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The Zancudo Lodge

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Certificate of Excellence
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).
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Enrique Malek Airport50 mi
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

We simple had the time of our life. This lodge is truly a 5-star experience from the high end contender boats, luxury rooms to fine-dining experiences. We caught blue marlin, giant tuna, cubera snapper, grouper, roosterfish and sailfish all during our stay! It was very...More

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Response from gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo LodgeResponded June 20, 2018

And we cannot wait for your return to your romantic Costa Rican home away from home. We are presently busy refreshing the rooms, restaurant, menus, landscaping, etc and will be reopening in November with the addition of more new Contenders to our fleet. See you...More

Reviewed May 17, 2018

The (Zancudo Lodge) was winding down their busy season, so I was extremely lucky to be able to stay in the "Honey Moon" suite, It is a gorgeous, full scale, chic-designed house directly next to the Lodge, proper and with the beautiful pool in between....More

Thank aackley2017
Response from gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo LodgeResponded May 17, 2018

Thank you so much for staying with us! Your utopia awaits you and we look forward to seeing you back soon.

Reviewed April 24, 2018

This is the place you are looking for. Great Fishing. Beautiful grounds and lodging. Five star food and beverage. Incredible staff with owner/operators onsite.You feel like family after one day. I cannot think of any change or addition that would improve the experience. Have not...More

Thank beenthere34
Response from gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo LodgeResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you very much for your fantastic review. We're so glad that you had a wonderful stay with us ........ and not to worry, we will always have availability for our return guests! All of us look forward to seeing you again in the near...More

Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Just got back from a first time visit to this place. The place if beautiful and the people are genuinely concerned that you have the best time possible. The fishing was really good and the captains get as excited as the guests when fish get...More

Thank Joe C
Response from gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo LodgeResponded April 17, 2018

We very much appreciate your kind review and for taking the time to do this! Most importantly that you and your group were satisfied with the fishing and lodging experience. Our entire team very much enjoyed serving everyone of you and it was truly a...More

Reviewed April 12, 2018

THE ZANCUDO LODGE is top notch in every aspect! The staff is amazing, the property is second to none, the food is out of this world, and the fishing is unrivaled....there wasn’t one thing about our visit that didn’t exceed expectations!! CAN’T WAIT TO GO...More

Thank SMAC10HD
Response from gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo LodgeResponded April 12, 2018

Muchas muchas GRACIAS! We cannot wait for you to come back! We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and it is truly our pleasure to serve you. We look forward to seeing everyone again!

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Response from Douglasthedog | Reviewed this property |
The costs are generally subject to number of participants and fuel for boats, transport, etc. In general the typical tours were in the range of ~$75-$100 per person for each trip and they usually lasted about 1/2... More
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April 21, 2016|
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Response from Penar-Group | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can keep your catch. Two in our group caught Dorado and had the lodge fillet and freeze them. Most of us didn't want to bother. Like the group above we targeted Sails, Marlin and reef fish like Roosters and... More
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"There is no room that isn't unique or amazing"
May 17, 2018
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"All rooms are great !"
Apr 24, 2018
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"all rooms are perect"
Jan 29, 2018
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"Any room depending on how much space you need. I loved he Jr. Suite was perfect."
Jan 9, 2018
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