Playa Gigante, Nicaragua

Room to Roam
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18 reviews
May 29 - Jun 4, 2022
Group size: 1 - 15
Playa Gigante, Nicaragua

Room to Roam
  • Facebook verified
18 reviews

May 29 - Jun 4, 2022
Group size: 1 - 15

About this trip

Join us on this surf + adventure trip in Nicaragua, where you can kick back with warm water waves, the adventure of exploring Nicaragua, and killer company to build kickass memories with.

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.

Explore the world-class waves in Nicaragua with us and give yourself the opportunity to reset while leveling up your surf game and kicking back at our 4-star beachside boutique hotel.

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.  


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. 


Lorenzo's passion for surfing, living stoked, and sharing the stoke is clear and evident in all his interactions, which is why there is an amazing crew of people to enjoy this epic trip!  Lorenzo has been hosting and leading surf trips/retreats with Room to Roam since 2020 and works perfectly in sync with Room to Roam and the community of Playa Gigante!  Get ready to enjoy this amazing week kickin' back and enjoying tropical waves, vibrant community, and some time to do whatever you please.

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.
  • 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.
  • Board Rentals
    over 30 boards in our quiver to choose from
  • Airport Shuttle
    Roundtrip Airport Shuttle to get you safely + seamlessly between airport + hotel.
  • Return to US Covid Test
    Onsite, easy, FDA approved for travel antigen test. Results within 15 minutes.
  • 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
4 left

Our shared rooms are equipped with both a queen and twin size bed,  hot water shower, and refreshing A/C. + ceiling fans.  

Deposit: $500
Private Room + Bath
5 left

 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

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Room to Roam
18 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.


This trip was magical. Kate was incredible from the moment we signed up, quickly responding to all of my questions and putting my mind at ease. I hadn't left the states in 22 years and was a bit nervous. Travel to the hotel was seamless and the hotel was perfection. It was so easy to pop from the pool, to my room, to the kitchen and bar and back. Everything was so convenient. I think my wristband/key was one of my favorite conveniences ever! The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Food was available whenever I was hungry and it was delicious! The staff could not have been more accommodating. Olivia arranged for travel, adventures, excursions and even joined us for an amazing dinner. Javi, the surf instructor, helped me stand up on my first try ever. And I'm 50! Julia and Rene tended the bar and catered to my every whim and Juan Pablo the chef made my mouth water every time. The cleaning staff kept the pool and grounds spotless and the entire staff was incredibly friendly. Room to Roam left no stone unturned. I was visiting on a "work" adventure, but nothing ever felt like work! I enjoyed waterfalls, surfing, water slides, horseback riding, special shopping markets, a rodeo, zip lining and hot springs. I truly felt like Kate and Chance wanted my coworkers and I to experience a trip we'd always remember. Mission accomplished. I very much hope to enjoy another adventure at their Nicaragua location and would return to the Costa Rica location in a heartbeat. Top Notch all the way!
By Leigh Ann B for PURA VIDA! Room to Roam Expands to Costa Rica! on 16 May, 2022
If you are on the fence about booking... THIS IS YOUR SIGN: Don't hesitate and book your retreat asap! I just got back from a Work Retreat hosted by Room to Roam at Hotel Onda in Costa Rica and I genuinely cannot speak highly enough about my experience. In the first day and a half our Team got to see 1) A female black turtle (one of the largest in the world) give birth 2) Repel into waterfalls and jump into water caves at the LeLeona Waterfall tour 3) Attend a traditional bull riding with the locals and even... get in the pen! Later on in the week we rode horses, surfed, free dove, zip lined, went tubing, to the hot springs, and explored Tamarindo. When we weren't off adventuring, Hotel Onda was a cozy, comfy safe space for us to chill. We spent countless hours poolside and lounging in our private, air conditioned rooms and playing with the cute local pups who visited us daily. Just an FYI that the pictures don't do hotel Onda justice as it's far more beautiful in-person! In addition to the gorgeous hotel, the staff at Hotel Onda was beyond accommodating and friendly. Olivia, the Hotel Manager, always made sure we were taken care of and checked-in on us often (without being overbearing) to see how we were doing. Finally, the FOOD! DEAR GOD! I think one of the biggest benefits of booking our Retreat was the inclusion of all of our food at the hotel. I have severe food allergies and am often very concerned about eating when I travel; however, our Chef and his staff not only made me meals that I could eat but meals that I couldn't wait for. I HIGHLY recommend the vegan tacos and chia parfait but truly, anything you get there is going to be delicious! Kate, the Owner of Room to Roam, genuinely couldn't have done a better job ensuring our safety and happiness during our stay. Our Team now has memories of a lifetime and I can't wait until our next Retreat to experience more room to roam!
By katie k for PURA VIDA! Room to Roam Expands to Costa Rica! on 16 May, 2022
I can't speak highly enough about our experience with Room to Roam. My work team and I went on a week long retreat, and left with memories that will last a lifetime and more bonded than ever before. Kate was so attentive to everyone and everything; flight details, dietary restrictions, activity recommendations and scheduling, COVID requirements, and more. During our stay, the team accomplished SO much! Waterfall hikes, surf lessons, horseback riding, turtle sighting, shopping at local markets, swimming, tanning, free-diving, zip-lining, relaxing at natural hot springs, AND even got some work done pool-side. The choice of location was also 10/10. Quaint enough to get some relaxation time, close enough to the beach to walk at your convenience, and not a far drive from the bigger cities. I couldn't be happier with the experience as a whole, and would absolutely recommend Room to Roam as well as utilize their services again in the future. THANK YOU KATE!
By Kathryn H for PURA VIDA! Room to Roam Expands to Costa Rica! on 16 May, 2022
Had one of the most incredible weeks of my life with Room to Roam! Kate was beyond helpful from start to finish. She helped with every aspect of the trip to make it as easy as possible for our entire group including shuttle, covid testing and many of the activities. The accommodations at ONDA were fantastic! The food by Chef Juan Pablo, all of the staff and location were all top notch and exceeded our collective high expectations by a margin! We had 10 people and each one of us loved the experience. La Leona Waterfall was a huge highlight for me. Zipline and Hot Springs at Vandara was also a must! We plan to make this a yearly event and will use Room to Roam every single time. Thank you so much Kate and Chance!
By Faby F for PURA VIDA! Room to Roam Expands to Costa Rica! on 16 May, 2022
Yeah that was fun. the waves were good the people were super friendly. Had a great time, the food was great. Totally glad I went.
By Ty A for Cultivate Power through Peace: Surf + Yoga Immersion on 09 May, 2022
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