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Shaka Beach Retreat

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

I had the best time a Shaka. I'd been planning to go back for awhile and was very excited to catch some waves, practice yoga, and veg out. Things were much better than I remembered this time (I wasn't sure that was possible)! They have...More

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 14 March 2016

I had been to the Santa Teresa area before but Shaka is easily the best place I have stayed. The villas are clean and comfortable, she food is incredible (shout out to Jose), and the vibe at Shaka is perfect. If you want to surf...More

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Response from Shaka C, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 18 March 2016

Thanks for the kind words brother. It was awesome having you stay with us! Definitely a week for the books. Hoping our paths cross again. Either here or on a visit to TO! Pura Vida

Reviewed 13 March 2016

Shaka resort was everything I hoped it would be. It was a really nice mix between organized activities and down time and great for a solo traveler. The staff treats you like a friend instead of just another customer. The surf instructors were great and...More

Thank Shaelene I
Response from Shaka C, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 18 March 2016

Thanks for sharing your review. As a new business owner I appreciate them so much! We loved having you stay with us and watching you progress with your surfing. Hopefully we can share some waves again in the future!

Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

I've been to Shaka twice now and it has yet to disappoint. If you're looking for some good vibes, good waves and generally a good time, it's the place to be. The surf and yoga instructors are great, the food is exceptional, the rooms pristine...More

Thank Jeff R
Response from Shaka C, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 18 March 2016

So great having you back this year my friend! It's always a pleasure, and this last time proved it again. Good luck in your future adventures, and I know we'll share a beer over some stories soon enough. Pura Vida

Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Shaka is by far, hands down, one of the best retreats/resorts I've ever been to. Beautiful private Villa's with a/c, full bathroom and hot water WiFi, it's so amazing. You get served fresh fruit and amazing meals daily, prepared by who can only be describe...More

Thank Joe B
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 6 May 2016

Your review goes into great detail and we appreciate your love for what we're doing here. It can sometimes be hard for a person to choose between one place or another when simply looking online, and I believe that your words perfectly sum up what...More

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Travellers' Choice
2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Restaurant
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Air Conditioning
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Price range
US$135 - US$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
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US$135 - US$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
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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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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"Each villa seemed to have it's own charm. Ours was wonderful."
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"There are a couple newly renovated rooms. Ask for those."
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