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100m Al Sur de Oficna de Minae, Playa Grande Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 7 hotels in Playa Grande
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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)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Fishing
Table tennis
Massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Family
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Grade: 58 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
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PJ S wrote a review 26 Sep
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Great food (hummus wrap is huge and fantastic), great service and Jack the puppy is darling. #6star The area is beautiful and walking distance to the beach! Don’t think twice, est and stay here you’ll love it!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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jeffdavis7 wrote a review 12 Sep
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I have stayed at the Rip Jack 5 years ago, and was happy to see the area hasn't changed too much in five years. I LOVE this hotel! With the surf and restaurant/bar on site, this is just hard-to-beat. Also, security 24 hours.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Jeff Thank you very much for your comments, it was a pleasure to have you back and we hope to see you again :)
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MNBradley wrote a review 9 Sep
Minneapolis, Minnesota5 contributions1 helpful vote
Great spot, clean, super friendly, very safe. Restaurant on the premise is excellent or walking distance to a few others. Not really a town there and it's just 2nd home owner Gringos. Very mellow. The surfing is right there. We are not that advanced surfers, so just a 5-10 min walk down the beach and it was easier waves. My only issue was you need to use the A/C as there was no fan in the room.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Bradley Thank you very much for your comments, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your trip. We hope to see you again, we have rooms with fans, you can request availability info for your next trip :) Kind regards
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Erin Wimert wrote a review Aug 2022
Denver, Colorado5 contributions
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If you’re on the fence at all about coming here, just do it. The lodging is comfortable, the grounds are super clean, the staff is incredible, the food is AMAZING, the owners are really wonderful people and the beach is jaw-dropping. I’ve been here 5 times and led several yoga retreats (yoga teachers, this place is it, stop looking anywhere else, they make everything so easy for you!). I dream about coming back here, there’s so many local restaurants and breweries to walk to, you can rent a bike or car and go to Tamarindo (or anywhere!), it’s just the perfect place. Can’t wait to go back in November!!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much Erin, we love having you guys. November is around the corner, so see you soon!
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Floridagirl251 wrote a review Aug 2022
New Smyrna Beach, Florida30 contributions51 helpful votes
This is my husband I third time staying at the Rip Jack Inn and first time bringing our one year old daughter. I love this hotel. It's the perfect location, clean, staff are so friendly and helpful. The rooms are also very spacious and they had pack n play available for our daughter to sleep! I highly recommend and hope to return soon.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: I have stayed in the deluxe and regular rooms. They are all great !
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Florida Thank you very much for your comments, We are glad to have frequent guests and that they always enjoy. We hope to see you again :)
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Peter M wrote a review Aug 2022
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We enjoyed a ten-day vacation in beautiful Playa Grande based at Rip Jack. Office, house-keeping, landscape, security and restaurant staff were warm, friendly and professional. Special kudos to Giovanni and Sonia in the restaurant. Our room was clean, cozy and well-appointed with excellent air conditioning. We looked out at lovely, colorful, well-kept landscaping and overhead trees. Loved the short walk to the beach. Scored good surf, wonderful beach and jungle hikes and made new friends. Folks here are honest, genuine and accommodating. Fair room rate. Good value. Wished recycling was more in evidence.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Thank you very much for your comments, it is a pleasure for us to know that you have enjoyed, that's our goal. We will work to improve the recycling area Kind regards
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Tomás C wrote a review Jul 2022
Woodstock, Georgia1 contribution
Our stay was fantastic. The hotel staff is extremely kind and helpful. The rooftop restaurant food and drinks were delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can't go wrong with the banana pancakes or any of the batidos. Location is phenomenal right across the street from Playa Grande. We would definitely stay again...and hope to. Pura vida!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Thank you very much for your comments, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you again :) PURA VIDA
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Ailbe G wrote a review Jun 2022
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Can't go wrong here . Beach to the pool , pool to the beach. They can set up your surf lessons/ board rental , any other excursions. They offer yoga classes. Staff are very friendly. Restaurant is excellent .
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Hello Thank you very much for your comments, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you again :) Kind regards
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shawnejohnson wrote a review Jun 2022
Encinitas, California11 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here with our two kids and all loved it. The hotel is well designed, very quiet and tropical, and across the road from the beach and surf break. The pool area is really nice as is the yoga studio and upstairs restaurant.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Thank you very much for your comments, we are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay :) Looking forward to see you again Best regards
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Kellie V wrote a review Jun 2022
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Best dinner, best service, go with friends and family for great food and pleasant environment. Ask for Joshua as your waiter! I ordered the steak and it was cooked perfectly! I will be back again next time I visit Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Hello Thank you very much for your comments, we are so happy to know that you enjoyed at our restaurant :) PURA VIDA
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PRICE RANGE
US$84 - US$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel ripjack playa grande
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Grande
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about RipJack Inn
Which popular attractions are close to RipJack Inn?
Nearby attractions include Las Baulas National Marine Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 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 RipJack Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at RipJack Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at RipJack Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to RipJack Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taco Star, Upstairs at the RipJack Inn, and Hotel Las Tortugas -Dining.
Are there opportunities to exercise at RipJack Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is RipJack Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Playa Grande.
Are pets allowed at 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 RipJack Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is RipJack Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.