Playa Gigante is one of the beloved places of all Surfers that come to Nicaragua. Right here you find the perfect conditions to practice your preferred sport and to enjoy your unforgettable holidays. The ideal place is Playa Amarillo, considering the waves that brake onto the bay as the surroundings you will no doubt have an unforgettable experience, in a friendly atmosphere and beautiful ambient. For that and if you look for a hotel in Playa Gigante, Amarillo Surf & Camp, based some 3 minutes on foot from both beaches, will become your best selection.
The beach of Playa Gigante is one of the corners where nature has been kind. We enjoy a lovely special green surroundings where we may point out the coast mountain of Pie del Gigante and Playa Amarillo, where the fine sand and clean water are their main assets, besides the mild top temperatures all year long.
And what is more important to a Surfer: here we have the waves braking in a very special way. Depending on the season and the meteorological conditions, you will find here waves of different size and type, ideal not only for surfing but for other “sister” disciplines as Paddle Surf.
Either at Playa Gigante as in the rest of the coast, you will find no small coastal settlements nor big touristic resorts. That is how El Gigante is, the nearest village to this beach is our hotel, a village with nearly one dozen constructions. Here you will find some restaurants where enjoy Lobster, Prawns, Many other type of Fish and B.B.Q. meat, Gallopinto and other traditional dishes from the Nicaragua diet, either at places along the road as right on the beach. You may also account for a Spanish Language School, where you may take courses to get along with the local language.
Other Activies around the area One of the advantages of booking a hotel in Playa Gigante or in Playa Amarillo, as in our case, is that here, we can offer you a large variety of wonderful activities.
Playa Gigante is placed at some 130 Kms. from the Capital City of the country, Managua, and at some 30 Kms. from Rivas, the capital of the same department with the same name. It is a beach on the Nicaragua Pacific Coast, at very few minutes from other interesting spots in the country, like Playa Manzanillo, Playa Maderas, Pangas Droops, Lance’s Left or Playgrounds. By its neighbor beach Playa Amarillo, where we and you have our Surfing Camp, you will find waves for all surfing levels. To get to know details on how to arrive to our lodge, from this and other places, please click here.
DAYS WITH WAVES
A hotel like ours in Playa Amarillo cannot only allow you to cut through the waves on your board, here you will find many other activities at your disposal like many other places to visit once you leave your board. Some of these proposal have to do with the sea too. For example a day off fishing on a Panga, typical local boat, where you will get all necessary equipment. If instead of fishing you want to swim with the fish, you can practice your snorkel whilst in an excursion to different beaches, volcanoes, lagoons and towns, where we shall accompany you.
Many Surfers will know quickly where we are if we mention 5 walking minutes from Playa Gigante. Therefore, to lodge with us will be a great decision to visit the nearby beach. Same happens with Playa Colorado, the other neighboring spot to Playa Amarillo, where you can also enjoy wonderful waves. Either in Colorado as in El Gigante you will find restaurants and companies that organize activities for you.