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200 M Norte de Escuela | Village of Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Shaka Beach Retreat
Ranked #10 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was looking forward to this get away trip and what I had at Shaka went beyond all of my expectations.Comfy small villas that are cleaned every day,with AC,WiFi (though no phone signal at all, which was perfect for me - no bothering from anyone!),very close to Playa Hermosa with its both advanced-surfers and beginner friendly waves and incredible sunsets.The... More

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Troncones, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing hotel and surf and yoga retreat about 100m from hermosa beach. The cabinas are quiet, clean, roomy and have great AC. The surf coaches are amazing and on hand all day if you have any questions, they stay with you on the breaks and I felt totally safe even when the waves got a bit big... The best... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just took my kids down to Shaka Beach Retreat last week and it was likely the best trip I've ever taken. Great facilities, food, down to earth amazing staff, and a great experience for my family. My daughter has cerebral palsy and was able to surf with the staff daily, zipline, snorkel, and ride the quads with the assistance... More

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best vacation ever! Incredible location next to Playa Hermosa. Staff is outstanding. Very comfortable rooms with A/C and WiFi. Meals were fantastic! Yoga, quad tour and surf lessons are top notch. Playa Hermosa, with it's great and consistent surf, is literally steps away from Shaka. I'm definitely coming back!

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Get away from crowds, noise and the pressures of everyday life at this amazing retreat on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica! This place is all about chill! Beautiful cabinas, great fresh food and conviviality served in the community area. What better way to spend a day than to wake up, grab some good Costa Rican coffee and a surf... More

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We didn't stay on the property but we took 3 days of surf lessons from the team at Shaka (Mike, Chris, Max). Their instruction was outstanding. They successfully took me and my sons from "beginner" level to the point where we could paddle out for the larger waves. I highly recommend the team at Shaka for surf lessons Oh, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Our stay at Shaka was exceptional in every way. Our disabled daughters had no trouble with access and we found the day to day service to kind, personal and thorough. The rooms, food and activities were excellent and the beaches and waves were perfect! Can't say enough about Shaka - except that everyone should go - more than once:)

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Shaka was great, from the private rooms to hanging out with everyone in the rancho. There is everything you need for a relaxing and adventurous vacation. Megan the yoga teacher is by far the best and will give you a good butt kicking or help you to relax and stretch out after a day of surfing. Brent and moe are... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

My 7th time there!! Best service! Best rooms! Great yoga as well. Everytime I am there I come back refreshed and renewed as if I was reborn!! I will continue to keep coming back as long as they will have me!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is our 5th time back to Shaka Beach Retreat and every time we've visited we have had a truly amazing and unforgettable experience. This go around it was just me and my husband but we have also had fun bringing our friends and family with us. I would also note that this is perfect resort for solo travelers -... More

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Address: 200 M Norte de Escuela | Village of Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Located just 5 minutes North of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa, is the highly desirable upscale neighborhood of "Playa Hermosa." Shaka Beach Retreat is a private haven offering an alluring example of modern tropical architecture, nestled in the tropical jungle surroundings, home to monkeys, birds, and fruit trees. A short walk leads to one of the most beautiful quiet beaches the country has to offer. Perfect for swimming, relaxing on the sand, and all levels of surfers. Join us for our popular Surf and Yoga Retreats, offered year round. ... more   less 
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