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The Zancudo Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Playa Zancudo, Golfito, Costa Rica (Formerly Zancudo Beach Resort)
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The Zancudo Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My friend and I came to Zancudo for a couple of days of relax with our two kids in tow. Although we were staying at other lodgings, we decided to check out the lodge for possible, future trips to Zancudo. We ended up having sunset cocktails in the lounge area the first afternoon. Great Margaritas and wonderful, attentive service from... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A friend suggested we go to Zancudo Lodge last week and I had no idea what to expect but was shocked and delighted to find myself at such a beautiful and well run hotel on a remote beach in Costa Rica. Everything is first class from the moment we arrived by boat at a private dock. The owner Goldine and... More

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

It was all our pleasure! Thank you so much for your visit and we appreciate your very kind words. All of us enjoyed having you and your friends as our guests and we hope to see you back at the Lodge in the very near future! More

Port Angeles, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I was at the lodge in march and it was on of the best trips of my life. The staff and the food was first class. As for the fishing it was out of the world. My captian Elvis was the best he is a great fisherman. Gregg and Goldine make things so easy for you. See you in December.... More

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

Thankyou so much for your recent visit. We're so happy that you had a great time and that both the fishing and the accommodations met your expectations! We realize that you have a choice to visit any fishing location and we are so pleased that you chose to visit us this year. We look forward to seeing you again in... More

South Haven, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

And even getting even better. I have been at this lodge multiple times.With Greg on the fishing side and Goldine on the resort side they bend over backwards to make the stay outstanding. Every trip they have improved some service or amenity. Clean, safe, beautiful, with attentive staff. In the past it has been a guys fishing trip but I... More

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

We're so happy that you enjoyed your trip to the Lodge this season and we are ever so humbled for your return visits! We look forward to meeting your wife hopefully next year. Until then, thankyou very much for your past, present and future support! More

Tarpon Springs, FL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Zancudo Lodge has done it again: Provide a superb experience for fishing and relaxing in the jungle. This was our third visit to Zancudo. Last visit was so wonderful that we could not imagine how it could get any better. But it did! The décor was improved upon (didn't think it possible to be any more beautifully detailed), bicycles are... More

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

The entire staff at the Lodge joins us in thanking you for returning year after year to the Lodge. We very much appreciate your kind words and we hope that next year, when you return to your "home" in Zancudo, there will be more amenities awaiting! We all look forward to seeing you both again next year! More

Bridgewater, New Jersey
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My wife and I just got back from 6 days at Zancudo, 3 of which were fishing days (just me). I have never posted a Tripadviser review before, but I wanted to acknowledge the great time we had. First and foremost, the service was simply outstanding. Costa Rica is known for its friendly people, and granted this is not your... More

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

We are so pleased that both you and your wife had a wonderful time at the Lodge. Costa Rica is a friendly and beautiful country and we are so proud to be a part of the amazing offerings! We sincerely hope to see you back at the Lodge in the very near future. More

Fort Worth
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a 3-day fishing trip to Zancudo Lodge and it was indeed a trip of a life time. The Lodge itself was absolutely beautiful and maticulously maintained. Everyone at the lodge from the front staff to the waiters and gardeners were very friendly and helpful. The food was wonderful - even the packed lunches... More

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

It was sincerely all our pleasure! The staff joins me in thanking you and your family for your visit ......it was so much fun having you all there at the Lodge. We really hope that we have a chance to serve you again in the very near future! More

Westerly, Rhode Island
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We just spent 4 days at Zancudo Lodge. There is nothing better, the staff and facility are amazing, they make every day an adventure! Must return soon! There were days full of activities, fishing and relaxation, you cant miss at Zancudo Lodge

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

Thank you so much for your visit and for your review. We're so glad that you had a great time and that your days were filled with activities. Hopefully you also had enough time to relax! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More

Somers Point, New Jersey
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My wife and I flew out of Philadelphia the first week of January during a miserable snowstorm heading for our dream vacation to the Zanccudo Lodge. When we arrived after a lovely boat ride provided by the lodge , the real exceeded all my expectations! We were personally greeted by the owners Greg and Goldine at a (Fantasy Island) type... More

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

We sincerely hope we made your 50th birthday a very memorable one. The staff joins me in thanking you for spending such an auspicious event with us. We hope to celebrate many more birthdays with you in the years to come! More

Cumming, Georgia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Very few things in life live up to the expectations you set for them, and even fewer exceed those expectations. The Zancudo Lodge will exceed even the loftiest expectations. I participated in the 3rd annual Pelagic Triple Crown of Fishing at the Zancudo Lodge with three friends this past December. We were staying at our family's house across the bay,... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review of our Lodge. It's entirely a team effort and we're so proud of our staff that make up this dream service team! Very happy that you and your friends had a great time and we're so glad to hear that you will be returning for the next... More

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Address: Playa Zancudo, Golfito, Costa Rica (Formerly Zancudo Beach Resort)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Golfito
Hotel Class:3 star — The Zancudo Lodge 3*
Also Known As:
Zancudo Beach Hotel Golfito
The Zancudo Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito

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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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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 
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