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    Shaka Beach Retreat

    Norte de Escuela 200 M | Village of Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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    May 14
    May 15
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (181)
    Pool & Beach (74)
    Dining (29)
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    Overview

    • Excellent89%
    • Very good8%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “learn to surf” (16 reviews)
    “surf camp” (17 reviews)
    “chef jose” (5 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Restaurant
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    Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas
    818 reviews
    #1 of 7 hotels in Tambor
     
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    535 reviews
    #3 of 26 hotels in Santa Teresa
     
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    287 reviews
    #15 of 26 hotels in Santa Teresa
     
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    479 reviews
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    Reviewed 9 January 2017

    Genuinely happy and grateful for having spent a priceless two week long family vacation at Shaka!!! Everyone involved in the Shaka family really contributes in making the stay an amazing experience - from the personal, chill "Pura Vida"-vibe to high quality service with dietary requirements...More

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    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach Retreat

    We are all so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you could take the time to share your experience. It was such an amazing two weeks, with memories to last a lifetime. Hoping that we can create more in the future....More

    Reviewed 2 January 2017

    Everything about Shaka exceeded our expectations and we will certainly be going back. Before we arrived all of our questions were promptly answered, and they even helped us plan transportation and gave recommendations for what to do during the rest of our stay in Costa...More

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    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach Retreat

    Thank you, thank you, and a big hello from the whole team. We always appreciate it when guests, and now friends of Shaka, take the time to share their experience. I'm glad that the whole experience from booking with Frank, to your in-country adventure exceeded...More

    Reviewed 2 January 2017

    I have nothing but good things to say about my stay at Shaka! I took the van/ferry ride there (about 5 hours) and did the taxi/plane out of Tambor on my return trip (about 1 hour), I recommend the plane just because it's faster. My...More

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    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach Retreat

    We'd all like to thank you for your thoughtful and in-depth review. It was great to share our little piece of paradise with you. You definitely had positive vibes and we look forward to sharing more adventures in the future!

    Reviewed 30 November 2016

    Firstly I don't normally write reviews but Shaka truly is a special place that deserves every good review it gets. Mike and his Shaka family are truly awesome. They made us feel so very welcome and looked after us for so well for the week...More

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    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach Retreat

    So grateful that you'd take the time to write a review and share the love. It was amazing to watch everyone's surfing improve as much as it did! Hopefully we can share some waves in the future. Until then, much happiness and pura vida.

    Reviewed 16 September 2016

    An amazing place with an amazing team of people. Mike, Cat, and our surf instructor Danny helped make it one of the most memorable trips my wife and I have taken. Surf and food was great and our villa was the perfect balance of charm,...More

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    Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach Retreat

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It really does mean the world to us! We're so happy that you enjoyed your time at Shaka, and that we could be apart of your Costa Rican adventure. It was such...More

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    #3 of 26 hotels in Santa Teresa
     
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Breakfast included
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
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    • Price range
    • US$135 - US$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • #7 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • #11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    kgsinger1
    Hi. How does one get to Shaka from the San Jose airport?
    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
    Hi. I was wondering what surf conditions are typically like in July and/or August. Thank you.
    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
    we have 20 family members. need to go christmas vacation 2015. would this work for us?
    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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