Fishing at the Zancudo Lodge
Expect the best and experience the finest fishing in Costa Rica at the Zancudo Lodge. Our expert team of captains skillfully transport our guests to our native stomping grounds with speed, style and comfort aboard our fleet of 32’ Contenders. Travelling at speeds of up to 50mph, it offers our guests the ability to fish in-shore at first light or experience off-shore 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 species. Off-shore, we target black marlin, blue marlin, striped marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, dorado & wahoo and in-shore there are plentiful record-size jacks, snapper and of course our infamous rooster fish.
We have formed partnerships with the very best in the fishing industry to give our guests the greatest experience and best opportunity to catch that memorable fish. Our boats are stocked with Okuma rods & reels, Bubba knives and gaffs, Mustad 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.
Conservation is an extremely important program at the Zancudo Lodge and we work
closely with Gray Fish Tag Conservation for all our available species. During our guests’ stay, tagging fish with the Gray program gives them the ability to tag, track and even name the fish that they catch.
As we are the premier fishing Lodge in this southern zone of Costa Rica, we lead by example to promote sustainable fishing for all generations to come. Our captains are trained to never remove any billfish out of the water and to always ensure that the fish is fully recuperated, revived and released in the healthiest state.
With a bountiful quantity and variety of fish to target, we at the Lodge will take care of the rest. We believe in 5 star service, on or off the boat, and our focus is to ensure that every guest will experience that ultimate fishing adventure and carry with them a lifetime of memories made at the Zancudo Lodge.