This hotel is in Costa Rica, but it is totally American. Traditional Costa Rican hospitality it lacks not only in ambiance, but in graciousness as well, I'd say it is perfect for surfers, young couples without kids, and those who want to feel they are "at home" due to the American staff. Room was adequate and the newer rooms looked fine. The restaurant was closed - but the bar was filled with "locals" and expatriated sorts that seemed to barely speak Spanish. The few other hotels next to it seem to be more of the same - the lone surfer standing in a doorway, the bar next door playing the same reggae music over and over - it's a kind of twilight zone - another world apart from the Costa Rica most tourists enjoy. If you are looking for a more traditional Costa Rican hotel, with room service, regular meals, and more family oriented activities - this place may not be for you. But the beach is lovely and I am sure it is a fine place for the right kind of people.
- 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