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The Zancudo Lodge

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Playa Zancudo, Golfito, Costa Rica (Formerly Zancudo Beach Resort)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there in November 2014, December 2014, January 2015, February 2015. This is my favorite hotel in Costa Rica. The hotel is in an oasis a beauty. The staff are friendly and courteous, The owners are there to ensure that everything is perfect. And the food, is gourmet...in a most visually stunning setting. I have my annual birthday parties... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Spent five days fishing at lodge this was my fourth trip and they only get better.We raised 24 sails and I caught 40 pound rooster.Gregg and Goldine keep doing what your doing because your doing it right. You have great staff and great captians. See you in December.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Truly a fantastic getaway for the sportsman who enjoys beauty and ultimate luxury along with extreme fishing . My husband and I stayed five nights and celebrated our twentieth anniversary. The accommodations and grounds are spectacular . Dining is delightful and the fishing couldn't have been better. We can't wait to go again. Thank you Goldene and Gregg! You have... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

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 March 29, 2015

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 March 24, 2015

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
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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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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 

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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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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 

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