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Rappelling in Playa Gigante - Nicaragua

Playa Gigante is tucked between a super fun surf spot and a towering rock formation called Pie de Gigante (Giant's foot) - The foot that looks over Playa Gigante, Playa Amarillo, Colorado, Panga Drops and Rancho Santana to the north. The view from the foot extends past these places, and the ocean sunsets are breathtaking. The foot's south side offers a 289-foot drop that that sets the scene for the ultimate rappel in Nicaragua.

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Truly the untapped Nicaraguan coastline is the newest and most exciting fishing frontier. Morning or evening trolls to unforgettably wild spots is how we stay out of the office. There’s never a dull moment between the jigging, trolling and bottom fishing so be prepared for the full Nicaraguan fishing experience. So always remember you’ll keep tight lines and screamin drags here with us at Colorline charters.
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An extreme fishing expedition!

Tin Tin is a 27foot Super Panga nic named El Tibarone [the shark]. Casted in Granada and put together by long time fisherman and Captain Rob Plath from Florida this Panga is set up to catch fish.  Outfitted with all the latest gear and safety devices Colorline charters offers the realest of fishing experiences.  Heading west into the big Pacific’s horizon in search of the color lines is where we start. Blues, greens with turquoise and café is one of the many indicators we use to track down the fish of the season.  Spotting for Dolphins and Turtles we do our parts to maintain stability in our local eco systems to ensure a pristine future. Here at Colorline Charters we are in compliance with Bill Fish Foundation regulations and practice the catch and release of Billfish with all circle hooks. We are expanding into the tagging programs to locate, track and log the fish we catch together. We also spot cast for some of the biggest Rooster fish in the world for that loaded bonus. So always remember you’ll keep tight lines and screamin drags here with us at Colorline charters.



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From our friends!

"Right on the beach with a friendly staff that feels like family.  I walk 25 steps and I'm in the ocean. I get to practice my Spanish and read my book in a hammock." photo1 - copia
Sally,England  8/14/12

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Package Deals

Budget Fish

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On the Beach Dormitory Accomidations 6 nights $60

Daily Fishing 3 to 4 hrs x 5 days $975

3 Menu meals a day $210

Happy Hour Ever Hour

Hike the Giant's Foot

1 Person $1265
2-4 Persons $995

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Fish Econimically

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Round trip Airport Transfer $250

On the Beach Hostal Accomidations 6 nights $150

5 days of fishing @ 3 to 4 hours $975

All meals From the Camino Restaraunt Menu Included

Rent spear fishing equipment

1 Person $1585
2-4 Persons $1195

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Cool Comfortable Cast

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Round Trip Airport Transportation $250

On the Beach A/C Lodge Rooms 6 nights $300

5 days @ 4 to 5 hrs of FISHING!!! $1175

All Meals and national Drinks included $455

* Free Sunset Sail (all drinks included)

1 Person $2180
2-4 Persons $1895

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Real Big Fish

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Round trip Airport Transport $250

Beachfront Luxurious Casa Amarilla $995

5 days @ 4 to 5hrs of FREAKIN FISHIN!!! $1175

All Camino Meals and national Drinks $455

Sunset Mojito Sail Included

1 Person $2875
2-4 Persons $2595

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Play A la Cart

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Sailing Trips $10 and up

Kayak Paddeling $10 and up

Cultural Tours $35 and up

Language Courses $15 per day

Jet Ski Spearfishing or Surf Lessons

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From our friends!

"Right on the beach with a friendly staff that feels like family.  I walk 25 steps and I'm in the ocean. I get to practice my Spanish and read my book in a hammock." photo1 - copia
Sally,England  8/14/12

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Sailing

“Iron Maiden", the 30ft clipper was sailed down from Santa Cruz California three years ago by a couple of head banging heshins, hence the Iron Maiden.
Jagged coastlines, allow monster gusts through that flatten the Maiden into a professional racing position.
The Maiden slugs on tacks like a champion  and screams down wind to all our local surf breaks.
Every sail is a wind of adventure with sails charging and decks tipping, the main hides the sun and the spray kisses the spirt.
A fully stocked cooler quenches the bar thirst and salty snacks keep the cycle constant.
Sail South and out before returning to the coastline upon the very anticipated $350 million, Guacalito project.  Catch a glimps of the 13 hole golf course, botique hotel constuction along with some of the most expensive beach side realty in the country. With good conditions stop by famous 35 foot rock jumps founded by the original camp crew from Gigante. Anchor up at the Redonda Bay for some snorkleing or floating.  Spear or just throw a hand line to catch some dinner for the restaurant to cook. Sailing is to ride the breath of the ocean, the sun continues to melt away the worries and the destination is route 101self, sail's up to let go and feel the gentle mist upon your dream, you are now one with it all.....

 

  • Sunset Cruise
  • Up to 9 people
  • Booze Cruise
  • Sail to surf
 

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Rappelling

Rappelling the 90 meter Gigante foot is a thrill not be missed. Our California climber certified staff safely attaches you to a inverted decent over the water and jagged coast line. The brisk hike to the top is both invigorating and refreshing, with a view from Popoyo to Costa Rica. There are some smaller rappels for the less daring (but also less exciting!). No group is too big or too small, we can always go for an adventure ... and if you're feeling real daring, then you can try out our night rappel.

 

Learn Spanish by the Sea

Improve (or begin!) your Spanish here in Playa Gigante with Pie de Gigante Spanish School.

Classes are for students of all levels, and are offered:

  • One-on-one
  • For small groups
  • Online - Learn spanish via skype.
  • Off-site - We can bring the Spanish lesson to you!
 



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From our friends!

"Right on the beach with a friendly staff that feels like family.  I walk 25 steps and I'm in the ocean. I get to practice my Spanish and read my book in a hammock." photo1 - copia
Sally,England  8/14/12

Before your trip!

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November is here and the sun along with it. The waves have picked up and the people are returning from their sabbaticals abroad. Gentle offshores with some evening showers and green hasn’t left yet so the feeling is tropical. The waves have been good. Slightly overhead and all the sandbars working at Amarillo. Colorado is pumping like usual with more lefts then rights but perfect almost daily. Panga Drops is still doing its thing by picking up the most of every swell and point peeling in from the outside. We will be watching Manzanillo this month to see if it works, which will be fun. Gigante bay knows its secret spots too. We will be checking those on the daily to escape the crowds and surf alone.
For Fishing we can say its gonna be good. The Dorado are leaving town but the Snapper and Macarel are showing up. Tin Tin is all geared up and going out daily, finding new spots and catching dinner for the entire family.

What's on the plate for November in Gigante?

November is going to be a fun month with Fred the new French Chef in the kitchen making specials and trying to speak anything but French. Crapes are the theme; curry crepes, veggie crepes and sweet crepes.  We will also be offering our Pigrams plates for 50 cords, a complete meal to continue the voyage to self-awareness.  This will be available to everyone that signs up.

Robbies birthday on the 5th will be a BBQ Blast.  Smoked fish and meat with plenty of sides and Vodka to wash everything down with.  Typical Robbie fashion, classic.

We will be trying some new DJs this month so drop in for House, Jazz or Reggae.  The beach is a perfect place to start a fire and watch the sunset into forever.  This is your Gigante, the big dream we all have to be free and alive. Join us to enjoy the beach and bring a wonderful November to our lives.
rappelling-in-playa-gigante Playa Gigante is tucked between a super fun surf spot and a towering rock formation called Pie de Gigante (Giant's foot) - The foot that looks over Playa Gigante, Playa Amarillo, Colorado, Panga Drops and Rancho Santana to the north. The view from the foot extends past these places, and the ocean sunsets are breathtaking. The foot's south side offers a 289-foot drop that that sets the scene for the ultimate rappel in Nicaragua. Read More
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