Playa Flamingo

Frijoles Locos Surf lessons

Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

From USD 180.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you’ve always wanted to learn to surf, Costa Rica’s Playa Grande is a great place to turn that dream into reality. These 90-minute lessons are designed for beginners, so you’ll learn the best technique and etiquette from the start. Choose from group, semi-private, or private lessons, depending on how you learn best. More experienced surfers wanting to improve their skills will also benefit from private lessons.
  • Receive personalized attention in small-group or private lessons
  • Learn a new skill while having fun
  • Use of surf boards and rash vests is included
  • Suitable for beginners and more experienced surfers

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for private lessons
  • Experienced instructor
  • Appropriate beginner surfboard & rashguard for sun and rash protection
  • Snacks and selected drinks are available for purchase at the surf shop.
  • Beers available to purchase at the surf shop
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for group lessons (unless otherwise agreed)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Frijoles Locos Surf Shop, Lessons and Rentals
    Next door (to the west) of Playa Grande School. 700 meters from the beach, Guanacaste Province, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

Pickup points

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Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 7/11/2019 - 3/21/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 08:30 am - 05:30 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pick up from hotel/vacation rental within Playa Grande is included. If you require pick up outside of Playa Grande, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange round trip transfer for you at an additional charge.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Times are dictated by the tides. Always reach out to Frijoles Locos to check best time for lesson on your preferred day!
  • A minimum of 4 people required for group lessons.
  • 1 surf instructor can teach up to 4 students.
  • 2 surf instructors can teach up to 8 students.
  • 3 surf instructors can teach up to 12 students.
  • Heights/weights of participants is helpful to choose the right equipment.
  • Children under 12 are not permitted to participate in group lesson due to safety reasons.
  • Minimum age is 3 years and there is no maximum age ;)
  • Same pricing applies to all travelers
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather (thunder & lightning), you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Cancellation policy: All cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled activity will incur a full penalty fee
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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