Where luxury meets adventure in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica ➝ Guanacaste ➝ Playa Hermosa

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  • English
  • Spanish

Learn to surf, forge lifelong connections, and immerse yourself in the tropical beach lifestyle at Shaka Surf Camp.
While not a typical resort, we offer many of the comforts associated with one, coupled with the laid-back vibe of a surf camp tailored for 'grown-ups' (minimum age of 15).

Frank, co-owner since Shaka's inception in 2008, hails from Florida, starting his surfing journey at 12. To him, surfing is more than a sport; it's a lifestyle. Frank is passionate about helping families with children in wheelchairs, evident in the OHG adaptive surf camps held yearly at Shaka. He resides in Aspen, Colorado, with his family, describing Shaka as his "dream come true."

Mike, co-owner since 2013, originally from Montreal, Canada, lived in Costa Rica for years, shaping his love for surfing. A seasoned stonemason turned globetrotter, Mike is a fount of knowledge about everything to make your stay awesome. Both Frank and Mike are dedicated to sharing the warm water, great waves, fresh local produce, breathtaking sunsets, and the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure with you!

Shaka is nestled on the west coast of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, surrounded by small towns and an array of surf breaks.

Explore the Enchanting Locations:
Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve
: Costa Rica's first national park, boasting 1250 hectares of forest and stunning coastline. Home to diverse animal and plant species, it's a must-visit.
Cabuya: Gateway to Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, with Cemetery Island offshore and excellent reef breaks for experienced surfers.
: The bustling heart of the peninsula, offering conveniences like high-speed internet, a police station, government offices, and more.
Mal País
: A tranquil village with rocky coastlines, tide pools, and a fishing port, retaining its quiet charm despite development in nearby Santa Teresa.

Montezuma: Known for its bohemian flair, this town features a lively center with shops, bars, and restaurants. Explore beautiful beaches, tide pools, and scenic waterfalls.

Paquera: A tiny commercial hub serving local farming communities and beach villages, with ferry service from Puntarenas.

Playa Hermosa: Home to Shaka, renowned for being one of the best learn-to-surf beaches on the peninsula, offering a quiet residential community and a bilingual private school.

Santa Teresa: A popular beach town with world-class surf, diverse dining options, and vibrant nightlife.

Tambor: Famous for its large dark-sand bay, a marina for fishing tours, a golf course, and world-class hotels, surrounded by lush hills and wildlife.

Nestled in a tropical garden of native trees and wildlife, the spacious villas and rooms provide a relaxing environment after a day of surfing. Modern amenities like air-conditioning and hot water ensure your comfort.
The Shaka communal area, an open-air palm-roofed rancho, is an ideal spot to unwind in a hammock until you're ready to paddle out again. Whether you're a solo traveler or with companions, the accommodations cater to your needs.

All meals at Shaka are crafted by the chef, José Muñoz, using locally-sourced produce. From delicious sunrise snacks to hearty Costa Rican breakfasts and daily specials featuring fresh seafood and local ingredients, their culinary experience is a treat.

A private yoga studio, situated at the base of the property, offers both restorative and vinyasa classes. Surrounded by the jungle, it provides a tranquil setting for enhancing your practice and rejuvenating after a day of surfing. Jo

An authentic blend of surf, relaxation, and adventure.


  • A/C
  • Wifi
  • Hot water
  • Private bathroom
  • Laptop-sized safe
  • Laundry service
  • Organic shampoo / conditioner