Costa Rica Surf Retreat Volunteers

Shaka offers volunteer opportunities year round. Learn how to surf in Costa Rica, practice Spanish, and gain experience working in the international tourism field. The current volunteer opportunity is for a Shaka live in Assistant.

In exchange for room and board, the assistant will help in various areas. Some of these include: entertaining guests, assisting in meal time in the dining area, scheduling adventures and activities, and blogging to our website. Our volunteers in the past have spent many hours in the water and greatly improved their surfing ability. First time volunteers may stay for up to 6 weeks.

Volunteers are required to give a $300 deposit, which will be returned, based on performance.

If you are interested, please send an email and resume to Mike at:

Be sure to include the dates you are available, what country you are from and where you have traveled to, languages spoken, special talents such as photography or video, etc. We receive many applications, so please be patient to hear back from us. Thanks!