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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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    Overview
    • 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
    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
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    61 - 65 of 214 reviews

    Reviewed 30 December 2015

    I was a solo traveler to Costa Rica and ended a 3 week trip with 8 days at Shaka. It was perfect! I was fortunate to have an awesome time everywhere I went in Costa Rica. I met some amazing people, however the staff and...More

    Thank shaggyp
    Response from Shaka C, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 January 2016

    Thank you so much for your beautiful comments:) It was such a pleasure working together on your surfing, but more so connecting and getting to know you. We all enjoyed your presence and hope to one day cross paths again! Pura Vida from the whole...More

    Reviewed 22 December 2015

    I traveled solo to Shaka after reading many reviews here saying that traveling solo to Shaka would be no problem, and after my experience I urge other solo travelers to stay here as well. Costa Rica is fantastic and Shaka was a great way to...More

    Thank Silje S
    Response from Shaka C, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 January 2016

    We had an incredible time having you as part of the Shaka crew. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and hopefully we can cross paths again. Big hugs from everyone here. Pura Vida. Mike

    Reviewed 19 December 2015

    I stayed at Shaka for a week with a friend. We both booked the surf and yoga package. Everyone we encountered was helpful, polite and happy to be of service. I was at a resort up the road for a massage and left my phone...More

    Thank Katie S
    Response from Shaka C, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 January 2016

    So grateful to read your review. Everyone here loves what they do and I'm happy it shows. We loved having you and look forward to reconnecting soon! Pura Vida from the entire Shaka crew. Mike

    Reviewed 13 December 2015

    You landed on that page, it's a really good start in your quest for the perfect surf vacation. If you are reading those lines, please continue further you won't be dissapointed. I spent 10 days in Shaka in November/December 2015. The rationale behind my choice...More

    Thank JPDOR9
    Response from Shaka C, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 16 December 2015

    WOWWWW, what can I say. This review made our day! Thanks so much for all the kind words. We sat down and read your review as a team and everyone sends their love. You're part of the Shaka crew now and we all look forward...More

    Reviewed 11 December 2015

    I spent one amazing week at Shaka Surf from Dec 1st until the 9th on a family surfing vacation and I couldn't be more impressed with our stay. We're all very grateful to Mike, Emily and Shawn & everyone else at Shaka for how attentive...More

    Thank Alyssa G
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • 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
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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
    • #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 ,
    • Shaka Beach Retreat Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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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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