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The Zancudo Lodge

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Playa Zancudo, Golfito, Costa Rica (Formerly Zancudo Beach Resort)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came back from a fantastic trip to Costa Rica with my three teenagers. Although we enjoyed everything we experienced in the Osa Penninsula, our absolute highlight was staying at the Zancudo Lodge. It is a first-class lodge with exceptional accomodations, service, food and amenities. Although it attracts a great deal of fishing enthusiasts, this is so far above any... More 

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Shrewsbury, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove down to Zancudo Lodge with my son during our last visit to Costa Rica. Turned out to be the highlight of our trip! Gregg and Goldine run a first-class lodge and their hospitality deserves special mention. Along with staff members Ryan and Chalber, made us feel like good friends the minute we arrived. They guided us to the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just wanted to take time out of my workday to write this review. My boyfriend and I had the time of our lives. I got to do the best fishing of my life! I grew up fishing in Florida but was totally blown away by the fishing spots Zancudo harbored. I caught my first blue Marlin with their fast... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I cannot express how great this place is. Greg and his team are 5 star and on top of every need you could possible have. The lodge is really nice and set up well, complete with beach, bar and pool. The staff is very attentive and friendly. And if you are a fisherman then you will be in heaven. The... More 

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Tarpon Springs, FL
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband (the fisherman) and I (the photographer) spent six incredible days at the Zancudo Lodge. This was our fourth visit. My husband fished for five days with Tito. I went out three of those days to photograph and enjoy the action. Tito is a very experienced, hard-working captain. He provided a fun experience for both of us. The boat... More 

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

Thank you so much for your continued support and words of encouragement. We work hard each year to offer a fresh appeal and yet familiar comfort level to our guests and we are extremely delighted that you enjoyed the new touches! We appreciate your return visits and are looking forward to serving you again in 2016! More 

Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited Zancudo Lodge two years ago for three days of fishing following a cruise, but due to the intense fishing schedule (on the boat at 6, back by 4, dinner at 6, in bed by 9 to start all over again the next day) we never had the chance to enjoy the hotel and grounds. This year we booked 8... More 

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

......And we can't wait until your return! It was our great pleasure serving you and we are delighted that you had an enjoyable time at the Lodge, both on and off the water. The staff including Ryan and Chalberth joins me in thanking you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you both again in the very... More 

Monterey, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My recent trip to Zancudo Lodge absolutely exceeded my expectations. Like the famous golf links this sporting lodge has it all: a scenic ocean side location, the challenge of great big game fishing, phenomenal food, staff, and service, and the owners have instilled the attention to detail that you expect from a world class resort. The rooms were spotless, spacious,... More 

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

Thank you SO much for the wonderful review. We appreciate all your kind comments about our Lodge's level of service and details and it is genuinely brought to our guests lovingly by our entire Zancudo team. We sincerely hope that our paths will cross again in the near future! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had a lovely experience after a rocky start. Tried calling to make reservations and staff was very rude. Not giving up, we went to have a drink and check the place out. We were very impressed! Restaurant was casual but classy. The bartender was so friendly and filled us in on how thing work. We made a reso for the... More 

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

Our most heartfelt apology for your negative phone experience with us! Being in the jungle, our phone lines have been challenging (tp say the least) and reception has simply not been the greatest thus leading to many dropped/unreturned calls and "can you hear me now" moments, etc. Please know that it was not our intention and we apologize profusely if... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have been home a week and are already counting the days until we can return to the Zancudo Lodge! From the moment we stepped off the plane in San Jose until the moment we stepped back on a week later we were pampered by Goldine, Gregg and the entire staff at the lodge. We could not have asked for... More 

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

Our entire staff is completely focused on making sure that our guests have an enjoyable experience during their stay at the Zancudo Lodge. We are privileged that you selected our resort as your vacation spot and we are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed serving your lovely family. We sincerely hope to... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My father and I traveled to The Zancudo Lodge with little to no expectations on the quality of the accommodations or the fishing. To say we were pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. The fishing, which in many ways is outside the control of The Zancudo Lodge and its guides, was phenomenal. Importantly, the guiding staff was fun, knowledgable, and... More 

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

Thankyou for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We're so humbled that you have selected to visit our small Lodge in such an obscure corner of the world and we're delighted that it was a great experience for you and your father. Our philosophy is handed down to each and every staff member and that is... More 

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