Hotel RipJack Inn is The Place to Be in Playa Grande, Costa Rica!

About Us
Boutique Beach Hotel in Playa Grande Costa Rica

In 2002, we  left our corporate jobs in search of a higher quality of life. We drove our Toyota 4Runner with our two dogs, Ripley and Jack Brown (hence the name RipJack), from California to Costa Rica.  After months of exploration, the magical little town of  Playa Grande won our hearts.

We spent a few years becoming locals which is when we met our good friend and partner Luli Andreozzi. Realizing it was time to either do something in Costa Rica or head back to the states, we gathered some friends, pitched in some money and bought a run down little 8 room hotel on the beach.  We had no idea the adventure we were about to embark on!

What began with 8 rooms and one tiny restaurant has grown over the last fifteen years into a 21 room boutique hotel that also now includes: 2 swimming pools, 2 yoga studios and a large tree top restaurant.

We consider the hotel an extension of our home. The staff treats you like family and the vibe here is like nowhere else on earth. Whether you choose a standard room or a family suite, our Playa Grande hotel has something for everyone.

RipJack Inn sits 75m from Playa Grande’s main surf break. Daily yoga classes are offered to the public in our beautiful shala. If you love to surf, if you love to practice yoga, and if you love great food, you’ll feel right at home here!

Year after year, returning guests make their annual trip to our hotel, and new visitors discover what makes RipJack Inn the place to stay in Playa Grande, Costa Rica.


“In 2002 we left Northern California in our Toyota 4 Runner with Ripley ( blue Doberman ) and Jack Brown (german shorthair pointer) and started the biggest adventure of our lives! With Costa Rica as our destination we traveled all over and fell in love with Playa Grande. Upon our arrival we met our good friend and partner, Luli, who also moved here from Argentina in 2002.

We spent two years in Playa Grande prior to purchasing the hotel and were won over by the people and the beauty this small town has to offer. We hope you feel the vibe as well, please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable!”

Pura Vida,
Dave. Annie & Luli

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