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    Shaka Beach Retreat

    Norte de Escuela 200 M | Village of Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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    Overview
    • Excellent90%
    • Very good8%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “surf and yoga” (19 reviews)
    “chef jose” (5 reviews)
    “surf coaches” (4 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
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    Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
    805 reviews
    #1 of 18 hotels in Montezuma
     
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    153 reviews
    #11 of 26 hotels in Santa Teresa
     
    Beach Break Surf Hotel
    66 reviews
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    330 reviews
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    11 - 15 of 209 reviews

    Reviewed 17 May 2017

    My girlfriend and I recently spent 7 days escaping the snowy Rocky Mountains down at Shaka Surf Camp with Cat, Matt, Mike and the gang. We had an absolute blast and have nothing but great things to say about this place. The food was unbeatable....More

    Thank Cameron S
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 18 May 2017

    We are so stoked to read your review today. Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We loved sharing this little piece of paradise with you and hope that we can connect again soon! Pura Vida

    Reviewed 6 April 2017

    My 15yo son and I wanted to go surfing for spring break, and that's what we did, as well as swam in tide pools, went zip lining, watched and listened to howler monkeys, caught a jack on a fly rod, were mesmerized by a huge...More

    Thank cbgutmann
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 17 May 2017

    WOWWWWW, so happy to read your review. It warms my heart. We loved having you both and appreciate the time you took to share your experience. Major improvements in the water by the both of you (I noticed too!). I love your explanation of the...More

    Reviewed 28 March 2017

    An amazing week! I'm looking forward to returning! I stayed a week at Shaka Beach Resort with my boyfriend. We had a private dwelling with private bathroom and shower that was a 10 minute walk to the beach - past a family of howler monkeys....More

    1  Thank Jackie G
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 17 May 2017

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Was definitely a memorable week, and I too took a lot out of the mindfulness program! The whole staff thanks you for expressing your gratitude, and Chito especially likes how you're the first to get his name...More

    Reviewed 27 February 2017

    Many of the reviewers have already described the daily "schedule" of meals, surf, yoga, so I won't do that. In short, if you are looking for a beginner / intermediate surfer experience, with great daily yoga, and fresh, healthy, delicious meals eaten al fresco with...More

    1  Thank JFLY177
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 17 May 2017

    Thanks a million for your in-depth review! I think you described your experience quite well, and also added a few great traveller tips for future guests. It was great welcoming you into our home, and hope that we can share a similar experience sometime soon.

    Reviewed 22 February 2017

    Shaka was the perfect experience! It felt more like staying with old friends than at a vacation resort. The Shaka family opened their lives to us, taught us to surf, practiced yoga with us, and helped us enjoy the Pure Vida lifestyle for a week....More

    Thank Jonathan P
    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 17 May 2017

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We absolutely love the guests that stay with us. All of which become family real quick, yourself included! Thanks again:)

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    #21 of 26 hotels in Santa Teresa
     
    Otro Lado Lodge and Restaurant
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    About
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    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
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    Traveller (197)
    Pool & Beach (80)
    Dining (29)
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    Hotel & Grounds (90)
    Family and Play Areas (5)
    Bathroom (2)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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    kgsinger1
    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
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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
    31 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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