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    Shaka Beach Retreat

    Norte de Escuela 200 M | Village of Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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    Traveller (197)
    Pool & Beach (80)
    Dining (29)
    Overview
    • Excellent90%
    • Very good8%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “surf and yoga” (19 reviews)
    “chef jose” (5 reviews)
    “costa rica” (56 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair access
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    1 - 5 of 209 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    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

    Thank Annie P
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 1 week ago

    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

    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 29 May 2017

    One of the best times of my life! My friends and I wanted to have a surf vacation that included some yoga (not mostly yoga and maybe surf). One of the many reasons we selected Shaka was because of the instructor to student ratio, and...More

    2  Thank HeidiMar
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 6 June 2017

    THANK YOU!!! Your review is such a great start to the morning and a reminder to continue doing what it is we believe in. Your comment about not being a "one size fits all" experience really means a lot! We strive each day to break...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    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

    Thank Daniel B
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 1 week ago

    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 27 June 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

    Thank stoked1987
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 July 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

    Reviewed 25 June 2017

    I have for years wanted to learn to surf--really surf. I ahve taken a lesson here and there, but without much success. I knew from my brother (a surfer) that one of the best places to learn is on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica....More

    Thank calz0ne
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 July 2017

    We love hearing that another guest has left feeling happy and fulfilled. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others. It really means the world to us. Sitting here this morning reading your review amongst the crew! Everyone sends...More

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    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Restaurant
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$135 - US$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • #7 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • #11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • Room types
    • 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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    Traveller (197)
    Pool & Beach (80)
    Dining (29)
    Room & Suite (21)
    Hotel & Grounds (90)
    Family and Play Areas (5)
    Bathroom (2)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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    Questions & Answers
    kgsinger1
    23 November 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
    31 March 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
    30 December 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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