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Costa Rica's #1 Rated Sport Fishing Lodge

Costa Rica Fishing

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Welcome to The Zancudo Lodge

The Ultimate Fishing Adventure

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The #1 Rated Costa Rica Fishing Lodge and Resort

Expect the ultimate Costa Rica fishing adventure at The Zancudo Lodge. Our expert team of captains transport our guests to our native Costa Rica fishing grounds with speed, style and comfort aboard our fleet of 32’ Contenders. Traveling at speeds of up to 50mph, we offer our anglers the ability to fish inshore at first light or experience offshore fishing action in search of pelagics. Our southern zone of Costa Rica is a popular worldwide fishing destination as we are well known for our vast menu of available fish species. Off-shore, we target black marlin, blue marlin, striped marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, dorado & wahoo and inshore there are plentiful record-size jacks, snapper and of course our infamous roosterfish. The Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) bordering our resort reaches depths of 600ft and is home to almost a dozen varieties of snapper.

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Costa Rica Fishing Packages at The Zancudo Lodge


  • Private boat and captain
  • Fishing licenses
  • Top of the line fishing gear
  • One night stay at a San Jose, Costa Rica  – 4 stars – double occupancy
  • Roundtrip Domestic Air
  • Double occupancy lodging at The Zancudo Lodge
  • Alcoholic beverages (nonblended)
  • Daily beverages including soft drinks, coffee, tea, juices, wine, local beer
  • Daily dining service of breakfast, lunch on boat, snacks and dinner
Costa Rica

Welcome to The Zancudo Lodge

The Ultimate Fishing Adventure

Welcome to Costa Rica

Offshore Fishing

For offshore Costa Rica fishing, you can expect to catch marlin, sailfish, tuna and dorado. Our captains are well known for their persistent and competitive nature and are all trained to ensure that our guests experience the ultimate fishing adventure during their stay with us. The following species are available year-round but some of the pelagics are available in greater numbers during certain months. Please contact us for details.

Offshore Fishing Species:

  • Blue Marlin
  • Black Marlin
  • Striped Marlin
  • Pacific Sailfish
  • Dorado
  • Yellowfin Tuna
  • Wahoo
Sport Fishing

Inshore Costa Rica Fishing

The Zancudo Lodge offers some of the best Costa Rica inshore fishing options available. Hook up with roosterfish, snappers, bluefin, trevally, crevalle jack, corvina, amberjack, tripletail, rainbow runner, grouper, sierra mackerel, barracuda, and pompano. In addition, fishermen will have the ability to select their tackle of choice, from ultra light to fly.

Only the Best

Sport Fishing Fleet

Our fleet of 32′ Contenders are outfitted with 300Hp Yamaha outboards, the best gear and state-of-the-art radar to find the fish from up to five miles out. Some of Costa Rica’s best fishing grounds start at 45 minutes from the lodge and we get you there fast and in comfort.

The Adventure Starts Here

Private Dock

Start your Costa Rica fishing adventure from our private dock,  located only 5 minutes from the rooms toward the rear of the lodge. There’s nothing like watching the sun come up over this primoridial jungle river to start the days’ fishing adventure.

Only the Best

Costa Rica Fishing Gear

Our boats are stocked with Okuma rods & reels, Bubba knives and gaffs, BKK hooks, Squid Nation and Black Bart tackle, Savage gear and Yamaha engines. Rockford Fosgate audio systems play your favorite playlist and Yeti coolers ensure that the day’s catch, lunch and beverage all stay at optimum temperatures. Most recently, we added state of the art, high definition, radar systems that can pick up schools of tuna from up to five miles away. We add new gear every season to make sure your Costa Rica fishing adventure lives up to your expecations.

Costa Rica's Top Captains

Costa Rica Fishing Captains

Our pro team consists of local, English speaking fishing captains who can give you the best chance of hooking up with your bucket list fish species.


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!

Sam R. /

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...."

Chris B. /

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."

Culmtrout /

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!"

Alyssa W. /
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