Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Dates - to be announced, 2020

One of Surf Your Mind’s favourite locations is Shaka, a boutique surf camp on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. It sounds like a cliché but we’ve been coming here for years and the memories are priceless and will last a lifetime. Shaka is situated at Playa Hermosa on the south western coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, on the Pacific side of the country. It's a quiet and beautiful part of a peaceful country. Perfect for taking time out from the pace of life in a busy city.

While Shaka is not a resort, you will find all the comforts of one, without the crowds. You'll enjoy hot water, air-conditioned bedrooms, internet, and delicious food plus the intimacy of a small setting amongst people who live a life of simplicity and a life of surf. See the image gallery below for some photos of the accommodation and sounding flora and fauna.

Staying at Shaka you'll also experience all the benefits of being near the beach  jungle views, all-year-round warm weather, beach walks, and daily contact with local wildlife (we're talking monkeys and lizards here). Take in a yoga class at Shaka's private yoga studio while listening to the tranquil sounds of both the waves and the jungle around you. Learn to surf in tropical warm water. Walk on the white sands of the beach while the sun rises over the mountains.

At Shaka you'll get the genuine surf experience.

Michelle taught me things I could never learn from a self-help book. This is a trip you will never forget! Go alone, go with a group, just go!
— Millie, August 2018
Perfect setting for surfing, yoga, mindfulness, and sunsets.
— Jackie, August 2017


  • 7 nights accommodation,

  • 3 meals per day (7 sunrise snacks, 7 brunches, 6 dinners). We'll go out for dinner on one night, and the price of that is not included here,

  • 5 yoga sessions,

  • 5 surf classes,

  • 6 hours of mindfulness workshops delivered in 2-hour blocks over the course of the week.


  • One dinner (on the first night),

  • Tips and gratuities,

  • Airfares to and from Costa Rica,

  • Transfers to and from San Jose.



Saturday to Saturday - 7 nights / 8 days

$1725 USD
Early bird price when you book 2 months before retreat date ($200 off!)

After Early Bird, $1925 USD



Deposit/Payment Details

  • Signing up for a retreat at Shaka requires that you pay a 50% deposit to secure your place. Once we have enough bookings to confirm the retreat you will be notified and from that point on the deposit is non-refundable. Please don’t book any airfares until this date. If you need to cancel your retreat then your deposit can be held over to another retreat within 12 months.

  • Full retreat payment is required 60 days before the start of the retreat.

  • Should you need to cancel your booking, a refund (excluding deposit) will be given if this is 60 days or more prior to the retreat start date.

  • No refund or credit is provided for arriving at the retreat late or departing early.

  • If a retreat is unable to go ahead due to insufficient numbers then a full refund, including deposit, will be given.

We strongly advise that you purchase travel insurance at the time of booking your retreat.

Be aware that our Costa Rican location is a small boutique surf camp with a maximum of 12 guests.