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“Arrogant Owner with bad vibe”

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 24 August 2010

Avoid this place if you can, the owner is a complete tool. We asked about local surf, we got this "I'm the best surfer in the world and you suck" attitude about where to go and basically were treated as unwelcome to the shop. There are other surf shops around the area, go to those. The people are nicer and a better vibe.

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Reviewed 30 May 2010

We just spent two weeks in Playa Grande in the Guanacaste region in the Northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica and Ian and Corynne of Frijoles Locos Surf Shop and Spa are THE BEST! They not only set our 19-year old son and two friends up with surf boards and lessons, but gave us a great deal on bike rentals too. Ian is extremely good at instruction and they run an awesome shop which exemplifies the "Pura Vida" lifestyle. Other shops in Tamarindo are too commercial for our tastes and besides, the beach and breaks at Playa Grande are perfect! Go to their website at http://www.playagrandesurfshop.com/Home.html
and see what they offer. They're even nicer in person and you cannot go wrong....I just hope Playa Grande can retain that sleepy surf beach feel and doesn't become overdeveloped.
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