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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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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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Juan Carlos C wrote a review Jan. 12
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Awesome apartment close to Playa Grande. Very clean. Great location. Friendly staff helped me and my family get arround
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Juan Ibarra wrote a review Jan. 12
Santa Ana, Costa Rica3 contributions
I spent 9 days in Frijoles Locos Apartment with my family and had the greatest time. Location is perfect, you can walk for 5 minutes and get to the beach main entrance or less than a minute by car. The place has 2 spacious bedrooms, big kitchen, comfortable living room and a great terrace to watch sunsets and enjoy the afternoon by the pool. The staff is really kind and helpful, everyone is amazing, surf instructors, cleaning lady, hosts, they will give you local tips and they are always there for anything you need. They offer lots of tours and activities such as ATV, bike rentals, fishing tours and others, We personally booked the fishing tour with them and had a great time with BOOS Adventures. Julianne and Drew are THE best hosts, make sure you ask them for restaurant recommendations as we enjoyed every suggestion they made. I would totally recommend this stay to anyone, couples, families, friends etc. We will definitely be back.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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BorderXCross wrote a review Jan. 10
Lindon, Utah85 contributions56 helpful votes
The staff is really great here. They are experienced and very helpful. We used them mostly for rentals - surfboards and body boards. They have some good options - for beginners or novices. I was surprised at the number of options for quality surf boards down there - for rent. The rental prices are very reasonable - but the clothing is way too expensive. My kids bought rash guard (shirts), hats and stickers. If you need any rash guards, bring it or get that somewhere else. When the swell died down, I took the surfboards back but they would not refund me for the days not used, but only offered in "store credit". Not ideal. (They said that working with credit cards in Costa Rica is very difficult and crediting my card was too onerous. I heard that about 2-3 times from different stores in Cost Rica). Overall, great store.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Neil M wrote a review Feb. 2020
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Surf lessons in February 2020. JJ and Justin were our guides - great teachers - they brought incredible energy to our experience. Group of 5, dad plus 4 teens, none of us had ever surfed before and every one of us caught waves and rode them in. at $40 per person the value proposition of the group lesson is excellent. Strongly recommend if you have never surfed and want to learn in a safe and fun environment.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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cliffkeller wrote a review Jan. 2020
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California108 contributions16 helpful votes
Much better than average selection of rental surfboards. Major brands, not just epoxy mass-produced boards. Lessons too. Friendly and offering deep discount for weekly rental. Will deliver to your hotel. Very nice store w cool clothes too. Eli was very nice and helpful.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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