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Address: 100m S del hotel Iguana Dorada, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2682 4039
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We are a tourist information stop that also provides Surfboard, Bodyboard,...

We are a tourist information stop that also provides Surfboard, Bodyboard, Bike, Board Game, Snorkel Kit Rentals. We have a large used book collection and a huge variety of DVDs for rent. Chat us up about the area, any tours offered in Nosara, your favorite movies, how the waves were, or the state of your aunt's sprained ankle.

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Great Surf Lessons

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sammwiches
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Peoria, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 guy. Only drawback: because there were 4 of us, we had to split into two... More 

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Camarillo, California
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Westfield, New Jersey
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102 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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. You can also rent bicycles for $10/day and get all kinds of information about the... More 

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Ottawa
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Dave and his crew were fantastic in making our 2 week holiday in Nosara. We rented our boards from them, were given good local knowledge about practically everything and found it was our go-to spot for all things Nosara and area related. I learned more in 20 minutes from Dave about the "why's" of surfing, than I did with 2... More 

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1 Thank JCDOttawa
Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this review

Hey there. Thanks for the review! We'll keep doing what we do and I hope that we'll see you again soon.. More 

California
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was one of my favorite places in Guiones...kind of strange I know, but it was just such a one stop shop. We rented umbrellas for the beach; $5 all day. Rented surfboards; $15 per day...pretty much the going rate in town. Booked a fishing trip, hired a tuk-tuk, bought gear, books, water...whatever you need. The best part was the... More 

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1 Thank catelefono
Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I hope that we see you again next year. I'm glad that you were pleased with Alex and Adriana as well. They are a great team. More 

Nosara, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

So many titles to choose from. When you arrive to the jungle some forget how difficult it is to get the comforts of city life. Frog Pad helps with that.Not only do they provide surf board rentals and snorkel gear, they have DVDs. Sometimes wifi does't work or is not available, so these "old fashion" little disc are awesome!!

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1 Thank Nikki C
Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this review

Thans Nikki! Keep coming back for those great DVDs!! More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Plenty of great movies to rent at the frog pad. Dave and his staff go out of their way to be accommodating and friendly. If there are adventures or tours you would like to set up the Frog Pad will make it happen.

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Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this review

We do what we can Jeff. Thanks for the review! More 

Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My son and I rented bikes here.We accidentally broke two locks.The guys here are awesome.They drove us to the bikes, cut the lock and gave us a new idiot proof lock, this time with no key and sent us on our way.They charged us the smallest fee for the locks,no attitude at all.The bikes were great.They made sure the tires... More 

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Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this review

I'm very happy to hear that you were stoked on our service. We have a great team and we look forward to helping you next time you're in town as well. Take care. More 

Telluride, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Frog Pad does many things; and conveniently, given it's location. Book your incredible massage with Juan Carlos Soldana (at Spacio), rent a Scrabble board, or some DVDs. You can also exchange books in the "library:. Don't have any to exchange? You can pay for a new book. Right across from the Gilded Iguana, in North Guiones. Helpful, friendly, ask... More 

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1 Thank Michelle R
Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this review

Wish there were more like you. thanks for the review. More 

Jaco
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

the guy who curates the movies here does a fantastic job. he also helps organize the annual caricaco musis festival, which is an awesome event in march. support his business!

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1 Thank Good_Advice_on_Jaco
Monkey-ish, Owner at The Frog Pad, responded to this review

Thanks for the shout out! I try and do my best here. Hope to see you at this year's Caricaco Music Fest. It's going to be April 16-20 this year (2015). More 

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