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Address: 25 metres est of Playa Grande School, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2652 9235
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Frijoles Locos Surf Shop provides fun, safe and professional surf lessons...

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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Another Great Day made by FL Crew

If you get in touch with Corynne at Frijoles Locos in advance; organizing your vacations become easier than you thought. Earlier on the week I got an email from the Surf Shop... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2015
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

We stopped into FL to get some bike rentals (highly recommended if you're staying in PG). The beach bikes we got could have used a bit more air in the tires but we were just too all over the place to go back and ask for more air (they had mentioned to come back if we needed bike maintenance). The... More 

Thank Isneezed
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

If you get in touch with Corynne at Frijoles Locos in advance; organizing your vacations become easier than you thought. Earlier on the week I got an email from the Surf Shop announcing an Epic Swell coming to Guanacaste right before the beginning of May. Without thinking it twice I called my nephew who's only eight years old and told... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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Reviewed May 4, 2015

Just a quick review to recognize we have a very positive experience with this shop- a high quality operation with knowledgeable staff and a well stocked store. We rented boards for a week from this shop and Corynne made it easy and quick to get what we needed. We also signed up for a lesson with Doug; he was so... More 

Thank RustyS03
Jupiter, Florida
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Reviewed April 30, 2015

I've rented many boards for Frijoles as well as purchased a ton of clothes. They never disappoint. There is no need to bring your board from the states. The quiver here is sick!

Thank Mike D
New York City, New York
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Reviewed April 27, 2015

Take a class here, regardless of whether you're a beginner or intermediate. Robert is an excellent instructor with a strong determination to make you a better surfer. He is very patient and has a positive approach to teaching. He loves what he does and is a great person. He taught me more in just a few days to make me... More 

Thank Getaway333
Falls Church, Virginia
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Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were staying in Playa Flamingo and were told by a local that Playa Grande was a bigger beach with better waves and they were right! We took a drive and stopped at Frijoles for some guidance, based on the Trip Advisor reviews. The shop is great with surf gear, bathing suites, gopro accessories, sunscreen etc. Best part is that... More 

Thank live4wknds
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Reviewed April 2, 2015

You have to visit if you are in the Playa Grande area. The store has all the newest bathing suits, clothes, and surf gear. The staff are really friendly and helpful and the spa was such a nice break from the heat outside. I got a massage and pedicure and both were very relaxing!!

Thank Jenna S
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 21, 2015

I stopped by Los Frijoles, while staying at La Marejada Hotel (highly recommend!) last week. The first day I rented boogie boards ($7/day) to take to the beach, the second day I rented bikes ($10/day) to get around the Playa Grande area. I was helped by a young woman who was very helpful and friendly. The rentals were completed with... More 

Thank MFM50611
Wilmington Beach, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stopped here for some local surf information and shopping. The selection of gear was plentiful. Victoria was very friendly and told us a lot about the local surf scene. Their prices were average.

Thank Todd R
Orangeville, Canada
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Reviewed March 9, 2015

We rented a beach chair from this place for several days. Also, one introductory surfing lesson which was reasonably priced and well & patiently instructed. This shop will pretty much provide anything you need to enjoy amaizng Playa Grande.

Thank TLAOrangeville

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