Family fun, secure, safe, convenient, personal concierge and vacation planning assistance.... we offer it all!
Combine both apartments for a wonderful multi-family vacation, while you maintain some family privacy! Comfortable for up to 10 total guests.
Extrovert? You found your place. Privacy upstairs, endless interaction possibilities downstairs. You pick. No where else can boast such a set-up. 2 x 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments great for 4-8 people. Huge terrace with BBQ overlooking pool. Extra seating so everyone can eat on one terrace for big family style dinners.
Even if the calendar says booked, email us as we have 2 identical apartments! Check our reviews on Trip Advisor!
One of Playa Grande, Costa Rica’s best appointed vacation rental properties, you will not be disappointed if you stay at Frijoles Locos Apartments. Perfect for families, small groups of friends, or couples who like to have the comforts of home while on vacation. Prepare your own meals or ask us to organize an in-house chef for the night. Our apartments (2) are walking distance to a variety of restaurants, suitable for all budgets and culinary preferences.
Built in 2007, available for vacation rental we have two 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments, each approximately 1250sq ft in size, located on the upstairs level. They are joined by a door on the terrace and can be rented separately, or are an ideal arrangement for two families traveling together.
Pricing is indicated in this listing, per apartment, per night.
Your apartment provides you with a home away from home, with a well appointed, spacious kitchen, two bathrooms, a comfortably large living area and a generous sized terrace area with outdoor dining table, to enjoy the mountain views. Experience the sounds of Costa Rica while eating a meal on the terrace, or lounge by the pool after a day of exploring that we have arranged for you!
An alarm system is in place, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, for your added security and safety. We take pride in maintaining a safe, secure environment for our guests.
The apartments are fully air-conditioned with ceiling fans, efficient and ample hot water, high pressure showers, comfortable furniture and maid service. Laundry service available also.
We are located a leisurely 5-7 minute walk to the beach, and the main Playa Grande surfing break is right there too.
Downstairs, is located Playa Grande’s best Day Spa! Amazing massages, facials, body scrubs, pedicures, manicure as well as a full service waxing menu to choose from.
Also downstairs, is located the famous Frijoles Locos Surf Shop where you can find souvenir t-shirts to take home, line up a surf lesson, surfboard rental, body board rentals, SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) rentals or lessons, cooler rental, beach chair rental, tours and activities reservations, and know that there is someone onsite from 9am to 6pm each day to answer any questions you may have during your stay.
This truly is a vacation rental that offers so much more! Not a resort or hotel, and not your average Playa Grande vacation rental choice!
Guests receive a discount in El Frijol Feliz Day Spa as well as savings in the Frijoles Locos Surf Shop for surf lessons, surfboard rentals and everything you need for the beach. Save time and money by asking us about our tours and activities such as Palo Verde National Park tours, Hacienda Guachipelin One Day Adventures, zip-lining, horseback riding, sunset sailing and snorkeling tours, Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club, scuba diving excursions, day trips to other nearby beaches such as Playa Danta, Playa Conchal, Playa Avellanas and more…
There is no better place to stay for the best combination of fun and relaxation all in one place!
Security deposit collected via Paypal or credit card upon arrival. Highly recommend Vacation Rental Insurance, in addition to your regular Traveler's Insurance to cover any cancelations, delays etc. Remember, "if you can't afford Travel Insurance, you can't afford to travel!"
Ask us about our "GREEN REBATE"- for those energy conscious guests, we may agree to offer a rebate at the end of your stay for using the AC wisely (keeping windows closed while AC running, turning off when you leave apartment, using bedroom units only during night etc)...and also for being very conscious about the usage of water.
Playa Grande is a quaint little beachside community with very little development, lots of trees, monkeys, iguanas and wildlife. Not really classified as a 'town', lacking the requisite soccer field and church, a vacation in Playa Grande really urges you to take a step back, relax, and get into the "Pura Vida" mentality.
You may wish to rent a vehicle for part of your stay, we can have one delivered to the apartment for you. Parking is available right beside your apartment, easily accessible. A short easy 5-7 minute stroll down the street leads you to the beautiful long white sandy beach. Sunsets are stunning here, as are the evenings simply enjoyed on your back terrace, listening to the sounds of nature.
Below are some of the activities available to you during your stay at Frijoles Locos Apartments.
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.