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Address: 25 metres est of Playa Grande School, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2652 9235
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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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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Great place to learn how to surf!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 July 2015
Laura W
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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St. Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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Thank Andy S
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!

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Thank Joseph A
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank 32countrieslater
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

We stopped into FL to get some bike rentals (highly recommended if you're staying in PG). The beach bikes we got could have used a bit more air in the tires but we were just too all over the place to go back and ask for more air (they had mentioned to come back if we needed bike maintenance). The... More 

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Thank Isneezed
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

If you get in touch with Corynne at Frijoles Locos in advance; organizing your vacations become easier than you thought. Earlier on the week I got an email from the Surf Shop announcing an Epic Swell coming to Guanacaste right before the beginning of May. Without thinking it twice I called my nephew who's only eight years old and told... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Just a quick review to recognize we have a very positive experience with this shop- a high quality operation with knowledgeable staff and a well stocked store. We rented boards for a week from this shop and Corynne made it easy and quick to get what we needed. We also signed up for a lesson with Doug; he was so... More 

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Thank RustyS03
Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

I've rented many boards for Frijoles as well as purchased a ton of clothes. They never disappoint. There is no need to bring your board from the states. The quiver here is sick!

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Thank Mike D
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

Take a class here, regardless of whether you're a beginner or intermediate. Robert is an excellent instructor with a strong determination to make you a better surfer. He is very patient and has a positive approach to teaching. He loves what he does and is a great person. He taught me more in just a few days to make me... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

We were staying in Playa Flamingo and were told by a local that Playa Grande was a bigger beach with better waves and they were right! We took a drive and stopped at Frijoles for some guidance, based on the Trip Advisor reviews. The shop is great with surf gear, bathing suites, gopro accessories, sunscreen etc. Best part is that... More 

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