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Shaka Beach Retreat

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Latchford, Canada
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Shaka is one of the best places I have ever stayed. I can't say enough about this place and the people other than that my wife and I are already planning our next trip back. We spent a week with some incredible people, ate some amazing food and surfed one the most beautiful beaches I have ever been. Our second...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This is my second time in this part of Costa Rica. I cannot wait to go back there again. If you want to unwind, learn how to surf, relax, eat good food, and forget about wherever you are coming from this is your place. Shaka nestled inside a tropic forest, three minutes walking distance from Playa Hermosa - an amazing...

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Aspen, Colorado
Reviewed 11 November 2014

I was a volunteer at a surf camp here last summer and it was incredible. You pull up into a very secluded paradise, where the energy is amazing. Wake up early for dawn patrol and walk down the path to the beach. Its absolutely amazing, the surf is perfect, Im just a beginner, the waves are big enough for everyone...

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1Thank Joey J
Marionville, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Literally a trip of a lifetime. We came here for an adaptive surf retreat and we were treated like family. Maria kept our rooms immaculate, Jose made fantastic food. It literally became our home away from home. Usually after traveling you are ready to come home but I wanted to stay forever. You are so close to the beach that...

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1Thank Crissy C
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I was looking forward to this get away trip and what I had at Shaka went beyond all of my expectations.Comfy small villas that are cleaned every day,with AC,WiFi (though no phone signal at all, which was perfect for me - no bothering from anyone!),very close to Playa Hermosa with its both advanced-surfers and beginner friendly waves and incredible sunsets.The...

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1Thank Alexandra I
Troncones, Mexico
Reviewed 10 August 2014

An amazing hotel and surf and yoga retreat about 100m from hermosa beach. The cabinas are quiet, clean, roomy and have great AC. The surf coaches are amazing and on hand all day if you have any questions, they stay with you on the breaks and I felt totally safe even when the waves got a bit big... The best...

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2Thank alr54321
San Diego, California
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I just took my kids down to Shaka Beach Retreat last week and it was likely the best trip I've ever taken. Great facilities, food, down to earth amazing staff, and a great experience for my family. My daughter has cerebral palsy and was able to surf with the staff daily, zipline, snorkel, and ride the quads with the assistance...

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4Thank daphelps
Vista, California
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Best vacation ever! Incredible location next to Playa Hermosa. Staff is outstanding. Very comfortable rooms with A/C and WiFi. Meals were fantastic! Yoga, quad tour and surf lessons are top notch. Playa Hermosa, with it's great and consistent surf, is literally steps away from Shaka. I'm definitely coming back!

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3Thank Scott S
Aspen, Colorado
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Get away from crowds, noise and the pressures of everyday life at this amazing retreat on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica! This place is all about chill! Beautiful cabinas, great fresh food and conviviality served in the community area. What better way to spend a day than to wake up, grab some good Costa Rican coffee and a surf...

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San Mateo, California
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We didn't stay on the property but we took 3 days of surf lessons from the team at Shaka (Mike, Chris, Max). Their instruction was outstanding. They successfully took me and my sons from "beginner" level to the point where we could paddle out for the larger waves. I highly recommend the team at Shaka for surf lessons Oh, and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just 5 minutes North of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa, is the highly desirable upscale neighborhood of "Playa Hermosa." Shaka Beach Retreat is a private haven offering an alluring example of modern tropical architecture, nestled in the tropical jungle surroundings, home to monkeys, birds, and fruit trees. A short walk leads to one of the most beautiful quiet beaches the country has to offer. Perfect for swimming, relaxing on the sand, and all levels of surfers. Join us for our popular Surf and Yoga Retreats, offered year round. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shaka Beach Retreat

Address: Norte de Escuela 200 M | Village of Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: RM594 - RM969 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
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