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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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    Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat
    293 reviews
    #10 of 26 hotels in Santa Teresa
     
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    508 reviews
    #1 of 26 hotels in Santa Teresa
     
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    116 reviews
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    61 - 65 of 212 reviews

    Reviewed 18 December 2015

    I stayed at Shaka for a week with a friend. We both booked the surf and yoga package. Everyone we encountered was helpful, polite and happy to be of service. I was at a resort up the road for a massage and left my phone...More

    Thank Katie S
    Response from Shaka C, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 2 January 2016

    So grateful to read your review. Everyone here loves what they do and I'm happy it shows. We loved having you and look forward to reconnecting soon! Pura Vida from the entire Shaka crew. Mike

    Reviewed 13 December 2015

    You landed on that page, it's a really good start in your quest for the perfect surf vacation. If you are reading those lines, please continue further you won't be dissapointed. I spent 10 days in Shaka in November/December 2015. The rationale behind my choice...More

    Thank JPDOR9
    Response from Shaka C, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 16 December 2015

    WOWWWW, what can I say. This review made our day! Thanks so much for all the kind words. We sat down and read your review as a team and everyone sends their love. You're part of the Shaka crew now and we all look forward...More

    Reviewed 10 December 2015

    I spent one amazing week at Shaka Surf from Dec 1st until the 9th on a family surfing vacation and I couldn't be more impressed with our stay. We're all very grateful to Mike, Emily and Shawn & everyone else at Shaka for how attentive...More

    Thank Alyssa G
    Reviewed 18 November 2015

    The staff at Shaka Beach retreat were wonderful. Very attentive. Cabinas were kept very clean, the food was awesome and the weather was remarkable. Short drive into town were you can rent ATV's and go zip lining! Beach is beautiful. Water is warm. Enough sunshine...More

    Thank Kim V
    Reviewed 5 September 2015

    I spent ten days at Shaka Surf in August 2015 as part of a trip around Central America. It was the highlight of the trip. The location, north of the main Santa Teresa dustbowl, is excellent - more of a relaxed community vibe. The food...More

    Thank Neville C
    Response from shakasurf, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 7 September 2015

    Neville, Thanks for an awesome review, I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. Mike said you were an awesome guest and I am glad you felt the vibe of friendship that we work so hard to create. Your review was well written and...More

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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 )
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Breakfast included
    • 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 ,
    • Shaka Beach Retreat Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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    Traveller (197)
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    Room & Suite (21)
    Hotel & Grounds (90)
    Family and Play Areas (5)
    Bathroom (2)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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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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