We stayed at the Ripjack Inn for two nights at the end of December 2013. Hotel service was very friendly and relaxed - mostly young staff. The owners had recently taken over the adjacent property and had given the whole place a facelift and a fresh coat of paint. It was very clean. Small fridge in the room which was nice to keep some cold drinks and snacks.
While you can't see the beach from the hotel, it is only a 30 second walk through the woods to get there. Playa Grande is a fantastic beach - great waves for surfing or boogie boarding, very flat and a great walking beach as it goes on for miles. Walking early in the morning you can see the tracks of the leatherback turtles that have come ashore in the night to lay eggs.
Onsite restaurant is fairly good. Nice selection and food is generally pretty good. We were there on New Year's eve and the staff was a little overwhelmed, but did everything they could to make us happy.
We will definitely come back here the next time we are in Costa Rica.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Ripjack Playa Grande