Offshore Fishing on Costa Rica's South Pacific Coast
Whether you’re looking to release a Pacific blue marlin or prefer adrenaline pumping sailfish action, our captains will get you to the blue water fast and in comfort on our 32′ Contenders. Target species include blue, black and striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, sailfish, and wahoo. The trip to the offshore fishing grounds from the lodge is only 45 minutes and the almost immediate 500ft drop-off once we arrive in open ocean allows us to start fishing almost immediately. Marlin and sailfish can be released on any given day and the infamous yellowfin tuna can be caught year round ranging in size from 40-100lbs.
Our location in Southern Costa Rica next to the Panama border puts us in the optimal location to hunt marlin and sailfish. Peak billfish season starts in December and runs through April with anglers getting a chance to release blue, black, striped marlin and Pacific sailfish.
Big Game Fish
Yellowfin tuna, dorado and wahoo can be found in the cobalt blue waters of Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast. We can troll a mixed spread to attract a variety of billfish and big game fish. Our English speaking captains can assist and coach if you’re a beginner or let you have free reign if you’re an experienced angler.
The Hunt for Tuna
This is the ultimate fight and we are especially passionate about the chase of yellowfin tuna. From our Simrad high definition radar that can find porpoises up to five miles out to our fast dual 300HP 32′ Contenders, we will put you in the best possible situation to catch your dream fish.
TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Read verified reviews from anglers who have visited our lodge and experienced the best in sport fishing, lodging and adventures on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast.
certificate of excellence
Your comfort and enjoyment is our #1 priority. We strive to make your stay the best possible from the moment of your arrival to your departure. We’re pretty sure you’ll be back!
We are dedicated to billfish conservation and work closely with groups like Gray Taxidermy and FECOP. We release all billfish and aid in satellite tagging to help with billfish research.
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!"