We are just about a month away from our 10th season opening day! From the moment we set eyes on the Lodge in 2006, we envisioned the metamorphosis and made a commitment to make this the best fishing Lodge in the world. It’s been 10 years in the making and although we’ve accomplished quite a bit, our passion and drive is still ever so strong. The management, supported by an unrelenting and local staff, are constantly trying to implement innovative improvements for both our fishing and hotel operations. This never stagnant evolution, we believe, is what being the best is all about.

Fishing at the ZANCUDO LODGE is pretty amazing. We have pioneered offshore F.A.D. fishing with our new Contender 32st boats and it’s not uncommon to raise over 10 Blue Marlin a day. Our entire fleet is outfitted with FUSION audio systems, OKUMA Makaira rods and reels, tuna tubes, RAYMARINE E-series electronics, P-Line products, YO-ZURI lures and fluorocarbon, K-2 coolers, MUSTAD hooks, CUDA tools and our newest addition, DELORME satellite communication system integrated through our entire fleet which helps put you on the fish quickly.

Our luxurious beachfront property offers our guests the perfect oasis from a day out at sea. Most importantly, we’ve mastered the art of SERVICE which is pretty hard to find these days. Come experience the ULTIMATE FISHING ADVENTURE and see why 80% of our guests return year after year.



In our unrelenting commitment in making your trip with us the BEST and SAFEST experience ever, the Zancudo Lodge is proud to announce our newest corporate sponsor, DELORME. This new partnership enables our entire fleet to be equipped with the INREACH EXPLORER.

“The inReach Explorer is a satellite communication device that integrates route planning, waypoint creation, and navigation with the ability to both send and receive text messages. It provides 100% global coverage, GPS tracking and SOS alerting in one rugged handheld device.”

Which means that even when our fishing guests are out of radio and cell range, The Zancudo Lodge fleet will be able to discreetly alert each other of where the fish are. For added safety, the DeLorme units will also be providing the Lodge with 10 minute updates of the boat location plus the ability to text in case of an emergency. The Zancudo Lodge is the first and only fleet of boats in Costa Rica that will have this capability.

As an added bonus, guests visiting our page who are interested in purchasing an InReach will receive the following exclusive DeLorme discount.

Click HERE to check out the DELORME inReach products.


Our 10th Anniversary Season at The Zancudo Lodge

We’ve come a long way from the tin roof facility that we purchased in 2006 and although we’ve done a ton during the last 10 years, there’s no stopping us now! The staff is super busy implementing new upgrades and getting the Lodge prepped and ready for our brand new season and we’re all excited to see our returning and brand new guests. By the way, the new web site is just up so click on our link below and check it out!

Come celebrate with us and experience “THE ULTIMATE FISHING ADVENTURE” at the Zancudo Lodge.

Zancudo Lodge, Costa Rica fishing at its finest

Costa Rica fishing at its finest

The 5th Annual Triple Crown Pelagic Tournament.
Best fishing Tournament


Blue Marlin bite continue. Costa Rica best fishing Lodge

Blue Marlin bite continue. Costa Rica best fishing Lodge

Its been a while since I last went fishing. Herd the offshore honey hole were still holding fish. It was a little rough on the way out with a few rain showers but once we started fishing we were raising fish. We ended the day going 2-4 on Blue Marlin. One of them being tail wrapped and barely alive when we got her next to the boat but we quickly revived and released her. We also hooked a big dorado around 40lb that came up and eat one of our bridled tuna baits.

Big news we just ordered a second Contender 32st for next season its being built right now

Juan standing up on a 200lb marlin tailed wrapped

Next to the boat getting her ready for a release

Fishing continues to be HOT

This season we have had the best Blue Marlin Bite since I purchased the lodge 7 years ago. Over 150 blues have been landed so far. Carter Andrews has just left the lodge and had great offshore fishing landing 5 Marlin in two days. His new show The Obsession of Carter Andrews has already started airing on the Outdoor network. Check it out it’s one of the best new fishing shows.

We also have had great success with our fly fisherman this year both sailfish, roosters, marlin and dorados have been landed on the fly. I also want to thank the guys from White Water Boats in New York who just left and put on a fantastic event.

Fishing is good. Its sunny and 85˚ in Costa Rica. Come see why 80% of our clients keep coming back. We have few spots left in late February and March


This past season, the Zancudo Lodge fleet landed over 150 Blue marlin!  During a hot 3 day period, our guests logged a phenomenal count of 27.   Our new high speed Contenders 32st will minimize the travel time to the fishing grounds by 50% which means more time to FISH!   All of our boats are equipped with the latest Raymarine electronics, Tuna Tubes, Fusion audio systems, Okuma Makaria reels and K-2 Coolers.

Come see why 80% of our clients return to our beachfront location year after year.


Time flies when you’re having fun. Can you believe that this approaching brand new season will be our 10th anniversary so we’re totally excited about how far we’ve come and how much more we’d like to accomplish. Our ultimate reward is client satisfaction and that’s really what makes our world rock. So why do our clients return year after year?

1. Amazing captains that work year round to make your fishing experience the best ever
2. Brand new Contenders 32st high speed fishing boats at 48mph cruising speed
3. Only fleet in Costa Rica equipped with tuna tubes
4. Top of the line Raymarine electronics
5. Fusion audio system on every boat
6. New Okuma Makaira big game reels
7. State of the art K2 coolers to keep your fresh catch FRESH
8. Beachfront accommodations
9. Newly renovated facilities
10. Attentive and friendly staff

What makes the above catches even more special is the vast majority were done on almost all artificial lures. The bite was certainly on and the seas were most co-operative which made it even faster to zip around on the lodges 32′ Contender. Delicious dinners were had every night of fresh fish and sashimi. Some of the more notable catches were:

Fishing as good as it gets

Fishing as good as it gets

As we approach our tenth anniversary at the Zancudo Lodge, we reflect upon how far we’ve come and where we’ve landed! The Lodge has finally arrived… at a very elite class of top destination fishing resorts worldwide.

Zancudo Lodge Sportfishing Lodge and ResortWhat makes our Lodge experience a class of its own?

New Contender 32ST~WE TAKE OUR SPORT SERIOUSLY.   Our equipment is pretty amazing.  We know you’re here to catch fish and we’ll do everything in our power to make that happen.  We’re constantly upgrading our equipment and this year we’ve added our second Contender 32st, equipped with 4 custom built tuna tubes, Carbon Fiber Outriggers, top of the line Raymarine electronics, cruising speed of 50mph and a 2000watt 10 speaker Fusion system.  In addition, we have some of the very best partners in the fishing industry* and our guests have a chance to personally experience the latest and greatest right here at the Lodge.  Okuma, Mustad, Raymarine, Navionics, Yozuri, K2 Coolers,  Nautilus Fly Reels, P-Line, Cuda Brands, Pelagic Gear, Contender, Costa Del Mar, Bly Riggers, Naish, Fusion. Need we say more?

Zancudo Lodge and Resort~WHY ROUGH IT?    We know our guests come because of the great fishing but there’s no longer any need to sacrifice comfort (or safety!) just to catch fish!    A lot of thought have been given in making our accommodations a pretty comfortable place to return to after a day at sea and our guests will find a beautifully amenitized shower and bathroom, cotton towels, high thread count bedding and cotton blankets, pillow top beds, international TV,  laundry service and a full service turn down at your beck and call.    And speaking of SERVICE, we humbly feel that ours is second to none.  Our premier local staff offers genuine friendliness and an “honest” sense of hospitality to all our guests.   This is really the place “where everybody knows your name”.

Zancudo Lodge and Resort Ranked #1

Ranked #1 by Tripadvisor

~GREAT FOOD, GREAT PLACE.    Let’s start with the food.  Local staff trained by Costa Rican master chefs so there’s a lot of native soul infused in every plate.  This year you will find a brand new outdoor grill and pizza oven located right next to our restaurant and bar.   Guests will also be able to relax at the new outdoor lounge area or the salt water pool as they share a few fish stories at the end of their fishing day.

Fingers crossed that this coming season will be just as amazing as 2014.   We can’t go wrong with all the unbelievable endorsements and support from our returning
clients and our generous sponsors.   The bookings have been strong but we’ll always make space so book soon.
We can’t wait to share this piece of paradise with everyone !

*Our Partners

Cuda Brands
K-2 Coolers
Pelagic Gear
Contender Boats
Nautilus Fly Reels
Costa del Mar
Bly Carbon fiber outriggers

4TH ANNUAL TRIPLE CROWN TOURNAMENT, 2 Teams left for the Pelagic Event

2 Teams left for the Pelagic Event

Check out the fun 3 division Triple Crown Event.