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Shaka Beach Retreat

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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Aspen, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Wantagh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I traveled with a friend to Shaka a few weeks ago and it was absolutely the trip of a lifetime. The rooms were very clean and comfy and as other mentioned, the AC is a nice bonus. Breakfast and dinner were some of the best meals I've ever had. Every night I felt like I was at a quaint, fun... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I love this place! I've traveled all over Costa Rica and this is definitely my favorite place that I stayed. Surrounded by beautiful landscaping, the cabinas are comfy, spacious, and very clean with great working A/C. My husband loved the surf lessons, the instructors are very thorough and big on safety, and the beautiful beach is only a two minute... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

After reading all the reviews for Shaka, I decided this was the place to go for vacation. My husband and I wanted to stay somewhere that was close to the beach, close to town, but far enough away that we could have some R&R. Shaka was it. We arrived at the airport early in the morning and rented a car... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I just love this place. It is right on the beach, in the forest and has such beautiful gardens. The food is wonderful, the rooms fantastic and the staff super friendly and helpful. It is one of my favorite hotels here in Costa Rica. The howler monkeys hang out in the trees, the beach is peaceful and safe, the iguanas... 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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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa #8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa #15 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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