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RipJack Inn

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Starting at $70 (USD) / night
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RipJack Inn pool
RipJack Inn pool

RipJack in is located on Playa Grande in the northern part of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The beach of Playa Grande has a three mile beach that is protected because it is a National Park where Leatherback Turtles nest. The surfing at Playa Grande is some of the best in the country. The beach is only a few minute walk from the hotel and it is the main attraction.

If you feel like venturing out a bit you can take a nice walk north to the secluded Playa Ventana or the black sand beach of Playa Carbon. If you walk south you will find Tamarindo just across the estuary. You can cross the estuary at low tide but at high tide do not attempt to swim this as it can be dangerous. In Tamarindo you will find it is a much larger town than Playa Grande. Here you will find many restaurants, bars, shops and more. It is a great place to enjoy for the day.

RipJack Inn also has a tree top restaurant called Upstairs @ the RipJack. The food here is amazing and many people claim it is some of the best in Guanacaste. You can also enjoy the yoga, massage and surf lessons. The staff at RipJack will also help you arrange any activities including estuary tours, sailing, scuba diving, golfing and much more, just ask. Most of all remember that RipJack Inn is a place to relax so don't forget to let it all go!

Key Features

  • 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
Yoga studio at RipJack Inn
Yoga studio at RipJack Inn


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

RipJack Inn has several types of rooms to choose from.

Standard Room - There are 6 standard rooms at RipJack Inn that are in the main building. Each of the Standard Rooms have a paito with a hammock, it is the perfect place to read a book or just take a nap. All of the Standard Rooms have have one queen size bed and one single bed and the bathrooms have just been totally remodeled. The rooms are also have ceiling fans and air conditioning.

Deluxe Rooms - There are 2 Deluxe Rooms at the RipJack Inn. The two Deluxe Rooms share a large patio that have 2 hammocks in between the beautiful palm trees. Each of the Deluxe Rooms have one queen size bed and one single bed as well as a recently remodeled bathroom that have full showers where the shower floor is made with beautiful river rocks. The Deluxe Rooms also have a small frige, cable TV, a coffee maker, a ceiling fan and air conditioning.

Deluxe Pool Side Room - The new Deluxe Pool Side Room is similar to the Deluxe Room but the patio is next to the pool. It is a great place to relax after surfing out front at Playa Grande.

Bungalow - The newest room at RipJack Inn is the Bungalow, the best room! This over-sized room as 2 queen beds and the room is separated by French doors. In the front room there is a lazy boy chair and leather couch that can be made into a third bed. The bathroom is totally remolded and the open shower has a floor made of river rock. Each Bungalow also has a flat screen TV with cable and a small fridge, a coffee maker and air conditioning.

Suites - Each of the two new suites have a large living room with a couch that pulls out into a bed and a flat screen TV, a kitchenette that has a bar area and a coffee maker. The bedroom of the first suite has 2 king size beds and another TV. The bedroom of the second suite has one king size bed and a separate area with 2 twin beds. In addition each of the suites also have ceiling fans, air conditioning, a large deluxe bathroom and a patio.

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

Location & Map

North Pacific Coast Map
North Pacific Coast Map
Satellite Map of RipJack Inn
RipJack Inn is 75 meters from the beach, next to the main surf break.


Season Date FromDate To 
High SeasonNov 16Apr 13
Low SeasonApr 21Aug 31
Nov 1Nov 15
Rainy SeasonSept 1Oct 31
Holiday SeasonChristmasDec 17Jan 3
EasterApr 14Apr 20
 High SeasonLow SeasonRainy SeasonHoliday Season
Standard Room$90 $80 $70 $105 
Deluxe Room$120 $110 $99 $140 
Deluxe Pool Side Room$140 $130 $110 $155 
Bungalow$150 $140 $110 $170 
Suite$225 $200 $150 $250 
Prices do not include tax (13%)

All Rooms Except Suites
- Rates based on double occupancy
- $15 additional person, 3 person maximum

- Rates for suites are based on quadruple occupancy
- $15 additional person, 6 person maximum

Customer Reviews for RipJack Inn

Overall Rating
3 of 53 of 53 of 53 of 53 of 5
Based on 2 reviews

2 of 52 of 5
From: United States1/22/2015
"I wasn't impressed with the food,although the Mojitas were good.I had the pan seared tuna which would have been good taste wise but it was ice cold!"
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5 (very nice)
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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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5 (very nice)
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English, French
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