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Starting at $105 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

RipJack Inn, located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in the town of Playa Grande, is a boutique hotel with many amenities. The hotel offers seven room choices that will appeal to just about every type of traveler. Guests can enjoy activities such as snorkeling, hiking, zip lining and leatherback turtle tours.


RipJack Inn pool
RipJack Inn pool

Playa Grande is the perfect place in Costa Rica to experience the pleasures of a tropical climate, and the RipJack Inn, a boutique hotel just 75 yards from the beach, is the ideal place to do it. There are plenty of activities there, from yoga to swimming to beach walking or surfing, but visitors can also relax and soak up the sun and the atmosphere. The beaches on the Pacific coast are among the most beautiful and tranquil in Costa Rica. The Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas is also nearby and it is an important Leatherback Marine Turtle nesting site.

Imagine waking in the morning in your quiet, comfortable room to the sound of unfamiliar birds singing just outside your door. Then enjoy having a breakfast of fresh fruit and juices and coffee and spending the rest of the morning lounging in a hammock in the shade. Your afternoon can be spent zip lining, searching for the rare and protected leatherback turtle, horseback riding or taking part in an estuary tour.

When you are ready to wind down for the evening, don’t miss the happy hour at the bar, which features refreshing mojitos, margaritas, rum punch and more. For dinner, you can enjoy fresh, local cuisine in a unique, second-floor tree-top dining room. Dishes include fresh salads and entrees such as grilled Mahi, hot garlic shrimp, a classic cheeseburger and garlic lime chicken with plantains and black beans.

In addition to being known as a surfing and yoga destination, RipJack Inn has a well-deserved reputation as a premier hotel in the Playa Grande region. The hotel staff is friendly and multilingual and seeks to make your stay as wonderful as possible. All rooms are equipped with AC, fans and a room safe. On-site amenities include free WiFi, housekeeping and secure parking.

Located on the Pacific coast in the province of Guanacaste, the small town of Playa Grande is about four hours from the capital, San José. For those looking to make the best use of their vacation time, the Liberia airport is closer. Shuttles to RipJack Inn are available at either location, though the Liberia airport will be a much shorter ride.

Key Features

Yoga studio at RipJack Inn
Yoga studio at RipJack Inn
  • Surf Lessons & Board Rentals
  • Yoga Classes
  • Massage
  • Sunset Sailing
  • Canopy Tour
  • Surf at Witch’s Rock & Ollies Poiint
  • Watch the Leatherback Turtles
  • Visit Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
  • Jungle Boat Estuary Tour
  • World-class Golf
Starting at $105 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Airport Transfers
Babysitting Service
Cable TV
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Flat Screen TVs
Hair Dryer
Hotel near Beach
Internet Available
Iron Available
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet
Yoga Center


Deluxe king room
Deluxe king room

Standard Rooms - There are six standard rooms to fit any budget. These are tastefully and individually decorated so that each room is unique. Each room comes with one queen bed and one single bed, a small outdoor patio and a hammock. The generous amenities include AC, ceiling fans, private baths, hot water, secure safe, housekeeping and toiletries. The rooms are located under the restaurant, so may have some noise.

Deluxe Queen Rooms - The two deluxe queen rooms are located in a separate building and share an outdoor patio space. There is a queen-size bed in each room and they are tastefully decorated. They come with all of the amenities of the standard room and are ideal for friends or family wanting to book both rooms together.

Deluxe Double Rooms - There are six deluxe double rooms, which are free-standing and overlook the swimming pool. They each contain one queen and one double bed, and a third bed can be added to accommodate families. The room also comes with a large TV.

Deluxe King Rooms - For extra luxury, the three deluxe king rooms are perfect for a romantic stay, as they feature one king bed, a TV and a mini-fridge. They overlook the pool and offer the vacationer a high degree of privacy and intimacy.

Deluxe Pool Room - The deluxe pool room is built with relaxation in mind as it comes with an extra-large king-size bed. Perfect for those who want to frequent the water, when you walk out onto the outdoor patio you will find yourself right next to the pool.

Bungalow Room - The bungalow room offers a luxurious stay for anyone looking for a truly special room. It has two queen beds separated by French doors, a comfy couch, beautiful Costa Rican hardwood floors, outdoor seating, a spa-type shower with river rocks to massage the feet.

Family Suites - There are two large family suites at RipJack Inn, and each with one spacious bedroom and a kitchenette overlooking one of the hotel’s two pools. Each room has an outdoor patio area perfect for young families. Added amenities include two flat screen TVs, dishes and utensils for preparing snacks and patio furniture.

Starting at $105 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Surfing - RipJack Inn is located only 75 meters from the world class surf of Playa Grande, which is a beach break off of the northern coast of Costa Rica.

Sunset Sail and Snorkel Tour – Take a boat ride on a catamaran to enjoy your own private beach on an island. Spend your time snorkeling above the coral reef, getting the hang of a SUP, or kayaking near the island.

Leatherback Turtle Tours – Las Baulas Marine National Park is one of the best areas to locate the Leatherback turtle, the oldest living reptile. They weigh as much as 2,000 pounds and can be found in the area from October 15th through February 15th. RipJack Inn will arrange tours for guests.

Zipline – A zip line tour allows you to see the surroundings from high atop the canopy. You and your family can see the beach, waterfalls and the flora and fauna from a new perspective.

Massage – What could be better than having a massage therapist come to your room to give you a deep-tissue or relaxation massage. There are a variety of massage options at RipJack Inn.

Sport Fishing – Imagine spending a day out on the ocean trying to land a sailfish, yellow fin tuna or red snapper. The charter boats leave from Tamarindo and Playa Flamingo.

Estuary Tour - This is a great way to explore the wildlife of the national park. From your small watercraft you might see howler monkeys, caiman, green herons, tropical fish and more.

Rincón de la Vieja – For those who enjoy hiking, the Rincón de la Vieja active volcano is just a short drive from RipJack Inn. On the hike, it is possible to see waterfalls, bubbling mud pools and hot springs.

Yoga – To get the mind and body in harmony, RipJack Inn offers yoga classes in a peaceful sanctuary of teak wood, tall glass windows and a palapa roof. Mats and props are provided for all levels of yoga enthusiasts.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Scuba Diving
Sunset Cruises
Surfing Lessons


Prices Starting at $105 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

North Pacific Coast Map
North Pacific Coast Map
RipJack Inn is 75 meters from the beach, next to the main surf break at Playa Grande.

Customer Reviews for RipJack Inn

Overall Rating
5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 1 review

4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
From: United States2/19/2007
"My husband and I made a trip from Playa Flamingo into Tamarindo one day on our honeymoon to see the town and take a surf lesson. The shop in Tamarindo had lost our reservation and the town really wasn't that appealing to us once we got there. One of the employees referred us to the RipJack Inn to rent boards and get a lesson. Once we made it to Playa Grande in our jeep, it was so worth it. The pictures dont do it justice. The beach has been kept in its natural state and its not overrun with people. The RipJack Inn is this small quaint building with rooms on the bottom and a husband and wife team running the restaurant above. By far, it was the best food we had in Costa Rica...the BBQ and fish & the servive were perfect and the sunset was spectacular. If you're making a budget trip to Costa Rica, or you just want to see the real Costa Rica in a laid-back, non-touristy non-generic resort setting, this is the place to go. "
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