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Frijoles Locos Surf Shop & Spa

25 metres est of Playa Grande School, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9235
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More than a surf shop--essential guide to Tamarino/Playa Grande

This is our second time taking a family vacation to Playa Grande with multiple adults and kids... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Geraldine S
San Francisco, CA, United States
Excellent service and selection!

Frijoles Locos came highly recommended by a Costa Rican friend, so I had high expectations going... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
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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, board shorts and bikinis are an essential item for around here! We offer quality surfboard rentals, snorkel equipment, bike rentals, boogie boards, SUP Stand Up Paddleboards and other beach rentals including beach chairs and shade. We offer personalized surf vacation packages for couples, small groups or families (surf guiding, surf lessons, massages, yoga, adventure... see website)....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. If you are traveling to Costa Rica with children, contact us, we have pack n plays/ cribs for rent, a portable high chair and plenty of good advice for families. 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. Just email us for more info/ photos. Also located onsite is the El Frijol Feliz Day Spa for amazing massages, spa services, pedicures, and more. Recently under new management the Day Spa contact is separate to Frijoles Locos however we are happy to connect you. Frijoles Locos are your one stop shop 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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25 metres est of Playa Grande School, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9235
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is our second time taking a family vacation to Playa Grande with multiple adults and kids. Frijoles locos has hooked us up both times with airport transport, great tours and other recommendations. They are always super responsive by email (answer next day). This time...More

1  Thank Geraldine S
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Frijoles Locos came highly recommended by a Costa Rican friend, so I had high expectations going in. Yet this fabulous surf shop managed to exceed my expectations. Its selection of rental surfboards is vast, high quality, and reasonably priced. The shop is extremely well stocked...More

1  Thank SanukSanuk
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Very Nice shop with very helpful staff. Very laid back. Have a mixed selection of water needs. They have everything for having fun in the sun. Surf board, body surfing, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit.

Thank Jody D
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Stopped there to check out the local surf shop and they had a nice variety of gear to buy or rent for the day. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable. They offer surf lessons for all levels for those fortunate enough to ride one of the...More

2  Thank HappyTrailsChicago
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had 5 days of surf lessons and loved every minute! Our instructor JJ was amazing, helpful, fun and extremely enthusiastic! Could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you Frijoles Locos! See you next year!

Thank heatherearl6
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Well located surfshop/spa at the entrance of Playa Grande. The shop has a wide range of surf gear and clothes, but prices are fairly steep. Service tends to be unenthusiastic, but that may not matter so much in a shop. Surf lessons are not the...More

1  Thank urbanemson
FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi urbanemson- thanks for giving us your opinion of Frijoles Locos. I thought I recognized your name and looking back through old emails found our prior correspondence- from a few years ago. You had taken private surf lessons with Rob and had a great time,...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Frijoles Locos does it all. This is the second time I have visited Playa Grande, and Frijoles Locos help be set up all of our shuttles and excursions. rented us quality surfboards, (a shredder in our group rented a brand new $1000 board) delivered the...More

Thank Davehewett1
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We went based of trip advisor reviews. Staff was very helpfu. They let us rent a surf board for a week and trade it in for different models as our skills progressed. Had a large supply of rash guards and misc clothing.

Thank mikesG4366HB
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I visit Costa Rica several times a year, and I am usually here with 2-6 kids in tow. We always get the kids surf lessons with Frijoles Locos and are never disappointed. Today, I was happy to learn that their expert teaching skills also extend...More

Thank LauraMAustin
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent surf shop!! The staff at this surf shop are awesome so friendly and knowledgeable. It is a great atmosphere.

Thank Tamara S
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