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16 Mar 2018
“My stay durning March of 2018”
10 Feb 2018
“Has everything you need!”
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We are a tourist information stop that also provides Surfboards, Bodyboards, Bikes, Board Games, Snorkel Kit Rentals and Surf Lessons. We have a large Used Book collection and a huge variety of DVDs for rent. Chat us up about the area, any tours...more
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100m S del hotel Iguana Dorada, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

I stayed at the Frog Pad and took surfing lessons there as well on a spring break trip in 2018. The hotel has a great location and it was an easy walk to get to several nearby restaurants, a store, the beach, workout classes, yoga...More

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Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you very much. I'm very glad that you enjoyed your stay in Villa Tortuga as much as the services of The Frog Pad. Take care and and look forward to your next visit Dave

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We rented Sushi go for $2 for 24 hours - great idea! We also swapped a book (2 for 1 policy). Friendly staff, would recommend coming here.

Thank Not-Lost-Wanderers
Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you and I hope that you find cause to come visit again. Take care, Dave

Reviewed 11 February 2018

Frog Pad (next to Nosara CR Surf School) has everything you might want to rent on your vacation. We just got a beach umbrella for a few days - pretty good price, easy rental process, great condition. They have things you might not even think...More

Thank Miche5678
Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your review. I hope that we can continue to be of use and also surprise with what we have to offer. Dave

Reviewed 20 February 2017

David and his team are excellent. We've been renting boards and bikes from them for 7+ years. They are always helpful and flexible. They also go above and beyond. My wife had a medical emergency this past year and they totally took care of us...More

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Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thanks Mark! It was great to see you again and glad that you two are all good. Take care and see you again next year! Dave

Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Okay, so the title is pretty lofty but totally accurate for me at least. This is one of my favorite places in Nosara and I think if this place wasn't here I might have gone insane the first few trips. They have a huge selection...More

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Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

I'd love to have more kids books as well, but these are the breaks with used book shops in foreign countries. Next time you're around find me as ask about my collection of books. I've kept many from my childhood, but don't sell them. Dave

Reviewed 17 April 2016

We visited April 2016 with 3 boys ages 13-18. They have a nice board selection. They do not have soft top boards. Best for experienced surfers. When we returned our boards they looked over them meticulously for any dings. We were charged an extra $10...More

Thank casaquer0
Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

I'm glad that you enjoyed the selection of boards. It's not fun for us to charge for dings either and we've revised how we check the board out now by having the renter make sure to check the board over as well and we take...More

Reviewed 1 March 2016

If you need help with *anything* the guy that runs Frog Pad is super knowledgeable and helpful, plus the used book section is fabulous! You can even rent movies, board games, surf boards, and bikes!!

Thank Piper W
Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Thank you for enjoying what we offer. Hope to have you back again soon.

Reviewed 22 January 2016

Mark (at least i think that was our instructor's name -- strong Boston accent) took 4 of us out on our first-ever surf lesson. I felt like we got great instructions from him. really a lot of fun. I definitely recommend surf lesson's from this...More

Thank Sammwiches
Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Thank you for your review. We're looking into cloning Mark for future group lessons, but until then we'll try and keep him busy and clients smiling. Take care, Dave

Reviewed 15 January 2016

Everyone is always very helpful! They have a great selection of DVD's, and they have a used book trade.

Thank Trisha S
Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Thanks Trisha!

Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

I don't know how we missed this place, run by Nosara's answer to Clark Kent. The Frog Pad has saved us from lots of aggravation on rainy evenings in, as we have been well stocked with newly released DVDs and a wide variety of books....More

Thank Ann R
Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

So happy that you (and the kids) enjoyed our place. We hope to continue keeping everyone entertained and happy on their vacations. Take care and see you next time. Dave

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