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Welcome to the Zancudo Lodge, Costa Rica

Our Costa Rica fishing lodge is located on Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) in the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. The Southern Zone of Costa Rica was referred to by National Geographic Magazine as the ” The most biologically intense place on Earth” and with the chance to see sloths, monkeys and scarlet macaws right on our grounds, you’ll probably agree. The fishing in this region of Costa Rica is spectacular with over 40 IGFA records in the area. The trip to the offshore fishing grounds is only 45 minutes with inshore fishing starting minutes from the dock. Our Lodge and resort has 15 beautifully appointed standard rooms, junior and master suites, an open air restaurant, saltwater filtered pool and expansive beachfront area that will allow you to fully enjoy this exotic, tropical paradise. Our fishing operation is located on our river entrance side of the lodge at our private dock which is home to our fleet of high-end 32′ Contender boats so you may enjoy the ultimate fishing adventure!

World renowned as “the best fishing lodge in Costa Rica”, the Lodge continues to strengthen its position by annually updating and renewing its property, on and off the water. Through the encouragement of our guests, the Lodge has now expanded its offerings to new markets such as families, honeymooners, cooperate events, health retreats, weddings, and more. With our unique and exclusive location, bordered by the Rio Coto and the Pacific Ocean, the Zancudo Lodge offers the ideal setting for all our emerging markets. The Zancudo Lodge is truly the ultimate sport fishing adventure worthy of a place on any angler’s bucket list.

Those guests who prefer to enjoy the tranquility of the resort can spend time relaxing by the saltwater pool, taking a stroll in our tropical fruit garden, receiving a deep tissue massage in our dedicated massage room, exercising in our weight room, practicing yoga or pilates in the open air, exploring the town with our beach bicycles, enjoying the beauty of the Osa Peninsula waters on our standup paddle boards, Hobie pedal fishing kayaks or windsurfing equipment or simply relishing the vastness of the Pacific Ocean from the privacy of our Zancudo Beach.

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Ocean to Plate

The Gamefisher Restaurant

The restaurant at our Costa Rica fishing resort overlooks miles of beautiful beach and is perfectly positioned in the evenings for our guests to revel in the magical sunsets. Enjoy fresh sea to plate dining from our open-air restaurant as you take in the sites and sounds of this coastal jungle paradise.

Comfort and Elegance

Standard Rooms

Our standard rooms offer guests two ultra comfortable full size beds, luxurious linens and organic bath amenities. We know your fishing days are important and these comfortable rooms will ensure a good night’s sleep which is our top priority. We also provide guests a second nightly turn-down while you dine.

Our Rooms

Junior Suites

For those seeking a little extra privacy, these bungalows offer extra room with upgraded amenities complete with king bed and sofa.

The Ultimate Experience

Master Suite

Our Master Suites provide the ultimate in luxury and comfort. Featuring spacious 1200 sq ft accommodations fully amenitized with tasteful furnishings, you’ll feel like royalty during your stay. All suites include a private bedroom and  a living room with terrace complete with unobstructed ocean and exotic beach views.

Relax and Enjoy

Saltwater Filtered Pool

Steps from your room and facing the beach, our salt water filtered pool provides guests the ultimate oasis to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of paradise. With over 400 bird species including scarlet macaws and toucans, you’ll experience one of the world’s best places to relax and enjoy the beauty of our jungle. Come see why we are consistently rated Costa Rica’s #1 fishing resort and lodge.

The Adventure Starts Here

Private Dock

Our private dock, fleet and rod and reel facilities are  conveniently located just a short scenic stroll from the rooms to the east side of the Lodge on the Rio Coto. In the mornings, you will witness an amazing sunrise over this pristine jungle river with a myriad of birds, crocodiles, white faced monkeys and sloths greeting you. Our fleet of 32’ Contenders will get you to prime inshore or blue water hunting grounds fast in both comfort and style.


Read hundreds of verified reviews from satisfied anglers who have experienced the ultimate fishing vacation at the Zancudo Lodge and are ready to share their experience with you!

certificate of excellence

We pride ourselves on offering guests an amazing fishing and resort experience.  We are consistently ranked as Costa Rica’s #1 fishing resort and lodge. Come see for yourself!

Billfish Conservation

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!

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. /