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Shaka Beach Retreat
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 23, 2008

One of my best vacations I ever had was spending time at the surf camp. I had not surfed in a long time. It was great to get back on a board again.This place gives you the opportunity to start out easy and work your way up to bigger waves.One of my favorite things to do was quad riding from beach to beach. Within 30 minutes you can be at your next destination. You can have lunch or drink a beer at the local cantina on the beach. I would recommend that you go to the beach at night to watch the sunset. The beach is not crowded at all, very peaceful place to hang out. Sometimes I would not see anyone, it was like I had my own beach. At night I would just hang out on a hammock listening to music. Now days I like to have everything set for me. I do not like it when I have to get dressed & go find place to eat. For me that is a waste of my time. I like to relax & enjoy my vacation. There at the Shaka surf camp they do all the work for you. They are the friendliest group I have ever met. I can't wait to get back down there. I know you will enjoy your trip, I did!!! Thom

Stayed: April 2008
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Reviewed July 22, 2008

i recently visited the shaka surf camp in costa rica last month. The experience was great!! good waves in a laid back and quiet town with helpful atentive staff members and surf instructors. I highly recomend this surf camp to anyone that wants to distance themselves from a tourist trap surf town.

  • Stayed: June 2008
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Reviewed July 22, 2008

I was told to try surfing at this beach when I stumbled on Shaka Surf Camp. I am a beginner and took a surf lesson from Greg. He was very helpful and gave me lots of good tips. I even stood up for the first time!!! I wish that I had known about the cabinas earlier, because I would have loved to stay here. The cabinas are really cute and there is a huge open air rancho with a full kitchen for dining and socializing. I imagine this place will be busy once the word gets out, as they are the only cabinas near this beautiful beach.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2015
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  • Stayed: December 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2013
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Norte de Escuela 200 M | Village of Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
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 ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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
Price Range: $135 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 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! ... more   less 
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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