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About Frijoles Locos Surf Shop
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.
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Overview
Group lesson
- Minimum 4 people to form a group
- Cost $40 per person
- 90 minutes instruction time.
- Board and rash-guard included for lesson duration.
- Minimum age 12 years
- Best for first-time surfers learning in a group environment

Semi-Private lesson
- Minimum 2 people
- Maximum 3 people
- Cost $55 per person
- 90 minutes instruction time.
- Board and rash-guard included for lesson duration.
- Best for families with children under 12 years old, who are not permitted to participate in a regular group lesson for safety reasons, couples and small groups of friends who prefer more personalized attention.

Private lesson
- One-on-one instruction
- Cost $120
- 90 minutes instruction time.
- Board and rash-guard included for lesson duration.
- Best for intermediate surfers that would like to bring their surfing to the next level or individuals who want or need personalized instruction.
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wanderer wrote a review Jan. 20
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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!!
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Response from FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop
Responded 4 days ago
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!
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Turk444 wrote a review Jan. 12
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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!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop
Responded 1 week ago
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!
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MikiB wrote a review Jan. 10
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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.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop
Responded 4 days ago
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!
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Dan and Max wrote a review Dec. 2021
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Andrew asked us what we hoped to get out of the private lesson. Within an hour,both my son and myself were up on our boards and catching our own waves as first time surfers. Totally would recommend it as it was super low stress.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop
Responded 3 weeks ago
Stoked to hear that you had a great time in your lesson! Surfing should never be stressful and I'm glad to hear that your experience lived up to our standards! Hope to have you back again soon!
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Cathie wrote a review Dec. 2021
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I took 4 private lessons on 4 consecutive days from Jost. He is an incredibly focused, attentive and skilled surf instructor. Prior to my lessons with him, I hadn’t been on a surfboard in 18 months due to the pandemic. With me as his student, he had the challenging task of helping me get back to the level I was at prior to the pandemic. Not only did he succeed in that, but with his coaching I was able to surf better than I ever had been before. Being in the waves with Jost was both fun and fulfilling.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop
Responded Dec. 16, 2021
We love hearing success stories like this! So happy to hear that you had a "fun and fulfilling" experience! Jost is passionate about his work and sets the tone for our team of talented surf instructors. We look forward to having you back!
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