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Canaan Valley, West Virginia
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From the moment you see your shuttle driver, Michael, just outside the airport terminal, to the moment Walter drops you back there, you are completely taken care of by some member of the lodge staff or the boat captain or mate. Each with a smile beaming back at you. Those smiles are genuine as is their desire to please. Casa...

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Hancock, New York
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Reviewed December 18, 2016

We recently got back from a family relatively short trip to Guatemala. One day in UNESCO World Heritage Site Antigua and 3 days fishing at Casa Vieja Lodge with Captain Chris Sheeder and his crew aboard the Rum Line. First word that comes to mind is WOW! Every aspect of my trip was top flight, starting with my contact with...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, and great job fishing, those are some good number and with addition of Marlin! We are excited the kids and the family all had a great time, and happy that you also got to try catching the sailfish on the fly, completely exhilarating experience and sure to snap the kids out of "boredom"! It was...

Reviewed February 17, 2017

Chico and David are the best captains ever! They taught me how to catch a marlin on a fly rod. It was the most exciting fishing I had done and I have done a good bit. The staff was very courteous and New Years Eve was awesome with great food and fun!!

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Blake, thanks for spending NYE with us. Fantastic news that you were able to get a Marlin on the FLY, a huge feat that no too many can boast about! We hope to have you back very soon!

Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

What an experience! My husband and I fished for 3 days aboard the El Cadejo, a 35 foot Contender, it was awesome! Efran and Tony were committed to catching fish. Both of them worked hard, constantly changing out baits and never taking their eyes off the spread. Both were very easy to interact with. Tony's English was PERFECT and that...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Alison, thanks for the awesome review. Glad you got to but the elliptical to use, not too many anglers actually make it to the gym, you my friend are a strong woman! Happy to hear that you all are Contender lovers like us, and you had a fantastic time. We can't wait of have you all back very soon!

Miami, Florida
Reviewed February 14, 2017

My fiancé and myself felt pampered from start to end. The entire complex was beautiful. The food was top notch. Better than any restaurant we have tried in years. If any complaint it would be that the cocktail hour appetizers were so good, we were full before even getting to dinner – an excellent problem! LOL The management and staff...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad our lovebirds had a great time with us. We do get that same complaint a lot that we overfeed our clients! It's hard, we have so much good food to share and want to keep all the bellies full and happy to get a good night sleep and the energy to fight more billfish the next day....

Celina, Texas
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Every aspect of the trip; from airport pick up , quality of rooms, and service is the highest quality. The fishing is beyond compare; experienced captains, knowledgeable mates, calm seas. David Salazar is not only a fine captain, he is an excellent resort owner. The resort staff is attentive and well trained. The routine on the well appointed fishing boats,...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

You are correct! Tell only your best friends! We can't be letting the secret out about how good it is at Casa Vieja! We are happy that you got to try 3 different boats, and meet the fantastic crews on each. We hope to see you back soon with only your best buddies!

Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed February 12, 2017

On the Pez Raton with Capt. Franz Hoffman in mid-January we had 114 raises, 69 bites, & 33 sailfish releases! In just one day, we had 1 blue marlin release, a bunch of sailfish releases, 3 dorado (sushi on board for lunch), 2 roosterfish AND a huge cubera snapper! The 35' Contenders are fast and provide great fishing options. Hotel...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

We are delighted you had a great time on our wonderful Contender, and you sure did do some damage, WOW! Great fishing, you really got a variety plate! We can't wait to have you back for more fun with Capt Franz!

Reviewed February 9, 2017

Easily one of the greatest experiences I've ever had. This was my first time at Casa Vieja, as I came with the crew from BD Outdoors, and I can easily say I will make it a life goal to be back. Everything about the place is absolutely amazing- from the hospitality, to the compound and rooms, to the food, and...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us Cole, and glad we could give you a fantastic experience! We hope to have you back very soon and relive those great times!

Williamstown, New Jersey
Reviewed February 7, 2017

If your considering a billfish trip this is the place! This was our third time coming down to Casa Vieja and hands down we caught an above adverage week for fishing as we released over 250 fish in 4 days. The staff is always friendly and accomadating to your needs. Clean,safe,AWSOME food,comfortable. All the captains are excellent along with the...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Captain Chaos, thanks for the review, and sorry we couldn't help you with your problem! HA! We'd love to have you stay down even longer next time, but all good things must come to and end! We hope to see you back very soon.

Gulf Breeze, Florida
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

One of the best fishing locations I have ever visited. The guides owners and staff have been outstanding. The food and beverages are top notch. If you are looking for an unmatched trip for customers or family this is your place .

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jay, thanks for the short and sweet review. We hope to have you back down again soon.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. West Coast Guatemala's billfish productivity is literally unbeatable. With numbers like 124 releases in a single day, by one boat and 300 releases in 3 days on conventional tackle or how about 57 in a single day fly fishing and an overall annual release rate of a dozen billfish per day, per boat, it's clear that Guatemala's Pacific coast offers the highest concentrations of billfish found anywhere worldwide. It's very real! At Casa Vieja Lodge, we take exceptional pride in assuring you world class vessels, run by highly respected captains with day end returns to the highest quality accommodations imaginable. ... more   less 

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Address: Puerto de San Jose, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Escuintla Department > Puerto de San Jose
Number of rooms: 19
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“There are suites available with one King and two Queens. Plenty of room.”
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“Every room is excellent!”
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“Some rooms were bigger than others”
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“All rooms face the pool”
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