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Frijoles Locos Surf Shop & Spa

25 metres est of Playa Grande School, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9235
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2 adults, 3 kids, we had a class, and then rented 2 boards (5$ for 2 hours per board was a great... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2016
Jean-Léon D
Great surf lessons for beginners

We took 2 group surfing lessons with Frijoles Locos. My husband and I had never surfed before. The... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2016
Jodie H
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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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25 metres est of Playa Grande School, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

2 adults, 3 kids, we had a class, and then rented 2 boards (5$ for 2 hours per board was a great solution for us…). Very nice teacher - good with the kids, a beautiful shop with lots of merch, souvenirs. Thanks and have a...More

Thank Jean-Léon D
FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

Thank you Jean-Léon for making our day with a lovely review! We love to hear that our guests are happy (even though it is the criticism that makes us improve ;) and hope that you will return one day to continue your surf adventures. All...More

Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

We took 2 group surfing lessons with Frijoles Locos. My husband and I had never surfed before. The instructor was excellent and we had lots of fun. We popped up lots of times and really felt like we improved over the course of the lessons....More

Thank Jodie H
FrijolesLocos, Owner at Frijoles Locos Surf Shop & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

Hi Jodie, Thanks for your review- we are certainly going to check with the instructor why your lesson was shorter than 90 minutes as that is most certainly not ok! Thanks for letting us know. I am happy to hear that you felt like you...More

Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We found Frijoles Locos to be better stocked than most of the surf shops in Tamarindo. Helpful polite and staff who we felt genuinely want us to have a great time. We had our own boards but hired a longboard as there waves were small....More

Thank Crusty1967
Reviewed 3 January 2016

My wife and I plus our 2 adult children just spent most of a week staying here and renting gear. Everything about this experience was great. Helpful, friendly people who know what you need or can provide the local knowledge to get you what you...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Great products to rent. Friendly and conveniently located. Great ocean gear and very great staff. Whole family enjoyed going.

Thank citapepita
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We returned to Frijoles Locos, where we had rented boards and taken lessons in the summer of 2014 to rent boards and pick up a few t-shirts, wax, etc. Frijoles is incredibly friendly and has a nice selection of well cared for boards. They delivered...More

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Thank you Corynne for the best massage I have ever had. Yes, it was VERY relaxing. But she helped me get rid of some lower pain I had been having for a few weeks. Not only did she help with my problem spots, but I...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

I didn't fly with boards this time and was just gonna buy one when I got here. Although they have an awesome selection of boards to buy I decided to just rent and switch boards per day if needed. Super friendly staff ! Stoked to...More

Thank Bryan K
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We went here on our honeymoon last year. We had looked into surfing at hotels and shops in the area and came across this surf shop. They picked us up in the morning .. Jeep filled with gear, took us to a spot where we...More

Thank Kristentawse
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I cannot say enough good things about the folks at Frijoles. Everyone at Frijoles is so sweet. I had great surf lessons from both the owner and an instructor named JJ. They have super cute merchandise for sale as well. The colors and graphics on...More

Thank Julia R
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