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Address: Main Road | Frente a Kikes Place, Playa Grande, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2652 9227
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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Welcome to MatosSurfShop with tree locations, two in Tamarindo Beach and...

Welcome to MatosSurfShop with tree locations, two in Tamarindo Beach and one at the National Park Playa Grande),Costa Rica. We are the Surf Shop that offers "Whatever a surfer needs".

Located in Playa Grande National Park Las Baulas, the PLAYA GRANDE SURF SHOP offers a big selection in new and used Surfboards. From sizes 5.0 To 10 ft we have them for rent and to sell. We take the Surf Photos at Playa Grande and we have been capturing the action Since 2000. Full Surf Supply and King Ding Repair EXPRESS Fast and Clean. Original T-Shirts with Our Own Photos and art work, and a big selection of souvenirs made by local Artists. We also offer our own Video Productions and Custom Photo and Video Service, and of course Surf Lessons at Playa Grande or Tamarindo depending upon your level.

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Love this place!

Jeanette, the owner, was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, reliable, friendly and flexible. She helped me book surfing lessons, rented me boogie boards, gave me great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Pauline L
via mobile
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Jeanette, the owner, was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, reliable, friendly and flexible. She helped me book surfing lessons, rented me boogie boards, gave me great recommendations & directions to area beaches & restaurants. Also, she's got a great selection of swimwear, apparel & souvenirs. For anything & everything related to surfing, the beach, and the greater Playa Grande area, this is... More 

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Thank Pauline L
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good surf shop with very friendly staff and reasonable prices for board rental. Stays open even in the low season compared with the other shops in town which is a huge plus. Flexible in terms of swapping out boards and a solid selection to pick from. Fluent in English or Spanish too, and a great knowledge of the area and... More 

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Thank atticus_surfs
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Matos and Gineth are great! Willing to help at all times and have all kinds of services from surfboard and bicycle rentals to surf photography and trips. Their shop is equipped with all you might need to enjoy the Playa Grande surf sessions.

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Thank SatsangYoga
Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best surf shops I've ever been to. They do it right at matos surf shop. They have a huge selection of boards to rent for the day, hour, or weekly. The warm welcoming and friendliness is what kept us coming back, thanks for everything!

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Thank mstark619
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We stopped in this surf shop to pick up a soda quickly one day and ended up coming back 3 days in a row. It is locally owned by a husband and wife that could not have been nicer and hospitable. The selection of surf gear was great. We bought several rash guards and shorts from them over a couple... More 

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Thank amy j
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We were lost and spoke no Spanish, and Jenet, who runs the shop and is married to the owner, helped us make some calls and find our rental house. We returned later and rented some boogie boards for the week and got some souvenirs. Great shop, great staff. A big thanks to Janet for being such a sweetheart and helping... More 

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Thank sweetT503
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Matos is a very friendly surf shop with a great selection of boards. Jeanette was really helpful in getting my dad and I set up on boards that were perfect for us and giving us a lot of tips on the local break. Will definitely be back!

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Thank sovls
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

So, I'm going to be lame and only talk about the souvenirs, not the surfing. We took our surfing lessons from another company, and I came to this shop for the souvenirs, because I'm a last-minute souvenir shopper. The staff was extremely friendly, and we had a great chat about the town, the heat, etc. This store has a good... More 

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Thank lakeZeke
Comox, Canada
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Great staff! Very helpful and knowledgeable. Amazing customer service and lots of great souvenirs too! They rent boogie boards and surf boards and have a great selection of swim shirts to prevent the crazy burns from the hot Costa Rican sun!

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Thank Allison D
Austin, Texas
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85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

we browsed this cool surf shop while waiting for a friend who had to go to the clinic nearby. enjoyed taking pics inside the "tube" and browsed the nice tee shirts and souveniers. enjoyed seeing the pets lounging around relaxing while i shopped around. felt like it was a fun relaxed atmosphere. the staff was friendly and made us feel... More 

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Thank krzykat

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