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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 22 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!

Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Just returned from the lodge again. I had the best trip ever I hooked and released a Albino sailfish. Needless to say Rafa,Johnathan, and myself were going crazy. All I could think I better not lose it when we got it to the boat we all were all smiles. I just love fishing at the lodge. I will never forget...

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

The albino sailfish couldn't have happened to a nicer man! That is definitely one of the biggest highlights of this season. Can't wait to see what you'll be landing next! Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review and we really look forward to seeing you in December 2016!

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Our visit to Zancudo Lodge was a trip of a lifetime. Our trip was focused on fishing, but there is much more to experience at Zancudo. We had a great time on the beautiful beach, pool, and the hospitality is second to none. The staff took care of our every need and it was a pleasure to get to know...

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

We are so humbled by your very very kind words. "Bucket list" trip is such a huge compliment and we're so happy that you had a great time and made amazing memories with your son. We too hope to see you both back at the Lodge soon.

Oak Ridge, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Visited the lodge for 5 days a week ago and by far the best vacation experience I have had ! the attention to every detail and the service are over and above any expectations. Eating from a 5 star chef each night which prepared amazing dishes, and being able to experience the owners Gregg and his wife involved in every...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! Your group was so much fun and all of us enjoyed serving all of you as much as you all enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to your return to Costa Rica!

Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is our third trip back to Zancudo and for someone who prefers trying new places when traveling, that is saying something in itself. My previous two reviews are still on point : Ryan and Chalber are still amazing, Gregg and Goldine still run a relaxing, beautiful and efficient ship and even Chef Dani is back creating an amazing dining...

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

We will never tire of such great comments! We're very pleased that we meet your expectations season after season and we promise to make each and every year a new and fresh experience. Thank you..... from all of us at the Lodge!

Helsingborg, Sweden
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Visited the famous Zancudo lodge in Costa Rica last week of February and it is hard to describe how good it really is. The fishing which is of world class is only one reason why you should visit. Food is 5 star from breakfast , sandwiches , snacks and normally rounded of with an amazing dinner every night. Full service...

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We are so humbled by your kind words! You were such amazing guests and we totally enjoyed being at your service. Hope to see you again next season!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: RM874 - RM1,257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Zancudo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Zancudo Beach Hotel Golfito
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