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“Great Service and Go-To Place for Everything Grande”

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 January 26, 2014

We knew when we returned to Playa Grande we needed to first stop at Frijoles Locos to get everything set up for our trip: zip lining, surf lessons, and a sunset sail. Krizia remembered us from our trip last year and handled everything we needed. Krizia has the best customer service and basically made everything effortless for us. It is people like Krizia that make us want to make our Playa Grande plans for next year already! Our multiple surf lessons with Manu and Brent. Our 7 year old daughter loved the personalized attention and my wife and I got a little bit better this time around.

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is the second time I have used Frijoles Locos for surf lessons with a large group. Once again they knocked it out of the park! We had a group of 10 with 6 children ranging in age from 6 to 14. They brought plenty of instructors and we were all up and surfing by the end of the first lesson. They brought all of the rental boards down to the house and picked them back up at the end of the week. It is truly a pleasure to work with an outfit that is so well organized. Ian and Corynne are fantastic and their staff is outstanding. We will definitely use them again on our next trip to Playa Grande.

Thank Matt L
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Our twins had theit first encounter with surfing at Playa Grande, and the roughly two hours with the two instructors/trainers from Frijoles Locos was a rewarding and fantastic experience for them. You'll get intriduced to how and why and when to do what before heading for the water and being guided through the (moderate) waves at this beach. You´ll step out 1,5 hours later exhausted, partly frustrated (of course! it's unbelievablz difficult ....), keen to try it again, later ...
one other recommendation: the co-owner lady at the shop, originally from Australia, is a professionally trained massager, and she - as well as her local assistant - can do wonders !!! Don't miss it.

Thank HajoL
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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

I did not rent any surfboard but bought last year a couple of Sanuk
Shoes and this year a short
People inside are very nice but all the
Clothing section is probably priced
Double that in the US

Thank Jcbga
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We have used their shop on two different trips to Costa Rica. Good equipment, super friendly service, willing to help out with local information. No complaints at all. I would highly suggest you swing by their shop if you are looking to surf and will be in their area. Actually, even if you are not going surf but need beach wear, it's definitely worth a look.

Thank SlalomFrog
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