We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
29/10/2017 30/10/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Shaka Beach Retreat

    Norte de Escuela 200 M | Village of Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
    (970) 379-9811
    Hotel website
    Lowest prices for your stay
    -- / -- / --Check In -- / -- / --Check Out
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Santa TeresaSee available hotels in Santa Teresa
    Traveller (198)
    Pool & Beach (81)
    Dining (29)
    • Excellent90%
    • Very good8%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “surf and yoga” (19 reviews)
    “chef jose” (5 reviews)
    “surf coaches” (3 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
    All hotel details
    29 Oct30 Oct
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Santa Teresa hotels with availability
    Write a Review
    Reviews (219)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year

    1 - 5 of 213 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    A few housekeeping items: 1) Apologies for the delayed review. 2) I have never reviewed on TA but my magical time at Shaka compelled me to put my experience into words to share with others. The beginning… In April of 2017, I was burned out...More

    Thank Michal N
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 1 week ago

    I can't say how grateful we all are to read reviews like this. Reading about your experience at Shaka put a smile on all our faces and we couldn't be happier that it had such an impact on you. The whole team loved your company...More

    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 30 May 2017

    One of the best times of my life! My friends and I wanted to have a surf vacation that included some yoga (not mostly yoga and maybe surf). One of the many reasons we selected Shaka was because of the instructor to student ratio, and...More

    3  Thank HeidiMar
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 6 June 2017

    THANK YOU!!! Your review is such a great start to the morning and a reminder to continue doing what it is we believe in. Your comment about not being a "one size fits all" experience really means a lot! We strive each day to break...More

    Reviewed 30 August 2017

    Wish I was still at Shaka! Had an incredible week there, and I can't say enough good things about the resort, location, and the people. I'd go back in a heartbeat! Amazing surf lessons with Danny, yoga with Steve, and Michele, Matt, and Mike were...More

    Thank Sherry L
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to share a few words about your trip. These reviews truly are a blessing to us and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Shaka! We will continue to perfect our craft and hope that you can...More

    Reviewed 27 August 2017

    I wish I could keep Shaka Beach retreat my little secret!! In a beach town full of yogis, surfers, and hostels, Shaka provides an unique level of comfort. They think of everything from prepared meals, private rooms, recommendations, fresh juice, a sweet dog, and walking...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank legallyheidi007
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

    The entire team at Shaka thanks you for such kind words. We never get tired of reading the positive feedback from guests such as yourself and it keeps us energized to continue pushing ourselves to offer the very best experience in Costa Rica. We loved...More

    Reviewed 23 August 2017

    As a well-versed solo traveler but first time surfer, my week at Shaka was an amazing experience. After extensive internet research looking for "a trip with a purpose" I settled on surf camp in Costa Rica. The Shaka website had me hooked as I found...More

    Thank ksalli
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

    So touched that you would take the time not only to write a review, but one that focuses on so many of the aspects that we hope makes Shaka as special to others as it was to you! We are so happy that you enjoyed...More

    Hotel Buenos Aires
    276 reviews
    #4 of 27 hotels in Santa Teresa
    Casa MarBella
    508 reviews
    #1 of 27 hotels in Santa Teresa
    Surf Vista Villas
    153 reviews
    #14 of 27 hotels in Santa Teresa
    Beach Break Surf Hotel
    67 reviews
    #21 of 27 hotels in Santa Teresa
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Breakfast included
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Price range
    • US$135 - US$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Top resorts Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • #4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • #7 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • #11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Puntarenas >
    • Santa Teresa
    • Also Known As
    • Shaka Beach Retreat Hotel Santa Teresa ,
    • Shaka Surf Camp Hotel ,
    • Shaka Surf Camp Santa Teresa
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (198)
    Pool & Beach (81)
    Dining (29)
    Room & Suite (21)
    Hotel & Grounds (90)
    Family and Play Areas (5)
    Bathroom (2)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
    Surf Vista Villas
    153 reviews
    3.05 km away
    Beach Break Surf Hotel
    67 reviews
    4.27 km away
    Hotel Buenos Aires
    276 reviews
    5.90 km away
    Casa MarBella
    508 reviews
    5.95 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    Burger Rancho
    743 reviews
    4.50 km away
    Chicken Joe's
    278 reviews
    4.55 km away
    Pronto Italian Street Food
    144 reviews
    4.01 km away
    Restaurante Tapas El Rey Patricio
    257 reviews
    1.29 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Playa Hermosa
    430 reviews
    .38 km away
    Playa Santa Teresa
    829 reviews
    5.44 km away
    Adrenalina Kite & Surf Camp
    38 reviews
    5.60 km away
    Playa Carmen
    126 reviews
    6.34 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    24 November 2016|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from shakasurf | Property representative |
    Thanks for the email, there are several options for transferring to Shaka from San Jose. Most guests choose the puddle jumper flight from San Jose to Tambor, then they choose a taxi ride from Tambor. Our website has a travel... More
    31 March 2016|
    Response from Mike B | Property representative |
    Thank you for your question and interest in Shaka. Conditions throughout the year are consistent, especially if you're a beginner. We also tend to experience more consistent swells during these months which can mean bigger... More
    Carylon K
    31 December 2014|
    Response from shakasurf | Property representative |
    Carylon, Thanks for the email and for thinking of Shaka for your trip, unfortunately we do not have enough room for 20 guests. You should be able to find some amazing places to stay, best of luck and have a great night.
    Room Tips
    "All seem to be the same, and they're all great!"
    Read review
    "All the 'villas' are basic and similar to one another. They are about to open a building with small..."
    Read review
    "They're all great!!"
    Read review
    "There are only 4 "cabins" and they are all the same - great."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing