Nestled along three miles of Playa Grande coastline, RipJack Inn is a beautiful place to hang your hat, kick off your shoes, and call home your entire vacation. RipJack Inn has recently annexed what was formerly known as Rancho Privado, and they just keep getting better. A perfect hotel for families, adventure groups, couples, or traveling surfers, RipJack Inn provides every guest countless reasons to love their stay in Playa Grande.
1. Good Night’s Sleep
Unpack your things and settle into a welcoming room at this Playa Grande hotel. With clean linens, towels, and plenty of subtle details, the accommodations are comfortable and easy transitioned if traveling with children or large groups. With a blend of modern and stylish touches, guests of RipJack Inn enjoy the luxury of a stone shower after a day on the sandy shore.
2. Treetop Dining @Upstairs
Enjoy a refreshing signature cocktail and delicious meal their restaurant Upstairs. Perched among the surrounding treeline, the restaurant and bar is an open air, aromatic retreat. With local dishes and classic favorites, this Playa Grande restaurant changes the menu selection to reflect seasonal produce and continuously create unique entrees. No reservations are required to stroll in and allow Chef Peru to dazzle your palate breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Check out the view from Upstairs.
3. Smiling Faces
And we’re not talking about just the guests. The hotel staff here is always friendly, attentive, and helpful. From the moment you make your way up the stairs, you are warmly greeted and free to explore the pool, Upstairs at Rip Jack, beach access path, and more. If you have any questions regarding tours and day activities, the staff is happy to help you book and organize the perfect outing.
4. Steps From the Sand
Tucked away behind a coastal treeline, guests of Rip Jack Inn enjoy a shaded, short stroll to the water’s edge. During high season, the beach access from the hotel is teaming with natural wildlife, such as blue sand crabs, iguanas and colorful arrays of butterflies.
5. The Yoga Shala
No matter how many days you are staying at RipJack Inn, there is an onsite activity for every weekday to keep you fit and flexible in paradise. Feel free to join interactive and energizing classes, such as yoga and Zumba, hosted by certified instructors directly at the thatched roof shala. This air conditioned glassed in room is set with a beautiful garden of ginger plants, citrus trees, bamboo, and palms. Ask a staff member for the weekly schedule, check the event board, or CLICK HERE for the schedule.
6. Twice the Fun
Recently expanded, RipJack Inn now features an additional courtyard, pool, and additional cozy rooms. With more space to serve guests, RipJack Inn makes it easy to feel comfortable and entertained in one tranquil space, not to mention it’s perfect for weddings, family reunions, and any other even you’d celebrate in Playa Grande.
7. Happy Hour
Grab a seat at the bar between 4p.m and 6p.m and join the lively conversation with locals and staff. Upstairs is a perfect place to unwind and take shade with a cooling cocktail in your hand. Enjoy the full menu during happy hour or add a couple appetizers to your tab. In addition to great new appetizers, this Playa Grande restaurant is serving up signature drinks with infused liquors and fresh tropical favorites like their Mango Jalapeno Margarita or Passionfruit Mojito.
8. Surf’s Up!
A short walk from the main break in Playa Grande, RipJack Inn is a perfectly situated place to stay if the waves are calling you. Playa Grande enjoys a year round following of surfers of all skill levels, and with many of the hotel staff being chargers themselves, you should feel right at home at RipJack Inn. See the surf before you arrive on the Playa Grande Surf Cam.
9. Sunday Brunch
Feel free to sleep in and grab breakfast closer to noon with convenient Sunday brunch. The coffee is rich and perfectly paired with a traditional gallo pinto Costa Rican staple dish for a filling midday meal.
10. Live Music
Enjoy a fun and festive evening Upstairs on Saturdays for live music from local performers and talented groups. The local musical scene is guaranteed to raise your spirits and secure a perfect ending to a day full of activities or simply relaxing poolside at Rip Jack Inn in Playa Grande.