Costa Rica Sportfishing Lodge

Costa Rica Inshore & Offshore Fishing

  • The Premier fishing location in Costa Rica - The Zancudo Lodge is bordered by the Rio Coto on the east and the Pacific Ocean and Zancudo Beach on the west.

  • Where over 70 IGFA records have been set, is world renowned for its inshore and offshore fishing.

  • We maintain fleet of newly renovated 28-foot center console boats with twin 140 HP & two NEW 32 ST Contenders.

  • At Zancudo, we can customize a fishing adventure package to suit any angler's desire, from inshore to offshore, even your shot at a big blue on a fly if your heart desires!

  • Well-trained captains & guides are known for their persistent & competitive nature, ensuring that all guests experience the ultimate fishing adventure.

  • Inshore & offshore fishing all in one day if you choose guests can have the opportunity to catch Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Roosterfish, Dorado, Tuna, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Triple tail, Permit & more.

  • There are options for 3 day, 4 day, 5 day and 6 day fishing packages (with 2-4 anglers per boat).

The Fishing - Zancudo Lodge


 Come experience the ultimate Costa Rica fishing adventure at this premier fishing location, Zancudo Lodge, where over 70 IGFA records have been set. At Zancudo Lodge we can customize a fishing package to suit any angler's desire, from inshore and offshore, even your shot at a big blue on a fly if your heart desires! Well-trained captions and guides are known for their persistent and competitive nature, ensuring that all guests experience the ultimate fishing experience. 


For offshore fishing, you can expect to catch Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna and Dorado. For inshore there is opportunity for Roosterfish, Snapper, Bluefin, Trevally, Jack Crevalle, Corvina, Amber Jack, Triple Tail, Rainbow Runner, Grouper, Sierra Mackerel, Barracuda, Permit and Pompano. Well-trained captains and guides are known for their persistent and competitive nature, ensuring that all guts experience the ultimate fishing adventure. 


Zancudo maintains a fleet of newly renovated, 28-foot center console boats with twin 140  HP as well as two new 32 ST Contenders. There are options to meet all anglers needs and vacation needs - 3 day, 4 day, 5 and 6-day fishing packages can be custom-tailored to your trip desire. 


Option to flyfish: Whether you are an experienced or a novice fly fisherman, the highly skilled captains at the Zancudo Lodge will add another dimension to your fly fishing world, if you wish. On the fly, guests will have the opportunity for Billfish, Dorado, Tuna or Roosters. Blue Marlin average in the 175 lb - 250 -lb class - the perfect fly fishing size! 



Accommodations - Zancudo Lodge


Surrounded by the beauty of Costa Rican wildlife and foliage, guests will enjoy the picturesque scenery from the pool or from the multitude of lounge areas including our open-air gourmet restaurant. Stretching for miles, the private beach offers the perfect Pacific tropical setting for a message or pure relaxation. On property, guests will discover tropical gardens, a lodge marina, a salt water filleted pool and palapa lounge area. 


  • 16 Deluxe rooms and suites, accompanied with fine linens, fiberoptic TV, a/c, safes, Keurig coffee service, and twice daily laundry and housekeeping service.
  • Two open air beachfront areas on property; a regulation size bocce ball court
  • An herb greenhouse, acres of fruit gardens and miles of black sand beach bordering the "Golfo Dulce". 
  • Lodge features a gift shop offering many times such as fishing and swimming apparel, eyewear and logo wear. 

  • Cuisine 


    You'll find nothing fresher than fish delivered directly to the Gamefisher restaurant form out own fishing boats or vegetables picked on our property just minutes from preparation. The chef prepares exquisite dishes based on the ideals of "water to table" and "farm to table"... simply the best and freshest gourmet meals, only at the Zancudo Lodge.  


    The Gamefisher, also offers a great bar to unwind with a local cocktail or beer after a great day of fishing. There is even a built-in air conditioner under the bar to keep you nice and cool! 

    Location - Golfito Bay, Costa Rica


    Situated in an unexploited and remote Jungle Village in Southern Costa Rica, with its own private beach - Zancudo Lodge offers the "ultimate fishing adventure" in Costa Rica - paired with luxury accommodations, five-star service and gourmet cuisine with very easy travel logistics. 


     Arriving to Zancudo Lodge:


    Access to the Zancudo Lodge for your fishing adventure, is logistically simple. Out HookFire team can arrange your international and domestic transportation either by a privately chauffeured vehicle or by plane (Commercial or charter), from anywhere in Costa Rica. Local regional airlines, such as Sansa and NatureAir, service the neighboring airport of Golfito, where you'll be greeted upon arrival and enjoy a 20 minute scenic boat ride on the Golfo Dulce to the private Zancudo Lodge marina. The lodge wis also accessible by private car service from all regional cities. 


    Most guests depart from the United States to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) where you will be met and greeted by an English speaking guide and transfer to and overnight in a Luxury San Juan Hotel.  The next morning, you will be transferred from the Hotel to the the Sansa airport for you early morning 45 - minute charter flight to Golfito Bay. You will be fishing in the beautiful Golfito Bay by the afternoon! 





    DAY 1: Depart the United States (daily direct flight from Atlanta, Houston, Dallas & most major international airports into San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) ) Meet & greet upon arrival to San Jose by English-speaking guide. Transfer to & Overnight in San Jose luxury hotel.

    • DAY 2: Transfer from hotel to Sansa airport for early morning charter flight (45 min) to Golfito Bay. Meet & greet upon arrival & short transfer to Zancudo

    Lodge, where you will begin your 1st full day of fishing! Overnight at Zancudo.


    • DAYS 3 & 4: Full day of fishing, typical program begins at 6:00 AM. Return back to lodge for evening cocktails, relaxation, & gourmet meal fresh from the ocean & our local garden! Overnight at Zancudo.

    • DAY 5: Early morning breakfast & departure back to Golfito where you will catch your return flight to San Jose. *Can add up to 3 more days of fishing if desired.


    Fish Species & Peak Seasons for Zancudo Lodge


    Blue Marlin 


    Marlin: All species caught year-round. The peak time for Blue Marlin is November and December, March and April while the Black Marlin peak is during July and August.

    Rooster fish: Always available & range from 20-70 lbs.


    Dorado: (Mahi-Mahi) Year-round species with seasonal highs during November - April.

    Sailfish: Common year-round, peak from November - May. It is not unusual to catch more than 20 sails in any given day!

    Snapper: There are over a dozen types of snapper ranging between 15 to 100 pounds. 


    Tuna: Large Yellowfin, in the 200-300 lb range are often found feeding under the large schools of porpoises. Schoolie sized Yellowfin are available year-round. Bigeye, considered the bruisers in the Tuna family, are common in our area. Hooking a large bigeye will lead you on an epic multi-hour fight!


    Also opportunities inshore for catching Trevally, Jack Crevasse, Corvina, Amber Jack, Triple Tail, Rainbow Runner, Grouper, Sierra Mackerel, Barracuda, Permit and Pompano!



    dorado (mahi -mahi)

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    Zancudo Lodge - Client Testimonials


    My family just completed our second trip to Zancudo Lodge this year. It is a unique destination, with amazing fishing and luxury accommodations. The owners are onsite and terrific hosts, and the food is as good as any you'll find. The staff is welcoming, and the fishing captains are outstanding. I've fished in 6 different countries and have never had a better captain than Javier, who is great with kids as well. The lodge also offers a variety of tours that are great for non-fishing days. We highly recommend it and will be back.
    Alec, Boca Raton, FL

    Once again the Zancudo Lodge went above and beyond my expectations! The food was amazing, weather consisted of nothing but abundant sunshine and lets not forget the fabulous fishing. Being an avid offshore fisherman our main priority was Marlin/tuna and Zancudo Lodge delivered plenty of rod bending action.

    Bryan D., Portland, ME

    The Zancudo Lodge was a great place for our business retreat. Outstanding service, impeccable dining, and World Class fishing. The rooms were first class. The guides worked extremely hard to put us in the fish. We caught numerous Sailfish and a trophy Roosterfish. 
    I would highly recommend The Zancudo Lodge.
    NW, Maryville, Missouri

    The Zancudo Lodge is a first rate establishment.
    The owners, personnel, the facility and the environment are as close to perfection as I have ever experienced. The Chef creates a special dining experience that will leave lasting memories. This is 5 star dining. The Boat Captains and crews are all experienced fishermen that guarantee a great fishing experience. They are knowledgable, friendly and know where the fish are!
    A big thank you to all at the Zancudo Lodge that made our stay so agreeable and unforgettable.
    BW, Hanford, CA