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Rip Jack Inn

Hotel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica


About this property

Costa Rica means “Rich Coast” and once you see Playa Grande (“Big Beach”) you will know why. The beach is three miles long and nearly untouched because we are a National Park created to protect the endangered Leatherback Turtles. Nature’s playground is only steps away from our hotel where you can take your pick of waves. Take a stroll north and you’ll discover the ultra-secluded Playa Ventana and the black sand beach of Playa Carbon.

Across the estuary lies Playa Tamarindo, a tourist Mecca where you will find a multitude of restaurants, shops, bars, discos and of course more surf. So, at the RipJack Inn, you have access to the “city” and the serenity and seclusion of Playa Grande.

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RipJack Inn has several types of rooms to choose from. We invite you to take a virtual tour of each of them.

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 bathrooms. The rooms come equipped with split level air conditioning and ceiling fans.

Our newest addition is the Bungalow, our favorite room by far! 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. The Bungalow comes equipped with split level air conditioning in each room, in room coffee maker, flat screen cable television and a small refrigerator.

We have two brand new suites this year.  Each have a large living room with a pull out sofa, flat screen TV, kitchenette and bar area.  The bedroom of suite 1 has two king size beds and an additional flat screen TV.  The bedroom of suite 2 has one king size bed and a separate area with two twin beds, perfect for families with children.  Both suites have A/C in both rooms, one large bathroom, ceiling fans and an outdoor patio.

Deluxe Pool Side
Our new deluxe room has one king size bed, flat screen TV, coffee maker, small refrigerator, A/C, ceiling fan and outdoor patio.


RipJack Inn can help plan all your activities. Tours can be arranged prior to arrival or decide day by day how to spend your time. And always remember there’s nothing wrong with just chilling at the beach or in a hammock!

Surf Lessons & Board Rentals
Learn to surf one of Costa Rica’s most consistent surf breaks with local instructors who know the waves. All levels are welcome! Surf lessons will include daily use of the board. Daily and weekly rates available for board rentals.

Yoga Classes
Yogalicous offers vinyasa flow classes for a more vigorous practice and gentle yoga for a deeper more restorative practice. Take your pick! Everyone from beginners to experienced practicioners will benefit from the opportunity to balance the mind and body. Mats are provided, private classes are available for groups or individuals. The perfect complement for surfing!!

Treat yourself to a thirty-, sixty-, or ninety-minute massager hare at the hotel. Choose from a gentle and relaxing style or a more intense deep-tissue massage from Playa Grande’s best certified massage therapists.

Sunset Sailing
One of our favorite things to do! Join Captain Terry onboard the Samonique III and sail off into the beautiful waters of the Pacific Ocean. Explore secluded beaches, islands, and coves and snorkel in some of the best spots around. Equipment is provided and you will have the opportunity to spot colorful fish, turtles, octopi, coral reef and much much more! On the way back, enjoy the sound of live music as you watch the sun sink slowly into the horizon—definitely the best seat in town! Food and drink are provided.

Canopy Tour
Harness yourself in and fly through the tree tops with breathtaking views of the ocean, waterfalls and Howler monkeys too! There are 23 platforms and two suspension bridges that adhere to the strictest safety standards. This is a truly unique Costa Rican adventure that you won’t want to miss. Great for thrill-seekers and nature-lovers alike!

Costa Rica Weddings

Want to get married in paradise or been thinking of a tropical wedding? Our staff is available to assist in every aspect of planning your wedding. We can provide you information about the requirements for marriage in Costa Rica, arrange the ceremony and reception. We work with preferred vendors for guest transportation, tours & activities, flowers, photography, and spa services.

We have eight individually decorated rooms nestled among lush foliage that includes banana, palm, and almond trees, tropical flowers and much more. We are located 75 yards from the beach or a 20 second walk. A group discount may apply depending on the total number of room nights. For large groups that require additional accommodations, we work with a local management company that represents several vacation homes in Playa Grande.


  • Pool
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Washer/Dryer
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet
  • Television


  • Golfing
  • Hiking


Period Cost
Per Night $75
Per Week
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This property is located near Playa Grande. One of Costa Rica's best beach breaks. When the tide and sandbars are right Playa Grande can serve up some juicy tubes. This spot is very consistent and can be powerful. Like most spots around here a mid tide seems to work best.

This property is also located near El Estero. This is the Tamarindo river mouth break. A very accessible wave with a pretty good setup. It works best on a rising medium tide and a NW or combo swell. The wave breaks both waves and the quality really depends upon the sandbars, which are usually good.

This property is also located near Tamarindo Beach. Nice beach breaks up and down the sand. Lots of lodging options and plenty of peaks to choose from along here. The wave has potential to get really good, and usually has a decent sized crowd too thanks to it's easy access and convenient location in town. Works best on mid tide.

Surf Type

  • Beach break
  • Right
  • Left
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • SUP
  • Beginner/Learn to Surf
  • Warm water

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