WaGaLiGong - your second home

We help to make your stay in Dulan unforgettable!
Scooter rental
Scooter rental

Need a scooter to get around to the spots? We rent two 125cc scooters:
NT$500/day (returned before 21:00)
NT$600/24hours
Please ensure you have an international driver's license that covers motorbikes! Helmets provided.

Free wifi, bicycles and beach shuttles.
Free wifi, bicycles and beach shuttles.

Make use of our free wifi and keep in touch with friends, family and travel plans! Guests are welcome to use our bikes, free of charge. We also offer free daily shuttles to/from Dulan Beach (15 minute walk, 3 minute drive) if you rent surfboards from us.

Getting Here

WaGaLiGong (哇軋力共), sits conveniently in the heart of Dulan, diagonally across the road from the Dulan Sugar Factory. Arriving from the south: pass the Sugar Factory (on the left) and we're 30meters to the north on the right hand side. Arriving from the north: pass the 7/11(on the right) and we're on the left side, half way between the 7/11 and the Sugar Factory. From Taitung Airport/Railway Station: Upon exiting either the airport or station you have several options:
Bus: catch either of these buses: 8101, 8102, 8103, 8109, 8119, 8120 or the Taiwan Tour Bus (East Coast Line) to Dulan and get off at Dulan Stop 1. You are literally on our doorstep. We're number 89.
Wagaligong offers a pick up/drop off service, with rates as follows: NT$500 to/from Fugang Ferry Port, NT$600 to/from Taitung Railway Station, and NT$700 to/from Taitung Airport.
Taxi: ask the driver to take you to Dulan, number 89. Day rates are about NT$600~700, night rates NT$700~800.
Rent a scooter from outside the station. Make sure you have your international driving license. Follow the highway 11 north for 20 minutes till you get to Dulan. We're on the right hand side, number 89. Rates: NT$400/day.
If driving from the north, for example from Taoyuen Airport, Taipei, Yilan, etc, just follow the Highway 11 south, past Hualien, and Donghe. From Donghe we're only 20 minutes away. On entering Dulan pass the 7/11 and we're on the left hand side, number 89.

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What you can expect when coming to Dulan

WaGaLiGong is more than just an awesome hostel, restaurant, bar, surf shop or water sports center in Dulan; it's a place where those passionate about travel, music, art and film, surfing, or the ocean can come together and meet.
Surf, SUP & windsurf guides and board rentals, SUP tours, good food and refreshing ice-cold draught beer , and helpful staff await.
Enjoy an early morning surf or surf lesson. Don't have transport and wondering how you're going to get down to the beach with a surfboard? That's OK, we offer free shuttles to/from Dulan Beach if you rent surfboards from us. Save your energy for the surfing, not the walking! After returning from the beach, take a nap or read a book up on our beautiful shaded rooftop while the Pacific Ocean shimmers to the east and Dulan Mt. looms to the west. After lunch either hike the Dulan Mountain trail or rent a scooter and go exploring. As dusk approaches and the sun sets behind the mountains and head back for the late surf or SUP session. Then its time to enjoy an ice-cold beer at the bar before enjoying a delicious pizza or burger. After dinner join in with the late night crew who debate anything from politics to the next day's surf/wind conditions and then either poker with some of the locals or a sports game on our big screen. If it's a Saturday night wander out for some live music at one of Dulan's live music venues.
There's something for everyone at WaGaLiGong in Dulan - the heart of Taitung..

Happy Customers

What people thought about WaGaLiGong

Awesome place to stay and learn to surf.
Even they offer delicious food:)

Seongsu Kim (South Korea)

Having a nice surf lesson here!
It was my first time and it was fun, safe and very interesting with coach Mark and Yong-yi!
If you want to stay in Dulan for a few days, here will be a good choice, with a kitchen and a small refrigerator where you can cook if you want to.
想學衝浪的話,這裡是不錯的選擇~(準備好足夠的體力)教練經驗豐富,下水前會講解重要的地形知識和海上的自救方法!房型簡單舒適,有小廚房可以自己料理餐點

Daisy Chiu (Taiwan)

On my trip to taiwan, I decided to learn surfing with Mark, and I’m real glad I did. He is an amazing teacher, who is willing to do his best to try and make you succeed in learning to surf. Not only does he cares for your safety, he also takes the extra effort to relate with you and really puts his whole heart into teaching me how to surf. He is very knowledgable about surfing and is a professional at his work. So if anyone would like to learn surfing, he is the right person to go to learn surfing. Thanks Mark

Chen Hua-En (Singapore)

great hostel, close to the beach, beautiful place

Mathew Gill (United States)

I only stayed two nights but I’ve decided I want to get back sometime. The people I met there were about 1/2 foreigners, 1/2 Taiwanese. I stayed in the Kaya room (thank goodness for a/c!) I didn’t feel well at one point and one of the workstay girls helped me buy medicine – all I had to do was ask! Pillows, a sheet, and blanket were provided, and I paid NT100 to rent a towel for my time there. I couldn’t stay longer but I hope to go back when it is not QUITE so hot, so I can enjoy the great location and WaGaLiGong waterman lessons/rental more.
I also really recommend the surf lesson with Mark – it was my 3rd lesson ever, and I found his emphasis on safety and comprehension of shoreline geography really helpful and important. Surfing can be dangerous and you need to know how to keep yourself safe! Thank you all!
p.s. Fellow pale people, don’t forget to reapply your sunscreen……

Ellisa Clumpner (United States)

What can i say that this place doesn’t ALREADY give/show/tell/make-u-feel, the moment u walk in.
Awesome!!!
From the great bar atmosphere, to the delicious pizzas and boerewors rolls, the clean rooms and amazing owners and staff. I can highly recommend this to anyone looking for that holiday vibe that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and makes u remember, life should be lived.
It’s a shame i can only stay for 4 days.
Next time, week minimum.

Almero Steenkamp (South Africa)

滿滿的人情味,輕鬆愉快的環境,限量好吃的漢堡,還有偶爾出現的史上最好吃烤肉淋Blue cheese 醬

<Full of human touch, a pleasant and pleasant environment, a limited and delicious burger, and  the best blue cheese in the history of the world.>

Alvin Chang (Taiwan)

Went for a beginners surf lesson and was not only learning proper techniques of surfing but Mark also taught us information but would help us become ‘thinking’ and safe surfers in the future! Be receptive to his instructions and you’ll be definitely getting a great intro to surfing!

Shauna Rome Chevrez (Singapore)

This place is awesome! Mark and Yong-Yi rock. Pure vibes, happy days, total chill. What more could you ask for x

Phil Skins (United Kingdom)

Thanks everyone for a great stay! Had a blast and will be back in future for sure.
Cheers

Justin Lambie (New Zealand)

It’s a great place to stay here! super nice people, great vibe, delicious food, nice and clean rooms and some great surf spots nearby! wish to stay here longer but also like to explore more of Taiwan. Really can recommend this place to everybody!

Melanie Keller (Switzerland)

Great place and outstanding surf lessons! Super friendly and helpful owners

Delphine Pilate (Belgium)

We stayed 3 nights ( as a family) at the Wagaligong and had a great time!! The surfing in Dulan was definitely one of our highlights in the trip. Mark is an amazing professional surfing instructor and we enjoyed each moment with him. All the Wagaligong team including Mela, Mark, Tienie, his sweet wife, Emily and all the volunteers were so nice and helpful and though the place is simple with shared bathroom, it’s clean, convenient and our kids felt at home.

Michal Eshkol (Israel)

Very interesting pizzas with banana topping, or blue cheese, and other South African dishes.. And if you are here, you definitely need to have a drink with the owner and the locals until late at night..

Marko Jovic (Slovenia)

This is a good place to hang out and sleep. Nice people, helpful, positive and I’d go back.

Nick Magasic (Australia)

Loved the place! And Mark gave a super surf lesson to my kids, they are asking for more now… Pizza was delicious as well.

Kati Mustonen (Belgium)

Great place!!! Will be back soon!!! Highly recommended!!!

Deike Lautenschläger (Germany)

The best place to stay in Dulan

Ashley Chen (Taiwan)

great place to relax and talk to so many nice people.

Ching Yu Hsu (Taiwan)

Awesome!!!!!!!!!

Lin Yi Chieh (Taiwan)

披薩真的好吃~老闆和員工都超親切的啦

<Pizza is so delicious ~ Boss and staff are so kind>

陳政欣 (Taiwan)

Pizza 非。常。好。吃!!
獨特的風味與實在的用料,有機會一定會再點其他口味。
對第一次學習衝浪的新手而言,教練教導的很完整,從注意水流及如何避免發生意外等,到衝浪步驟與海上實際練習都很有耐心。
謝謝朋友的推薦,讓我認識都蘭這麼美麗的海與旅店的大家。
希望明年,還有機會再次探訪~

<Pizza Non. Often. Okay. Eat!!
Unique Flavours and real ingredients, there will be a chance for other flavors.
As for first-time learning surfers, coach training is very complete, from attention to water flow and how to avoid accidents, and to be patient with the actual practice at sea.
Thank you friend for the recommendation, let me know all the beautiful sea and hotel everyone.
Hopefully next year, there will be a chance to visit again >

Guagua Huang (Taiwan)

老闆和老闆娘非常友善熱情!

<The boss and the lady boss are very friendly!>

佛朗銘哥 (Taiwan)

老闆&老闆娘非常Nice, 學衝浪順便學英文,海灘好棒

<Boss & lady boss is very nice, learn to surf and learn English and the beach is great>

James C. Huang (Taiwan)

餐點太神啦 老闆娘又超正 你怎麼能不來

<It’s amazing! How can you not come?>

張淯勝 (Taiwan)

吃得出主廚的功力!超讚!

<Eat the chef’s power! Awesome!>

Howard Wang (Taiwan)

很舒服乾淨哦~而且離海邊很近,棒棒!

<It’s nice and clean, and it’s close to the sea, bang!>

Irene Chen (Taiwan)

很讚的民宿
太晚知道老闆有教沖浪
下次一定要再帶我兒子來學

<It’s a nice place.
We learned too late to know that the boss offers surfing.
Next time I’ll have to take my son.>

Sunny Lee (Taiwan)

老闆娘跟小幫手都超親切,食物也超好吃!

<The boss and the little helpers are super-friendly and food is delicious!>

薛幼歆 (Taiwan)

一個有神奇魔法的地方

<A place with magic>

Akimo Shih (Taiwan)

Awesome choice to stay in Dulan, with all the great people, beautiful and professional SUP coach, delicious foods, i had great time in Wagaligong, definitely will visit again!

Dori Tsao (Taiwan)

Yung-yi的SUP和Mark的衝浪教學完全讓一個平衡障礙者可以成功站在衝浪板上,不僅指導如何確實的完成動作更注重學生的安全,也會說明意外事件發生時的自救方法,是很細心的教練,玩得很過癮也很有成就感,就算曬傷黑八圈也完全值得!!

李婉綾 (Taiwan)

老闆 老闆娘都很熱情,價格公道,服務滿分
下次想試試SUP板, 希望能快點再找你們玩~

Fang Kuei Wu (Taiwan)

I had a surfing lesson with Mark and another visitor. It was my 3rd surfing lesson ever, but I found his emphasis on safety and understanding shoreline geography impressive. He really wants his students to know how to be safe and not become surfing casualties. He wants to make sure you feel comfortable enough in the sea waves so that you won’t panic – panic can cause more problems! I thought he was a really great teacher; understanding, patient, and encouraging.

Elissa Clumpner (United States)

Best surf lesson you can get in Taidong, or Taiwan! Mark was a fantastic teacher, take good care for us all the time, care about all the details and very patient. In the end of the class all of us can stand on board and surf few waves successfully. It was a very wonderful day!

Cindy Chang (Taiwan)

我喜歡Mark. 教練的課程,在教課程中會用輕鬆的方式讓你不緊張,同時在講解過程中也很仔細,一步一步帶著很快就學會衝浪!

<I like mark. Coach’s course, it will be easy for you to be relaxed in the course of teaching. At the same time, during the theory briefing, emphasis is on safety.>

Kira Shinn (Taiwan)

Great place to relax and talk to so many nice people.

Ching Yu Hsu (Taiwan)

Loved the place! And Mark gave a super surf lesson to my kids, they are asking for more now… Pizza was delicious as well.

Kati Mustonen (Finland)

Wagaligong was my second home for 3 months. I loved it, and it was hard to leave. I was treated like a part of the family and will never forget my time there. thanks for the good times.
-a travelling chef-

Antoine Lee Lançon (France)

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