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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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    Traveller (198)
    Pool & Beach (81)
    Dining (29)
    • Excellent90%
    • Very good8%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “surf and yoga” (19 reviews)
    “chef jose” (5 reviews)
    “surf coaches” (3 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
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    1 - 5 of 217 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Not sure if it's wise to write a good recommendation - right now, this is still a gem. In a few years, the area might look like Tamarindo. :-( Was there for one week. Tremendous team (surf instructor Nick was awesome), yoga was great, (local)...More

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    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

    4  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 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Hmmm...what can I say that hasn’t already been said? I’ll try. I didn’t have major plans to celebrate my birthday, except sitting around Chicago eating turkey all Thanksgiving weekend. So I made the (very, very wise) choice to ditch my family and head to Shaka...More

    Thank aehar0she
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Lodgings - basic, but generally clean and nice. Only give you one towel and you often have to ask for a clean new one, I understand this might be eco friendly, but leave more towels then people can re-use them at their own acord. Complementary...More

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

    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your feedback! We truly value the opinions of our guests and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We are glad you enjoyed surfing, yoga and our chill vibe and we really do wish that your...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    I had the most awesome time, the combination of what Hermosa beach, Costa Rica and the staff at Shaka do. Amazing Mike who does everything to make your stay the best, Yoga Steve whose daily yoga classes always bring a smile and wicked playlists, Kathryn...More

    Thank Susan E
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 weeks ago

    So excited and happy to read your review today. We couldn't be happier that you had such a wonderful experience staying at Shaka, and can't wait to make more amazing memories. A warm hello from everyone on the team, and a lot of pura vida!

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Breakfast included
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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
    • 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
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    Traveller (198)
    Pool & Beach (81)
    Dining (29)
    Room & Suite (21)
    Hotel & Grounds (90)
    Family and Play Areas (5)
    Bathroom (2)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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    24 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
    31 March 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
    31 December 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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