Surf 衝浪 • SUP 立槳 • Hostel 旅宿 • Bar 酒吧 ~ Dulan 都蘭 • Taitung 台東 • Taiwan 臺灣

WaGaLiGong Surf Hostel & Bar - your second home!

Welcome to Taiwan! Are you thinking of visiting Taitung County on the beautiful east coast? We help to make your stay in Dulan unforgettable!
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.

Scooter rentals
Scooter rentals

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.

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, 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 it's time to enjoy an ice-cold beer at the bar. 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..

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 people thought about WaGaLiGong

Great SUP lesson! Excellent coach! Loved it!

Jess G

來台東好幾次但總是因為天氣or額滿沒機會參加sup,這次終於如願~~~超開心🥳還有超辣的教練陪划☺️☺️覺得教練教的海浪原理小常識非常受用,應該納入小朋友教科書🤔完美的一次體驗,下次還要再來💕

黃葦涵 (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!

曹純綺 (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)

都蘭的海岸就算是旅遊多次的你,
也都值得再收藏的一抹藍。
謝謝教練在課程之前的地理課,
有趣、深刻讓人記在腦海裡,
曾經喜歡到海邊卻不了解海洋生態,
喜歡到海邊卻少了互動親近,
喜歡到海邊卻總在夏季,
我想我還可以更喜歡!!
這一次的SUP體驗除了紮實留下曬過的痕跡,
還有放手一搏(摔)的勇氣,
((馬上回家再看一次侏儸紀公園!!)
哈哈這裡的景色太壯觀,
從未有過用另一個角度看都蘭山、海的機會,
也很開心自己第一堂海上課程選對時間、地點、老師,
期待很快很快再相遇:))

陳珮茹 (Taiwan)

教練超有耐心教我們
然後拍照技術也超好🤭🤭
和朋友一起留下了美好回憶❤️❤️

饒以霈 (Taiwan)

在這裡體驗了人生第一次的SUP,詠憶教練帶的很好,講解的很清楚,而且人美、有善又有趣,整個行程100+++分!教練很有耐心的等著我習慣站在板上的感覺,讓我找到平衡感後,我們慢慢划出海,一路往下看可以看到水裡的許多珊瑚,還看到了魚跳出水面,海龜抬起頭來~一邊划一邊跟教練開心的聊天,接著就划到了一個無人沙灘,在那邊可以玩玩水,教練還準被了野餐小點心~ 除SUP外,教練還帶著我去跳水,石頭下面往上看挺小的,爬上去才知道高,跳下的瞬間超刺激的!最后我們浮潛看到了超多珊瑚、小魚(nemo的那種也有)~超極超極棒的行程!這真的是我參加過諸多台灣/國外水上活動,最最驚豔、最難忘的一次,非常棒的活動!而且一個人報名也可以,對獨旅非常有善的地方!

Yun Cheng (Taiwan)

好吃的披薩!!🎉🎉👍👍
Delicious pizza! !

林椲宸 (Taiwan)

Best place to learn surfing if you’re a beginner. Mark conducted the class with so much energy, and it made the class so much fun and informative! We even caught a few waves.

Definitely gonna remember everything he taught and keep on working on it. Thanks for everything Mark and Yong Yi! Thank you for introducing the world of surfing to me, definitely gonna be coming back for more!

Ch’ng Ze Liang (Malaysia)

We didn’t stay at Wagaligong hostel, only took surf classes, rented surf boards and hung out in their pub a couple of nights. The surf lessons were excellent, super informative for a beginner and very hands-on approach (we were catching easy waves very soon). Mark is incredibly energetic and fun, has a very clear way of explaining things to a newbie and it’s obvious he really loves surfing. Also Steve and Yong Yi were very helpful during the class. It’s thanks to them if I’ll keep on surfing!
As for the hostel/pub, it’s a very cool place to chill, they have cold beer, good music and board games (thumbs up for Cards against humanity!).
All in all, much recommended!

Nicola Baratella (Poland)

Super nice hostel! Friendly staff and chill atmosphere 🙂 I can recommend the tent at the rooftop! I also enjoyed the surf lesson of Mark, he is a great surf teacher. Would love to come back here one day!

Mirjam Quaak (Holland)

Amazing lesson with Mark and his wife! Such a lovely couple and really calming when teaching. Great energy too! Lots of fun, the beach is a hidden gem, just beautiful

Sarah Hadler (United Kingdom)

This review is solely about WaGaLiGong as a surf school. Located right on Dulan main street you can’t miss WaGaLiGong. My girlfriend and me stayed in Dulan for a week. She was surfing a few times and it was my first time surfing. We had a lesson with Mark which was very, very informative and also very entertaining. Mark is just a force of nature and he transcends love for surfing and the ocean. At first you’ll learn a lot about bathymetry, which honestly helped me so much in my ongoing surf adventure. My girlfriend never heard of it until Marks lesson. Other topics include Surf-Lingo, Surf-Community, winds and weather systems and of course practical surfing. The lessons never go beyond 6 or 7 people and you get shuttled down to the beach for 500NT$ (600 for a whole day). We also had the pleasure of surfing with the very mellow and passionate guest instructor Simon Chipper at the time, who also helped us a lot with just a few tips and details on technique. After a week in Dulan both of us, transitioned to hardboards and were catching unbroken waves in other spots in Taiwan. So all in all, if you plan on doing a surf lesson or if you want to get infos about the spot (all the people working at WaGaLiGong are very nice) in Dulan you should defintely check out WaGaLiGong. They really sparked the fire in me, brah…

Dennis Nos (Canada)

pizza真的好吃,老闆有點神奇
Pizza is really delicious, the boss is a bit magical

陳宗聖 (Taiwan)

this is a good place for stay and surfing

Amber Yeh (China)

很開心的經驗!在玩SUP前還會講地理知識!教練人很好,會隨時注意學員的情況,很推!
Very happy experience! Before playing SUP, I will talk about geography! The coach is very good, will always pay attention to the situation of the students, very good!

鄭宇君 (Taiwan)

Little paradise.😌😌😌

黃彥碩 (Taiwan)

有專業的教練和好玩的私房景點
There are professional coaches and fun private attractions

王秋婷 (Taiwan)

Beautiful view, food and drink.

Nikki Lin (Taiwan)

awesome place
hospitality host, we have really good memory in Taitung in 2019 new year

Clement Huang (Taiwan)

比土生台東人還要了解台東海岸的衝浪教練,專業又幽默風趣,下次還要再來

BO Jhih Chen (Taiwan)

老闆們很有親和力環境舒適
餐點很好吃衝浪也非常專業。
The bosses are very friendly and the environment is comfortable
The meals are delicious and the surfing is very professional.

鄭建雄 (Taiwan)

what a place for chill and surfing

Kenz Lim (Malaysia)

great hostel, close to the beach, beautiful place
5 stars

Matthew Gill (USA)

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)

去了兩次每一次都玩的很開心
教練負責任的講解讓我們可以安全的玩��
I went there twice and had fun every time
The coach’s responsible explanation allows us to play safely

Sapphire Chang (Taiwan)

教學生動易懂,學到很多衝浪技巧
也很開心跟大家交流~~~~~
The teaching is vivid and easy to understand, and I have learned many surfing skills
Also very happy to communicate with everyone~~~~~

彭潔寧 (Taiwan)

Very chilled place full of nice international staff and relaxed atmosphere! Accomodation suitable for all range of travellers from humble backpackers to demanding couples or groups. Perfect place for surfers! Marc’s lessons are the best, very enthusiastic guy. Restaurant is also great, especially enjoyed the burger! Highly recommended

Tomáš Hruška (Czech Republic)

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)

今甲無告讚,真的愛死了�
so damn good, I love it!

Daniel Wu

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

Seongsu Kim (South Korea)

棒棒~認真的老師,教學很認真
海上自救一定要認真聽!!!
Awesome~ Serious teacher, teaching very seriously
Self-help at sea must listen carefully!!!

蘇鈺傑 (Taiwan)

great hostel, close to the beach, beautiful place

Mathew Gill (United States)

每年都要來拜師衝浪一次!來了三次,一次比一次認真的老師,怎麼可以不推!pizza也好吃,衝浪玩當然要補充體力�
Visit the teacher once a year to surf! Came three times, one time than a serious teacher, why not push! Pizza is also delicious, of course, surfing to supplement physical strength.

Blair S. Lee (Taiwan)

感覺這次很對不起老闆�
他很認真教我,我也很認真的衝了一次,喝了海水後,在旁邊跟小美人魚玩沙玩海水,甚至最後還得到小美人魚公主的泳技認同�hahaha…不是說好來衝浪的嗎?!但是這次真的沒力了,所以還是等下次衝浪主題的行程在挑戰站上浪板好了!這次回家先認真游泳����

Pin-Yu Wang (Taiwan)

披薩超級好吃的!!!!
Pizza is super delicious! ! ! !

葉盈楨 (Taiwan)

打工換宿的小幫手們都很可愛
老闆Mark 很帥
The helpers who work part-time are very cute
Boss Mark is very handsome

朱文玲 (Taiwan)

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)

一樓酒吧氣氛不錯,適合喝酒聊天交朋友
5 stars
The bar on the first floor has a nice atmosphere, suitable for drinking and chatting to make friends
5 stars

陳鴻文 (Taiwan)

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)

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)

Awesome!!!!!!!!!

Lin Yi Chieh (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

On this trip I’ve spent nine months in Taiwan, China, and Mexico. I think I have to say that little Dulan, and especially WaGaLiGong was my favourite part of the trip. In fact I’m working on a plan to get back there soon and stay longer! What a cool town, what a cool hostel, and what cool people!!

Andrew Dunbar (Australia)

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)

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)

Great place to hang out in dulan and learn to surf! Verry social and has a nice bar and roof terrace.

Daniel Hoornweg (Holland)

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)

愛死了�����
Love it

Jason Pai (Taiwan)

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