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#1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Puerto de San Jose
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Indulging anglers from around the globe in unequaled comfort is Casa Vieja Lodge, a classically styled sportsman's retreat surrounded by landscaped gardens and tropical foliage providing the ultimate in privacy. Casa Vieja Lodge leads the industry with the best 9-boat classic fleet, repowered with Cummins Engines and the best SIMRAD Electronics available, delivering much more than your typical charter boat experience while being family owned and operated. We deliver the 5-Star Angling Experience at Casa Vieja Lodge in Guatemala, a turn-key all-inclusive fishing vacation like no other. In 2018, we eliminated all single-use plastic water bottles both at the lodge, and aboard our 9-boat fleet. We've eliminated about 60,000 single-use water bottles from entering our environment we rely so heavily on. #KickPlastic
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
24-hour security
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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We had an amazing time!! The last day was the best day we have ever had fishing. Not just the best in Guatemala, like the best day my dad and I have ever shared on the water in our entire lives! We landed 13 sails and 13 mahi! Non stop action, great crew on the boat, and beautiful weather all went into making it a great trip! Thank you so much!
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Response from Kristen Salazar, Owner at Casa Vieja Lodge
Responded Apr 22, 2020
We are SO HAPPY that we helped make this amazing memory for you and your father! That truly warms our hearts! The only thing you can do, is come back and try and beat that record!
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First time to Casa Vieja Lodge, but will not be the last visit. Three days of fishing on Rum Line with great crew who worked hard to put us on a lot of fish. We fly fished and conventional. We boarded 2 sails, hooked up another on fly, which is the way to do it.
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Response from Kristen Salazar, Owner at Casa Vieja Lodge
Responded Apr 22, 2020
Great to hear you'll be back. Indeed that's the way to do it. How amazing is it to catch one on the fly, right?!
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Anyone wanting to tune your skills should come here. It’s a full day of excitement. The lodge is awesome, and their staff are wonderful. Anything you want or need and they are there to help. Food was delicious and hospitality was above any expectations. We fished the Rum Line, it was accommodating and the crew was very instructive. We had grand slams, mahi bites, marlin bites and all the sailfish bites you could want. Thank you to everyone Matt
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Response from Kristen Salazar, Owner at Casa Vieja Lodge
Responded Apr 22, 2020
Hi Matt, thanks for checking it off your list with us! and you are right, it's a great place to sharpen your skills on the water. A bit of high intensity training that's for sure!
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My wife and I have traveled to various fishing lodges around the world -- from Zambia to Brazil to Mexico to Alaska -- but never an offshore operation, so we did not know precisely what to expect. Making it even more uncertain was the fact that we were joined by my nearly 80 year old non-angler parents. The service, facilities and accommodations proved to be exceptional, and the fishing spoke for itself -- 23 sailfish released on our first day on The Finest Kind. At that point we were playing with "house money," but our second day produced double digits again. On Day Three the water was very rough, so Captain Nicho recommended against making the long run to our best areas. He made some strategic moves and once again put us on sails, plus some beautiful dorado. Most impressive to me was the way that everyone treated my parents. I know that at some fishing locales the "Rambo" factor takes over and everyone keeps to themselves, but here other guests and every staff member went out of their way to make sure mom and dad were comfortable and having fun. That meant assisting them on and off the van, bringing dad a shrimp cocktail on night number three because he'd missed night two's dinner. Special recognition needs to go to The Finest Kind's mates -- Daniel and Tony -- they coached us on tactics, helped mom and dad on and off the boat, and finally convinced them to land some fish of their own. Mom's first fish of her life, a week before her 76th birthday, was a gorgeous sail. Anyone thinking about taking older/elderly friends and family or children should be assured that the staff takes their roles as teachers and protectors very seriously. Our biggest problem is that we figured that this was a once-in-a-lifetime event, we'll almost certainly be back soon. Our friends saw the Facebook pictures and absolutely freaked out.They'll surely be joining us. So glad we made this choice,
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Response from Kristen Salazar, Owner at Casa Vieja Lodge
Responded Apr 22, 2020
How awesome, even more so for your mom! She's one cool mom! Since we are family owned/operated we do treat everyone like extended family, and we're glad you were able to feel the love. The Finest Kind crew are some of the best, you can feel their passion! We hope you all make it an annual trip! ;)
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My wife and I took a fishing adventure to Casa Vieja Lodge in Guatemala. Everything was top notch. An beautiful lodge, great food and drinks, friendly staff, and of course, great fishing. We were on the El Cadejo, a 35ft contender, with Captain Benji and his mate Sammy. Benji got onto the fish and Sammy was such a great teacher. We caught a striped marlin, as well as a number of sailfish, mahi, and yellowfin tuna. We also went inshore an caught multiple roosterfish. Overall, a world-class operation, a fantastic lodge, and great fishing destination. We are definitely going to return...hopefully, sooner rather than later :)
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Response from Kristen Salazar, Owner at Casa Vieja Lodge
Responded Apr 22, 2020
WOW you got a bunch of species, nice work! The 35-ST Contender does have that fishability to take you every where they are biting and quick! See you back soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Vieja Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Vieja Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Vieja Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Vieja Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Vieja Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Vieja Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Casa Vieja Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Casa Vieja Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Casa Vieja Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Puerto de San Jose.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Vieja Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Casa Vieja Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.