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

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

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.

Stone Harbor, New Jersey
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We just got back from a week at the Zancudo Lodge, and I've been trying to figure out just how to write up such an incredible experience. This is not your traditional fishing lodge. The fishing is fantastic - we fished for two days on a smaller boat with Captain Jay - and two days on the Contender with Tito...

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Fresno, California
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Having been to Zancudo Lodge previously, our expectations for a return trip to celebrate my retirement were extremely high. They were far exceeded. Gregg and Goldine went far above and beyond to make this visit even more memorable than the last. The lodge, food, staff and service were once again second to none. We were fortunate to stay in the...

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You are so welcome and we're just happy that we were able to provide the stage for your celebration! Thank you for returning to the Lodge and we hope to see you and your lovely family again soon!

Corpus Christi, Texas
Reviewed 31 January 2016

This is a first class operation all the way. The rooms were clean, updated and comfortable. There was housekeeping twice daily and laundry service makes it possible not to pack so much clothes. Breakfast and lunch were good and there was a variety of choices . Be sure to have the fries.. A cross between a French fry and a...

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Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Just retuned from the lodge and what a trip. The tuna were just thick and boat capitan ellvis put us on them everyday.Also caught two Roosters. Also the food was out of this world. Gregg and Goldine treat you like Kings and Queens as do all the staff thank you all. See you in March. Jack Hart

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

We all look forward to your return and we thank you for returning to the Lodge year after year!

Cary
Reviewed 19 December 2015

From the moment we were met at the airport, the staff and owners treated us like royalty. Heck, all we wanted to do was fish, but when you add fine dining and a relaxed atmosphere, you almost forgot about the reason you're there. If you go anywhere else, you're cheating yourself.

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We are all definitely humbled by your kind words. Thank you and we will continue to strive to enhance our guests' experience and to make it the best ever. Thank you again!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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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: $278 - $401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Zancudo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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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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“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 !!!!!!”
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