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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 #8 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars NEW

A group of 7 of us travelled to Costa Rica a few weeks ago, and stayed in 2 of the Shaka cabins for 5 days. Shaka has a great feel to it, which was apparent immediately upon our arrival. Mike, the owner, is very knowledgable of the area and culture. Megan, the yoga instructor, has trained in many types of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite simply the best place I've ever stayed. The rooms are beautiful, it's right on Playa Hermosa which is the best beach in the area for surfing and probably also the most beautiful. It has a lovely garden, the food is home cooked and delicious, but the best part of all are the incredible staff who were just... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

First let me start off by saying I have never written a review about anything before....however after my stay at Shaka, I felt very compelled to do so. Beautiful location just minutes from the beach. Every staff member was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area, and all quickly became more like friends. Surf instructors ( Erick and Helen) were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Shaka Surf and Yoga retreat was exactly what we were hoping for to experience the beauty of Costa Rica, Surf consistently good waves, and enjoy phenomenal yoga instruction in a unique and peaceful setting. All the gang at Shaka go above and beyond to make your wellness-centered retreat the most positive experience possible, treating you as a guest even as... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

From the beginning to the end, this trip was nothing short of outstanding. The calm and relaxed atmosphere can be felt the minute you step foot into the Shaka complex. The Cabana's were clean, beautiful, and Air Conditioned to remind us what Canada will be like upon return. Playa Hermosa beach is a short 3 minute walk and is spectacular.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you're looking to take an unforgettable vacation unlike any other, then I strongly suggest you book a trip to Shaka. Aside from the obvious surf and yoga as advertised, Shaka is in close proximity to amazing tropical adventures. I went primarily for the surfing (barely knowing the basics) and left the week able to go out on my own... More 

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Latchford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Shaka is one of the best places I have ever stayed. I can't say enough about this place and the people other than that my wife and I are already planning our next trip back. We spent a week with some incredible people, ate some amazing food and surfed one the most beautiful beaches I have ever been. Our second... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is my second time in this part of Costa Rica. I cannot wait to go back there again. If you want to unwind, learn how to surf, relax, eat good food, and forget about wherever you are coming from this is your place. Shaka nestled inside a tropic forest, three minutes walking distance from Playa Hermosa - an amazing... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was a volunteer at a surf camp here last summer and it was incredible. You pull up into a very secluded paradise, where the energy is amazing. Wake up early for dawn patrol and walk down the path to the beach. Its absolutely amazing, the surf is perfect, Im just a beginner, the waves are big enough for everyone... More 

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Marionville, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Literally a trip of a lifetime. We came here for an adaptive surf retreat and we were treated like family. Maria kept our rooms immaculate, Jose made fantastic food. It literally became our home away from home. Usually after traveling you are ready to come home but I wanted to stay forever. You are so close to the beach that... 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): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa

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