This is my second visit to the Zancudo Lodge and I have to say that it is better than ever. My first experience was wonderful, however the owners, Goldine and Greg, have managed to blow my expectations out the water. My husband and I stayed in their newly renovated junior suite and it was gorgeous. The last time I was in Costa Rica, I was eaten by the mosquitoes as one can expect in a tropical place. This time I left the lodge mosquito bite free as the lodge installed a mosquito repellent misting spray along the perimeter of the property. This was such a lovely surprise as I always get at least 12 bites from every tropical place I visit. The lodge also has a refrigerated linen room for the towels and sheets to give them a fresh scent. They have also built a huge game room, so we were able to end the night with a game of pool, shuffle board, or foosball. You can tell the time and effort was put into the new renovations at the lodge. I think the topper of trip was definitely the food. It was amazing, with new specials everyday. Some of my favorites included, shrimp tacos, po boy sandwich, mackerel sashimi on a bed of seaweed salad, and the homemade ice cream! The ice cream alone could have been the highlight. Attention to detail is all I think of when I think of the Zancudo Lodge. The owners definitely have attention to detail.
- Also Known As:
- Zancudo Beach Hotel Golfito
- Zancudo Beach Hotel
- The Zancudo Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito
- 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