Ratings based on 51 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
RecommendedPosted Apr 18, 2014
Pros: Comfortable room
Cons: Ants encountered
Location: Terrific restaurant, yoga next to the bungalow was incredible
Close to beach, great food, wonderful yoga. We enjoyed the food and found the location very relaxing
for Everyoneby Anna from canada
Amazing restaurant. great spot for surfingPosted Apr 8, 2014
Nice staff, clean rooms and facilites. The restaurant is amazing; great prices and quality. Lots of choices. Breakfast and Lunch; 8 to 13 dollars a nice big plate. A bit more expensive at night from 11 to 23$ us. happy hours from 4 to 6; 2 drinks for 6$ or 2 beers for 4$. Try the place next door for cheaper beer. - frijos locos surf shop is 5 min away; 30$ a 90 min to 2 hours lesson for beginners if not its 5$ to rent a surfboard the first hour and then 2$/hour. great store for bikinis, flip flops etc but a bit expensive . A must stay. avoid Tamarindo and go there at PLaya Grande. Its more relaxing and fun.. You can tan, surf, eat well, enjoy the pool and yoga.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from toronto, canada
fantastic beach access; gourmet quality restaurantPosted Apr 5, 2014
Pros: access to the beach couldn't be better; smaller more personal size of resort
Cons: provide drinking glasses in the room; coffee replenishment for the coffee maker should be daily not just on the first day; more pool lounging chairs
Location: fantastic access to the beach
accommodated us to a better situated available room after we asked since we were not pleased with the location of the first room we were given. The restaurant staff was very welcoming.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Beautiful place with great staffPosted Apr 5, 2014
We stayed two nights at Rip Jack. The women working at the front desk were very welcoming, friendly, and helpful. For the price, this hotel is awesome. The yoga studio is beautiful. Very close to the beach.
by Jim from Boston
RipJack was a great surprise!Posted Mar 26, 2014
Pros: It was just a great little place to stay with attractive little lodges and hammocks and 2 pools.
Cons: Some rooms do not have TV, including ours, which we actually appreciated. What is a vacation if you watch TV?
Location: Great beach steps away, lots of surfers and non-surfers
We booked it for location only, but turns out it was a neat little place to stay. Nice staff, great food, and just a very peaceful place to spend a few days.
for Everyoneby Sond from L
Great honeymoonPosted Mar 22, 2014
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. We found rip jack inn to have all the basic comforts we wanted, good AC and clenliness. The rooms were clean and sufficient, the staff was incredible and they made us feel at home everyday. They were very attentive. Friendly and helpful. The reataurant has a wonderful menu and the food quality, plating and taste are excellent. And the staff there was excellent as well. This is as remote a country as you can get and still have all the basics... See ya soon rip jack.
for Everyoneby Rafe from Vancouver, WA
Quaint little placePosted Mar 20, 2014
I had read a lot of reviews on the Ripjack before choosing it as an add on of two nights after staying at the Westin for six nights. I chose it because of how close it is to the beach and how people raved about the restaurant there. The restaurant didn't live up to the hype... The room was nice but did have some issues. The bathroom door wouldn't open all the way because the door didn't fit right and the view from the bathroom window from our deluxe pool room was of a lot full of junk... Blah. And they seemed to be doing some kind of construction on the roof, there was rebar sticking out of the room and black mesh around that, at night when the wind was blowing it made some annoying noise. Pros- quaint little place that's close to a great beach. Cons- restaurant staff slow and food is average. And the restaurant doesn't open till 8 am and closes at 9 pm. We went on a evening turtle expedition at 6 pm and got back at 9:30, the restaurant was closed and no other place close to eat at the was still open so we had to resort to eating a bag of M&M's for dinner, makes for a funny story but would be nice if the restaurant was open till 10 pm on a Friday night.
for Couplesby M. from Costa Rica
You get what you pay forPosted Mar 18, 2014
Pros: Delicious restaurant. Good service. Clean. Nice pool area.
Cons: This place really needs new curtains!!!
Location: Close to Tamarindo, Reserva Nacional Las Baulas.
I loved that the beach is just a short walk away! Restaurant is delicious but expensive. My first impression was not very good, the fridge was leaking and the AC didn't work, turns out the fridge was leaking cause it had been unplugged and the AC control had old batteries. The room was smaller than it looks in the pictures but was clean. The cable TV signal was poor and shower pressure was really low (I couldn't even wash my hair properly). For all this I payed a very reasonable price so I really can't complain. The deluxe rooms looked very nice (at least from the outside), they're in a new part of the building and I think next time I'll pay the extra dollars and stay there instead.
for Everyoneby B and B from Minnesota
Good location, great foodPosted Mar 14, 2014
Pros: Location, restaurant, nearby restaurants.
Cons: Housekeeping was a tiny bit uneven (had to ask for toilet paper) ( We had just come from a flawlessly clean hotel in a different location.)
Location: It is an easy drive to Playa Conchal which is a great beach. Tamarindo is also nearby; very touristy but also has grocery stores, etc.
We stayed at Rip Jack three nights in March 2014 in one of the suites. We ate at the restaurant twice and had take out once. Rip Jack is in a great location with very easy access to the beach. The rstaurant is excellent, but best of all there is a good selection of other good food right next door. We loved being able to walk out the door of our suite right to a swimming pool. And the beach, with fabulous sunsets is just 2 minutes away. You can easily walk to the Tamarindo estuary. We encountered one minor maintenance issue (a door lock) but staff addressed it promptly.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Rip JackPosted Feb 26, 2014
Pros: Quiet, beautiful beach with great sunsets; enjoyed watching surfers. The restaurant, pool, and bar were really great. Rooms very spacious. Unique.
Cons: More specifics on getting to Tamarindo nearby. Have to backtrack to main road then journey south, despite seemingly being so close.
Location: Tamarindo a lot of fun; easy to do surf lesson off beach. Liked the Tamarindo Diria beachfront restaurant
Waves fabulous. Nice path to beach. Interestingly near a marine reserve for turtles. Delicious food at restaurant