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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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Surf shop with wide variety of gear to buy or rent and knowledgeable staff for lessons, tips

Stopped there to check out the local surf shop and they had a nice variety of gear to buy or rent... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Chicago, IL
Fantastic experience!

We had 5 days of surf lessons and loved every minute! Our instructor JJ was amazing, helpful, fun... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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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
+506 2652 9235
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Stopped there to check out the local surf shop and they had a nice variety of gear to buy or rent for the day. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable. They offer surf lessons for all levels for those fortunate enough to ride one of the...More

2  Thank HappyTrailsChicago
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had 5 days of surf lessons and loved every minute! Our instructor JJ was amazing, helpful, fun and extremely enthusiastic! Could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you Frijoles Locos! See you next year!

Thank heatherearl6
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Well located surfshop/spa at the entrance of Playa Grande. The shop has a wide range of surf gear and clothes, but prices are fairly steep. Service tends to be unenthusiastic, but that may not matter so much in a shop. Surf lessons are not the...More

1  Thank urbanemson
FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Hi urbanemson- thanks for giving us your opinion of Frijoles Locos. I thought I recognized your name and looking back through old emails found our prior correspondence- from a few years ago. You had taken private surf lessons with Rob and had a great time,...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Frijoles Locos does it all. This is the second time I have visited Playa Grande, and Frijoles Locos help be set up all of our shuttles and excursions. rented us quality surfboards, (a shredder in our group rented a brand new $1000 board) delivered the...More

Thank Davehewett1
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We went based of trip advisor reviews. Staff was very helpfu. They let us rent a surf board for a week and trade it in for different models as our skills progressed. Had a large supply of rash guards and misc clothing.

Thank mikesG4366HB
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I visit Costa Rica several times a year, and I am usually here with 2-6 kids in tow. We always get the kids surf lessons with Frijoles Locos and are never disappointed. Today, I was happy to learn that their expert teaching skills also extend...More

Thank LauraMAustin
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent surf shop!! The staff at this surf shop are awesome so friendly and knowledgeable. It is a great atmosphere.

Thank Tamara S
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I've been lucky enough to surf many places in the world, and this is by far the best surf shop I've ever used. Great rates, great boards, great people. Online booking too. And they book great wilderness tours as well.

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

One of my friends who is a local surfer referred me over to Corynne, she answered all my emails and was very informative and helpful. Great overall experience. Went with 2 friends who had never surfed before. JJ was a fantastic instructor, he was waiting...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This surf shop was about a 7 minute walk from our hotel (Rip Jack Inn), so we utilized it quite a bit throughout our stay in Playa Grande. Their rental rates are very affordable, which made our trip much more fun (body boards-$7, beach umbrella-$10...More

Thank krschoen
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