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Address: Main Road | Frente a Kikes Place, Playa Grande, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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+506 2652 9227
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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Welcome to MatosSurfShop with tree locations, two in Tamarindo Beach and...

Welcome to MatosSurfShop with tree locations, two in Tamarindo Beach and one at the National Park Playa Grande),Costa Rica. We are the Surf Shop that offers "Whatever a surfer needs".

Located in Playa Grande National Park Las Baulas, the PLAYA GRANDE SURF SHOP offers a big selection in new and used Surfboards. From sizes 5.0 To 10 ft we have them for rent and to sell. We take the Surf Photos at Playa Grande and we have been capturing the action Since 2000. Full Surf Supply and King Ding Repair EXPRESS Fast and Clean. Original T-Shirts with Our Own Photos and art work, and a big selection of souvenirs made by local Artists. We also offer our own Video Productions and Custom Photo and Video Service, and of course Surf Lessons at Playa Grande or Tamarindo depending upon your level.

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Quick stop, knowledgeable staff, variety of gear to buy/rent, souvenirs

The faux wave at the bottom of the big surf shop is almost an obligatory photo op. Look like you've finally caught the big one before you step inside this big surf shop. Wide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HappyTrailsChicago
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The faux wave at the bottom of the big surf shop is almost an obligatory photo op. Look like you've finally caught the big one before you step inside this big surf shop. Wide variety of gear to buy or rent, plenty of shirts, hats, coverups for souvenirs. Good place to pick up a rash guard, swimsuit or get good... More 

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Thank HappyTrailsChicago
Petersburg
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We've been visiting, shopping, renting boards and buying gear here for 5 years. Everything you need and very accommodating people to work with for surf stuff.

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Thank LeConteCruiser
1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff with great local knowledge and most of all with the right spirit. There is a wide choice of surfboards for all levels and everything you need when it comes to souvenirs, swimwear and accessories. We really enjoyed renting our surfboards at Matos' Surf shop during our stay in Guanacaste and we will definitely come back... More 

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Thank Maeva C
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Jeanette, the owner, was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, reliable, friendly and flexible. She helped me book surfing lessons, rented me boogie boards, gave me great recommendations & directions to area beaches & restaurants. Also, she's got a great selection of swimwear, apparel & souvenirs. For anything & everything related to surfing, the beach, and the greater Playa Grande area, this is... More 

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Thank Pauline L
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good surf shop with very friendly staff and reasonable prices for board rental. Stays open even in the low season compared with the other shops in town which is a huge plus. Flexible in terms of swapping out boards and a solid selection to pick from. Fluent in English or Spanish too, and a great knowledge of the area and... More 

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Thank atticus_surfs
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Matos and Gineth are great! Willing to help at all times and have all kinds of services from surfboard and bicycle rentals to surf photography and trips. Their shop is equipped with all you might need to enjoy the Playa Grande surf sessions.

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Thank SatsangYoga
Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best surf shops I've ever been to. They do it right at matos surf shop. They have a huge selection of boards to rent for the day, hour, or weekly. The warm welcoming and friendliness is what kept us coming back, thanks for everything!

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Thank mstark619
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We stopped in this surf shop to pick up a soda quickly one day and ended up coming back 3 days in a row. It is locally owned by a husband and wife that could not have been nicer and hospitable. The selection of surf gear was great. We bought several rash guards and shorts from them over a couple... More 

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Thank amy j
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We were lost and spoke no Spanish, and Jenet, who runs the shop and is married to the owner, helped us make some calls and find our rental house. We returned later and rented some boogie boards for the week and got some souvenirs. Great shop, great staff. A big thanks to Janet for being such a sweetheart and helping... More 

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Thank sweetT503
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Matos is a very friendly surf shop with a great selection of boards. Jeanette was really helpful in getting my dad and I set up on boards that were perfect for us and giving us a lot of tips on the local break. Will definitely be back!

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