Surf Lessons & Board Rental

Playa Gigante has a bit of an advantage over the “surfing” community of San Juan del Sur, in that visitors can actually walk to the surf from their hotel, rental or hostel.  Our neighboring break of Amarillo is only a ten minute walk away, and the world class surf break of Colorado is a mere 45 minute jaunt along a beautiful, pristine beach.   No need to beg someone for a ride to the surf here, we are smack dab in the center of it.  That is good news for those beginner surfers hauling a longboard, barefoot through our dirt roads!   Below is a list of places where you can either find a great surf instructor or a surf board rental.  Most of the time, the Gigante instructors will know the best place to rent the ideal board for your level of surfing.



Papaya Wellness:  These chica’s have got the lessons down and are amazing surfers too!  Please see their rates and info below…


1 GUEST:          $75 / LESSON

2-3 GUESTS:     $60 / PERSON

4+ GUESTS:      $45 / PERSON

*The rates include board hire and 1.5 hours of instruction

Interested in intermediate surf coaching or guided surfing tours, inquire at

Options for a photographer.

Papaya wellness surf lessons 093B4567 093B4583

Party Wave Cyber & Rentals:  These guys have got paddleboards and surf boards to rent and good eats too

Project WOO office:  Resident non-profit organization, Project WOO has a good board rental fleet