Frijoles Locos Surf & Spa
Welcome to Playa Grande Costa Rica
We are Frijoles Locos and are here to make sure your vacation in Playa Grande is everything you want it to be. Over the past few years,Ian and Corynne Bean have, through their respective passions, helped contribute to the vacation experience of many travelers.
Ian is an experienced surfer, surf judge and surf instructor, having grown up in Florida with two parents that surfed and were keen to show him early on what a great sport it is! Over the last couple of years, in addition to teaching surfing, Ian has also been a tour guide/ instructor for a vacation package provider, ensuring the best possible vacation experience for his guests.
Corynne Bean is a Certified Massage Therapist and Naturopath who completed her training in Sydney, Australia. Her education in Naturopathy and passion for a healthy lifestyle is the impetus behind establishing El Frijol Feliz Spa, and relocating from the hectic pace of Sydney, to the tranquil setting of Playa Grande, Costa Rica.
Ian and Corynne Bean developed the idea of Frijoles Locos early 2005. With luck, the perfect location became available, located inside of Playa Grande Estates. After a couple of years of experiencing the building and permitting process first hand in Costa rica, the fruits of their labor has finally been born!
Located a short walk to the beach, next door to Playa Grande School, and just around the corner from the wonderful “Kike’s Place”, Frijoles Locos provides the local and tourist community alike with not only a full-service surf shop, but a professional massage and beauty centre too. To complete the package deal, upstairs are two beautiful apartments where you can stay and enjoy everything that Playa Grande has to offer.
Frijoles Locos Surf Shop
In our surf shop, we guarantee you will be greeted with a smile and a friendly face, with even better service than you would expect at home. Coupled with fair prices and a helpful attitude, you will feel right at home.
For all your surfing needs while on vacation we offer rental boards and body boards, new and second hand boards and body boards, pre-order custom made boards from our local shaper and avoid paying high airline board carrying fees. Unique rashguards for him, her and the little ones. Boardshorts and bikinis, summer dresses and shirts, wax, leashes, traction pads, fins, fin keys- everything essential to ensuring you spend as much time in the water as possible.
For the non-surfers and surfers alike we offer rental beach chairs, coolers, bicycles, skim boards and kids beach toys.
Frijoles Locos Surf School
From beginners to accomplished surfers, from kids to grandparents, we offer professional surf instruction. Small group lessons (max 4 students per instructor) or private lessons available. Please refer to the profile for Ian Bean to review his lifetime of surfing and judging experience. We also employ responsible, patient and enthusiastic local surfers who love the sport and love to teach, for our beginner lessons.
We aim to make your first surfing experience fun while safe, and will take you to the places with the best conditions to learn on.
Perfect for groups of friends, couples or families who like to have the comforts of home. Prepare your own meals or ask us to organize an in-house chef for the night. Our apartments are walking distance to a variety of restaurants, suitable for any budget.
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment
Living/ dining area
Spacious terrace with mountain views
Generous sized pool
Experience the sounds of Costa Rica while eating a meal on the terrace, or lounge by the pool after a variety of activities we can organize for you. Apartment guests receive a generous discount in El Frijol Feliz Spa downstairs and savings in the surf shop, complimentary use of pool, and outdoor grill area. Laundry service available for a nominal fee if requested.
El Frijol Feliz Spa
Immerse yourself in your vacation by savoring the experience of one of our massage treatments. Offering Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Sports and Hot Stone Massages, El Frijol Feliz is the perfect place to wind down and reward your body while on vacation. Perhaps you would prefer to receive a manicure or pedicure, revamp dry, tired feet or hands that have worked too hard!
Treat yourself to a fantastic facial, or take care of the essentials with our depilatory service (body waxing). Treat what ails you with an Acupuncture appointment with Caroline Heaviland, a certified and experienced Acupuncturist. Whichever way you choose to unwind, the friendly professional therapists at El Frijol Feliz Spa are waiting to help you.
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ServicesSurf Shop Shops supplying surf boards, wetsuits, clothing, leashes, wax, deck pads, fins, DVDs and anything you might need to go surfing. Surfboard Repairs From minor dings to major damage someone here should be able to help you get your favourite board back in the water. Surf School Schools with qualified surf instructors offering lessons and courses with equipment hire to individuals or groups, whether you are a total beginner, an intermediate surfer or an experienced surfer looking to improve your ability. Accommodation Surfer friendly places to stay near some great surf spots. Including camp-sites, hostels, hotels, B&Bs and surf lodges. Surf Guide Womens These businesses specialise in working with women surfers or women wanting to learn to surf. Yoga and Surfing Surf trips and holidays with the added benefit of learning and practising Yoga or Pilates to enhance your flexibility, balance and spiritual well being. Boat Trips From luxury yachts to fishing boats, boat trips often include great food, private cabins or shared rooms and are a good, fast way to get to the best hard to reach spots.