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The Zancudo Lodge

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Playa Zancudo, Golfito, Costa Rica (Formerly Zancudo Beach Resort)
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Tarpon Springs, FL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Monterey, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

Balboa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Port Angeles, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

just returned from zancudo lodge last week. What a great trip the fishing was great the weather was as good as it gets. Gregg and Goldine and the staff are the greatest.I had the same boat captain Elvis and he put me on the fish.Going back again in March. Jack Hart

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

We consider ourselves the luckiest Lodge owners as we get the chance to see some of our guests year after year. We deeply appreciate your patronage as well as taking the time to write a great review. Captain Elvis and the entire staff are looking forward to seeing you again in March! More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Not only a Five Star property, but services, facilities, professionalism, food and lodging plus much more, are worth at least ten stars!!. My wife and I, she a beginner Fly Fishing devotee, and I who love deep sea fishing, were astounded by this property. Their five Star facilities ( and they are ALL five star), excelled in every possible category,... More 

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

We're so pleased that you and your wife spent your fishing holiday with us at the Lodge! Your kind words are much appreciated by all of us and we will continue to keep striving for excellence in service and accommodations for our guests. We understand that you have a choice to visit any fishing lodge in this region and we... More 

Washington DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband first brought our older son to Zancudo three years ago to celebrate his 18th birthday with a father/son fishing trip. They caught a ton of fish and had an amazing time, and my husband returned last Spring for a guys' weekend with his college roommates. We just returned from a family vacation there with our two boys, and... More 

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

One of the greatest rewards of our work is to be able to witness wonderful families spending and sharing amazing experiences and quality time with each other. It is sincerely our pleasure to provide the setting for this! Thankyou for including us in your Costa Rica holiday and we hope to see all of you again in the very near... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

A few places can give you relax, world class sport fishing and first class service like Zancudo Lodge Located in front of the beach and surrounded by beautiful nature makes this place a unique experience of quality & confort

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

We are extremely grateful for your kind words and we are thrilled that you had a good experience at our Lodge. The staff joins me in thanking you for your stay and please be sure to visit us in 2015 as we have added a few more surprises for our new and returning guests. More 

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Address: Playa Zancudo, Golfito, Costa Rica (Formerly Zancudo Beach Resort)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Zancudo Lodge 3*
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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