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Shaka Beach Retreat

  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Apr 9 Apr 10
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Norte de Escuela 200 M | Village of Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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    All reviews learn to surf surf camp chef jose short walk yoga instructor costa rica great surf shooting the breeze community vibe pizza night walks of life food prepared personal hammock place running thanks mike pure vida white water other guests surf experience zip lining
    Reviewed January 2, 2017

    I have nothing but good things to say about my stay at Shaka! I took the van/ferry ride there (about 5 hours) and did the taxi/plane out of Tambor on my return trip (about 1 hour), I recommend the plane just because it's faster. My...More

    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach Retreat

    We'd all like to thank you for your thoughtful and in-depth review. It was great to share our little piece of paradise with you. You definitely had positive vibes and we look forward to sharing more adventures in the future!

    Reviewed November 30, 2016

    Firstly I don't normally write reviews but Shaka truly is a special place that deserves every good review it gets. Mike and his Shaka family are truly awesome. They made us feel so very welcome and looked after us for so well for the week...More

    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach Retreat

    So grateful that you'd take the time to write a review and share the love. It was amazing to watch everyone's surfing improve as much as it did! Hopefully we can share some waves in the future. Until then, much happiness and pura vida.

    Reviewed September 15, 2016

    An amazing place with an amazing team of people. Mike, Cat, and our surf instructor Danny helped make it one of the most memorable trips my wife and I have taken. Surf and food was great and our villa was the perfect balance of charm,...More

    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach Retreat

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It really does mean the world to us! We're so happy that you enjoyed your time at Shaka, and that we could be apart of your Costa Rican adventure. It was such...

    Reviewed September 9, 2016

    This review could be a novella, but I'll try to keep it short and focus on 3 main points: Point #1: Waves for days. 1-2 footers break after a quick paddle out for beginners or those sharpening basic skills. I took a few lessons in...More

    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach Retreat

    Super excited to read this review, and greatful for the depth in which you wrote it! We thrive off of what we do, and hearing about each guests experience keeps us going! You've done a great job at painting a picture of what Shaka is,...More

    Reviewed August 17, 2016

    I lovee this place..its like home from home..I will go every year in April!!! The beach is like out of a movie set....The food is fab..the surfing lessons are soo much fun and so informative..they are so helpful.....Eating is a communal blast ..Mike is such...More

    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach Retreat

    We absolutely love reading reviews like this, and thank you for the kind words. So happy you appreciate what we do at Shaka and can't wait to share more great stories around the dinner table. See you in the waves soon enough!

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Breakfast included
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    • Air Conditioning
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    Dining (25)
    Room/Suite (8)
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Hi. How does one get to Shaka from the San Jose airport?
    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
    Hi. I was wondering what surf conditions are typically like in July and/or August. Thank you.
    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
    we have 20 family members. need to go christmas vacation 2015. would this work for us?
    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.
    Room Tips
    "All the 'villas' are basic and similar to one another. They are about to open a building with small..."
    Laura M, 1 month agoRead review
    "They're all great!!"
    Maria L, 7 months agoRead review
    "There are only 4 "cabins" and they are all the same - great."
    hydrogeopdw, 9 months agoRead review
    "I assume all of the rooms were as good as the one I had."
    pallytraveler, 11 months agoRead review
    "All rooms are great!"
    Nicole L, 11 months agoRead review
    "all 4 villas are very similar"
    Martin S, over a year agoRead review
    "I stayed in Pavones, it was lovely. I would expect all other cabanas to be similar though."
    Neville C, over a year agoRead review
    "You can't get a bad room at this place. They don't have such a thing!"
    Amy M, over a year agoRead review
    "They are all great."
    CariW427, over a year agoRead review
    "I stayed in villa 4 and it was great!"
    cb172015, over a year agoRead review
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