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“Best Surf Shop In CR”

Frijoles Locos Surf Shop & Spa
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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.
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 boards for 6 days, and will be returning next year for another surfing trip. The staff, prices, and quality of their products are great. I would love to stay above the shop for a week next year when we go back down!

Thank Connor O
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FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2012

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 up a perfect fit for your needs. We understand that traveling with boards is difficult and expensive, but a good board and good gear is essential to your surf trip. Carter O- we would love to see you back next year, the apartment is freshly painted and ready!

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

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!!

Thank Animalhsz
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

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. You will not find friendly, trustworthy interactions like this elsewhere. My wife and I highly recommend frijoles locos. Corynne and Krizia made my wife's day and I got a great board and good surf session.

Thank kmil24
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Reviewed July 16, 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 party of 9 to go out to dinner with minimal notice. We also used her services to shuttle us to/from the Liberia airport. We rented bikes as well which she and her husband, Ian, arranged for both drop off and pick up. Thanks so much for making our vacation memorable and effortless!

Thank Bentleydawg
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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 other people who weren't staying so close to the beach. The instructors were patient, encouraging and fun. This was a highlight of our trip and months later our kids are still talking about it and how they can't wait to go back.

Thank dimples
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