About This Listing
Welcome to my little slice of Nicaragua. I've been here 20 years and I hope you love it as much as I do. You will notice my staff is all Nicas and are super friendly, the real beauty of Nicaragua is her people.
A small one bedroom home back under the trees. It is a short walk to the market, internet cafe and restaurants of Playa Gigante and an even shorter walk to the most beautiful beach in Nicaragua , Playa Amarillo. The house has a queens sized bed, a large bathroom and a full sized well equipped Kitchen.
There is a Yoga Platform just across the way and the is surfing sailing fishing and beach walking just a short walk away.
Cows,horses and sometime a group of Howler Monkeys wander the property. It's rural real Nicaragua.
We can arrange a ride in from the airport or from almost anywhere in Nicaragua for a very affordable price
There are surf spots for beginners all the way to experienced surfers wanting a perfect barrel shot to hang on their wall
There is always someone here to help with directions, rent a surfboard, or a motorcycle.
Nicaraguan's are the major natural resource of this overlooked country. You'll find them warm and welcoming. The water is amazing and the weather very accommodating for almost any activity you could want to do
Playa Gigante is a small Nicaraguan fishing village just now starting to be able to provide restaurants, internet and stores visitors need. I have lived in the community over eight years and have been a part of the growing up of the town.
Taxis are a great deal. Once your here everything is in walking distance. We do offer Suzuki AX 100's for rent.
The Golden Rule
Great little house in a friendly local neighborhood! The rental was as described with a great porch, complete with hammock, for relaxing. Far enough away from the action to be quiet and private. Close walking distance to surfing and also the town of Gigante. Home was clean and Dale's staff was close by and available for any needs. I also utilized Dale's taxi driver for airport pick up. He was friendly and provided straps for my boards. I was able to stop by the grocery on the way in to stock up for the trip.
We had a great time at Dales place and his staff was extra accommodating. There was a vacancy in the main property which was closer to the beach so we ended up moving but the process was super easy. Veronica was super helpful with directions, surfboard rentals, and setting up a taxi to the airport on our way out. Thanks for a memorable trip!!!
It is perfect for a remote retreat! The owner and the people helping were very nice. The casita was clean and had everything we needed. There are a lot of animals (chicken, horses, pigs, birds, cows) around :) be aware that you might lose electricity and water a few times (the whole region)!
The casita was just as the pics showed. Set only a short walk to town. The home had all the kitchen needs to cook and was very clean.
We stumbled upon Dale's spot accidentally but now I couldn't imagine any better place to call home for 2 weeks. Fully equipped with everything we needed, a short walk to town and an even shorter walk to beautiful beaches. I would have no doubt in my mind recommending La Casita to anyone looking to experience a sweet little slice of Nicaragua.
Other than a little bit of a heat wave (it's HOT in April!), Dale's place was amazing. It's perfectly sized for two people, and the kitchen is outfitted for cooking practically anything. We enjoyed some of the wildlife, and the short walks to either of the beaches. Food + beer is cheap in El Gigante, too.
The reviews on here are accurate, but we have a few notable experiences that might be helpful to know about. First, Dale organized our cab from the Managua airport, which cost $80 + tip. We stopped in Rivas to get the bulk of our groceries as the stores in town are much more limited in selection. A couple of people drive around town selling produce and meat twice a day, just listen for the megaphone.
We were there for Semana Santa (Easter week) so our week was a bit different than others. Luckily, la casita is tucked away from town, a five minute walk, so you can either partake in the festivities or keep your distance.
There's lots of "wildlife" roaming the property, the howler monkeys are awesome! Every other day the house would get cleaned by the amazing staff, who were always friendly and attentive. The casita has the basic necessities to cook and store food.
Dale's compound is where you'll get all the info you need from the staff or fellow travelers. The icing on the cake for us was Beth, a fellow guest, who filled us in on everything we needed to know. Thank you Beth!
We had a great stay and got to experience Semana Santa on our terms and find some fun surf!
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About the Host, Dale
I left my home in San Diego California to go live in a shack on the North Shore of Oahu. I caught the surf bug early and have spent many years exploring the coastline from San Francisco to the Colombian border. Looking for good waves, nice people and prefect weather. Playa Gigante is where I stopped looking and started building. I believe Playa Gigante is one of the most magic spots on this coast and I have build several small comfortable house to stay in. I hope you will also find the magic that I enjoy here in Playa Gigante.