Gigante Bay Hostel and Accommodation

We’ve got awesome views, great new friends for you to make and a place to crash that will suit you, whatever your travelling style.  Stay with us and get planning some activities.

Come on down, the water’s lovely.

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How to find us

Playa Gigante is located on the southern Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. It’s about a one hour drive north from San Juan Del Sur, two hours south from Managua, 20 minutes south of Popoyo, or half hour west of Rivas. We are also only a 30 minute walk from the famous surf break Playa Colorado.


There’s a public bus in the afternoons from Rivas to Playa Gigante, Monday to Friday, which brings you right into town; contact us for current timings. Other buses also leave almost hourly from Rivas heading north to Salinas. These buses can drop you at the turn off to Playa Gigante for about $1 USD (30 Cordobas). From there, you can either hitchhike, or walk the 3 miles into town.

Once in Playa Gigante

All our accommodation is at the southern end of Gigante Beach. Just turn left when you come into town and keep walking till the end! Ask someone in town for Camino Hostel to check in, everybody knows where we are. If you call ahead, we may be able to pick you up from Rivas or arrange a taxi from the bus stop outside of town.

Get in touch
Tel: 505-8743-5699

”Gigante Bay stemmed from the original Cali boys living the dream surfing beautiful waves in an awesome place. The pirate ship has lengthened and now we’re fishing, sailing, leaping and doing pirate yoga. We are voyaging forward through strengthening our natural living and cultural understanding.

Enjoy with us our newfound home and root style living.
-John Eames, Founder. Gigante Bay-

Get a little taste of the action in Gigante