Welcome to El Tumbo

Your surf-minded hostel in playa gigante, Nicaragua

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At El Tumbo, we prioritize your comfort and convenience. On the second floor, you’ll discover an inviting space designed for relaxation and social interaction. Here, you can unwind, catch up on work, or connect with fellow travelers. Meanwhile, the first floor caters to your needs with a coffee shop to satisfy your caffeine cravings and a surf shop to fulfill all your surfing requirements. Our thoughtful amenities ensure that your stay is both enjoyable and hassle-free.

Open kitchen
Lounge area
Surf Shop
Open kitchen
Lounge area
Surf shop

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Conveniently situated on the second row, El Tumbo is just a 5-minute walk away from Gigante Beach and Amarillo Beach. As a guest at El Tumbo, you’ll have easy access to two of the country’s most famous surf breaks: Colorado and Panga Drops. And if you’re a hiking enthusiast, you’ll love exploring the various trails surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.

Surf-Centric Stays at Playa Gigante


Discover a haven of comfort and affordability at our hostel, perfectly situated along the stunning beaches of Nicaragua. Whether you’re seeking the camaraderie of dormitory living or the privacy of your own space, we have the ideal accommodation for you. Our selection includes four vibrant dormitory rooms, two cozy private rooms, and one spacious triple room. Each of these spaces is carefully designed with your comfort in mind, complete with ceiling fans and air conditioning to ensure your stay is enjoyable, no matter the season. Embrace the beachy vibes and create lasting memories in this tropical paradise.

Our reception desk is available 24 hours a day to assist you with any inquiries or requests. There is no curfew, allowing you the freedom to explore and enjoy the vibrant surroundings. While we adore our furry friends, please note that pets are not allowed in the dormitory rooms. However, they are permitted in the private rooms.

Dorms with fan and A/C
Private Rooms with fan and A/C

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in time is from 14:00 to 23:00, allowing you ample time to settle in and start your adventure. Please check out before 11:00 to allow us to prepare for incoming guests.


We accept cash payments upon arrival. Taxes are included in the rates provided, and breakfast is not included in the price.

Cancellation Policy

We kindly request a cancellation notice at least 1 day before your scheduled arrival. Late cancellations or no-shows will be subject to a charge equivalent to the first night of your stay.

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