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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I just finished our third trip to the Zancudo Lodge, and once again, it did not disappoint. The attention to detail from the owners and staff at this property is excellent. I traveled with my two young sons, my parents, and some friends. Part of our party spent three days fishing, while others went on several hikes/nature...

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gmuff, General Manager at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

Wonderful having you all back again and we look forward to many many more years of great experiences and memories. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we loved hosting your family and thank you again for your continued patronage!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i spent 5 days at Zancudo Lodge late Jan. It was superb on all fronts, and the team of staff were as good as anyone could hope for...Goldine, Charlber (sp??), Ryan...sorry i can't remember them all, but they were just great. the lodge and the catering are as good as anywhere in the world. Gregg is a...

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gmuff, General Manager at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

It was entirely our pleasure and we are so happy that you and your wife enjoyed yourselves during your stay with us. Thank you so much for your review and we hope to see you both back at the Lodge in the near future!

New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from Zancudo and it not only met our expectations, but exceeded them! From the moment we arrived at the dock, we just knew that we were in for something special. Goldine and Gregg have not overlooked one detail. Everything is beautifully done and our stay, from start to finish was amazing! My husband and his fishing buddies had...

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

WE cannot wait for you to return! We're very glad that we met your expectations and are so happy to know that you enjoyed your time at the Lodge while your husband and his friends were out fishing. We hope that you will consider visiting us again in the near future and muchas gracias again for the very kind words!

Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had another great trip to the lodge in December it was the best trip ever. I landed 5 marlin the first 3 thanks to Gregg for taking me to seamount. Captian Rafa was again a great captian he can spot a school of tuna miles away, One day we landed 15 Roosters. One day we got a 40# tuna on...

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

We always have such a great time hosting the luckiest fisherman on earth! Yes, it was another great trip and more fish stories and trophy fish to brag about. You're like our family now and we look forward to your return in December!

Fresno, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently returned from our third trip to Zancudo Lodge. It's becoming difficult to find new superlatives to describe the staff, facility, service, and food. All I can say is consistent excellence. Looking forward to returning with the entire family next year.

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

It is entirely our pleasure to host you and your family here at the Lodge. We're very happy to know that everything was satisfactory and most importantly consistent with your expectations. Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you and your family here at the Lodge in the years to come.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to bring in the New Year with my second trip to The Zancudo Lodge. I can not say enough good things about the accommodations, lodge staff, and fishing guides. From the moment you walk into the lodge to the time you leave you feel welcome and relaxed. The fishing is off the hook! We caught fish...

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

We were also fortunate to have you ring in the New Year with us! Thank you so much for the kind words and we are so happy that you had a great time at the Lodge. Looking forward to meeting the rest of the family in March!

Gun Barrel City, Texas
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

All I need to say is we caught a 300lb Marlin! A 30 year dream fulfilled. His boat was pristine and all of his rods and reels were in great working order. Zancudo lodge was so nice and it was great to see a nicely stocked bar! Can't wait to return.

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

We are so happy that you caught and released your trophy fish! We hope to see you next season and Captain Abilio will be working doubly hard to ensure that you have another ultimate fishing adventure! Thank you so much for the great review.

Ninilchik, Alaska
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I know now why the reviews are so great for Zancudo Lodge. Not sure where to start but their attention to detail from logistics, accommodations, food, and of course fishing was just the very best. The boat captains (Tito & Jay) we had during our four days of fishing worked very hard and got us into some great fishing. We...

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

We appreciate the great review and for your recognition of our level of service on land and at sea! We strive to make each and every guest feel like they are our only guest and we hope you and your family enjoyed themselves as much as we enjoyed serving all of you. We look forward to seeing you all back...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I was able to spend 2016 New Years at Zancudo Lodge again. Went with a friend of mine Chad and we had another amazing trip. The usual great staff is still there with some new faces, amazing food and service. They added a outside kitchen with a wood burning stove. Everything was top shelf again! But on to the really...

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

We appreciate the return visits and we always look forward to seeing you every year! And your fishing karma was off the chart this time! Thank you so much for the great review and we hope to see you back very soon!

Reviewed 28 December 2016

I honestly don't know where to begin. Everything was far beyond our expectations for this trip. Gregg, Goldine, and the entire staff are incredibly accommodating and it is clear their number one goal is to ensure you have the best time at the lodge. From our initial contact, the level of service blew us away. We booked our dates and...

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We're glad that both of you experienced a good time, both on land and sea, and we hope to surpass your expectations on your next visit! On behalf of everyone here at the Lodge, we thoroughly enjoyed having you both with us and we very much look forward to seeing you in the near future.

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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: €186 - €268 (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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