Driving Directions From Playa Grande to Playa Danta

Driving Directions From Playa Grande to Playa Danta

Driving Directions From Playa Grande to Playa Danta 1. From Frijoles Locos Surf Shop, take a right at the school to leave Playa Grande. 2. After 7-8 minutes you will arrive in Matapalo. There is a soccer field here. Take a right at the stop sign when you see the soccer field. 3. Follow this paved road for around 5 minutes until you pass by the large hardware store called BAQUORE on your right. Immediately after this, is a LEFT hand turn off towards Flamingo, Conchal, Brasilito. Take this left turn here. 4. Follow this road along, passing through Brasilito, take a sharp right opposite Cameron Dorado (a restaurant on the left hand side) to continue on this paved road. If you end up on dirt road, you went straight when you should have gone right. 5. You will come to a right hand turn opposite Banco Nacional, on a dirt road. There are signs to Las Catalinas and Playa Danta. Take a right here. If you reach a beach on your right hand side, you have gone 200 yards too far. 6. Along this dirt road you will travel, until a 4 way intersection, with El Castillo restaurant on your right. Turn right here. 7. At the next 4 way intersection, Las Perlas bar will be on your left. Turn left here. 8. Continue along this road until the next T-intersection. Turn left here, passing by the soccer field of Potrero on your right. 9. At the next T-intersection, take a right, keeping the soccer field still on your right. Stay on this road which has been somewhat...
Driving Directions From Playa Grande to Conchal, Brasilito, Flamingo

Driving Directions From Playa Grande to Conchal, Brasilito, Flamingo

Driving Directions From Playa Grande to Conchal, Brasilito or Playa Flamingo 1. From Frijoles Locos Surf Shop, take a right at the school to leave Playa Grande. 2. After 7-8 minutes you will arrive in Matapalo. There is a soccer field here. Take a right at the stop sign when you see the soccer field. Follow this paved road for around 5 minutes until you pass by the large hardware store called BAQUORE on your right. Immediately after this, is a LEFT hand turn off towards Flamingo, Conchal, Brasilito. 3. Take this left turn here. Follow this road along, passing by Reserva Conchal/ Westin on your left, over a one lane bridge which is Brasilito. To get to Playa Conchal, take the immediate left after the bridge. Pass by El Oasis Restaurant on your left, and you will see the beach on your right. If it is low tide, you can drive along the beach to the next beach south, which is Playa Conchal. 4. If you are going to Flamingo, continue straight instead of taking the left just after the bridge…. go through Brasilito, take a sharp right opposite Cameron Dorado (a restaurant on the left hand side) to continue on this paved road. If you end up on dirt road, you went straight when you should have gone right. Stay on this  paved road all the way until you see the next beach, which will be on your right… this is Flamingo Bay, and if you continue along the same road, you will get to Flamingo Beach. Mar y Sol restaurant is a must visit for sunset...
Driving Directions From Playa Grande to Tamarindo

Driving Directions From Playa Grande to Tamarindo

Driving directions from Playa Grande to Tamarindo for Sportfishing or Automercado. 1. From Frijoles Locos Surf Shop, take the right at the corner to leave Playa Grande. 2. After 7-8 minutes you will arrive in Matapalo. There is a soccer field here. Take a right at the stop sign when you see the soccer field on the opposite diagonal corner. Continue on this paved road for around 5 minutes until you see the big Super Compro supermarket on your left. This town is Huacas. 3. Take your next RIGHT on the paved road. Drive for around 7-8 minutes until you see a strip mall, with a big Mega Super on your left, also has Fischel pharmacy at the front. 4. Take the next right on a paved road towards Tamarindo Stay on this road. You will pass by Automercado after around 5 minutes, on your left hand side. The building is of a sandstone facade. 5. If you continue past Automercado, you will get to the town of Tamarindo. Don’t ever leave anything in your vehicle once you park it. For Tamarindo Sportfishing: If you are going to meet Petra with Tamarindo Sportfishing, stay on the same road all the way until it ends in a culdesac, commonly referred to as Tamarindo Circle. Petra has a white Toyota 4Runner and will meet you either at Noguis restaurant there in the far diagonal corner, or on the beach in front of the Pescador restaurant. You will be told at booking which location it...
Driving Directions From Papagayo to Playa Grande

Driving Directions From Papagayo to Playa Grande

Driving Directions from Four Seasons Hotel Papagayo to Playa Grande 1. From Four Seasons Papagayo, or Hilton Papagayo, continue along the main road leading back to the highway for around 26km. 2. When you reach the end of the road at the Do It Center, take a RIGHT. Continue along this main road, called Highway 21 (but rarely will you see a sign!), for around 20 minutes. You will pass through a small town called Filadelfia which has its’ own Super Compro supermarket on the right hand side. A couple minutes past here, you will come to a main intersection in the town of Belen, with a gas station on the far right hand corner, and signs pointing towards Flamingo, Tamarindo, Playa Danta, Playa Grande (Parque Nacional Marino de las Baulas). These signs for the Parque Nacional Marino las Baulas show an illustration of a turtle, they are brown with white writing, and refer to Playa Grande. Follow this road without turning off. After around 20 minutes, you will pass another gas station called “Oasis” on your left. This is the 2nd closest gas station to Playa Grande. There is a new one on the road to Tamarindo also. Continue going straight along this road. You will go up over a mountain after the Oasis gas station, you will go down the other side of the mountain, and about 2km along, will see a turn off to the left for Tamarindo. DO NOT take the left to Tamarindo! Stay straight. You will see Super Compro supermarket on your right around 200 meters past this intersection. If you are staying in...
Driving Directions From Tamarindo to Playa Grande

Driving Directions From Tamarindo to Playa Grande

Driving Directions from Tamarindo to Playa Grande 1. Starting at the Automercado, which is on the main road leaving Tamarindo. Continue along this paved road until it T’s in Villa Real. 2. Take a LEFT here at the T. Continue along this paved road for 7 minutes or so, until it T’s again. Now you are in Huacas. 3. Turn LEFT here. Continue along this paved road, passing by Super Compro on your right, for around 6 minutes, until you come to a stop. You are in Matapalo. There is a soccer field on your right. 4. Turn LEFT here at the stop sign. Go over a little bridge- take care as it is only one lane. Continue along this paved road, the whole way to Playa Grande. It should take around 7-8 minutes from the little bridge in Matapalo. 5. To get to the beach, take a LEFT just past Kike’s Place and at the corner where the little school sits. Frijoles Locos Surf Shop is on your left, just past the school and you can stop here, grab a cold coconut water, a map and gather some information about where to go, where to eat and what to do in Playa Grande. Have a great...
Driving Directions to Playa Grande from Playas Del Coco & Liberia

Driving Directions to Playa Grande from Playas Del Coco & Liberia

Driving Directions to Playa Grande from Playas Del Coco and Liberia 1. When leaving the airport, turn right at the main highway that runs beside the airport. 1.1 If coming from Playas del Coco, follow the signs back to the main highway as though you are going to the airport. Then, take a RIGHT once you meet the main highway. Continue along this main highway for around 20-25 minutes until the town of Belen. There is a gas station on the far right diagonal corner in Belen. 2. Turn right before the gas station, following the signs to Tamarindo/ Playa Grande (Parque Nacional Marino de las Baulas). These signs for the Parque Nacional Marino las Baulas have a drawing of a turtle, they are brown with white writing, and refer to Playa Grande. Follow this road without turning off. After around 20 minutes, you will pass another gas station called “Oasis” on your left. This is the 2nd closest gas station to the house, the other is on the road towards Tamarindo. Continue going straight along this road. You will go up over a mountain after the Oasis gas station, you will go down the other side of the mountain, and about 2km along, will see a turn off to the left for Tamarindo. DO NOT take the left to Tamarindo! Stay straight. You will see Super Compro supermarket on your right around 200 meters past this intersection. If you are staying in Playa Grande, get groceries here but don’t leave anything in the car unattended. Stay straight on this road, passing by the turn-off to the right for Flamingo,...
Driving Directions from Flamingo to Playa Grande

Driving Directions from Flamingo to Playa Grande

Driving Directions from Flamingo to Playa Grande Surf Shop Our GPS coordinates are 10.33949139 (Latitude) and -85.84547281 (Longitude) 1. Follow the paved road from Flamingo, all the way through Brasilito, Conchal, to Huacas where you will encounter a main T-intersection. Turn RIGHT here. There will be a medium sized brown sign on your right with white letters and a small picture of a turtle that says “Parque Nacional Marino de Las Baulas” which is Playa Grande. On your left once you have made the turn, is a large “Ferreteria BAQUORE” with lots of primary colors painted on it. If this is on your left immediately after you take the right at the T intersection, you are on the right track. Follow this paved road around 5-6 minutes until you reach another 4 way intersection: on your right is a soccer field, straight ahead the road becomes dirt. 2. Turn LEFT here. Shortly after you take a left, you will pass over a tiny bridge, with a Give Way sign on your side. Use caution approaching the bridge. Continue along this paved road for around 7 minutes, you will go over a medium sized mountain then descend to a straightaway, passing by a lovely big entryway to a beautiful development called Las Ventanas de Playa Grande. Keep going until you start to see some buildings… You will get to a corner with Kike’s Place on your left, then a little school just after that… take the left turn here at the big sign, it is still paved road. 3. Just after making that turn left, you will see Frijoles Locos Surf Shop...
Playa Grande Summer Surf Camp for Kids

Playa Grande Summer Surf Camp for Kids

Our annual Kids Summer Surf Camp has grown each year and now is in such demand that we created TWO camp sessions. Unfortunately Dengue Fever raised its ugly head and grabbed Surf Camp leader Ian Bean…. so we had to change the second camp… however it is back on and update will follow. The first camp, August 12th, 13th and 14th was a huge hit. Day 3 saw a surf contest for participants, and a presentation ceremony held at Frijoles Locos. Kids enjoyed home made oatmeal cookies for snack, and fresh fruit courtesy of Las Catalinas too. Below are some photos, courtesy of mom Karalee Machum, highlighting some of the camp’s best moments. 2013 Kids Surf Camp Photo...
Driving Directions From Riu Guanacaste to Playa Grande

Driving Directions From Riu Guanacaste to Playa Grande

Driving Directions From Riu Guanacaste to Playa Grande Our GPS coordinates are 10.33949139 (Latitude) and -85.84547281 (Longitude) Drive time from RIU Guanacaste to Playa Grande: allow 1 hr 15 minutes. 1. When you depart the front gates of the RIU property, you will take a LEFT. Follow this road all the way along until you reach the T-intersection with the paved road. Left is towards Playas del Coco, and right is towards Liberia/ airport etc 2. Turn RIGHT here. Continue along this main road, back towards the highway until you reach the next T-intersection. 3. Turn RIGHT here. (The left goes towards LIR airport and the right is towards Belen, Filadelfia, Santa Cruz, and the beaches of Playa Grande, Tamarindo etc.) Continue along this main highway for around 20 minutes until the town of Belen. There is a gas station on the far right diagonal corner in Belen. 4. Turn right before the gas station, following the signs towards Playa Grande (Parque Nacional Marino de las Baulas). These signs for the Parque Nacional Marino las Baulas have a drawing of a turtle, they are brown with white writing, and refer to Playa Grande. You might also see signs pointing towards Flamingo, Westin resort Playa Conchal.  Follow this road without turning off on any dirt roads. After around 20 minutes, you will pass another gas station called “Oasis” on your left. This is the last gas station you will pass before Playa Grande.  Continue going straight along this road. You will go up over a mountain after the Oasis gas station, you will go down the other side of the mountain, and...
Surf Lessons in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Surf Lessons in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Taking a surf lesson or a series of surf lessons while on vacation is a great introduction to surfing- a sport the whole family can enjoy! Why Frijoles Locos for your Surf Lessons in Playa Grande? Safety is #1 Focus on fun Professional, experienced, mature-minded instructors Quality equipment Max of 4 students per instructor for group surf lessons (less if kids involved) Frijoles Locos Surf School, provides quality surf classes, with safety the highest priority. Undoubtedly, the fun, excitement, laughs, and all round great physical work out will boost endorphins and leave you feeling like you achieved something while on your Costa Rican vacation. Playa Grande, located in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is a long sandy beach, with no rocks or reef and consistent waves, suitable for all levels of surfer. The beach has many surf spots to utilize, to escape the crowds and find your very own area on which to practice. Surf lessons with Frijoles Locos Surf School include 90 minutes of professional instruction, the use of the surfboard for the duration of the lesson, quality long-sleeved rashguards to protect your skin against abrasions/ rash from the surf board, and transportation within Playa Grande. Frijoles Locos Surf Shop offers surf classes for all levels. Our most commonly requested lesson is the beginner surf lesson. Intermediates or those wanting to get comfortable at a new break can request a surf coach to accompany them for a surf session. Advanced coaching is available upon request. Budding young surfers can enjoy a lesson, from age 3 and up. These menehunes as they are called in Hawaii, or Groms...