Playa Gigante - Nicaragua

Room to Roam
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30 reviews
Nov 13 - 19, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20
Playa Gigante - Nicaragua

Room to Roam
  • Facebook verified
30 reviews

Nov 13 - 19, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Avoid the post-summer blues and head to shred the warm Nica waves with Sunnyyddee Deana Dhillon!  Nicaragua is an often overlooked gem for an amazing, colorful experience with killer waves, weather, and less crowds. The Emerald Coast of Nicaragua is a beautiful stretch of unspoiled beaches and world-class waves, and Playa Gigante is the perfect hub to easily experience them!

We are stoked to announce the addition of DPT Jordan Zarour of The Nomadic Athlete to this already epic surf trip with Sunny D, November 13-19th, 2022 along the Southern Emerald Coast of Nicaragua. The Nomadic Athlete was designed with the goal of empowering the adventure seeking athlete to explore the world through sport without the fear of injury.  Jordan will be teaching about surf performance training, mobility exercises to surf better, and offering on site PT and body care to optimize your surf sessions while shredding the warm Nica waves!

This surf trip gives you everything: epic daily waves, surf performance + mobility sessions to stay mobile and injury free, amazing food and drinks, and the ability to meet and hang with locals, check out other local businesses, and truly get to feel the vibrancy of Nica life.

This 6 night surf + yoga experience is the perfect way to feel the tropical vibes, epic waves and an adventure off the beaten path adventure.  Room to Roam will cover all the planning and details and keep you informed on exactly what to expect.  We help advise you with ideal flight recommendations from your departure city, inform you on all the travel requirements/steps, and coordinate your ground transportation to/from the airport when you arrive/depart.  Adventure, simplified. 

Get stoked to come here, be stoked to be here, stay stoked while you Roam on. 


 Equipped with a sparkling pool, WiFi, and A/C, you’ll be able to enjoy comfortable accommodations without losing the rustic touch that makes Gigante unique.

Our hotel is in the heart of Playa Gigante, where you can see + experience the vibrant Nica life firsthand.  Our hotel is across the street from the beach and is the perfect place to hang out, relax, and get to know our friendly staff.  


 Enjoy fresh, locally-sourced ingredients with delicious options for all dietary needs and preferences in our on-site restaurant + bar..  Experience delicious tropical fruits, fresh caught fish, local produce, and a thoughtfully crafted menu to keep you satisfied.

Whether you like to relax with a smoothie, ice cold beer, or craft cocktail made from scratch...we got you covered.  Our passionfruit margarita is to die for.

The Community of El Gigante

 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. 


"D" is a North County San Diego native that grew up surfing and loving the water.  Her good vibes and natural skill have made her an excellent surf coach to inspire others to do the same.   Catch her flowin' on the longboard or rippin' on a shortboard, always with a smile on her face.  

Come shred the warm Nica waves with D this November and immerse yourself in good vibes all around!

" I am a born and raised north county San Diego local. I come from a family of hard working immigrants, and I am a first generation born American from my mothers side, who was born in Colombia. I’ve been teaching surf lessons for 14 years and I’ve been on my own private coaching for the last 5 years. I am apart of the Swamis Surfing association where I compete in coalition longboard contests around California and hawaii. I’m also first aid, CPR and lifeguard certified. I’ve been surfing since I was 8 years old I really enjoy traveling and the lifestyle surfing has brought me. I hope to create a fun and safe environment for people looking to score good waves, begin their surfing journey or improve on little things like building confidence, leaving your comfort zone, or professional development training. I hope to make this a fun space for people of all levels. I’m looking forward to improving skills, learning new yoga techniques and building memories to last a lifetime.  "

What’s included

  • 4-Star Accommodations
    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, 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 between Managua (MGA) or Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR).
  • Onsite DPT Surf Training
    with Jordan Zarour, DPT and Founder of The Nomadic Athlete. Surf performance training, mobility, and body care to improve your surfing!
  • Daily Surf Opportunities
    Our home break is less than a 10 min walk from the hotel, and tons of nearby breaks accessible by car or boat, included in your package1
  • Sunset Reggae Night
    Enjoy tropical curry with reggae vibes at Monkey of the best views overlooking Gigante + the ocean!
  • Local Pizza Night
    Another favorite local spot, El Pozo, with delicious wood-fired brick oven pizza and a lively hangout spot.
  • International airfare
    We will help you choose the best flight to get to us, however the airfare is not included in the price of your retreat.
  • Alcoholic Drinks
    Full Service Bar Onsite with Fresh Craft Cocktail Creations and Ice Cold Beer
  • Extra Activities
    We work with our trusted partners for the extras like : day trip excursions, horseback riding, extra boat trips for surf/fishing, 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. Typical ranges per guest $100-$200.
  • Travel Insurance
    For your convenience, we offer Travelex Insurance Services protection plans. Enter Agency Location # 28-0102 in the blue box.

Available Packages

Shared Room + Bath (double occupancy)
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 Our shared rooms are equipped with either a queen size bed or two twins, a side table/desk, built in dresser, blackout shades, hot water shower, and refreshing A/C.   

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

Deposit: $500


Arrival Day
Get settled in and stoked to have an amazing week with amazing people!

Depending on arrival times, the first day is where everyone can settle in however they like...whether that is immediately hitting the waves, taking a nap, or just connecting with the crew.  We will review details and the tentative plan for the week and kick off the good times right off the bat!

Your Organizer

Room to Roam
30 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.


Greatest vacation in a long time. Excellent organization, staff and food. Loved it! Highly recommend!
By Megan Violet H for The Circle of Women: Healing, Connection, + Rejuvenation on 04 Oct, 2022
I had an amazing experience. The accommodations were very comfortable, the staff and food was wonderful, and the activities were a blast. It rained a lot of the time but it was so hot we welcomed it! I would come back again in a heart beat!
By Kelly T for Re-Align + Re-Inspire Your Life: A Yoga, Pilates + Adventure Retreat on 22 Sep, 2022
This was a transformative week! Great location and accommodations, outstanding service and wonderful people to share new experiences with. Elisa & Kelsey did a great job guiding us through reflections and exercises. Kate and her team were fabulous hosts, they treated us as long time friends - food was absolutely delicious! Excellent first time retreat experience... I look forward to coming back!
By Ivonne G for Fostering Connection, Embodiment, + Play with Elisa & Kelsey on 13 Sep, 2022
I can’t explain how much I enjoyed everything about this experience. 10/10 on everything. Good food, quality people and amazing times. Thank you 100x over for introducing me to this little piece of true paradise.
By Shaina B for Surf & Yoga Wellness Retreat with Swell Sol Retreats on 29 Aug, 2022
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
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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