My adult family and I spent several days at the Ripjack Inn this past
Christmas. The staff were very laid back yet helped us whenever we asked (in particular when my wife got stung by a scorpion while we were out and about). The rooms were comfortable and well air-conditioned and the place is situated close to the beach which is across the street and less than a minute's walk through the brush.
The food was adequate but honestly nothing really special. We also felt it was a bit expensive, but the $2 happy hour beer made up for a lot! Also, the barman was very kind by supplying me with ice and glassware which I used in my room for our own private cocktail hour.
After dinner, my son and I would buzz down the road to the next town to pick up some Havana cigars which we merrily chuffed each night on the patio of our room, watching the crabs stroll around and the geckos get fatter on moths.
Ripjack is a great beach destination, but be ready to slooooooooow down because other than the beach, there ain't much else going on! I'm glad we went, but once is enough for me.
- 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