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Shaka Beach Retreat

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  • Average1%
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We absolutely fell in love with Costa Rica and with Shaka! I don't think there is anywhere else that could have provided us with this truly unique experience. It is FAR from your typical beach vacation. The minute we arrived they made us feel like...More

Thank Hailey H
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 March 2018

Thank you thank you thank you..... Such kind words to read on a Friday afternoon and excited to share with the whole team! We couldn't be happier to hear that not only did you enjoy all the excursions, but our level of yoga and surf...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Shaka, What can I say but I wish I could of booked more time here! It’s a magical place.... Where you can let your guard down and unwind from the hectic lives we carry on back home. The food was amazing the staff warm hearted...More

Thank AngieRachael
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 March 2018

Wow, thank you for taking a moment to share your experience..... We are so happy that you felt able to let your guard down and unwind while staying with us. That truly is the sign of a great vacation. So thankful that you also saw...More

Reviewed 19 February 2018

We had a great week at Shaka! If you are looking into going to a surf camp, do yourself a favor and book here right away. The service was impeccable. From the warm greetings upon our arrival to the hugs and send off, everyone went...More

Thank NateK79
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 20 February 2018

So nice of you to write such a glowing review, and so much fun for us to read as a team. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your stay and the level of service we do our best to provide. It was a pleasure...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018

We LOVED our surf vacation at Shaka. All of the staff and volunteers were great and so nice to be around. The surf instructors were fantastic - really good teachers, very encouraging, and again, just enjoyable to be around. It was our first time surfing...More

Thank KrisWol
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you from all of us at Shaka! We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay and all the little things that Hermosa has to offer. It's so kind of you to take the time to share your experience with fellow Trip Advisor users. We...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018

I went to Shaka with the intention to once-and-for-all figure out a correct pop up, after many failed lessons and attempts to figure it out. I was seriously contemplating quitting. Not only did I lock in my pop up during my 7 day camp, I...More

Thank giffordsuperstar
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 12 February 2018

So kind of you to take the time to send us these positive words and share your experience with others. We strive to offer the very best surf coaching program and are glad that you enjoyed! We look forward to seeing you again soon and...More

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
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Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Restaurant
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Air Conditioning
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USD 135 - USD 220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Santa Teresa
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
USD 135 - USD 220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Santa Teresa
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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kgsinger1
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
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lmeixner
1 April 2016|
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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
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Carylon K
31 December 2014|
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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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