Frijoles Locos Surf Shop
Frijoles Locos Surf Shop
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Frijoles Locos Surf Shop provides fun, safe and professional surf lessons for the whole family. Our store is packed with retail surf and resort wear, quality surfboard rentals, snorkel equipment, bike rentals, boogie boards, SUPs and other beach rentals including beach chairs and shade. We offer concierge services prior to your arrival, to help organize your activities, tours, ground transportation, everything you need to make your week go smoothly. Upstairs from the surf shop we have two vacation rental apartments perfect for individual families of 4-5 people, or two families on vacation together. There is an adjoining door that means you can have your own privacy when you want it. The condos upstairs are very comfortable, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, sized around 1250 sq. feet. Frijoles Locos is the one stop for everything you need for your Playa Grande family/ surf/ vacation! Please contact us prior to arrival so we can best help you for all your vacation needs.
Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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Ailbe G
10 contributions
Jan. 2022
Board delivered to the hotel , surf lesson was excellent . After surf lesson it was decided I needed a different board. They switched them out for me. Shop has just about anything you need .
Written June 30, 2022
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Jeff7520
Castle Rock, CO340 contributions
We had a great time surfing with Andy. We had basically a private family lesson at Playa Grande. He went over all the basic steps to surfing and worked with us individually. He went further out in the surf with my oldest son who wanted an extra challenge at the end. My only reason for not giving 5 stars is the staff when we first entered weren't the friendliest and made us feel a tad uncomfortable about surf lessons. Andy was very cool though.
Written June 1, 2022
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FrijolesLocos
Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review and I'm happy that you had a wonderful surf experience! I'm curious as to how our staff made you feel uncomfortable about surf lessons - We do a LOT of lessons and our crew is accustomed to speaking with clients ahead of scheduling. Perhaps a language barrier? At any rate we do hope to have you back again soon!
Written June 3, 2022
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Enrene v
5 contributions
Apr. 2022
We have never had a surf lesson before, but Brian was a friendly and patient teacher and good communicator. We had our lesson on the first day of our vacation and spent the rest of the week practicing on rented boards. The instruction was excellent and they brought the boards to our home. We also scheduled other activities through Jules and their concierge service. The recommendations were excellent and exactly what we wanted in a family vacation in beautiful Costa Rica!
Written April 17, 2022
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FrijolesLocos
Thank you for taking a moment to provide feedback on your experience with us! So happy to hear that you had a great time and that our crew continues to live up to expectations! We look forward to having you back!
Written April 18, 2022
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N C
Minneapolis, MN113 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Friends
We stopped in and shopped for a bit. Ended up buying some nice swim trunks. Gentleman who helped us was nice, knowledgeable and helpful. Cute puppy, too.
Written March 6, 2022
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Katie UH
4 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Friends
My friend and I had an amazing experience learning at Grande. The beach was absolutely perfect for beginners and Jost was a wonderful instructor. We were up more than we were down. A pleasant surprise to say the least and I can’t wait to surf again! You MUST take lessons from Locos while you are in CR!
Written February 21, 2022
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FrijolesLocos
So happy to hear that your surfing experience was everything we strive to be! Jost (and the rest of our instructors) love what they do and it shows! We look forward to having you back any time!
Written February 22, 2022
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Neil G
2 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Couples
Andy and the crew at Friholes Locos went out of their way to set me up with a performance paddle board for several days while mine was delayed in transit. Saved my week.

Saw a lot of surf shops in out tour around Nicola through Tamarindo, Nosara and Santa Teresa. But none compared to the selection and support from from the crew at Friholes! Awesome place and thanks Andy for the board and local surf tips!!
Written February 8, 2022
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FrijolesLocos
We work hard to be a great shop and it's wonderful to hear that we're accomplishing our mission! Thanks for coming in and we look forward to having you back!
Written February 22, 2022
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Ailbe G
10 contributions
Jan. 2022
Great lesson with Justin. I was renting a board for a week, he suggested I switch to a different board. He brought the one I had back and switched it for me. Excellent instructor.
Written January 26, 2022
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FrijolesLocos
Having the right gear makes all the difference! Happy to hear that you had a great experience and that we got you set up with the proper gear - our instructors are dedicated to making sure you're set up to succeed!
Written February 22, 2022
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wanderer
5 contributions
Both me and my wife are beginners surfers. Not only that but she is also a new swimmer and afraid of high waves. None of these were a problem though under Andy, the instructor, and the fun we had for 1,5h!! He explained the theory very well and in detail, he made us feel safe and guess what...10min into the water we were both catching waves! By the end of it my wife did not even remember that she was afraid :) well done to Andy and the team for the whole set up. Highly recommend it, either you are experienced or not!!
Written January 20, 2022
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FrijolesLocos
Absolutely love to hear this! Overcoming fears and finding fun instead is one of the greatest things about surfing and I’m thrilled to hear you experienced this with us! We look forward to having you back!
Written January 21, 2022
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Turk444
122 contributions
Jan. 2022
Can't say enough about this amazing place. Despite much confusion with trying to travel during Covid the concierge booking team was so accommodating in our constant changing schedule and plans. Once we arrived the entire team was nothing but fantastic with our family. They went above and beyond to take care of all our needs and set up all the little extras which made our trip so special. Eli was the perfect surf instructor and had both our 4 and 6 year old up and surfing on day 1. He even got them doing cool tricks and at one point had them surf the same board at the same time. How cool! We also stayed at one of the Frijoles condos and it was a perfect spot above the surf shop. The kids absolutely loved the pool and the unit was plenty spacious and very well maintained. Nice and quiet which made mornings and evenings on the large patio so enjoyable. Can't wait to come back. Honestly it was like leaving family!
Written January 12, 2022
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FrijolesLocos
What a pleasure to read such a glowing review! Always nice to know that our team is delivering to our expectations and that our customers are recognizing their efforts. Thank you so much for visiting and we will be sure to share this review with our team. Hope to see you again soon!
Written January 13, 2022
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MikiB
1 contribution
Jan. 2022
We had an incredible week in Playa Grande, thanks in great part to Frijoles Locos. They set our group of six up with a surf lesson, and amazingly got the inexperienced riding waves, and helped our more advanced surfers improve. Besides being knowledgeable, our surf instructors were a lot of fun. We also used their concierge services to book an estuary boat tour, help with airport transportation and a rental car, and even recommend a lunch spot when we visited Nicoya and Guaitil Village for a day trip. They were always responsive (even on a Sunday evening), and their information valuable.
Written January 10, 2022
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FrijolesLocos
Thanks for your wonderful review and we’re happy that you were able to take advantage of our fantastic concierge services in addition to our world famous surf school! We look forward to having you back again soon!
Written January 21, 2022
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