Concierge, Tour and Activity Planning for Costa Rica

Concierge, Tour and Activity Planning for Costa Rica

One of the best ways to maximize your vacation and minimize stress while on vacation is to plan before you arrive. At Frijoles Locos Surf Shop we are so much more than your simple retail store. Utilize our experience and years of providing quality concierge assistance, tour planning and activities guidance- contact us well ahead of your Costa Rica vacation and you won’t be disappointed. Visiting Costa Rica for your vacation will be one of the most memorable vacations of your lifetime. Whether you are a surf enthusiast, adrenalin junkie, family with kids or couple planning a romantic vacation, Costa Rica has something for everyone. Starting with surf lessons in Costa Rica- you have many options for places to visit. We are most experienced and knowledgable on Playa Grande for surf lessons. Surf lessons in Playa Grande mean little to no crowds, plenty of space to find a patch of sandy beach to practice catching waves without the danger of running into someone else who is learning. Our Playa Grande surf lessons are conducted on the south end of Playa Grande where there is less people and smaller waves. Sunset sailing and snorkeling on a catamaran or private sailboat is probably one of the most relaxing ways to experience a Costa Rican sunset. Years of working with different providers and listening to comments of our valued customers on what works and what doesn’t, means that we are confident in the providers we recommend. We trust them to do the very best by our customer. Whether you are staying in Playa Grande, Tamarindo, Flamingo, Playa Danta, Potrero, or Reserva Conchal we have...
Driving Directions From Playa Grande to Marbella (Playa Frijolar)

Driving Directions From Playa Grande to Marbella (Playa Frijolar)

Driving Directions from Playa Grande to Marbella (Playa Frijolar) Driving time 1 hour 1. From Frijoles Locos Surf Shop, head towards Tamarindo: 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. In Huacas, just after SuperCompro, take your next RIGHT, towards Tamarindo. Don’t take the next right turn in Villa Real towards Tamarindo. Instead go straight ahead, following signs to the JW Marriott/ Hacienda Pinilla. You will continue straight onto a dirt road, passing by el Gollo store on your right. 4. Stay on this dirt road, don’t take the right hand turn to Hacienda Pinilla. Where the road forks right and left, the right has a paved stretch, don’t go on this road, stay on the dirt road. 5. From here, stay on the dirt road for around 15 minutes until you hit a paved road… then there is a right hand turn. Take this right hand turn. 6. 100 yards after this right hand turn, there is another right hand turn towards Junquillal and Paraiso. Turn right here. 7. Stay on this paved road around 10-15 minutes until you will see signs for Marbella Real Estate, a little dirt road on the left hand side. Stay on this dirt road for around 15-20 minutes until you get to Marbella… the beach is called Playa Frijolar. There is a soccer field on the left… 8. Take your first right after that soccer field. Dirt road all the way...
Driving Directions From Playa Grande to Playa Avellanas & Hacienda Pinilla

Driving Directions From Playa Grande to Playa Avellanas & Hacienda Pinilla

Driving directions from Playa Grande to Playa Avellanas & Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club 1. From Frijoles Locos Surf Shop, head towards Tamarindo: 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. In Huacas, just after SuperCompro, take your next RIGHT, towards Tamarindo. Don’t take the next right turn in Villa Real towards Tamarindo. Instead go straight ahead, following signs to the JW Marriott/ Hacienda Pinilla. You will continue straight onto a dirt road, passing by el Gollo store on your right. 4. Stay on this dirt road, until you reach the right hand turn to Hacienda Pinilla. Where the road forks right and left, the right has a paved stretch, go on this road, it will stay paved (with lots of pot holes until the entrance to Hacienda Pinilla. Drive up to the entrance of Hacienda Pinilla and say that you would like to go to the beach club. You can call ahead on 26803000 to see about availability. The guard will give you directions to the Beach Club. Surf your brains out at Little Hawaii while your non-surfing family members drink mojitos and eat good food! Everyone is...
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...