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  • You want to visit Nicaragua right now because the surfing conditions are sick! You've jumped online, excited to research your surfing trip and *BAM*, you read about civil unrest in Nicaragua. Now you're not sure if it is safe to come surfing in Nicaragua. You check your government's travel advisories and they are telling you not to go. You're receiving information about the unrest in the cities, but finding zero information about the beach towns. Can you get to the beach towns safely? Is Gigante going to be safe once you arrive? Should I go surfing in Nicaragua? This article is not saying have no concerns about whether it is safe to go surfing in Nicaragua right now. You should have your concerns whenever travelling and should be doing the necessary research. Make the most informed decision for yourself and your potential travel companions. You're already concerned, that is why you are coming across this article. You want to know if it's safe. We cannot tell you everything about all areas of the Country, so please do continue to do your own research. What we can tell you is what our hands on experience is from one of those beach towns, Playa Gigante. Surfline.com released this article, WINDS OF CHANGE IN NICARAGUA, in May describing the political situation of the Country. There is an advisory on the entire country, but protesters are not focused on travelers, they are focused on their government. Road blocks are built in cities in an attempt to show the government the people have power. They want to put economic pressure on the country. Our drivers are always aware of any road blocks that are in place and are very knowledgeable of alternate routes. My partner and I have personally made recent trips between Managua airport and Gigante with no problems. There are no signs of unrest in Gigante, only side effects from unrest in other areas of the country. As stated in the Surfline article, the coastal life continues. The side effect that the unrest is having on our town, is that there are very few tourists coming in. What we can tell you, is that the tourists who are coming in, are safe. They are having an amazing time and getting many waves almost entirely to themselves! The waves are incredible and there are no line ups! We can tell you it is safe in Gigante, but you are going to, and should ask, is that true? Or are these business owners simply trying to make a profit? No matter how sincere we are, you don't know us. But, by no means do we want anyone coming to our town if they are not going to be safe. We would not continue to keep our business open if any of our guests were not safe in Gigante. We want to keep our doors open, but this is largely because most of our staff are local Nicaraguans. This is their livelihood. This job is how they provide for their families. We can close down, wait out the unrest, but these families cannot wait it out for long. And, why close our doors when guests who are coming to stay with us are having such an amazing vacation? Don't take our word for it, read reviews from fellow travelers in our recent Google Reviews and TripAdvisor reviews. See what their experience has been and what yours can be! View our all-inclusive packages Here for incredible surfing in Nicaragua! Want to avoid travel to Managua, and through Nicaragua altogether? We have an international airport 15 minutes from our camp. Fly to Liberia, Costa Rica and take a beautiful puddle jumper flight up the Pacific Cost to Costa Esmeralda. Book your flight from Liberia to Costa Esmeralda airport through Sansa Air. They do not fly Tuesdays or Wednesdays, so consider this when booking your flights to and from Liberia! We can also offer booking of your Sansa Air flight as a complimentary service. Just ask! Situations can always change. So, if you are looking to book a stay with us, please Contact Us with any questions!  
    by Tara Schill at 2018-07-18 21:45:53
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  • Surfing Pacific Coast of Nicaragua Breaks Part 1: Over the last few months I have been blessed to spend my time in the great country of Nicaragua. More precisely on the Pacific Coast in a small fishing community of Playa Gigante. The focus of my exploration has been mostly learning and exploring the many surf…
    by Tara at 2017-08-12 15:29:43
  • [caption id="attachment_1169" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Shot By @Nicasurfshots[/caption] Hi Giants Foot followers,   I am fairly new to this expat community in which Playa Gigante has thrived from, so I wanted to get the insiders scoop on the big swell season. I went ahead and interviewed a special person who has been coming to this town,…
    by Tara at 2017-03-05 17:33:29
  • For those of you who wondered what a day at GFS could look like. Let me tell you a story from last week... Your day probably starts really early, around 5 am. Why? You know, sometimes the tide and the swell is just perfect at that time and also you will hardly ever share a…
    by Tara at 2016-08-11 17:49:41
  • Remember that 6 lame excuses excuses stuff i wrote about the other week? I hope you take that seriously and i see you here next week! Because swell is picking up, surf seems to be pumping all week. We even made that last minute may special for you to get you out of the wetsuit…
    by Tara at 2016-06-01 17:37:16
  • Is that you Mr. Surfgod? If yes, what have we done wrong that you send us shoulder high waves instead of predicted double overhead+? We all finished our dishes, we were friendly to our environment and even to the pigs that mess up our trashcans every night. Why do you punish us? Or was it…
    by Tara at 2016-05-13 00:43:39
  • 1. "I can't leave my child and partner at home alone, they need me and i need them!" ... You serious? They won't see you anyways, no matter if you're working or surfing. So pack your shit, take your surf partner and book your package at Giants Foot. Call your parents for baby sitting in…
    by Tara at 2016-05-05 19:50:28
  • Yup, we are freakin excited. You wanna know why? I could give you hundreds of reasons. The squad is complete, the boat is in top form, the water is perfect, waves are getting better and and and... As I told you hundreds of reasons. And guess what? The season has only just begun. If you…
    by Tara at 2016-04-25 22:01:49
  • This week was another evidence that local knowledge is money. While everyone tried to score the overhead swell at overcrowded Colorados, Conrad our Head Surf Guide boated us to breaks you only had dreamed of before. Long walls, wide open barrels and no one out. Damn! You're the Man Conrad. With the new week beginning…
    by Tara at 2016-04-19 22:01:55
  • “The flattest week in decades” is even the nicest description for what we have experienced this week. I mean flat in Nicaragua still turns out to be at least chest high surf and some fun little barrels but maaan you don't see this a lot around here. A week without head high surf, you kiddin…
    by Tara at 2016-04-11 21:04:55
  •   The staff here at GFS have been busy working very hard this month. Taking guests to the ultimate breaks and surfing our brains out can be quite tiring, but also very rewarding. There's nothing else we'd rather do! We're just wrapping up Semana Santa here in Gigante Bay. Semana Santa is 'Holy Week' for the…
    by Tara at 2016-03-29 17:17:22

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