike also had Ramon or Elvin take pics of us surfing! Can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jan 6, 2020
You are the man Eric! I can't thank you enough for the love in this review and the support to my surf lodge. It was such a great week with you and the rest of the crew. You are all stand up human beings. It was such a pleasure to spend the week with you guys. Thank you for staying with us!
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Jesse G wrote a review Jan 2020
Oceanside, California1 contribution
This was the best surf trip. Mike and his staff really do it right from beginning to end. The week here feels like a new family with all the staff. They know exactly which surf breaks are best for the time of day. We scored a overhead waves every day and one sessions we scored a perfect left with only our crew in clean fun conditions. the boat is just waist deep water away from lodge. Mikes figures best places and discusses it with us to make our final decision where to surf an occasional troll around to find the best place to surf or just go for it and Dale Dager crew does it best. Ramon and Elvin and Anthony make sure you get the best waves as they share their knowledge of all the surf breaks. They cater to your needs from surf to food and the food is excellent Maria can throw down some dishes. The lodge is great comfortable A/C all the amenities you could want. If your going to come to Nicaragua to surf this should be your only choice. Can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jan 6, 2020
Thank you so much for the love and support Jesse! It was a true pleasure hosting you and your crew on a surf adventure in Nicaragua. It was so rad that your trip coincided perfectly with the off season long period swell. For the dream to say the least. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I really appreciate it. Until next time my friend!
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Serferrob wrote a review Jan 2020
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Awesome owner and staff. Great accommodations. Very conscious and caring of your needs. The owner, Mike knows the landscape well. The staff from Yrolene, Maria, Evelio, Ramon, Elvin down time Mike’s son Anthony we’re very welcoming. Surf was fun and whole time enjoyable. A ruturn destination for sure
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jan 6, 2020
Thank you so much for the review Robert! We had such a great time with you and your crew. It was a pleasure getting to know you all, having tons of laughs and catching some waves. Much love!
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Blackstardeceiver wrote a review Dec 2019
Maine, New York7 contributions4 helpful votes
I have been to different surf places in Costa Rica and Nicaragua over the years. Trust me this place is the best. And over a few years its gotten even better than the best if that makes sense ! Every single detail is thought of by Mike and his amazing staff. Every day this recent visit the crew made sure I hit the swell window perfectly . From A to Z this place is 5 star hands down. I have been to some swanky places over the years too . Except wait......This place is not pretentious ,the price is awesome ,and it has a personal homie feel. ?? How is it possible ? The food ? Is phenomenal. Whether you want to go out and socilize or be low key at the lodge on any given night thats there. I felt very safe at all times . We made several stops to and from the lodge and shopping on the way back . No danger from anyone anywhere. My hometown city in America is more dangerous than Nica. Caught many waves everyday. The surf guides go out when your out and give you some pointers .Watch out for you too. In my case Im a Older dude whose a intermidate surfer on a good day. Board rental through NSR was easy and dropped right at the lodge. Surf spots are gone to Via boat .No sweating in Traffic to get to the spots.The perfect formula for any level surfer. Im telling you don't miss out book this place now. There is ZERO reason not to come here.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from DaleDaggerSurfLodge, Owner at Dale Dagger Surf Lodge
Responded Dec 30, 2019
Thank you John for the love and support. I really appreciate you taking the time to write this amazing review! You are the man! It was an amazing week with you and I can't wait to host you to another surf adventure in the future. I really appreciate the jiujitsu class you gave me also! For the dream brother!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dale Dagger Surf Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Dale Dagger Surf Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Playa Redonda (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dale Dagger Surf Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Dale Dagger Surf Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dale Dagger Surf Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dale Dagger Surf Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pili's Kitchen, Restaurante Casa maderas, and Casa Ananas.
Does Dale Dagger Surf Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dale Dagger Surf Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Dale Dagger Surf Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Playa Gigante.
Is Dale Dagger Surf Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.