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

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!

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 March 2016

A must go to fishing lodge experience with attentive and very friendly staff. Centered in rustic tropical surroundings along the beautiful bay this lodge had the fine finish and experience you'd get at a 5 star resort. The Fishing was terrific and had fresh Tuna every day! The owners Gregg and Goldine go above and beyond to make your stay...

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Please always consider the Lodge as your home away from home! We enjoyed serving your entire family and we hope to see everyone again soon fishing and surfing in Zancudo!

Cranbury, New Jersey
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Not your usual lodge! Lovely property with attentive, congenial staff. We came to fish and got so much more! Fishing was good with experienced captains that work together as a team to find you fish. Rooms were elegantly comfortable. Not enough superlatives in the English language to describe the cuisine. Each meal better than the last. Thank you Daniel!!! Gregg...

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

Glad you both enjoyed the Lodge and the fishing! It's our goal to make it an all around great experience. Thank you for the great review and we look forward to seeing you both again.

Napa Valley, California
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We were in Domincal visiting friends and on a flyer we called Gregg to see if we could tour the facility. It was our good luck that there was a room available for one night. We took the adventurous route and decided to go by car.. The 2 1/2 hour drive was a beautiful stroll through local agriculture and ranches...

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The visit was short and sweet but we had a wonderful time getting to know you both. We look forward to seeing you both next season!

Tarpon Springs, FL
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This was our fifth experience at Zancudo Lodge. The level of excellence that Goldine and Gregg consistently meet - and exceed - is quite amazing. Because it's a fishing lodge, let's start with the fishing. Tito and The Contender are the dynamic duo. My husband regards Tito as a fishing buddy. We regard him as family. Tito always gives it...

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Best part of our job is spending time and making memories with clients like you! We look forward to your return year after year and we strive to make it a fresh and exciting fishing and lodging experience each time you visit. Can't wait till 2017!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We returned for the third time to Zancudo Lodge. The first rip was approximately 10 years earlier with the previous owner. The second time was in 2013. What a difference. The entire lodge had been made over. Perhaps only the name remained the same. Where do we start? The food is plated and usually served as three courses. The rooms...

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Great group, fun times, amazing memories! Glad to hear there will be a fourth trip in the horizon! Look forward to seeing everyone again.

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
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  • 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: ₹ 12,706 - ₹ 40,192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Zancudo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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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.”
572chads, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Order a margarita... they make a great one!”
78wesleyj, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all wonderful, Just tell them what you need and they will direct you to what that looks like”
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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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