The Frijoles Locos Guide to Playa Grande Attractions and Activities.
Here is a summarized outline of things to do in Playa Grande, Costa Rica during your vacation. For more in-depth information, check out our ‘tours and information‘ tab on our homepage.
Playa Grande is famous for its Leatherback Turtle nesting season (October to March). You can arrange a night-time turtle watching tour at the local MINAE office. Guided tours cost $26 per person, and if you don’t see a turtle, you can come back for free the next night.
Rent a bicycle and explore the area. Low-tide biking on beach cruisers is a great way to get to Tamarindo to explore. Bicycle rentals are available from Frijoles Locos Surf Shop.
Early morning walks to look for monkeys- they are loud! Just follow the strange, deep bellowing sound and take your camera.
El Frijol Feliz Day Spa located at Frijoles Locos offers massages, facials, pedicures, manicures, body scrubs and more.
Day-trips to Arenal Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, Palo Verde National Park and more are easily arranged through your hotel or at the local tourist information.
Yoga Classes are conducted 6 mornings per week in the high season at the RipJack Inn.
Surf lessons for all levels are available from Frijoles Locos Surf Shop.
Take a Spanish class- ask at Frijoles Locos for more info.
Play ping-pong at PGI’s table tennis table
Kids love the tide-pools at low tide… bring with you a little kid’s fishing net that doubles as a butterfly net when you aren’t at the beach.
Walk to Playa Carbon- the black sand beach to snorkel or just feel a million miles away from it all. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy!
For night-clubs and night-life, Playa Grande isn’t the pick. Tamarindo is where you go to party, any night of the week. Wednesday nights in Potrero at Las Brisas are Ladies’ Night, a hot pick for some all night music and dancing.