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Situated in El Gigante, 1.6 km from Playa Colorado, Amarillo Surf Camp features accommodation with a garden, free private parking and barbecue facilities. Josue was very helpful from the moment I walked in. He showed me straight to my room, which was a beautiful and very clean bungalow style. He explained the town and gave me directions to the beach, a look out and to a cheap eat (which was very good). There are bikes which he let us use for free and surf boards for hire. The property is very tidy and the kitchen has good basic amnesties. It is muy tranquilo, a great spot just out of town to lay in the hammock, read and book or just be. Thanks Josue for your help and for having me, you have a beautiful place 🙏
Everything was good & Tania’s effort with airport transfers was great. She always answered emails promptly & with detailed information. The container style complex is well thought out, efficient & logical. Bathrooms have modern elongated toilets & washbasins. The showers have great water flow / shower heads. Great shaded areas outside for relaxing. The property enjoys great airflow especially the upper level shaded bar area. There is refrigeration for any food you bring in.
I enjoyed the food. High quality, nice presentation. Thursdays is theme night, I arrived to some amazing Thai quizene. The outdoor deck well above ground overlooking ocean and hills beautiful and perfect for meals. Can't say enough about the staff..friendly, accomating and high touch. This place up in the hills is soothing yet a relatively short walk to the beach. EL Gigante beach is quite lovely with a beginners surf capability. I enjoy body surfing and this did not dissapoint. It's close to Revis a good size town 30 mins away and San Juan del Sure..party central is 1 hour. Having run out of adjectives I'll close with I'll be back before I head home.
OK. So if your alergic to pollen, you need to avoid the 'pika pika' trees, especially in the dry season, which was starting when I visited in early March. The pollen emptied Gigante Bay of tourists in the month before I came. 2017 has been a bad year it seems. Beach location is idilic if the weather is perfect, but if not, the wind constantly rattles the 'shack' roof, dust and sand gets everywhere, and the tiny leaves and debris from the trees rain down constantly. The onsite restaurant serves good food, especially when Andrew the head chef is in the kitchen, but you'll find better prices in the other restaurants nearby. Getting around is not easy in Gigante, the hostel does have a shuttle, but every trip is chargeable. I had no access to the shuttle while I was there due to it being used for other things/maintenance. Without local currency I had no option but to run in the heat of the day, or hitchike. Not fun if your doing an ATM run which are either 4 or 9km away! Bring local currentcy just incase your card doesn't work in the ATM. Hostel does provide a 'tab' system and everything is computerised, so if you prefer to pay by card you can. Local food shop also excepts plastic.
El gigante is a vetype calm and beautiful beach you can perfectly swim and relax, the restaurants near by aremail not luxurious so if you can grab some things to eat or have asome a snacks is better. The hotels are more surfer kind and the only one I saw with more facilities is the one name "macheles" very good for the area.