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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Lara H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booking and communication were super easy. Andres and Luis were excellent teachers for our family of four with two young boys. Playa Grande was amazing for us 1st time surfers and not crowded. We all Really enjoyed our lessons and highly recommend the company.

Thank you Frijoles Locos!

Pura Vida ❤️🙏
Written April 16, 2024
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SarahT
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Frijoles Locos was just fantastic in so many ways. We found the shop in advance of our trip and it was easy to set up bike and surfboard rentals online for our vacation on Playa Grande. We took a surf lesson from Stefi and she was incredible- the perfect combination of fun, efficiency, and on-point constructive feedback. We had an hour of her time and expertise. My husband has surfed before but I have not- I think Stefi had me standing up on the board on a real wave within 15min of our session starting. The shop is well stocked with basics and excellent merch. A number of us (adults and nearly adult kids) now own hats and/or shorts with their cool logo. We had an incredible beach vacation in large part because of the people and gear at Frijoles Locos. Muchas gracias!
Written February 26, 2024
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Thank you for your glowing review! We certainly have excellent surf instructors who love what they do and take pride in making sure you have have fun & success! Stocking a large surf shop such as ours is no easy task but on that we enjoy doing and it's nice to know that you see our hard work coming through in a good selection of high quality gear! Hope to have you back soon!
Written February 27, 2024
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Sweet-spot_for_travel
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Went in for a few purchases, great surf/outdoor brands, sunscreen, hats, bathing suits, rashguards etc… nice size store with lots of choice.
You can rent bikes here too!
Written July 21, 2023
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Thanks for the review! We go through pretty great efforts to ensure that we have an offering of excellent products that stand out from other shops - you can always be sure to find an assortment top quality in our shop! Thanks for coming and we look forward to having you back!
Written November 23, 2023
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gordosgang
Kalamazoo, MI16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Great learn to surf lesson with Rodrigo and Pano! They gave us great dry land preparation and then took us into the waves and had us all up on the boards in no time!
They coached us throughout giving us tips on timing and body position and celebrated our successful efforts!
Looking forward to day 2 with them!
Written July 18, 2023
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review! Those celebrations are genuine! We love seeing those successful first rides!
Written July 19, 2023
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Nancy B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Our family of four beginner surfers (parents and teens) just returned from Playa Grande where we had three super fun lessons with Jost. He is an excellent teacher who explained the fundamentals really well. We all felt very safe and learned a lot! We much preferred being out with an instructor instead of trying to figure it out on our own. I also really appreciated the good communication during the booking process and how organized things were once we arrived. Thank you!!
Written April 16, 2023
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pmichalski
Darien, CT263 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
My wife and I booked a semi-private surf lesson with a specific instructor. She had taken lessons from him last year and really liked him. She ended up having to drop out so I got a 90 minute private lesson. It was a disappointing experience, particularly compared to the experience I saw others having with a different instructor.
--Students with the other instructors were given rash guards. Our instructor forgot to bring any for us.
--The waves were very big the day of our lesson. I watched the other instructor help their students get the boards out each time through the rough surf. My instructor left it all to me, which meant I quickly became exhausted just getting the board out to where we were starting each time. When he was holding the board, if a big wave came he would just let go so that he could duck under it, leaving me to deal with the board and the wave.
--I had taken a surf lesson several years ago and was told to stand with my left foot forward (I am right-footed). This instructor insisted I should have my right foot forward even when I shared my prior experience. I struggled for the first half of the lesson before switching on my own (and doing much better).
Written April 2, 2023
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Laurine R
Des Moines, IA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Andrew was warm, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We had been surfing once before. He made the experience so fun.
Written March 8, 2023
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Thanks so much for taking the time to provide a positive review - much appreciated! We take pride in providing the type of service you described and we look forward to having you back again!
Written March 9, 2023
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Amanda Paul C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
The team at Frijoles Locos is always excellent. From ease of booking online through every interaction in and out of the shop, this team of people make an excellent experience. This year my husband and I joined our kids (6 and 8 years) in surfing lessons and Jost was able to manage all of us safely and professionally. We rented boards for the first time and even this is made convenient as they dropped off and picked up our boards when we were done. So easy! The service inside the shop is also always friendly and welcoming. It is just such a nice experience all around here and the reason we never consider looking elsewhere. A special thank you to Jost again for really being patient and encouraging to all of us—you are so good at what you do! Until next year.
Pura Vida!
Written March 4, 2023
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We just saw your review and are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us top to bottom! It can be a hustle for us to deliver equipment and we do have a somewhat limited range but we are happy to do deliveries whenever possible. All our in shop and surf lesson crew take pride in doing an excellent job and I couldn't be prouder that you noticed everyone's hard work. We look forward to having you back any time!
Written March 9, 2023
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Ailbe G
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, CO368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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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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