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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I spent a week at the Zancudo Lodge when I needed to get out of the city and de-stress. The weather was beautiful. I sat by the pool, drank amazing tropical fruit juices, went in the ocean and had a gourmet meals three times a day. Read a good book, caught up on magazines, and just really is soaked up...

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for returning again to the Lodge and we very much appreciate your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again on our little slice of paradise!

Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

My family just completed our second trip to Zancudo Lodge this year. It is a unique destination, with amazing fishing and luxury accommodations. The owners are onsite and terrific hosts, and the food is as good as any you'll find. The staff is welcoming, and the fishing captains are outstanding. I've fished in 6 different countries and have never had...

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our Lodge. We are privileged to be a part of your fishing experiences and it's wonderful for us to witness the multi generational fishing aficionados in your family! We appreciate your patronage and hope to provide many more years of amazing fishing adventures for you and your family.

Laurinburg
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Stay there 6 nights. Fished 4 days. Great first class Lodge with super friendly staff plus a super chef.. Best to fish 2 days. Then take a day off and then fish 2 more days. Best fishing Jan, Feb, March and April. Sailfish gone this year in May, but still have tuna and roosters chasing bait. Ecotours can be rugged...

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous review and we are all so pleased that you had an enjoyable visit to the Lodge. We are quite busy during the next few months implementing new services and amenities for our guests so we hope to see you return again in the very near future!

Portland, Maine, United States
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Once again the Zancudo Lodge went above and beyond my expectations! The food was amazing, weather consisted of nothing but abundant sunshine and lets not forget the fabulous fishing. Being an avid offshore fisherman our main priority was Marlin/tuna and Zancudo Lodge delivered plenty of rod bending action.

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind words and for your return visits to the Lodge. We hope your next trip will exceed all expectations in every aspect of fishing and hospitality! Thank you again!

El Granada, California
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Purple Heart Anglers is a US based 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Recently I had the privilege of escorting four disabled veterans to Zancudo Lodge for what we had been calling a "Fishing Trip to Costa Rica”. The photos on the website do not show the complete experience you are about to have when you enter the grounds. Speaking as the...

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

We are so fortunate this year to be able to give back to those who sacrificed so much to keep our country safe. We're just happy that we were able to do it in our own small way! It was inspiring to all of us at the Lodge and we hope that this will be the first event of many...

California
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Beautiful lodge, outstanding rooms, 5-star dining, friendly atmosphere, and world class fishing with experienced crews. Our stay at Zancudo Lodge was everything we hoped for and more.. The owners made sure our stay was a memorable experience. First rate staff saw to our every need. Would highly recommend.

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation! We will continue to make each season fresh with the same or better 5 star service. Hope to see you again soon!

Stuart, Florida
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at Zancudo Lodge. Went there for the excellent fishing but enjoyed the lodge just as much. Staff, food, rooms, pool, fishing... Everything just incredible. We caught a variety of inshore and offshore fish, relaxed after each day in the pool while enjoying a drink and just relaxed watching the sunset while right on the beach....

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

Thrilled to hear that you will be returning! There are new surprises in store for next season so please keep us in mind. Thank you for your review and we look forward to your next visit!

Ann Arbor
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I have stayed at this lodge many times over the past 14 years. I have watched it change from a somewhat rustic fishing lodge to a 5 star resort. Everything here is first class; from the fishing, the boats, the crew, the equipment, to the food and personalized service. The new contender boats are fishing machines. Having radar that tracked...

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and greater thanks for your continued support. We hope that each season's experience surpasses the previous and that we will have the chance to serve you year after year! Muchas gracias!

Maryville, Missouri
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

The Zancudo Lodge was a great place for our business retreat. Outstanding service, impeccable dining, and World Class fishing. The rooms were first class. The guides worked extremely hard to put us in the fish. We caught numerous Sailfish and a trophy Roosterfish. I would highly recommend The Zancudo Lodge.

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

We realize that you have a choice to visit any Lodge around the world and we're so pleased that we were selected as this year's venue! Thank you so much for your very kind words and recommendation and we hope we have the chance to serve you again in the seasons to come!

Hanford, California
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The Zancudo Lodge is a first rate establishment. The owners, personnel, the facility and the environment are as close to perfection as I have ever experienced. The Chef creates a special dining experience that will leave lasting memories. This is 5 star dining The Boat Captains and crews are all experienced fishermen that guarantee a great fishing experience. They are...

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

And a really big thank you for your visit to our Lodge! We're so pleased that we will be a part of your great Costa Rican fishing memories. Hope this is just the first of many more to come!

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Zancudo Lodge is surrounded by the beauty of Costa Rican wildlife, verdant tropical foliage and is located beachfront. Ideally bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Rio Coto river, we offer our guests the perfect setting for an idyllic vacation accompanied by your choice of a variety of thrill seeking activities. Our guests can choose amongst a list of popular sports such as world class surfing, standup paddle boarding, premier catch and release sport fishing and kayaking or a variety of day tours indigenous to the Golfo Dulce such as a visit to a botanical garden and a wildlife sanctuary, oceanfront horseback riding or a zip-line canopy flight through the rainforest. Those guests who prefer to enjoy the tranquility of the resort can spend time relaxing by the pool, taking a stroll in our tropical fruit garden, playing a game of bocce ball on our regulation court, receiving a deep tissue massage, practicing yoga or pilates in the open air or simply relishing the vastness of the Pacific Ocean from the privacy of our Zancudo Beach.Our brand new public space houses an elegant fountain reception area, gift shop, 3 lounge areas, a fine dining restaurant (seating capacity 40), bar (seating capacity 16) and a state of the art kitchen. On the second floor, there is a game lounge complete with a widescreen TV viewing area, pool table, shuffleboard table, card table, foosball and a massage relaxation room with an outdoor shower. On our property, our guests will also find beautiful tropical gardens, green houses (with our own organically farmed product), our own Lodge marina located on the Rio Coto (where all guests are greeted with a VIP service of a welcoming drink and cold towel), a salt water pool and palapa lounge area and open air beachfront platforms (for exercise, lounging, etc). ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Zancudo Lodge

Address: Playa Zancudo, Golfito 60701, Costa Rica (Formerly Zancudo Beach Resort)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Price Range: $259 - $820 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Zancudo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Zancudo Beach Hotel Golfito
The Zancudo Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito
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“Sunset drinks are a must too if you are in Zancudo”
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“All the rooms are quiet, comfortable, and have all the amenities that you need.”
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“Order a margarita... they make a great one!”
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“book more days then you think cause you will not want to stop fishing !!!!!!”
TrentL342, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
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