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Hotel RipJack Inn

100m al sur de oficina MINAE, Playa Langosta - Tamarindo , Costa Rica
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Nearest Wave
50 metres

RipJack Inn is a family owned and operated boutique hotel located just 50 meters off the three mile pristine white sand beach of Playa Grande. While the main surf break is directly out front there are several other breaks you can walk to within ten minutes. The hotel has two swimming pools, a beautiful teak wood yoga shala and a tree top restaurant that serves some of the best food in the country!

The hotel has 6 basic standard rooms, 12 deluxe rooms, a bungalow and two large family suites. Designed to accommodate the surfer at all stages of life whether traveling on a budget with their buddies or bringing along the entire family.

We partner with Frijoles Locos surf shop to provide surf lessons for all levels, guided surf trips, boat trips to Witch's Rock and Ollie's point and all the equipment you need to rent or buy.

Location

Playa Grande is a small surf town on the Pacific ocean where the Leatherback Turtles come to nest October to February. We are one hour from the Liberia International Airport and five hours from the San Jose International Airport.

Renowned among surfers for its consistency and good mix of lefts and rights, Playa Grande is nestled within a beautiful crescent bay and known for its surf and sun. Our hotel is just a short walk to the main surf break. Playa Grande’s beach barrels hard and fast when the winds blow off shore. In addition to being steps from one of the most consistent surf spots in Central America, Rip Jack Inn is within driving distance to other surf breaks.

One of the most famous surf spots in Costa Rica is Playa Tamarindo, which is just across the estuary to the south. People can walk to the mouth of the estuary and paddle over or catch a water taxi. Surfers with a car can drive around the estuary to surf Tamarindo. The wave at Tamarindo is slightly easier than Playa Grande, and the line up is typically more crowded.

Playa Avellanas is a 45 minute drive from Playa Grande, and given the right swell and wind conditions, this place can really go off. Surfers have three breaks to choose from: the beach access, the river mouth, and the rocky point break, Little Hawaii.

Further south is Playa Negra with waves that suit more experienced surfers. This reef break is famous for its fast, hollow barrels.

  • Facilities
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  • Terms
Number of people: 60
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Babysitting
Cot / high chair
Daily housekeeping
Dryer
Gift shop
Laundry
Massage
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Pets allowed
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Breakfast (additional)
Dinner (additional)
Hotel bar
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Diving
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
SUP
Yoga

Additional Fees:

Sales tax in Costa Rica is 13%
There is a 10% service tax added to all restaurant charges

Extras:

Hotel Amenities: Use of Two Pools, Complimentary WiFi in common areas, Free parking, Complimentary local and USA & Canada telephone calls, Vehicle rental available through the front desk, Laundry services, Bike Rental, Printer, Babysitting available with 24-hour notice, Airport shuttle service for an additional fee.
Standard Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

We have six standard rooms that are located in the main building with a small patio and hammock hanging out front, great to lounge around in. The rooms have one queen size bed, one single bed and completely remodeled bathroom. These are

Features

One Queen and One Twin bed
Outdoor patio with hammock
Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Hot Water, Private Baths, Coffee Maker, In to Room Safe, Daily housekeeping, and Toiletries.

Deluxe Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

We have 12 deluxe rooms throughout the property. You can choose from one king size bed, two double beds or one queen bed. Deluxe rooms offer more space and finer amenities than our basic standard rooms. Great for couples or families traveling with children.

Features
One King bed, Two Double Beds, or One Queen and a Twin Bed
32" Flat screen TV w/Cable
Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Hot Water, Private Baths, Coffee Maker, In to Room Safe, Daily housekeeping, and Toiletries.

Bungalow
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

The Bungalow has two queen size beds in a room that is separated by French doors. The front room has a leather sofa that can be used as a third bed and a lazy boy recliner. The bathroom is brand new and has an open spa type shower with smooth river rocks on the floor to gently massage your feet after a day at the beach.

Features
Separate Living & Bedroom
Two Queen Beds
Mini Refrigerator
32" Flat screen TV w/Cable
Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Hot Water, Private Baths, Coffee Maker, In to Room Safe, Daily housekeeping, and Toiletries.

Family Suite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

We have six standard rooms that are located in the main building with a small patio and hammock hanging out front, great to lounge We have two large family suites at the the hotel. Both have one large bedroom, and a large living room with kitchenette. Each room has a flat screen cable television, air conditioning unit and ceiling fan. These rooms were designed with families in mind who like to prepare snacks in the room. Each suite has a nice patio that overlooks one or our two swimming pools.

Features
Suite 1 has Two King size beds
Suite 2 has One King size bed and Two Twin beds
Pool side room
Outdoor patio and lounge chairs
Refrigerator, Toaster Oven, Dishes & Utensils
Two 32" Flat screen TV w/Cable
Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Hot Water, Private Baths, Coffee Maker, In to Room Safe, Daily housekeeping, and Toiletries.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to LIR and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$80
  • Price for more than 4: USD$100
  • - Nearest Airport: LIR
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 75
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1 hour
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

We work with our local surf shop on surf instructions, please visit https://playagrandesurfshop.com/surf-lessons/ for full details

Beginner Surf Lessons

We work with our local surf shop on surf instructions, please visit https://playagrandesurfshop.com/surf-lessons/ for full details

Intermediate Surf Lessons

We work with our local surf shop on surf instructions, please visit https://playagrandesurfshop.com/surf-lessons/ for full details

Advanced Surf Lessons

We work with our local surf shop on surf instructions, please visit https://playagrandesurfshop.com/surf-lessons/ for full details

Private Surf Lessons

We work with our local surf shop on surf instructions, please visit https://playagrandesurfshop.com/surf-lessons/ for full details

Surf Guide

We work with our local surf shop on surf instructions, please visit https://playagrandesurfshop.com/surf-lessons/ for full details

Yoga

You can view our in-house schedule of yoga classes here https://ripjackinn.com/yoga-shala/classes/


Playa Grande

Playa Grande

Level: All Levels

Renowned among surfers for its consistency and good mix of lefts and rights, Playa Grande is nestled within a beautiful crescent bay and known for its surf and sun. Our hotel is just a short walk to the main surf break. Playa Grande’s beach barrels hard and fast when the winds blow off shore. In addition to being steps from one of the most consistent surf spots in Central America, Rip Jack Inn is within driving distance to other surf breaks.

Playa Tamarindo

Playa Tamarindo

Level: All Levels

One of the most famous surf spots in Costa Rica is Playa Tamarindo, which is just across the estuary to the south. People can walk to the mouth of the estuary and paddle over or catch a water taxi. Surfers with a car can drive around the estuary to surf Tamarindo. The wave at Tamarindo is slightly easier than Playa Grande, and the line up is typically more crowded.

Playa Langosta

Playa Langosta

Level: Intermediate

Playa Langosta is the next beach south of Tamarindo. The best waves can be found at the river mouth. Surfers staying in Playa Grande are encouraged to drive to Playa Langosta considering the distance. There's some rocks so be careful.

Playa Avellanas

Playa Avellanas

Level: All Levels

Playa Avellanas is a 45 minute drive from Playa Grande, and given the right swell and wind conditions, this place can really go off. Surfers have three breaks to choose from: the beach access, the river mouth, and the rocky point break, Little Hawaii.

Playa Negra

Playa Negra

Level: Advanced

The waves at Playa Negra are reserved for more experienced surfers. This reef break is famous for its fast, hollow barrels. Surfers from all over the world come to Costa Rica to catch this rocky right.

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32°

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30°

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32°

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32°

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31°

The norther Pacific side of Costa Rica is best know for its fun waves rather than epic 10 foot advanced surf!

Air temperature in the north is the same year round 32°C. The seasons are divided in two: dry Season from December to April and wet season from May to November. Dry season is the busiest time for tourism in Costa Rica and they call it their summer.

Tamarindo is a year round surf destinations. The bigger swell season is from April to October. From December to March you tend to get smaller but clean 4 foot waves and is probably the best time to go. Wind is not usually a big factor but as with most places the morning will be best for glassy offshore conditions.

Surf beaches around Tamarindo
The main surf beach in the area is Playa Grande, a very consistent long beautiful beach break for intermediates. La Casita across the estuary is a fast beach break. El Estero is the fast rivermouth, great for longboarder surfers.

Surfing Tamarindo beach itself is great for all levels with Pico Pequeno & Pico Grande for more advanced. Further south is Playa Langosta, rocky underneath the surface and offering fun waves. Playa Avellanas is the most stunning beach in the area and suits all standards. One of Costa Roca's best. Playa Negra further south is an excellent right hand reef break over crystal clear water.

That's just a few of the many ideal surf breaks you can experience when on a surfing vacation in Tamarindo. Come Surf with us...

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancels anytime up to 7 days before travelling and you will not be charged the balance.

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