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Mato's Surf Shop

Main Road | Frente a Kikes Place, Playa Grande, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9227
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We stopped by to check it out since we were staying at Playa Grande. The store was very quiet and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Chill vibes

Real happy with my experience here. Got a solo lesson with Marco. I'm a newb and have only had 2... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
David L
via mobile
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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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  • Average2%
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Main Road | Frente a Kikes Place, Playa Grande, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9227
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by to check it out since we were staying at Playa Grande. The store was very quiet and no customers are present. They carry basic souvenirs and do surf lessons, which we didn't need. I'm sure this place is more busy during their...More

Thank FaeTravel
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Real happy with my experience here. Got a solo lesson with Marco. I'm a newb and have only had 2 lessons previous, but he was the best, chill and patient. Learned some new techniques and to "feel the wave," which is a real thing and...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The faux wave at the bottom of the big surf shop is almost an obligatory photo op. Look like you've finally caught the big one before you step inside this big surf shop. Wide variety of gear to buy or rent, plenty of shirts, hats,...More

2  Thank HappyTrailsChicago
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We've been visiting, shopping, renting boards and buying gear here for 5 years. Everything you need and very accommodating people to work with for surf stuff.

Thank LeConteCruiser
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff with great local knowledge and most of all with the right spirit. There is a wide choice of surfboards for all levels and everything you need when it comes to souvenirs, swimwear and accessories. We really enjoyed renting our surfboards...More

1  Thank Maeva C
Reviewed 9 December 2016 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...More

Thank Pauline L
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...More

Thank atticus_surfs
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.

Thank SatsangYoga
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...More

Thank mstark619
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank amy j
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