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Casa Vieja Lodge

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shuttle picked us up from airport promptly and we were off to the lodge immediately. Driver was courteous and willing to answer questions. Arrival at the Lodge was top notch. Drinks offered as we exited the shuttle. Room was sizable and very clean. Plenty of storage if you prefer drawers and the shower was modern and clean. Drinks brought right...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

thank you for staying with us an pin pointing highlights of your stay as they are all very true. We are glad you had a great time, and hopefully will have you back soon!

Hancock, New York
PROPERTY’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We recently got back from a family relatively short trip to Guatemala. One day in UNESCO World Heritage Site Antigua and 3 days fishing at Casa Vieja Lodge with Captain Chris Sheeder and his crew aboard the Rum Line. First word that comes to mind is WOW! Every aspect of my trip was top flight, starting with my contact with...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, and great job fishing, those are some good number and with addition of Marlin! We are excited the kids and the family all had a great time, and happy that you also got to try catching the sailfish on the fly, completely exhilarating experience and sure to snap the kids out of "boredom"! It was...

Marathon, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great time we have . Spent 3 days fly fishing for sailfish.18 fish and had 3 marlin hookups all on fly. Every aspect of the trip is first class from the pickup at the airport to the drinks at the lodge and afternoon snacks poolside to the meals. On top of that the fly fishing was awesome. Certainly...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ben, Nice to see you fishing on the fly for billfish! The bite is that much more incredible and there's no better place to give it a try then Guatemala! We will certainly see you soon!

Denison, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I firmly believe this is one of the best fishing lodges in the world for Billfish, and the absolute best for Pacific Sailfish. The numbers are truly astounding! We fish a 38" Jupiter CC out of Islamorada, Florida, therefore we naturally chose to book the El Cadejo (35" Contender) due to our preference of fishing out of a center console....

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ryan, Thanks so much for kind words, and awesome review. Capt Efrain definitely knows how to handle that Contender! Congrats on the Blue Marlin, and we are glad to know we sealed the deal at the lodge. For the most part the fishing is the easy part, and it's the attention and love we give at the lodge to...

Reviewed 1 week ago

My trip to Casa Vieja Lodge was the trip of a lifetime as far as fishing for Sailfish on a Fly Rod is concerned. The lodge and staff were magnificent and Capt. Chris Sheeder is the best there is! I highly recommend this trip if you are looking for an incredible bill fish experience!

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Scott, Thanks for the quick, precise review. You said it right! And Capt Chris has over 20,000 billfish releases on the fly, so he is more than trained, as well as the crew, to teach, and help you every step of the way! Come back soon!

New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough great things about Casa Vieja. If you are at all interested in sail fishing, book your trip here right now! Everything was extraordinary. Knowing very little about Guatemala, I was pleasantly surprised. Customs and immigration were incredibly fast and well planned, and our driver was waiting for us outside the gates. The drive to the lodge...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ralph, You are right, May tends to slow down people wise but the fishing still is plentiful! We are glad that both the crew and the staff were able to attend to every need. We definitely aim to please, let alone spoil you when we have a lone group! We can't wait to have you all back!

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just visited CVL and had an amazing time. This property and fishing in Guatemala was so hyped before our arrival, but I'm happy to say that everything was as good if not better than advertised. The food & drinks were delicious, the service from everyone was great, and it was nice to be able to mingle...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Chris, we were happy that you and your wife could finally make it down, at least for 1 day of fishing, and it definitely seemed to be worth it! Thanks for the review, it's pretty spot on, and we are thrilled you were able to catch some on the fly! We are sure you'll be back for more!

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This Lodge has been offering world class fishing and lodging for years. It's run like a well oiled machine. Wake up call at 5:45am with coffee delivered to your door. Breakfast, and then you are taken to the Marina to get on beautifully equipped fishing boats. The entire staff is exceptional. Hot lunches prepared on the boat and if you...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Fantastic to hear! We'd love to have you back even sooner!

Wake Forest, NC
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I will make this short and sweet. You know all these incredible reviews on TripAdvisor for Casa Vieja Lodge, they are all true and then some. One of the greatest vacations I've ever had......Period! I absolutely will return.

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

perfectly stated! We can't wait to have you back!

Old Town, Maine
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure of fishing at Casa Vieja Lodge March 22-24, 2017. We were picked up at the airport by one of their vans and driven the 90 minutes to the lodge. We were met by the manager, given a refreshing drink, and had our bags brought up to our room. No check-in at the front...

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KristenCVL, Public Relations Manager at Casa Vieja Lodge, responded to this review

Stop, you are making everyone jealous about the great time you and your wife had with us! You laid it out perfectly, and we are glad that you both had a great time. Good point on the female anglers, as we do host a handful of women at the lodge, and believe it or not they end up being the...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Indulging anglers from around the globe in unequaled comfort is Casa Vieja Lodge, a classically styled sportsman's retreat surrounded by landscaped gardens and tropical foliage providing the ultimate in privacy. West Coast Guatemala's billfish productivity is literally unbeatable. With numbers like 124 releases in a single day, by one boat and 300 releases in 3 days on conventional tackle or how about 57 in a single day fly fishing and an overall annual release rate of a dozen billfish per day, per boat, it's clear that Guatemala's Pacific coast offers the highest concentrations of billfish found anywhere worldwide. It's very real! At Casa Vieja Lodge, we take exceptional pride in assuring you world class vessels, run by highly respected captains with day end returns to the highest quality accommodations imaginable. ... more   less 

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Address: Puerto de San Jose, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Escuintla Department > Puerto de San Jose
Number of rooms: 19
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