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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Wellness & Spas
Owner description: Frijoles Locos Surf Shop provides fun, safe and professional surf lessons for the whole family. Our...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Wellness & Spas
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Frijoles Locos is an excellent surf shop in little Playa Grande. They offer bodyboard, tent, bike, surf board rentals and a wide selection of all your aqua needs! Every worker is helpful, friendly and polite! Highly recommended.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We took the family to the Four Seasons resort about an hour away from Frijoles locos and went to the surf shop everyday. My 20 & 18 year olds surfed with Ian on several beaches and a day trip to Witches Rock. Ian was more than we could ask for and our kids had an incredible time with him. We... More 

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FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Mac for your review. We really enjoy ensuring our customers and guests have the very best experience possible, from advanced surf guiding to generating beginner enthusiasm with quality instruction. Frijoles Locos Surf Shop is located at one of the closest surfing beaches to the Four Seasons, and we look forward to providing our professional service to more visitors... More 

Cologne, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I don't know how to phrase all my adventures and experiences during my 2 months internship in Playa Grande appropriately, but what I know is that Frijoles Locos made my stay special. I've never surfed before and actually, I was pretty scared. Nevertheless, I wanted to try and so I went to Frijoles Locos to get some information. Just a... More 

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

My whole family was just blown away by the selection, service, prices and attention to detail that you'll find at Frijoles Locos!! We just returned from two weeks in Costa Rica. In that time we were at Frijoles Locos many times, for many reasons...renting boards, buying hats & sunscreen, booking a fishing trip. Each time we went into the shop,... More 

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FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop & Spa, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear feedback such as yours. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Our number one goal for visitors to Playa Grande area is to ensure that they have the best possible all round experience. We love this place and all it has to offer, and enjoy seeing others appreciate it too! With... More 

Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Frijoles was an awesome surf shop, closet to the the break in Playa Grande. They have a very wide selection of boards... one of the best I saw in all of Costa Rica... and hear out your needs and meets them! They are great! Love them! ... and I will be back soon! Pura Vida, Rob Carbonell

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FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Rob for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. We continue to strive to stock a wide range of rental surfboards, and other rental equipment to make every vacationer's stay in Playa Grande the best it can be. We do hope to see you again soon! More 

Boston, Ma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

From rentals, to surfing gear, to clothes to make you feel like kelly Slater Frijoles Locos is amazing. The staff (husband and wife) are amazing, and he used to be a professional surfer. The location of the shop is great as well, because about a mile past it is some of the best surf in all of CR. We rented... More 

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FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop & Spa, responded to this review

Your review made us smile :) Kelly Slater-esque clothing and great waves... what more could one need?! On a more serious note, we appreciate all feedback, and strive to continue to offer quality surfboard rentals and great selection. For anyone planning a trip to Playa Grande, we are open to hearing your board preferences in advance and helping you line... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

When visiting Playa Grande....Frijoles Locos is a must! Corynne made our trip to Playa Grande the best! Excellent source of information on what to do while in CR!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

Corynne took the time to give good advice by email as we were planning our trip. They have a good selection of boards in good condition - long, short, fish, etc. at good rental prices. My wife got a great prenatal massage while I was out surfing. The store is clean and well run. More importantly, they are good people.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Corynne, an Aussie transplant, is the major reason our family trip to Playa Grande is so filled with so many incredible memories. She has a charismatic personality and is more than eager to help. Corynne booked tours for us to Palo Verde National Park, Playa Grande Estuary tours, Pura Adventura, and a Turtle tour. She also arranged transportation for our... More 

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Toronto, On
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Our family enjoyed two lessons with Frijoles Locos Surf Shop. All five of us got up multiple times and our 3 children ended up renting boards for the rest of the week from them. We were staying on Playa Grande so it was easy to go out to the beach and meet the instructors. I think they picked up some... More 

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