Costa Rica Tours

Day Trips, Tours and Activities

Costa Rica Sunset Sailing Tour

Our concierge service is available to you regardless of whether you are our guests, or guests to Playa Grande in general.

Frijoles Locos Concierge service is available to you as you plan your next Costa Rica vacation. Planning a vacation can be difficult, and having someone there to help you, answer your questions, make your planning just a little less stressful can make all the difference.

Our concierge service is available to you regardless of whether you are our guests, or guests to Playa Grande in general. Even if you are staying in Tamarindo, Flamingo, Playa Conchal, we are happy to be of assistance. You will be given valuable advice, tours and reservations made on your behalf, and at no additional cost to you. In fact, you will find that our prices are very competitive, and the professional service will ensure a smooth, stress free vacation experience.

Ask us if you are interested in any of the following, by sending an email in advance (recommended) or simply dropping by the surf shop when you are in town….

Costa Rica Tours, Trips & Activities

Snorkeling Trips, Costa Rica
Sportfishing Tours, Costa Rica
Costa Rica Sailing Trips

Sailing & Snorkeling Trips

Sunset Sailing and Snorkeling tours are a wonderful way to explore the coastline of Costa Rica.

Small, semi-private or private sailing charters available upon request; so whether it’s a family adventure or just hanging out with your friends, there’s a boat trip that’s right for you.

Sunset sailing and snorkeling trips from $85 per person includes all drinks, meals, snorkeling equipment and ocean kayak.

One Day Adventure Combo Tours

One Day Adventure Combos (very popular): Rincon De La Vieja National Park is home to one of the best one day trips you will enjoy!

Zip-lining, rappelling, horseback riding, waterfalls, white water tubing, and mud-baths with hot springs and a huge lunch is all included! Drive is approx. 1 hr 40 minutes. Transportation from your door is available. Speak with us about arranging transportation for this great day.

Cost without transport $90 per person (2016-2017 updated rate)

Horseback Riding Tours
Estuary Tours
Costa Rica Sportfishing Tours

Horseback Riding Tours

Horseback riding: sunset horseback riding on the beach or through little towns off the beaten path, we can arrange someone reliable and responsible to take you.

Horseback riding on the quiet backroads of typical Costa Rican towns or exploring the beaches. Ask us for the providers with the best horses, and exciting off the beaten track trails.

Estuary Tours

Explore the estuary with a knowledgeable guide for 2 hours. Estuary tours priovide an opportunity to spot popular animals such as monkeys, crocodiles, bird as well as other fauna and flora.

Costs from $25 per person.

Sportfishing Tours & Trips

Sport-fishing off Costa Rica’s exotic Pacific coast aboard a world famous charter boat is the offshore angler’s adventure trip of a lifetime. Feel the thrill of fly fishing for record billfish such as Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Roosterfish and Tuna.

Escape, enjoy camaraderie with the boys or create memories for your fun family vacation. Feel at home with a bi-lingual crew, led by experienced captains with many years of deep sea and inshore sport fishing experience.

An incredible sport-fishing experience will ensure your vacation in our tropical Costa Rican paradise will be one you will always remember!

  • Half day trips on a basic boat set up start at $300.
  • Full day start at $600.

Your catch can be prepared by selected local restaurants, happy to plate it and charge you a nominal fee for the service.

Palo Verde National Park Tour
Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica
Palo Verde National Park, Green Iguana

Palo Verde National Park Tour

Take a glide down the river on a shaded boat looking for all kinds of Costa rican wildlife. From $58 per person excluding transport and doing it on your own, with assigned guide. From $100 per person including transport and guide all the way from Playa Grande.

Ask us about the best, most passionate and informative guide around, in advance as he gets booked up fast!!

Highly recommended for those who really want the real Costa Rican nature experience! White faced monkeys come up close to the boat, huge crocodiles are so close you could reach out and lose a hand!! Plenty of beautiful and interesting wildlife to see on this half to 3/4 day tour from Playa Grande or surrounds.

Mountain Biking Trips & Tours

Mountain biking and tours for all skill levels from novice to expert. Choose from easy to advanced options, short trips to full day trips, explore Guanacaste a slightly different way.

White Water Rafting Tours

Whether you prefer the more gentle grades 2 and 3 rapids, or the adrenalin-inciting class 3 and 4 rapids, we can point you in the right direction. Costa Rica offers a plethora of exciting white water rafting opportunities in some of the most amazing scenery in the world.

MTB Volcano Tours, Costa Rica
Witch's Rock Surf Spot
Surfing Costa Rica

Surfing Boat Trips

Surfing boat trips (overnight or day): Select from a sailboat, a big luxury motor cruiser or a simple 5 seater ‘panga, whichever way you like to travel, we have you covered. Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s point are the two most known spots, however our guides take you to some lesser know, yet quality waves on the right swell/ conditions.

Guided Surfing Tours

Guided surfing tours with your own experienced surf coach. By vehicle to other surf breaks. Local knowledge and quality guiding to ensure you get not just the best waves of your life but a great overall experience. See our surf lessons page for more information, pricing and availablity.

Yoga Classes

Group yoga classes are held in Playa Grande four times per week or private yoga instruction can be made available at your location.

  • Group classes $15 per class per person.
  • Private classes $20 per person, minimum of 4 people or $80.
Tamarindo ATV Tours
Whitewater Rafting Tours
Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tours

ATV Tours

If you like to get dusty and dirty, lots of noise and to see the sights at a pace, ATV tours in and around Playa Grande and Tamarindo are the right adventure for you.

Kayaking Tours

For a more laid back, yet slightly physically exerting way to explore the area and experience the wildlife our estuary and open ocean Kayak tours are the perfect adventure.

SUP Tours

Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, fish, submerged reefs, spotted rays, and other sea life, while getting a glimpse of the coastline from a different angle with our stand-up paddle-boarding trips and tours.

Guided SUP tours including transport from Playa Grande or surrounds, start at $75 per person, minimum 2 people.

Turtle Tracks
Costa Rica Food: Gallo Pinto Breakfast
Kids Surf Camp, Playa Grande

Night Time Turtle Viewing Tours

Night time turtle tours offer an opportunity to see the leatherback turtles in season. October to February is the season for these majestic creatures, however at other times of the year there are beach tours to see smaller turtles lay their eggs. The photo above shows how big the turtle tracks are, as the mother turtle makes her way up the beach to nest.

Local Private Cooking Classes

For a wonderful dining and learning experience, contact us to arrange a wonderful cook to show you step by step, how to prepare a typical Costa Rican meal. Afterwards, enjoy the fruit of your labor with a delicious home-made meal. Something different for our guests and customers, creating unique memories to last a lifetime.

$85 for up to 4 people, plus cost of groceries (receipt will be presented to you).

Kids Activities

What to do when the kids are bored? Ask us!

1 Hour south in Playa Negra is a great skatepark!

Visit the Monkey Park and Rescue Center, see a toucan up close, as well as wild cats and other wildlife.

Explore tide pools, go shelling, fishing, boogie boarding… dig a big hole and see how entertained they will stay for hours! Grab a sarong and 4 sticks, and make some shade.. there is so much for little ones to enjoy too!

Play in the pool, visit the hotels, ask to use their pool if you eat there… RipJack has a great pool, as does Bula Bula.

Hire a nanny to give you some time to yourselves. Ask Frijoles Locos to arrange a nanny for $4-$7 an hour.

Babysitting Services

Recommended babysitters: when the parents need a break, but don’t know who to trust…. having a recommendation makes all the difference, just like having a babysitter on vacation can make the difference between a good vacation and a great vacation!

Dining Options

Dining options in the area: Playa Grande has many dining options, from sushi, pizza, authentic italian pastas, great seafood, tasty burgers, tell us what you feel like, or stop by and pick up a map of Playa Grande to help you explore on your own. See our blog on Places to eat in Playa Grande.

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

Brian S.

via TripAdvisor