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About Frijoles Locos Surf Shop
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, quality surfboard rentals, snorkel equipment, bike rentals, boogie boards, SUPs and other beach rentals including beach chairs and shade. 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. 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. Frijoles Locos is the one stop 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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If you’ve always wanted to learn to surf, Costa Rica’s Playa Grande is a great place to turn that dream into reality. These 90-minute lessons are designed for beginners, so you’ll learn the best technique and etiquette from the start. Choose from group, semi-private, or private lessons, depending on how you learn best. More experienced surfers wanting to improve their skills will also benefit from private lessons.
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Ailbe G wrote a review Jun 2022
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Board delivered to the hotel , surf lesson was excellent . After surf lesson it was decided I needed a different board. They switched them out for me. Shop has just about anything you need .
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Jeff7520 wrote a review Jun 2022
Castle Rock, Colorado328 contributions125 helpful votes
We had a great time surfing with Andy. We had basically a private family lesson at Playa Grande. He went over all the basic steps to surfing and worked with us individually. He went further out in the surf with my oldest son who wanted an extra challenge at the end. My only reason for not giving 5 stars is the staff when we first entered weren't the friendliest and made us feel a tad uncomfortable about surf lessons. Andy was very cool though.
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Response from FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop
Responded Jun 3, 2022
Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review and I'm happy that you had a wonderful surf experience! I'm curious as to how our staff made you feel uncomfortable about surf lessons - We do a LOT of lessons and our crew is accustomed to speaking with clients ahead of scheduling. Perhaps a language barrier? At any rate we do hope to have you back again soon!
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Enrene v wrote a review Apr 2022
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We have never had a surf lesson before, but Brian was a friendly and patient teacher and good communicator. We had our lesson on the first day of our vacation and spent the rest of the week practicing on rented boards. The instruction was excellent and they brought the boards to our home. We also scheduled other activities through Jules and their concierge service. The recommendations were excellent and exactly what we wanted in a family vacation in beautiful Costa Rica!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop
Responded Apr 18, 2022
Thank you for taking a moment to provide feedback on your experience with us! So happy to hear that you had a great time and that our crew continues to live up to expectations! We look forward to having you back!
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N C wrote a review Mar 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota109 contributions21 helpful votes
We stopped in and shopped for a bit. Ended up buying some nice swim trunks. Gentleman who helped us was nice, knowledgeable and helpful. Cute puppy, too.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Katie UH wrote a review Feb 2022
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My friend and I had an amazing experience learning at Grande. The beach was absolutely perfect for beginners and Jost was a wonderful instructor. We were up more than we were down. A pleasant surprise to say the least and I can’t wait to surf again! You MUST take lessons from Locos while you are in CR!
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Response from FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop
Responded Feb 22, 2022
So happy to hear that your surfing experience was everything we strive to be! Jost (and the rest of our instructors) love what they do and it shows! We look forward to having you back any time!
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