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Pully, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as the staff, the service, the cleanless of the well furnished rooms and the variety of the exquisite menus are concerned, it was AMAZING. We could easely give 6 STARS instead of the actual 5 STARS. In addition, the quietness of the location with its nice pool, the proximity of the wide beach as well as the choice...

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Tarpon Springs, FL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Zancudo Lodge several times. This time was just like all the other times - beautiful and comfortable. The Lodge is always improving (not sure how Goldine and Gregg do that!), with every detail tended to. To that end, I'd like to give a shout out to the great Service Staff at Zancudo: Ryan - A friendly...

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

We're so happy that, after so many years, you and your husband are still returning to visit us in our little corner of paradise! We will continue to strive towards making every trip fresh and exciting in all aspects; for you at the hotel and for your husband at sea! We deeply appreciate your continued patronage and all of us...

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish, Eat, Drink, Relax, and Repeat. This is a great experience overall, whether you want to fish, relax or do both. The resort is beautiful and offers very nice accommodations, from the open air dining experience to the beautifully appointed and comfortable rooms. The food is amazing, offering a great variety of cuisine over the course of your stay. The...

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for considering us as a bucket list experience! The entire staff's goal is to offer the best service to all our guests and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here. We hope to see you both again in the near future!

Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family and I just finished our third trip to the Zancudo Lodge, and once again, it did not disappoint. The attention to detail from the owners and staff at this property is excellent. I traveled with my two young sons, my parents, and some friends. Part of our party spent three days fishing, while others went on several hikes/nature...

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gmuff, General Manager at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

Wonderful having you all back again and we look forward to many many more years of great experiences and memories. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we loved hosting your family and thank you again for your continued patronage!

Reviewed 9 February 2017

My wife and i spent 5 days at Zancudo Lodge late Jan. It was superb on all fronts, and the team of staff were as good as anyone could hope for...Goldine, Charlber (sp??), Ryan...sorry i can't remember them all, but they were just great. the lodge and the catering are as good as anywhere in the world. Gregg is a...

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gmuff, General Manager at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

It was entirely our pleasure and we are so happy that you and your wife enjoyed yourselves during your stay with us. Thank you so much for your review and we hope to see you both back at the Lodge in the near future!

New Jersey
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Just returned from Zancudo and it not only met our expectations, but exceeded them! From the moment we arrived at the dock, we just knew that we were in for something special. Goldine and Gregg have not overlooked one detail. Everything is beautifully done and our stay, from start to finish was amazing! My husband and his fishing buddies had...

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

WE cannot wait for you to return! We're very glad that we met your expectations and are so happy to know that you enjoyed your time at the Lodge while your husband and his friends were out fishing. We hope that you will consider visiting us again in the near future and muchas gracias again for the very kind words!

Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Had another great trip to the lodge in December it was the best trip ever. I landed 5 marlin the first 3 thanks to Gregg for taking me to seamount. Captian Rafa was again a great captian he can spot a school of tuna miles away, One day we landed 15 Roosters. One day we got a 40# tuna on...

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

We always have such a great time hosting the luckiest fisherman on earth! Yes, it was another great trip and more fish stories and trophy fish to brag about. You're like our family now and we look forward to your return in December!

Fresno, California
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Recently returned from our third trip to Zancudo Lodge. It's becoming difficult to find new superlatives to describe the staff, facility, service, and food. All I can say is consistent excellence. Looking forward to returning with the entire family next year.

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

It is entirely our pleasure to host you and your family here at the Lodge. We're very happy to know that everything was satisfactory and most importantly consistent with your expectations. Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you and your family here at the Lodge in the years to come.

Reviewed 25 January 2017

I was fortunate enough to bring in the New Year with my second trip to The Zancudo Lodge. I can not say enough good things about the accommodations, lodge staff, and fishing guides. From the moment you walk into the lodge to the time you leave you feel welcome and relaxed. The fishing is off the hook! We caught fish...

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

We were also fortunate to have you ring in the New Year with us! Thank you so much for the kind words and we are so happy that you had a great time at the Lodge. Looking forward to meeting the rest of the family in March!

Gun Barrel City, Texas
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

All I need to say is we caught a 300lb Marlin! A 30 year dream fulfilled. His boat was pristine and all of his rods and reels were in great working order. Zancudo lodge was so nice and it was great to see a nicely stocked bar! Can't wait to return.

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gmuff, Owner at The Zancudo Lodge, responded to this review

We are so happy that you caught and released your trophy fish! We hope to see you next season and Captain Abilio will be working doubly hard to ensure that you have another ultimate fishing adventure! Thank you so much for the great review.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Zancudo Lodge is surrounded by the beauty of Costa Rican wildlife, verdant tropical foliage and is located beachfront. Ideally bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Rio Coto river, we offer our guests the perfect setting for an idyllic vacation accompanied by your choice of a variety of thrill seeking activities. Our guests can choose amongst a list of popular sports such as world class surfing, standup paddle boarding, premier catch and release sport fishing and kayaking or a variety of day tours indigenous to the Golfo Dulce such as a visit to a botanical garden and a wildlife sanctuary, oceanfront horseback riding or a zip-line canopy flight through the rainforest. Those guests who prefer to enjoy the tranquility of the resort can spend time relaxing by the pool, taking a stroll in our tropical fruit garden, playing a game of bocce ball on our regulation court, receiving a deep tissue massage, practicing yoga or pilates in the open air or simply relishing the vastness of the Pacific Ocean from the privacy of our Zancudo Beach.Our brand new public space houses an elegant fountain reception area, gift shop, 3 lounge areas, a fine dining restaurant (seating capacity 40), bar (seating capacity 16) and a state of the art kitchen. On the second floor, there is a game lounge complete with a widescreen TV viewing area, pool table, shuffleboard table, card table, foosball and a massage relaxation room with an outdoor shower. On our property, our guests will also find beautiful tropical gardens, green houses (with our own organically farmed product), our own Lodge marina located on the Rio Coto (where all guests are greeted with a VIP service of a welcoming drink and cold towel), a salt water pool and palapa lounge area and open air beachfront platforms (for exercise, lounging, etc). ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Zancudo Lodge

Address: Playa Zancudo, Golfito 60701, Costa Rica (Formerly Zancudo Beach Resort)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Price Range: $261 - $828 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Zancudo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Zancudo Beach Hotel Golfito
The Zancudo Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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