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 Grande is within a short car ride to the following surf destinations:
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 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.
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.
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.
Witch's Rock & Ollie's Point
Playa Grande is also a boat ride away from the world famous surf spots Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point. The staff at Rip Jack Inn is happy to book you a day or overnight charter so you and your buddies can catch epic surf.
Welcome to our Yoga Shala at Rip Jack Inn, a peaceful sanctuary for health and wellbeing. Our yoga space is made of beautiful teak wood, enclosed by tall glass windows and covered by a majestic palapa roof. From the moment you enter the studio admist the palms and bamboo gardens, you will feel calm and at ease.
The Yoga Shala at the hotel offers a variety of yoga classes, including dynamic flow, restful restorative, gentle hatha and private yoga. Please check our yoga schedule below for public classes, yoga retreats and 200 hour teacher training prorgam with Jenn Chiarelli founder of Anahata Soul.
Our teachers provide a compassionate, supportive and caring space where we welcome and teach to all levels of practice, from the beginner to more advanced. Mats and props are provided.
The Yoga Shala at Rip Jack Inn is the perfect place to host a yoga retreat or teacher training. We invite instructors to contact us to help you plan your perfect offering in paradise. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Single drop in class $15 / 3 classes for $30
Locals: please ask us about our special rates!
Private single and group sessions are also available if you are looking to accommodate your travel schedule, and recieve a more customized experience to address any specific needs.
"I can honestly say, without a doubt, The Rip Jack Inn is one of those special places you only find once in a lifetime! From the killer surf break not 20 seconds out your hotel room door, to the scrumptious meals, beautiful white sand beaches, phenomenal grounds and accommodations and gorgeous yoga studio, I never wanted to leave! In fact, every time we ventured on an excursion that took us away from the Rip Jack Inn, we couldn't wait to return. The staff is always welcoming, generous and accommodating, the activities endless and the food is off the hook, ridiculously good! And the surf....oh, the surf....I would tell you about it, but then I'd have to kill you.....Needless to say, The Rip Jack Inn definitely deserves a spot on everyone's bucket list!" - Shannon Baker, certified yoga instructor, Lululemon Ambassador
October 8th, 15th & 22nd-Gentle Hatha with Kim
This class is perfect for beginners, surfers looking to stretch those trouble spots and anyone interested in a class designed to reduce stress in the body and mind. *This is a karma class which means it is free of charge
October 10th & 17th -Gentle Hatha with Kim
January 24th 2015 Janet Irvine Yoga Retreat
February 2nd 2015 Myofascial Release in Costa Rica
February 16th 2015 Patricia Glynn Costa Rica Yoga Retreat
February 23rd 2015 Kim McBean Costa Rica Yoga Retreat
March 2nd 2015 Jen Murphy Costa Rica Yoga Retreat
April 18th 2015 Dharma Connection Costa Rica Yoga Retreat with Donna Pagliarani
Restaurant, Bar, Catering & Special Events
Our open air restaurant is located on the second floor and offers a unique tree top dining experience. RipJack also offers private chefing, full catering service and specializes in weddings and other special events. We offer a highly unique menu of fresh local seafood as well as tasty treats from the land. We are family friendly and offer special menus for kids twelve and under.
Restaurant Hours* -
*Our restaaurant is closed for dinner on Tuesdays & Sundays during September. We will be closed for the season beginning September 22nd, we will re-open November 1st. Pura Vida!
Breakfast 8:00-11:00 click here to view menu
Lunch 11:00-3:00 click here to view menu
Dinner 5:00-9:00 click here to view menu
Sunday Brunch 8:00-2:00 click here to view menu
Sunset Happy Hour 4:00-6:00 click here to view cocktail menu
Weddings and Special Events click here to view catering menus