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cheap accom popoyo & gigante« on: August 16 2007 13:08:00 »
I am working my way down central america from mex to argentina over a year, im away for ages so im looking for cheap accomodation, but something with a good vibe, close to the beach (similar to horizonte in el salvador is anyones been there)...all the stuff i can find on popoyo and gigante though is expensive surf camps which is kinda out of my budget (im looing for something like 10 a day or less, im solo too)...do u these places have rooms for bumbs they dont advertise or are there any cheap ok type hostels at these places.....
RE: cheap accom popoyo & gigante« Reply #1 on: September 03 2007 20:09:00 »
take buses to Rivas, then try to get on the 9am bus going to las salinitas (or salinas, well, ask people the way to popoyo)..
you have to get down the bus where they tell you to, then you just wait until someone lets you get in their truck all the way to la tica 2...rooms are like $6.5, it s really close to the break, and there s nice food. everything you need is there...
dunno about surf rentals though
RE: cheap accom popoyo & gigante« Reply #2 on: September 04 2007 00:09:00 »
mark if you need to know how to get there, and want some really good directions email me and ill send you the info
RE: cheap accom popoyo & gigante« Reply #3 on: September 04 2007 16:09:00 »
My girlfriend and I are also headed that way in late october. Is it possible to rent a place for longer stays. Say 4-5 months. We want a place to cook so we dont always have to eat out. Also, how much is board rental per day? Is there a large selection of boards available?
RE: cheap accom popoyo & gigante« Reply #4 on: September 10 2007 21:09:00 »
I heard of El Toro Surf ... cousin been there and told me it was great
RE: cheap accom popoyo & gigante« Reply #5 on: September 11 2007 15:09:00 »
yo i got this new thing goin on, called asshole tours... we do a whole bunch of ass hole tings, like eat turtle eggs, drink and drive, we take boat trips out to the good spots and dump pigs guts in the line up,,, we beat up eco natzis, steal from back packers who already have it tough,,, drop in on people and pull guns on them if they complain,,, when the turtles hatch, instead of helping them to the water we toss them inland... im telling you its sooo much fun, free spirited.
RE: cheap accom popoyo & gigante« Reply #6 on: October 04 2007 17:10:00 »
Hey bro. Toro Surf (lodge) is $12 US for dorm pp. $20 US for a room pp. Maybe add it to your budget and spend the first few days looking to make a long stay deal at one of the cheaper surf camps at the end of the road. Stock up on food in Rivas. Bring a board or two and some extra leashes.
RE: cheap accom popoyo & gigante« Reply #7 on: October 19 2007 09:10:00 »
In the same situation as Gehron. Did you get any more info for that area? My boyfriend and i are heading there in the next couple of weeks. V.little money. He`s a pretty experienced surfer. i`m a beginner. Any info would be really really appreciated! Thanks!
RE: cheap accom popoyo & gigante« Reply #8 on: November 15 2007 08:11:00 »
i'd like to travel up there out of season if there is a swell - will it be easy enough to find cheapo accomodation around the area - anyone got any names of places or people (locals) who are good to hook up with?
RE: cheap accom popoyo & gigante« Reply #9 on: November 19 2007 21:11:00 »
Just roll up to a locals house (or cafe) and strike up a conversation, pretty soon you will be living for free; just remember to treat them well and give them gratis (i.e buy food, supplies, etc.)
P.S. DON'T do this in Costa Rica as "Pure Vida" actually means "I'll ripe you blind".