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Address: 25 metres est of Playa Grande School, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2652 9235
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

Frijoles Locos Surf Shop provides fun, safe and professional surf lessons...

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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We went here on our honeymoon last year. We had looked into surfing at hotels and shops in the area and came across this surf shop. They picked us up in the morning .. Jeep filled... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2015
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We went here on our honeymoon last year. We had looked into surfing at hotels and shops in the area and came across this surf shop. They picked us up in the morning .. Jeep filled with gear, took us to a spot where we had miles of private beach and gave us the surf experience of a lifetime. We... More 

Thank Kristentawse
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I cannot say enough good things about the folks at Frijoles. Everyone at Frijoles is so sweet. I had great surf lessons from both the owner and an instructor named JJ. They have super cute merchandise for sale as well. The colors and graphics on their merch is so cute, I bought my husband two of the same because I... More 

Thank Julia R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Looked for another place to rent a surf board and couldn't find it. Stopped here and the owner and his co-worker were both generous, friendly, easy to work with. Rented a board and boogie board - - good directions to an excellent spot to surf and eat lunch. Came back a little early and they gave us more money back... More 

Thank simnznc06
St-Bruno, QC
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

Our group of nine (2 families with boys aged 9 to 16), stayed at the Frijoles Locos apartments for our whole 2 weeks in Costa Rica. Ever since the get-go, Corynne was wonderful in responding to our numerous questions about life in Grande and also the different activities we wanted to take part in. First off, the setup is the... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We rented a couple of boards from Frijoles Locos during our one week stay at Playa Grande. This is a very nice shop, EXTREMELY friendly staff who are very accommodating and service oriented.

Thank Joy67117
Austin, Texas
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

Our kids have surfed with Frijoles Locos three times now, over the course of a year of so. Each time we visit the region, we book a session with them because it's just so amazing. This visit, we had three days in a row of morning lessons, with 6 kids ranging in age from 7-11. Since we were there for... More 

Thank LauraMAustin
Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 3 July 2015

My family wanted to learn how to surf. We are all beginners and my kids are ages 12 and 14. We were a little nervous to try, but the instructors at Frijoles Locos are great, and immediately put us at ease. We had a great time, and every one of us managed to get up on the board before the... More 

Thank Laura W
St. Augustine, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Just returned from Playa Grande and renting surfboards from Los Frijoles Surf Shop. Good selection of boards to choose from for renting, and staff/owners are incredibly helpful and friendly. Would definitely rent boards from them again, and have to say Ian, Corynne and their staff get the concept of customer service.

Thank Andy S
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

Went down to surf and hang out! I had to go into Frijoles Locos Surf Shop for some wax. Very nice place. Found out they had a spa!! After surfing 23 hrs in 3 days I was ready for a massage! 90 min of awesomeness!! Ian and Corynne have a fantastic set up, which I highly reccomend!!!

Thank Joseph A
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Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Frijoles Locos offers a wide array of surf and beach oriented gear for sale and rent as well as information on tours, transport and surf conditions. They also have a small vacation rental and spa which we did not employ however we rented our surf gear and bikes for several weeks at very reasonable rates. They are one of the... More 

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