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Hotel RipJack Inn

100m south of oficna de Minae, Playa Grande Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-09-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-09-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 6 hotels in Playa Grande
Travellers' Choice
RipJack Inn is a quaint 21 room owner operated hotel located only 75 yards from the ocean. Our rooms are each individually decorated and come equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans, coffee makers, in room safes and outdoor patios. With the exception of our standard rooms each room also has cable TV and mini-fridge. Rooms can all accommodate a minimum of three or five guests depend the type of the room. RipJack inn offers a full service restaurant with some of the best food in the country with a heavy emphasis on fresh local seafood. During your stay take advantage of our on-site yoga, massage and surf lessons. RipJack Inn can also help you arrange all of your activiites including sailing, golfing, diving, sport fishin and much more.We are located just one hour from the Liberia International Airport (LIR) or 20 minutes from the Tamarindo Airport (domestic). Playa Grande is a laid back quiet beach town that is also part of the National Park created to protect the endangered Leatherback turtles. Nesting season is between October and February.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Kids' meals
Horseback riding
Table tennis
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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58Somewhat walkable
Grade: 58 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
500Reviews8Q+A100Room tips
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Amy Omundson wrote a review Jan. 6
Vista, California26 contributions7 helpful votes
Our family of 6 stayed at Rip Jack over New Years and we had a fantastic time. This was our first time being in Playa Grande and it was great. It's far enough away from Tamarindo to be away from the crowds , but close enough to visit for the day if you have a rental car. The hotel is right on a great surf break and all you need to do is walk down the path and you are on the beach. We had a poolside suite, which was wonderful, and plenty of space for four people. The kitchenette is great! Our older kids stayed in room 5, which is under the kitchen, and came with a cute table and chairs and hammock outside. Everything we had at the restaurant was amazing, but the poke bowls were the star of the show in my opinion. I couldn't eat enough of them! The drinks were also great- especially the cucumber cooler with Titos. All the staff were friendly and warm and went out of their way to help with anything we needed. We loved all the dogs and the kids especially loved the cat that came to visit us daily. I can't wait to come back !
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The rooms under the kitchen can be a bit noisy.
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Response from RipJack Inn, Owner at Hotel RipJack Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Amy! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. You have done an amazing job capturing the essence of who we are and I agree with you, can't go wrong with the Tito's cucumber cooler! We look forward to your next visit! Pura Vida, Team RipJack
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jmaples2020 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Hilton Head, South Carolina1 contribution1 helpful vote
Awesome!!!Great people. Best location in Playa Grande. Food was great as advertised. Quiet. The roads are greatly improved since my last visit. We enjoyed the pool. Parking was good. Such a amazing place to spend some time.
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Date of stay: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from RipJack Inn, Owner at Hotel RipJack Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for sharing your experience! And yes, the new roads are a game changer! We are so happy to be able to reopen once again and share this beautiful spot with wonderful guests like you. Pura Vida!
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DevonR_11 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Los Angeles, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
I was traveling solo (unless you count my surfboard, haha) and this place checked every possible box for me. If you're looking for a party town this is not the place -- but I wanted to slow things down. Surfing, doing yoga and enjoying the beautiful beach was all I wanted and this was the perfect spot. The location is amazing, just a 30 second walk thru the beautiful tropical jungle to what is one of my favorite beaches anywhere in the world. The other huge benefit of the location is that you can stay at the Rip Jack without a rental car and have everything you need within a short walk. A few great restaurants (including the one at the hotel which has great food and awesome open-air vibes), surf shops, and a mini market are within a short walk. This is a huge bonus because rental cars in Costa Rica are prohibitively expensive, especially in peak season. I've stayed in the Playa Grande area before but being at the Rip Jack is just a different experience. Even being 3 minutes drive from the beach is completely different than being able to walk out with your morning coffee and check the waves or do some stretching on the always uncrowded and gorgeous beach...and then hurry back to your room to grab your surfboard because the waves are almost always good at Grande. The Rip Jack is a family run hotel and you can feel how much the staff and owners care about the place and their guests. They are amazing and really go out of their way to make the place great. The little touches like the locally made body wash and shampoo are awesome. The rooms are thoughtfully appointed with little things like lots of hooks to hang towels and bathing suits. Small things that go a long way for me. Also, they have a machine with filtered cold and hot water which is a big deal because I hate wasting money and putting more plastic in the world buying bottled water. I stayed for a week and by the end of it felt like I was part of the Playa Grande community in a way that I had not when I stayed nearby in a fancy rental house. The rooms are simple and no frills but they have everything you need and the beds are comfortable -- I'm super picky about that on surf trips because surfing all day and coming home to a crappy mattress is a deal-breaker. I can't recommend this place higher. Come to Grande, stay at the Rip Jack, and experience the mellow vibe of real Costa Rica which is preserved in this little town just 20 minutes away from the hectic vibe of Tamarindo.
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Date of stay: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from RipJack Inn, Owner at Hotel RipJack Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Devon! We absolutely love having you and are so excited you came back! You are officially part of the RipJack family and will always have a home away from home in Grande! I'm glad you can appreciate the tranquility and peace. Pura Vida!
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James B wrote a review Dec. 2020
7 contributions5 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay. The live entertainment was good. The only disappointment was when we arrived just after 4pm for Happy Hour the waiter listed 5 appetizers that were not available on the menu. Maybe The Pandemic had something to do with availability.
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Date of stay: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from RipJack Inn, Owner at Hotel RipJack Inn
Responded Dec. 16, 2020
Hi James! Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out. We apologize that some of the bocas were not yet available. You are correct, we have just brought back our full menu offering after having to be a very small version of ourselves for a while. This has been a challenging time for sure but we look forward to better days ahead! Thank you again for your feedback and Pura Vida!
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781scott wrote a review Dec. 2020
Oakland, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
We loved the RipJack Inn. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The room (we stayed in the bungalow) was clean, comfortable and well appointed. The restaurant was excellent, with friendly and attentive wait staff. The inn's proximity to the beach cannot be beat. We'd heartily recommend the RipJack to anyone visiting Playa Grande (which is one of the most amazing beaches in the world).
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Date of stay: November 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from RipJack Inn, Owner at Hotel RipJack Inn
Responded Dec. 8, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon! Pura Vida!
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US$96 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel RipJack Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel RipJack Inn?
Nearby attractions include Las Baulas National Marine Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel RipJack Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel RipJack Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel RipJack Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel RipJack Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel RipJack Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taco Star, Upstairs at the RipJack Inn, and Hotel Las Tortugas -Dining.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel RipJack Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Hotel RipJack Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Playa Grande.
Are pets allowed at Hotel RipJack Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel RipJack Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Hotel RipJack Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.