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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
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

Just newly wed, my wife and I, booked a week in January at Shaka Surf Camp. This was our first time to Costa Rica, and the first part of a two week honeymoon touring the country. Initially, we were looking for a quiet, less-traveled, stretch of coast line where two beginner surfers, like us, could take lessons and feel at... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2009

I traveled to Shaka with my two children. This was our second trip to Shaka surf camp. We went in December and then again in August. My son is a disabled surfer and the owners of Shaka and a team of volunteers they provided took him on some of the rides of his life. The town is close by and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2009

I stayed at Shaka Surf Camp for two weeks in August and it was an amazing trip! Frank, Chris, and Krista made me feel as though I was a part of the family. It was a beautiful place with a short enjoyable walk to secluded beaches, clean rooms, great food, and awesome people. It was my first time surfing and... More

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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2009

Hello to all of you who are thinking of coming to Costa Rica for a fun filled life changing vacation. I came to Costa Rica to learn to surf and see first hand what the Pura Vida lifestyle is all about. Shaka Surf Camp offered everything I could of wanted and more, great surf/surf instruction, delicious food, friendly people, relaxing... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

My buddy and I went down to Santa Teresa for a week of surfing. From the moment we got there, John, Christian, Christ, and Summer treated us like family. We felt so warm and welcomed. I have never before repeated the same trip, But I would definitely go back there again. More importantly, my surfing improved tremendously the time I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

We were making our first trip out of the USA, speaking only english, and bringing our very active wheelchair bound 6 year old in tow. None of us had ever been on a surf board before. I have limited my travel until this time because I did not want to deal with marginal or stressful situations. The accommodations were very... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2009

First time to Costa Rica for a (1) week surfing vacation with a couple of friends. We were down there at the beginning of the rainy season (early June). It was very quiet around the area i.e. hardly any tourists. I didn't have a lot of expectations but was pleasantly surprised for a place just over a year old. The... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2009

I just got back from a week stay with a small group at Shaka. It was a great overall experience and great value. The staff, especially Chris, went out of their way to accomodate our needs and our schedule. Surf instruction was great from Chris, Mark, and Elrich (sp?) and surf conditions were excellent at sandy-bottom Playa Hermosa. As with... More

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Boston MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2009

I stayed there for a week to learn how to surf and relax. I accomplished both of these things and really enjoyed my time in Costa Rica. One thing that their website fails to mention is that the Cabina's all have private bathrooms. They are really wonderfully constructed using lots of teak on the interior as well. All of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2009

From the moment we arrived at Shaka we where welcomed with open arms, the staff was great and extremely willing to go out of there way to make your vacation the best ever. I had never surf before but was excited to learn. Our surf instructor Arnold was unbelievable, extremely passionate about surfing and was very patients with us. The... 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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