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    Shaka Beach Retreat

    Norte de Escuela 200 M | Village of Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
    (970) 379-9811
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    • Very good8%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
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    Reviewed August 26, 2017

    I wish I could keep Shaka Beach retreat my little secret!! In a beach town full of yogis, surfers, and hostels, Shaka provides an unique level of comfort. They think of everything from prepared meals, private rooms, recommendations, fresh juice, a sweet dog, and walking...More

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    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded September 18, 2017

    The entire team at Shaka thanks you for such kind words. We never get tired of reading the positive feedback from guests such as yourself and it keeps us energized to continue pushing ourselves to offer the very best experience in Costa Rica. We loved...More

    Reviewed August 22, 2017

    As a well-versed solo traveler but first time surfer, my week at Shaka was an amazing experience. After extensive internet research looking for "a trip with a purpose" I settled on surf camp in Costa Rica. The Shaka website had me hooked as I found...More

    Thank ksalli
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded September 18, 2017

    So touched that you would take the time not only to write a review, but one that focuses on so many of the aspects that we hope makes Shaka as special to others as it was to you! We are so happy that you enjoyed...More

    Reviewed August 7, 2017

    I'm finding it hard to put into words what an extraordinary time I had at Shaka. This place is truly special, and what makes it special is the amazing people who put it together. I feel like this is the type of place that I'd...More

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    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded August 9, 2017

    I don't even know where to begin. This review was so thoughtful and detailed. It put a smile on all our faces when we sat down to read it together! We work hard at surrounding ourselves by the very best people which in turn attracts...More

    Reviewed July 23, 2017

    My time at Shaka Surf Camp was off the charts extraordinary. I arrived with high expectations. Based on these trip advisor reviews and the Shaka website, I knew the surfing, accommodations, and surrounding area would be stellar. I didn’t know that I was in the...More

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    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded August 9, 2017

    Such a thoughtful and detailed review. It means the world to us that you would take the time to share your experience and such kind words about Shaka. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and knowing that our team had a...More

    Reviewed June 27, 2017

    Mike and his team are pros, as well as incredibly down to earth. Received amazing surf instruction from Danny and resident Yogi, Yoga Steve, makes everyone feel at home. Shaka's a special spot and has just about everything you need out of a Costa Rican...More

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    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded July 3, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your kind words. We strive to offer the best service and attention to detail possible and reading reviews such as yours fuels our passion. Hoping to share more great memories in the near future!!! Pura Vida

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    Travelers' Choice2017 Winner
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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • Price range
    • $135 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Top resorts Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • #4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • #7 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • #11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Puntarenas >
    • Santa Teresa
    • 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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    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
    March 31, 2016|
    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
    Carylon K
    December 30, 2014|
    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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