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.
The Yoga Shala at Rip Jack Inn is a place for health and wellbeing. From the moment you enter the yoga studio amidst the bamboo gardens, you’ll feel at peace and at ease. The Yoga Shala at the hotel offers a variety of daily yoga, Zumba, and dance classes for children and adults.
Yoga instructors also offer private sessions of Pranassage, an original blend of yoga assists and bodywork in which the receiver's role is to completely relax. The intention of the pranassage practitioner is to create a sacred space for the receiver to go inward and completely unwind as gravity assists the flow of prana.
Yoga sessions are designed around the needs of the individual. We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds, from beginners to the more experienced.
The Yoga Shala at Rip Jack Inn is the perfect place to host yoga retreats. We invite instructors to contact us to help you plan the perfect yoga retreat in paradise.
The staff at Rip Jack Inn can help you with all the details, please inquire at email@example.com for more information.
"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
Yoga - Vinyasa yoga with Patty
This class brings together a strong physical practice with a deep focus on breath, energy and healing postures. With over ten years teaching experience Annie has developed an intuitive teaching style that allows her to create classes that are appropriate for all levels of students. Students are encouraged to explore different postures with a deep sense of self awareness and well being. Classes are set to music and create a perfect balance between effort and surrender.
Dance yourself into shape - 60 minute class
Vinyasa yoga with Patty
Dance yourself into shape! 60 minute class.
Yoga - Hatha Flow with Annie
May 28th - June 5th, 2013
Classes are open to the public for just $15.
Wednesday May 29th 7:30 PM studio pilates workout
Thursday May 30th 7:00 Beach Sand-sei workout
5:30 PM Cardio pilates workout
Saturday June 1st 10:00 Sand-sei studio workout
5:00 Studio pilates workout
Sunday June 2nd 10:00 Studio Sand-sei workout
3:00 Pilates and strength workout
Monday June 3rd 11:00 Lengthen and strengthen
4:00 Amped Pilates
Tuesday June 4th 10:00 Relaxed studio pilates
5:00 Sand-sei studio workout
February 23rd - March 2, 2014
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 - Low Season April 8th-August 31st
Our restaaurant is closed for dinner on Tuesdays. There are several dining options within walking distance.
Breakfast 8:00 - 11:00
Lunch 11:00 - 5:00
Dinner 5:00 - 9:00
Happy Hour 4:00 - 6:00
Please cick on the following links to view our menus!