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    Shaka Beach Retreat

    Norte de Escuela 200 M | Village of Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
    (970) 379-9811
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    • Excellent90%
    • Very good8%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “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
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    Reviewed 24 July 2017

    My time at Shaka Surf Camp was off the charts extraordinary. I arrived with high expectations. Based on these trip advisor reviews and the Shaka website, I knew the surfing, accommodations, and surrounding area would be stellar. I didn’t know that I was in the...More

    Thank Daniel B
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 9 August 2017

    Such a thoughtful and detailed review. It means the world to us that you would take the time to share your experience and such kind words about Shaka. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and knowing that our team had a...More

    Reviewed 27 June 2017

    Mike and his team are pros, as well as incredibly down to earth. Received amazing surf instruction from Danny and resident Yogi, Yoga Steve, makes everyone feel at home. Shaka's a special spot and has just about everything you need out of a Costa Rican...More

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    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 July 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your kind words. We strive to offer the best service and attention to detail possible and reading reviews such as yours fuels our passion. Hoping to share more great memories in the near future!!! Pura Vida

    Reviewed 26 June 2017

    I have for years wanted to learn to surf--really surf. I ahve taken a lesson here and there, but without much success. I knew from my brother (a surfer) that one of the best places to learn is on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica....More

    Thank calz0ne
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 July 2017

    We love hearing that another guest has left feeling happy and fulfilled. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others. It really means the world to us. Sitting here this morning reading your review amongst the crew! Everyone sends...More

    Reviewed 20 June 2017

    I’m not the type of person that routinely says that places and/or people or “special” but Shaka really is special. My wife has been to surf and yoga retreats in Costa Rica and Mexico, and Shaka is her new favorite We had a fantastic week...More

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    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 July 2017

    Thanks so much for taking your time to spread the word about Shaka, and for sharing such encouraging things with all of us. It's always nice to see that our passions are truly appreciated. We loved having you and hope to share many great laughs...More

    Reviewed 15 June 2017

    The people, the location, and the accommodation at Shaka were all amazing!!! I had never been to Costa Rica or surfed at all before this trip. I loved that the location was so remote - it made it feel so much more special. I travelled...More

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    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 July 2017

    So excited and happy to read your review. They truly never get old, and you shared great aspects of Shaka and the surrounding environment which will benefit future guests. We all thank you for taking the time to do so. We too love this time...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • 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
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    Traveller (198)
    Pool & Beach (81)
    Dining (29)
    Room & Suite (21)
    Hotel & Grounds (90)
    Family and Play Areas (5)
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    24 November 2016|
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    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.
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