The Zancudo Lodge
The #1 Rated Costa Rica Fishing Lodge and Resort
Experience the Ultimate Fishing Adventure at The Zancudo Lodge
Surrounded by the beauty of Costa Rican wildlife, idyllic jungle foliage and our private beach,our Costa Rica fishing Lodge offers our guests the ultimate Costa Rica fishing vacation destination. On our property, our guests will discover beautiful tropical gardens, our Lodge marina, a salt water filtered pool and palapa lounge area, 2 open air beachfront lounge areas, our organic herb greenhouse, acres of organic fruit gardens and miles of black sand beach bordering the Golfo Dulce. Learn more about the world’s ultimate fishing destination, The Zancudo Lodge, Costa Rica.
Our fishing lodge is a beachfront property, ideally bordered by the Pacific waters on the west and the Sabalo River on the east. Surrounded by the beauty of Costa Rican wildlife and foliage, our guests will enjoy the picturesque scenery from the pool or from the multitude of lounge areas including our open air gourmet restaurant. Stretching for miles and miles, our private Zancudo beach offers the perfect Pacific tropical setting for a massage or pure tranquil relaxation. Our elegant and timeless accommodations consist of fully amenitized rooms and suites including twice daily housekeeping services.
Ocean to Plate
After a day of fishing, prepare your palate for an unbelievable dining experience in our world famous Gamefisher Restaurant. Our culinary creations are inspired by nature and thoughtfully blend native flavors with tasteful sophistication.
The Ultimate Fishing Adventure
Our Fishing Operation
The Zancudo Lodge, where over 70 IGFA records have been set, is world renowned for its inshore and offshore sport fishing action. We will be more than happy to customize a fishing package to suit any angler’s desire, from inshore to offshore to fishing the river banks. Check out our fishing reports for current fishing conditions and updates.
Elegance and Comfort
With a nod to relaxed Costa Rican living, our accommodations exude traditional comfort. We offer guests upscale accommodations including Standard Rooms, Junior, and Master Suites.
Experience Costa Rica
Costa Rica fishing is just the beginning! Our lodge is located on the edge of one of the world’s most biologically diverse regions and sits between two famous surfing destinations. The legendary Pavones is just next to us and features the world’s second longest left hand break. We offer countless adventures including hiking, waterfall rappelling, zip-lining, animal sanctuary, snorkeling and much more. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime.
The Adventure Starts Now
Included in our Ultimate Costa Rica Fishing Package is a complete domestic transfer package arranged exclusively for our guests. The Lodge is situated in the southern zone of Costa Rica and can be reached via a 50 minute scenic local flight or private ground transportation from San Jose.
TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Read verified reviews from serious anglers who have visited our lodge and experienced the best in sport fishing, lodging and adventures on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast.
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The #1 Rated Costa Rica Fishing Lodge and Resort. Pro anglers and first time anglers alike have chosen The Zancudo Lodge as Costa Rica’s top fishing destination. From luxurious accommodations to the best captains, boats and gear – learn why we’re the best option for you!
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What Our Guests Say
Personal Best Tuna
I had the opportunity to visit the Zancudo in Golfito Costa Rica last week. I was lucky enough to catch this PB yellowfin tuna casting a stick bait. (the medium green sardine Mackstick.) The drag on the reel went in and out on me so it took quite a bit longer to land this baby than anticipated.Definitely an early Christmas present for me as this my biggest yellowfin tuna and on a lures which makes it even better. Not sure how heavy it is but it’s heavy enough to take 25 min to land on 60lb test spinning gear with a busted drag.Have a great Christmas and new year everyone!
Trip of a lifetime
"Zancudo was an awesome, unforgettable experience. Fishing aside, the lodge itself exceeds expectations and the service from the staff is absolutely first class...."
Great fishing, great resort
"A first class resort / fishing lodge. Beautiful location, delightful grounds and superb staff. You feel pampered from the moment you arrive. And the fishing is superb with very knowledgeable captains and excellent equipment. The owners live on site and manage the very slick operation with a light touch. Oh and the food was delicious."
The Ultimate Sportfishing Adventure
"Our trip to Zancudo Lodge was truly the ultimate sportfishing adventure. It exceeded our expectations in every aspect. Not only were the boats, equipment, captain and fishing top notch, the food and quality of service was better than any five star resort we have been to. Chalberth, Anderson and Ryan as well as the rest of the staff made you feel like you were at your home away from home or should I say at home in paradise. We still talk about this trip on a daily basis and cannot imagine another sportfishing resort that could top the experience at Zancudo. We cannot wait to return!"