Zancudo Lodge

Over 70 IFGA records have been set at Zancudo Lodge, which is world-renowned for its inshore and offshore fishing. Zancudo was named "the best fishing lodge in Costa Rica" - Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine - 2009.


Billfishing Golfito Bay

Golfito Bay billfishing

Zancudo Lodge is located on the scenic Pacific coast of Costa Rica, on the Bay of Golfo Dulce, four miles from Golfito. The Golfito Bay area of the Pacific Ocean is renowned for its excellent saltwater fishing. Zancudo's property is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Sabalo River on the east.The Golfito Bay area of the Pacific Ocean is world-renowned for its excellent saltwater fishing. Zancudo Lodge's property is ideally bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Sabalo River on the east. Not only do they have sailfish and marlin, but their big secret is... the variety of light tackle stand-up fishing that’s available.
The lodge has eight, custom-built 28’ center-consoles with twin Suzuki 140 h.p. four-stroke engines. As of 2017, they now have three 32’ Contenders with two 300 h.p. four-stroke Yamaha engines. They also have the latest in electronics and a certified scale at the dock.

About Zancudo Lodge

Zancudo Lodge entry

This beautiful lodge is located in a tropical setting, with a beachfront pool and a private beach that stretches for miles. There are twelve deluxe rooms and four suites. All rooms have Wi-Fi and a flatscreen TV. Pineapple, mango, coconut and more native fruits are grown on-site and are used in the lodge's delicious meals. Many eco-tours are available such as snorkeling, botanical gardens, kayak mangrove tour, wildlife sanctuary, horseback rainforest beach tour, zip lining, surfing and stand-up paddle instruction/rental; a national park hike is also an activity. The lodge is closed annually September 1 thru November 25.

Typical Fishing Day:

Zancudo Lodge roosterfishing

Your fishing days begin with an early breakfast served at 5:30 a.m. You’ll meet at the dock at 6:00 a.m. to begin your full day of fishing. You will have a packed lunch on board. Anglers typically return to the lodge between 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. A captain will be with you throughout your eight-to-nine hour fishing day. This is an excellent trip for couples.

Getting Here:

After your arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica, you'll be met at the airport by a member of the lodge staff and driven to a four-star hotel. (One night is included in the package.) In the morning, you'll be driven to a local domestic airport for your 45-minute charter flight to Golfito Bay, where you'll be met by lodge staff. You'll take a short boat ride to the lodge. You will then begin your first full day of fishing. When you return in the late afternoon, you will be able to relax, swim, or beachcomb before dinner and socializing.


2018 Rates:

November 15, 2017 – April 30, 2018:
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$4,795.00 p.p.
2-anglers per 28' Center Console
$6,795.00 p.p.
2-anglers per 32' Contender
Non-angler companion:
$385.00 per day, p.p. + $550.00*
Non-angler price includes:
all meals, drinks, and lodging.
*There is an additional $550.00 per non-fishing guest for ground transfers in San José, one-night hotel accommodation and round-trip airfare from San José to Golfito. (Price based on two travelers.)
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Angler packages include:

Airport reception and ground transfers in San José, Costa Rica; one night at a four-star hotel in San José (double occupancy), ground transfer from hotel in San José to Sansa airport, roundtrip flights to Golfito ($550.00 per person is included in the angler package BUT is an additional cost for non-anglers), boat transfers to and from lodge in Zancudo, lodging in deluxe air-conditioned accommodations, guided fishing, fishing license, use of all tackle, all meals at lodge, open bar (liquor, beer, wine), free daily laundry and maid service, free calls to the U.S., and free Wi-Fi.

Packages do not include:

International airfare, meals and beverages in San José, tours, gratuities to captains and lodge staff, billfish flies at $22.00 each, ultra-premium liquor and cigars, blended beverages, specialty wine and champagne, airport departure tax (approximately $29.00) if not included in airfare, overweight baggage fees, change ticket fees, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Non-Angler Activities

There are many non-angler tours and activities that could easily fill three to five days. Massages are available on-site. The grounds are beautiful, as well as the swimming pool area. It’s a relaxed atmosphere that is also great for kids. The tours are listed in our information packet.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

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Zancudo dorado fishing

Zancudo Lodge

Zancudo sailfishing

Zancudo Lodge

Zancudo dorado fishing

Zancudo Lodge dorado fishing

Zancudo bedroom

Zancudo Lodge bedroom

The patio at night

Zancudo Lodge patio

Appetizers at Zancudo

Zancudo Lodge appetizers

Zancudo Lodge at night

Zancudo Lodge

Zancudo evening dining

Zancudo Lodge

Beachfront swimming pool

Zancudo Lodge

Giant trevally fishing

Zancudo giant trevally

Top-notch fishing equipment

Zancudo fishing equipment

Two new 32' Contenders

Zancudo Lodge boats

Marlin Fishing

Zancudo marlin

Marlin near the boat

Zancudo Lodge

Deluxe accommodations

Zancudo Lodge

Zancudo billfishing

Zancudo billfishing

Comfortable hammocks

Zancudo Lodge

Luxury on the water

Zancudo Lodge