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Dale Dagger Surf Lodge

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So thankful for our surf trip to the Dale Dagger Surf Lodge! We will be forever friends with the people we met there. We were not treated as guests, we were treated as familia! Kai greeted us with open arms and introduced us to the Nicaraguan way. Endless surfing!! The guys work with you to accommodate your surfing level. Beginner...

1Thank Kelsey V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly amazing trip from getting picked up at the airport to the send off on our last day. The accommodations could not have been any better. The staff members at the camp were super kind and extremely helpful at all times. There was no pressure from them to adhere to any specific schedule, but they were always prepared to...

1Thank John T
Los Angeles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I came here for a father-daughter surf trip and had a remarkable time the place is well-staffed with friendly people, very clean and enjoyed their wonderful hospitality.... great surfing with an added bonus

1Thank kcov
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing! Great food, great location, great people. The lodge is very clean and very comfortable. The beds are so comfy, especially after a long day in the water. We are definitely coming back!

Thank kaitlincovington
Farmington, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am 50 years old and have surfed for almost 45 years. I have been on many surf trips and the experience that I had a Dale Dagger's Surf Lodge was hands down the greatest surf trip I have been on. Mike and his crew have virtually thought of everything and were an absolute pleasure to work with. Every detail...

1Thank samparks42
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We arrived without a reservation, and were promised a self-contained cabana for four nights. Unfortunately, we ended up being moved three times. The final place was small blue hut, inland from the beach. The hut did not have adequate bug screening and we were up most of the night, trying to ward off mosquitoes. The staff was relatively polite, but...

Thank Daniel_Baylis
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were very pleased with our experience at the Dale Dagger Surf Lodge. The lodge is comfortable, the staff is very accommodating, the food is great and the beer is cold! We stayed a week, surfed twice per day at several different breaks and scored some really fun surf. Navigating the coastline via boat was a lot of fun and...

2Thank John S
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This place is right on the beach!! Dorm beds were comfy and if you stay 3+ nights only cost 10us. Security on site with lots of friendly dogs. It is situated right beside a swamp which means some of the time you may sneak off to your room to escape the bugs. The kitchen was possibly the most well stocked...

3Thank Byron D
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I recently completed my fifth annual visit to Dale Dagger's Surf Lodge. I have surfed around the world - the all-inclusive Lodge experience and nearby breaks are unparalleled. Starting with the Lodge - the accommodations are comfortable, air conditioned and clean. The common areas - indoors and out - are great for relaxing, socializing and hanging around, including the beach...

2Thank AES135
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 8 November 2016

In the last year I have surfed South Africa (JBay), Costa Rica (Mal Pais and Hermossa), and all along the US eastern seaboard. I even tried NLand in Austin, TX! Career, I have travelled to Nica to surf 7 times. I must say that Dale Daggers experience is second to none! Surfing: Nica has offshores almost daily, a huge selection...

2Thank dodgew2016

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  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dale Dagger's Surf lodge is the first and finest surf tour of its kind in Nicaragua. The lodge itself is located ON the beach, centrally located within fourteen different surf breaks, two of those being world class. It is a four bedroom custom built beach house with private bath in each room, two singles beds, AC, ceiling fans, WIFI and two rooms have private beach side entrances. Located in a village of pure Nicaraguan culture, this beautiful hotel will help you feel the comforts of home with a dose of adventure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dale Dagger Surf Lodge

Address: 30 meters South of Gaviota Restaurant, Playa Gigante, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Playa Gigante
Price Range: $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Dale Dagger Surf Lodge Nicaragua/Playa Gigante
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“The rooms on the south side are quieter.”
kaitlincovington, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best boat captain and surf guides around.”
samparks42, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the same”
joefF1444QO, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great, you'll sleep hearing the waves.”
W9320MZalexm, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All of the rooms are the same. Simple and comfortable.”
corryp122, 14 Nov 2014 | Read review
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