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.





RoosterfishJoin us this coming December 6-8 at world-famous Zancudo Lodge Sport Fishing for the 4th Annual Pelagic Triple Crown of Fishing Tournament in Costa Rica! Qualifying species include: #BlueMarlin, #BlackMarlin, #Sailfish, #Tuna, Dorado, and #Roosterfish.

For more information, please visit the link below or call Zancudo Lodge toll free at: 1-800-854-8791. The lodge is filling up fast, so make sure to reserve your spot today!

photo: Florida Sport Fishing

High Speed Sport Fishing Costa Rica, The Zancudo Lodge

High Speed Sport Fishing in Costa Rica ONLY at The Zancudo Lodge

The Zancudo Lodge is continuing its quest on having the newest and fastest fleet in Costa Rica. New for the 2015 season is our second Contender 32st, brand new and direct from the factory in Homestead, Florida. It is equipped with top of the line Raymarine electronics including the latest Downvision Sonar and 12kw Super HD Radar to spot birds while cruising at 48mph. So hold on to your sunglasses and hats. Enjoy state of the art fishing equipment: 4 tuna tubes, carbon fiber outriggers and the newest Okuma fishing rods and reels. And to make your fast ride a pleasurable one, the boat is equipped with the latest Fusion 1200watt audio system.

Come visit and experience the Ultimate Fishing Machine.
Space is limited so if you are considering a trip, please book soon. High Speed fishing in Costa Rica.

high speed costa rica fishing

Pelagic Triple Crown 2015

Pelagic Triple Crown 2015 – Zancudo Lodge

Come join us for the 4th annual Pelagic Triple Crown Event December 6-8. There will be tons of free give-a-ways as well as one of the most interesting progressive 3 category fishing tournament. Space is limited so please call if you want to reserve your spot.


What an amazing season it has been! / Zancudo sportfishing report

What an amazing season it has been! / #Sportfishing report

With the addition of our new #Contender 32st, we caught over 300 #BlueMarlin with many exceeding the 400lb class. We are so grateful this year for the continued support of our returning clients, great adventure agents and our first time guests! We’re very proud to have received the 2014 #Tripadvisor Certificate of #Excellence for the second consecutive year…….. thank you everyone for taking the time to review us with your very kind comments. Our staff deserves a huge hand for all their efforts as it takes a village and we mean that with every sense of the word!

New for the 2015
Our second brand new #Contender 32st (Tito’s New Ride) with #Raymarine Electronics
A second Master suite
Brick oven pizza oven and BBQ area
New outdoor dining area
Van Staal Spinning gear on all the boats
And more surprises………..

We are committed to making The Zancudo Lodge the best fishing lodge world wide. Come visit us and see why 80% of our clients return!

Tripadvisor Certificate of ExcellenceFather and sons on a marlin hook up

Father and sons fishingOne of our Blue Marlin boatside

Blue MarlinContender 32st one bad a$$ boat

Contender 32stContenderPelagic Event 2014

Pelagic TournamentBig Rooster


Costa Rica #1 Sport fishing Lodge “2015 Season” – Book Now !

Costa Rica #1 Sport fishing Lodge “2015 Season” – Book Now !

2015 SeasonEnjoy the BEST Costa Rican Sport fishing services at The Zancudo Lodge. Let us customize your inshore or offshore #sportfishing adventure.

  • New #Contender 32ST.
  • More Tournaments.
  • More Action.
  • More Fun.


Sport fishing… Why Zancudo Lodge ?

  • Over 70 I.G.F.A. records.

  • Voted #1 Costa Rican Sport fishing Lodge By the #PacificCoast Sport fishing Magazine.

  • #Inshore and #offshore sport fishing adventure.
  • Best Sport fishing Tournaments in Costa Rica.
  • Prestigiously endorsed by #Orvis and supported by corporate sponsors such as #P-Line, #Pelagic Gear, #Yo-Zuri, #Navionics and #Mustad.
  • #Beachfront Hotel.
  • Luxurious accommodations.
  • Fine Dining.

Book now at or call now 1-800-854-8791

Zancudo Lodge #1 Sport fishing Hotel in Costa Rica

A great day of fishing with two of Zancudo Lodges best captains, Javier and Tito!!

Costa Rica fishingA great day of fishing with two of Zancudo Lodges best captains, Javier and Tito!! Flew out to the #fishing grounds at 44+ on the new 32 #Contender and had a 400+ Blue Marlin on within 30 minutes. Rounded out the rest of the day catching Sailfish which were in the 150+ class!! Great day all around!!

By John Sisak


Costa Rica fishing

Marlin Costa Rica fishing

Marlin, Costa Rica fishing,

Wow is the best way to describe our #fishing right now. In the last 5 days we have landed 18 blue #marlin with the average size being 350lb. We have also seen the biggest #Marlin in my 7 years at the lodge with a 600lb+ blue and a 500lb black. In the 5 day period we also boated over 100 sailfish with a few dorado mixed in. Inshore is steady as well

Call for a trip special on the Contender 32st for April 21-24 don’t miss it while its hot.

Next year season is already filling up so if you thinking about a trip and want specific dates please call and make a reservation
#1 Sportfishing Lodge in Costa Rica #marlin and #sailfish season.