My boyfriend and I just stayed here last week with another couple in the Bungalow Suite. The suite was perfect for us because there's french doors that separate the bedroom from the living room which was nice in case someone wanted to make it an early night and go to bed, then we would just keep the doors shut. The room has a nice flat screen tv, a small refrigerator, coffee maker and air conditioning in each room. Although there was no phone in our room, all we had to do was go to upstairs to the bar at the restaurant, and the staff took care of any requests we had right away. The bar/restaurant was absolutely beautiful with a hammock there (how cool is that?!) and food was to die for. Happy hour was pretty cool and had a good selection of beer and liquor. The staff, including the owners were extremely accomodating. I finally got to meet Annie (one of the owners) my first morning there at yoga class and she treated me like she knew me all her life, so sweet and welcoming. The rest of the staff was great and they were all really nice, laid back people, just like the hotel. I gotta say the waiter named Eric was our absolute favorite! He always went out of his way to greet us and made sure we were always taken care of, and he makes a killer mango daquiri made from fresh mangoes! The location of this place couldn't be more perfect, the walk to the beach is a beautiful little trail and only like 20 seconds long if that. The beach is so close that I could hear the waves as I lounged by the pool. Playa Grande beach is absolutely breath-taking, with a lot of surf which was cool because my boyfriend and my friend's husband that traveled with us are both surfers. The surf was consistent with nice crystal clear water, especially around high tide. There's also other cool bars and places to eat within walking distance, especially if you want authentic Costa Rican food. I highly recommend this place and I've been day dreaming about it ever since...we'll definitely be going back...
- 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