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Shaka Beach Retreat

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Norte de Escuela 200 M Village of Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa Costa Rica See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a last minute trip to Shaka Beach Retreat, so I didn't have much time to do research in advance. I just read the reviews here, and let me say that they were completely accurate - it's an amazing place to visit. I was...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Kate_NYC_Toronto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shaka's staff fosters a community that is inclusive and inviting. I was traveling alone, but I never felt alone at Shaka between the in-house breakfast and dinners, downtime for socializing or exploring the area, and small group surf lessons and yoga. The rooms are upscale...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Laura P
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! It means the world to us:) We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed the smaller size and more personal approach to our hotel. One of the things that makes Shaka so special is...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018

Shaka was so amazing that it led to two firsts for me. My first post on Trip Advisor and the first time I returned to the same location for a vacation. What was so amazing that I felt compelled to go back to Shaka a...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank syc19
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, thank you so much! I know I speak for everyone when I say how happy we are to read your review. I am always filled with such joy when I read a new review and see how much our staff, and the space we've...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing stay. The surf tuition was amazing, with really low student to instructor ratio, like no other camp I’ve stayed at. It allowed me to progress so much. The people were fabulous, both the guests and staff, all like minded, social and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Jessica D
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your review and mentioning a few key aspects that set us apart, including our low student to coach ratio! Thats a very important element to our camp, and we're glad you improved so much....More

Reviewed September 13, 2018

What a beautiful location with the most amazing staff to make your time at Shaka truly memorable. I became a much better surfer in the week I was there. The instruction is tailored to your ability level so if you have some experience (like I...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Patrick K
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are super happy to hear that the things we pride ourselves on have made a difference in your stay! Our priority is to see our guests create a solid foundation in surfing, and improve their skills....More

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Description
Located just 5 minutes North of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa, is the highly desirable neighbourhood of "Playa Hermosa." Shaka Beach Retreat is a jungle haven offering private villas nestled amongst the tropical More surroundings. A short walk leads to one of the most beautiful quiet beaches in the heart of Hermosa's "Surf Zone". Perfect for swimming, relaxing on the sand, and surfing of all levels. Join us for our popular Surf and Yoga packages to experience a true piece of paradise! Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Restaurant
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Pool
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
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On the Beach
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Family
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Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Top resorts Hotels
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On the Beach
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Family
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Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
$135 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Shaka Beach Retreat Hotel Santa Teresa
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Shaka Surf Camp Hotel
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Shaka Surf Camp Santa Teresa
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Shaka Beach Retreat Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Top resorts Hotels
,
On the Beach
,
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
$135 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
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Dining (31)
Room & Suite (25)
Family and Play Areas (5)
Business Center & Event Rooms (1)
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Questions & Answers
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kgsinger1
November 23, 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
March 31, 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
December 30, 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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Room Tips
"Each villa seemed to have it's own charm. Ours was wonderful."
Y5477VSsophiew
Feb 4, 2018
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"There are a couple newly renovated rooms. Ask for those."
DBWarren
Jan 10, 2018
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"All seem to be the same, and they're all great!"
417camerons
May 17, 2017
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"All the 'villas' are basic and similar to one another. They are about to open a building with small..."
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Jan 29, 2017
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