Ginger Roots: Live Music, Surf + Adventure

Playa Gigante, Nicaragua

Room to Roam
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26 reviews
Sep 19 - 25, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20
Ginger Roots: Live Music, Surf + Adventure
Playa Gigante, Nicaragua

Room to Roam
  • Facebook verified
26 reviews

Sep 19 - 25, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Join us on this Reggae filled surf + adventure trip in Nicaragua, where you can kick back with warm water waves, fishing adventures, yoga with live acoustic Ginger Roots, a day trip to the magical island of Ometepe, live Ginger Roots concerts, and a super meaningful community outreach to bring music opportunities to the local kids + school in the charming beachy village of Playa Gigante.

This all-inclusive package gives you the support and guidance to get to Nicaragua easily where you can explore and surf along the road less traveled.  We coordinate and include your roundtrip transportation between airport and our hotel, offer amazing local, fresh, and delicious meals, and keep you comfortable with A/C, hot showers, and Wifi.

Our beachside boutique hotel is immersed in the center of a beachy fishing village along the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua.  Meet friendly locals, walk empty beaches, and see pigs, cows, and goats roaming the streets.  It's that kinda the beaten path and surrounded by natural beauty and a slower way of living....good for the soul.  

Want to do a 2 week Ginger Roots experience in both Nicaragua + Costa Rica?! We will give you an $800 discount if you sign up for the back to back weeks of Ginger Roots, adjusted manually after both bookings are made! Check out their Sept 12-18th, 2022 Costa Rica retreat information HERE!


Our 14-room boutique hotel is equipped with a sparkling pool,A/C, hot showers, and Wifi in every room.  You’ll be able to enjoy travel in a a way that preserves comfortable accommodations without losing the rustic touch of travelling off the beaten path to enjoy what makes Playa Gigante unique.  We have an all-weather multi-use wellness space that is perfect for skate training, yoga/movement, a game of pickleball or cornhole, etc.  It is a simple oasis in the heart of town with friendly staff, comfortable rooms, and an amazing overall vibe that sets you up to vacation right.


We have a full-service restaurant + bar to prepare meals and beverages during this retreat. Enjoy fresh, locally-sourced ingredients with delicious options for all dietary needs and preferences.  Experience delicious tropical fruits, fresh caught fish, local produce, and a thoughtfully crafted menu to keep you satisfied.


 A colorful fishing village off the beaten path, El Gigante is located just over an hour north of San Juan Del Sur on Nicaragua's beautiful Pacific Coast. 

The town is aptly named “big foot” when translated from Spanish to describe the gentle green foothills that meet the ocean with such ease. A town filled with untouched beaches, roaming farm animals, and dirt pathways; you’ll quickly remember the importance of slowing down and to embrace living simply.  

The lifestyle and culture here very much embodies the phrase “Take it Easy”. Arriving here feels like taking one long exhale and a chance to just be. 


 Ginger Roots is a reggae roots band from Encinitas, CA that was Formed in 2012 by frontman Chase (Ginger Roots) and brother Spencer Brokaw.  With their roots melodies, worldly lyrics and electric look Ginger Roots continues to gain traction in the Reggae scene. So far in their short career, they have opened for reggae greats like Steel Pulse, Ziggy Marley, Julian Marley, Stephen Marley, Barrington Levy, Pato Banton, Israel Vibrations among many others. Ginger Roots has a strong presence in the studio as well, with recording sessions at Tuff Gong studio in Jamaica and also Fully Fullwoods Kitchen. 


Hello, we are Ginger Roots and the Protectors, and we have a mission to bring music instruments and school supplies to the local children of Nicaragua + Costa Rica. We are asking for donations to purchase recording equipment, instruments and needed school supplies. We will be taking all of the equipment down there ourselves in September, and our goal is to set up a music school for the children. In addition to monetary donations, we will also be doing a drive for unused instruments of any kind that you have laying around your house as well as leftover school supplies and art supplies. A little bit goes a long way... and we appreciate all of the support. For any more information and to get in contact with us about donating supplies feel free to message us @gingerroots_music on Instagram or through our website 


What’s included

  • Boutique Hotel Stay
    6 nights in our 4-Star Beachside Boutique Hotel with a pool, grand palapa wellness space, A/C, hot water, Wifi
  • Food + Drink
    Unlimited food, fresh juice, and n/a refreshments from our onsite restaurant. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
  • Airport Shuttle
    Roundtrip Airport Shuttle to get you safely + seamlessly between airport + hotel. Choose to fly into either Managua (MGA) or Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) for this incredible experience.
  • Live Reggae All Week
    Ginger Roots keeps the music flowin all week long with 2 live concerts and tons of small + acoustic poolside and yoga sessions
  • Daily Surf Trips
    Based on conditions, we will have 1-2x daily surf opportunities at world class waves along the Southern Pacific coast of Nicaragua.
  • Day Trip to Ometepe
    Take the ferry across Lake Nicaragua and see the magical Isla de Ometepe, where you will swim in volcanic spring waters and enjoy a daytime Reggae concert at the Lazy Crab Hostel,!
  • Fishing Trip
    Take a shaded panga boat out from right across the street and fish for Red Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, Mackerel, and more!
  • 2 Yoga Sessions
    Set to the amazing acoustic sounds of Ginger Roots. Live music during yoga....its unbelievable!
  • Community Music Outreach
    Support the local elementary school with Ginger Roots on their second mission to bring joy and music to the local community and raise money to improve the school and offerings for the kids to thrive.
  • Board Rentals
    over 30 boards in our quiver to choose from
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    Enjoy a cold beer or hand-crafted cocktail with fresh juices and house made ingredients!
  • Additional Activities
    We work with our trusted partners for the extras like : day trip excursions, horseback riding, snorkling, massages, salsa lessons, moto rentals, whatever you want to do!
  • Optional Gratuity
    If you loved your service + stay with us, feel free to leave a tip to be shared evenly amongst all of our awesome staff.
  • Travel Insurance
    Highly Recommended to protect your trip in case anything happens! We Travel recommends

Available Packages

Shared Room + Bath
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Our shared rooms are equipped with two twin sized bed,  hot water shower, and refreshing A/C. + ceiling fans.  (Can also request a queen bed to be shared by 2).

Deposit: $500
Private Room + Bath
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 Our private single  rooms are equipped with a queen size bed,  a side table/desk, built in dresser, blackout shades, hot water shower, and refreshing A/C + ceiling fans.

Deposit: $500

Available options


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Room to Roam
26 reviews
Room to Roam is an all-inclusive retreat service provider that streamlines the retreat leading process and connects people to amazing experiences off the beaten path. Currently with locations in Southern Nicaragua + Northern Costa Rica.


Words can't acutely describe how amazing the Nalu Healing Arts Retreats enhanced my healing journey. Room to Roam staff went above and beyond every step of the way from start to finish. 10/10 Highly recommend.
By Amelia W for Nalu Healing Retreat | Nicaragua on 31 Jul, 2022
Life changing experience Would love to visit again the staff and locals made us feel safe special and Like family
By Michelle M for Nalu Healing Retreat | Nicaragua on 25 Jul, 2022
What an unbelievable experience! I fell in love with the beauty of the land and the community. Room to Roam does an excellent job coordinating every detail, so you don't have to worry about anything. And I can't say enough about the staff. The staff are like a close family, genuinely friendly and so helpful! This retreat experience was like none other. There were plenty of activities to choose from, making it a unique "choose your own adventure" experience. I'll definitely be back in the future.
By Candace E for Let Go | Recharge | Have Fun on 22 Jun, 2022
Such a great time. The room was comfortable with air conditioning and hot water. The food and staff were all fantastic. Highly recommend!
By Jessica T for Let Go | Recharge | Have Fun on 14 Jun, 2022
Can’t say enough good things about Room to Roam and the whole staff in Nicaragua. The food is next level, the staff is so warm and friendly, I was instantly at home. They guided me through the travel process and I felt completely safe as I traveled somewhere new. The surfing was incredible and there is just some kind of magic down there! I’ll be back!
By Meredith P for SURF + SKATE IN NICARAGUA WITH LORENZO on 13 Jun, 2022
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I can’t say enough about my wonderful experience with Kate, Ashley, Lorenzo and the whole staff at Room to Roam! This trip was truly magical. I was a little nervous to travel for the first time since COVID. Kate took such great care ushering me in to Nicaragua. I was very stressed at home prior to leaving and Kate kept taking things off my plate as I prepared to leave. Upon arrival we were greeted so warmly by the staff. I was instantly relaxed. Marco’s truly does make the BEST passion fruit margarita on the planet! My intention was surf and boy did I fall back in love with surfing, but I am really walking away with so much more- a complete reboot for my body, mind and soul! I’ll be back again soon! PS the food is out of the this world! Every single meal…. Mouth watering!
By Meredith P on 03 Jun, 2022