We just returned from a week staying in the Bungalow at the Ripjack. I will preface my comments by saying we have stayed for the last few years at very nice all-inclusive resorts, including the Westin at Playa Conchal in Costa Rica last year which my wife and I loved. We wanted to stay at something smaller this year and get a better feel for Costa Rica, and I chose the Ripjack based on comments and pictures on Tripadvisor. We definitely found what we were looking for!
The Bungalow was very nice and clean. It was nice being able to shut the doors on the bedroom in the morning to make coffee and not wake my wife. We are always concerned about getting a hard bed and uncomfortable pillow, but that was not an issue here. We slept great! The grounds were nice, and the location in Playa Grande was perfect. I love to run in the morning, and I was able to run on both roads and the beach once the tide was out, and it was great! There are a number of great bars and restaurants within a 5 minute walk, but honestly the restaurant here was absolutely fabulous and we didn't want to eat too much at the other places.
Tamarindo is about a 1.75 mile walk down the beach with a $1 water taxi ride to take you across the estuary. If we did it over, we would have rented bikes for the entire week and just rode them down the beach or the road to the estuary and took them into Tamarindo. The beach in front of the hotel is awesome, and a great beach to walk for miles on at low tide especially.
If we go back to Playa Grande, we will stay here again.
- 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