Playa Grande, as the name indicates, is a huge, long beach and has one of the most consistent waves in Central America. It’s a fast, barreling beach break with off-shore winds most of the year. The surf breaks best at high tide, as do most of the breaks in the area.
Other breaks in the area that are easily accessible
Playa Tamarindo is one of the most popular surf spots in Costa Rica. It’s a slightly easier wave and located just across a river mouth from Grande. You can paddle across from the south end of the beach or drive in about 25 minutes.
Playa Langosta is just south of Tamarindo, and accessed by a long walk or a thirty minute drive. It has a river mouth break, as well as sever
Playa Avellanas has beach, river mouth, and reef. breaks, and is approximately 45 minutes south of Grande.
Playa Negra is a famous right reef break with fast hollow barrels. This break is for the more experienced surfer. There are several other breaks going south.
Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point are world-famous surf spots usually accessed by boat. There are several options in boats, from simple to luxurious, with varying price levels.
The Yoga Shala at hotel RipJack Inn is a place for health and well being and you will feel that the moment you enter the yoga studio nesteled in our bamboo garden. The Yoga Shala offers a full schedule of yoga, Zumba and dance for both adult and children. Please check our schedule for current classes and events!
The Yoga Shala also offers private sessions of Pransassage, 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 create a sacred space for the receiver to go inward and completely unwind as gravity assists the flow of prana. Each session is designed around the needs of the individual and is appropriate for a beginner or one with years of yoga practice.
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"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 surfbreak not 20 seconds out your hotel room door, to the scrumptious meals, beautiful white sand beaches, phenomenal grounds and accomodations 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 accomodating, 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
Vinyasa Yoga with Emily
Emily's Vinyasa Flow Class and style of yoga has evolved from the core values of Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Kripalu. With an acknowledgeable background of functional anatomy and therapeutics each class is designed to awaken the physical body through organic sequencing of posture flows, practice of pranayama, and meditation. All levels of practice are welcome as each individual explores their yoga journey.
Yoga - Hatha Flow with Annie
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
Dance yourself into shape! 60 minute class.
Yoga - Hatha Flow with Annie
Vinyasa Yoga with Emily
Emily's Vinyasa Flow Class and style of yoga has evolved from the core values of Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Kripalu. With an acknowledgeable background of functional anatomy and therapeutics each class is designed to awaken the physical body through organic sequencing of posture flows, practice of pranayama, and meditation. All levels of practice are welcome as each individual explores their yoga journey. Private sessions also available
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-May 8th
Our restaaurant is closed on Tuesdays. There are several dining options within walking distance.
Breakfast 8:00 - 11:00
Dinner 5:00 - 9:00
Happy Hour 5:00 - 6:00
*Lunch service will be limited to hotel guests in April.
To Go Meals - designed for guests on the go or those with vacation rentals and no time to cook!
Sample Menu - Dinner
- Tuna Avocado Tower with seaweed salad
- Steamed Garlic Artichoke with horseradish sauce
- Panko Calamari with wasabi aioli
Soups & Salads
- Vanilla Lobster Bisque with basil crustini
- Seared Ahi & Heart of Palm Salad with sesame ginger dressing
- Black & Bleu steak Salad with chipotle dressing
- Grilled Steak, Lobster Tail & Cajun Shrimp with red pepper coulis, scalloped potatoes, garlic green beans & thyme butter
- Teriyaki Seared Ahi with coconut rice, grilled pineapple, green beans & mango chutney
- Hot Garlic Shrimp with hummus & sesme naan
- 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken with tropical rice, black beans & fried yucca
- Portobello Fajitas with pineapple cilantro rice, black beans & salsa fresca
- Cajun Pasta in parmesan basil sauce with garlic bread
- Flourless Chocolate Cake (gluten free)
- Toasted Coconut Creme Caramel