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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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Frijoles Locos made our vacation the 5 star!

Frijoles Locos Surf Shop made our vacation! Set us up with board rentals and delivery/pick up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim F
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Providence, Rhode Island
Great "True" Surf shop

This is a great surf shop. Excellent staff and well stocked. If you are near Playa Grande and need... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dancI7125QJ
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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
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+506 2652 9235
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frijoles Locos Surf Shop made our vacation! Set us up with board rentals and delivery/pick up. Their concierge Jeanette, was beyond helpful...answered all 250 questions our group had. She set us up with some fantastic adventures and provided numerous suggestions for dining and locations to...More

Thank Kim F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great surf shop. Excellent staff and well stocked. If you are near Playa Grande and need surf equipment or Beach chairs and umbrellas you have to check out Frijoles Locos shop. Our group just returned home from a great trip. We rented...More

Thank dancI7125QJ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy as pie. Reserve on line, pick up your board on the way down the hill to town, catch waves. They even picked up the board on our last day. Friendly staff.

Thank Pete M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another trip to Playa Grande where Frijoles came through for us in all regards. From board rentals, planning a fishing trip, trip to Witch's Rock, a massage, cool tees and all around great people, it was a pleasure as always. Thanks guys - see ya...More

Thank Brian O
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Frijoles Locos is the friendliest, most knowledgeable, and professional surf shop in Playa Grande/Tamarindo. This stop is a must whether you want to learn to surf, improve your skills, rent high-quality boards, or buy unique souvenir t-shirts. And if you want a comfy apartment for...More

Thank SanukSanuk
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

By far our favorite memory on our trip. Our instructor, Eli was the best. So amazing with our kids, really All of us. I highly recommend booking this and asking for Eli. We ❤️ You Eli!!

Thank Courtenay K
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

The folks at Frijoles Locos were great. I prepaid for 5 surfboards and bikes for the week. Omar from Locos set everything up and communicated well. When we arrived everything was ready. They even delivered some boards and bikes to the house and picked them...More

Thank Erik T
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Spent a week in playa grande with my friends and we rented our boards here. The board selection was awesome and the prices were cheap. Angelo took us on a guided surf tour on his day off to marbella, avellanas, ostional, and San Juanillo. He...More

Thank Jack S
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Brought 4 recent high school graduates for a surf trip to Playa Grande. Angelo took great interest in making sure the boys had a great time surfing in Playa Grande and beaches beyond. On his day off, he accompanied our group on a day trip...More

Thank cindystancil
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

The owner and staff were exceptionally helpful. Booked our lessons out of this shop and Eli was awesome. He was efficient, on time and very patient with me and my 13 yo daughter. He took us where ever the waves were best in the that...More

Thank Patrick K
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