The Zancudo Lodge are extremely proud of our property as it has gone through many changes since the investment of new ownership back in 2005. Zancudo Lodge has now completed a successful transformation which includes the marriage of luxurious accommodations with the most raw traditional and natural environment.
Surrounded by the beauty of Costa Rican wildlife, tropical foliage and our tranquil beachfront, El Zancudo Lodge is ideally bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Coto River, we offer our guests the perfect setting for an unforgetable vacation accompanied by your choice of a variety of thrill seeking activities. Our guests can choose between a list of popular sports such as surfing, 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 gardens and a wildlife sanctuaries, oceanfront or trail horseback riding, a zip-line canopy flight through the rainforest, or bird watching or hiking through our national park. Those guests interested on enjoying the tranquility of the hotel 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.
Zancudo Lodge is located in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica, approximately 410km south of the capital province of San Jose or 60km north of the border of Panama.
Access to The Zancudo Lodge is simply a phone call away as the Lodge can arrange for your transportation either by a privately chauffeured vehicle or by plane from anywhere in the country. Most guests begin their adventure to the Lodge from Golfito, a quaint Costa Rican town built by the United Fruit Company. You will be met at a private Golfito marina or at the Golfito airport by our staff and we will transport you on a magical and scenic 20 minute ride on the beautiful and calm seas of the Golfo Dulce.
The Zancudo Lodge offers 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 an indoor/outdoor massage relaxation room equipped with a shower.
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, a regulation size bocce ball court and open air beachfront platforms (for exercise, lounging, etc).
The Lodge’s staff will be awaiting to meet and greet you and your guests. A brief introduction to the property will be given as you take a short stroll through our gardens to our main building entry.
World renown for its inshore and offshore fishing
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Appointed with exquisite details and luxurious amenities, our remodeled guest rooms are spacious and offer the ultimate in elegance and comfort.
Encircling our verdant gardens on the edge of the Golfo Dulce, our accommodations are idyllically presented in three separate casas . Most adjacent and within steps to our three mile beach is a two story casa which houses two beautifully decorated, full floor, one bedroom suites. Each offers magical views of our property and of the Golfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean beyond. Our two new junior suites can be found poolside in very private and separate single story casitas. The remaining 12 deluxe guest rooms are located in our two story main casa which offers an organic blend of tranquil tropical garden and ocean views.
DELUXE ROOM - 350 sq ft - Available with two full beds - 100% cotton linens and bath towels - Seating area - Spacious bathroom - Complimentary WIFI - I-Home - 32” Flat screen TV - Safe deposit box - Refrigerator - Neutrogena bath amenities - Waffle robes and slippers
JUNIOR SUITE - 600 sq ft - Independent unit - Available with one king bed - Bamboo linens - 100% cotton towels - Seating area - Spacious bathroom - Complimentary WIFI - I-Home - 32” Flat screen TV - Neutrogena bath amenities - Refrigerator - Safe deposit box
MASTER SUITE - 1200 sq ft - Spectacular Pacific Ocean views - Beach front - Available with one king bed - Spacious living room - Separate one bedroom - 100% bamboo linens - 100% cotton towels - Tommy Bahama bath amenities - Spacious bathroom - Home theatre in living room - Complimentary WIFI - I-Home - Safe deposit box - Refrigerator - Private terrace and seating area
STAND UP PADDLING TOUR The sport of Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is exploding worldwide! Come experience this phenomenal core exercise suitable for all ages and fitness levels. This package includes an introduction for beginning participants and the Lodge will provide all equipment plus an SUP guide. The tours are customized so that you can either enjoy a relaxing cruise on glass smooth water or connect with the swell for an invigorating cardio and mental workout. This is a truly wonderful way to experience Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce region from our beautiful seas. All equipment rental is included. - Expedition time: 1-2 hours - Physical activity level: 3 - Minimum guests: 2 - $65.00 per guest
WORLD CLASS SURFING TOUR The Zancudo Lodge has become the No. 1 surfing destination resort in Costa Rica. With our Lodge’s boat access and a certified surf guide, you can move freely and quickly, surfing the best breaks of our region and arrive at any point from Pavones to Cabo Matapalo within minutes. Whether you’re a novice or an expert surfer, our experienced staff is ready to transport you to the ride of your life. All equipment rental is included. - Beginner: max 3 hours / min 2 guests / $85.00 per guest - Expert-Point Break: max 3 hours / min 2 guests / $185.00 per guest
SPORT FISHING ADVENTURE Over 70 IGFA records have been set at the Lodge and we are world renown for our inshore and offshore fishing. Your fishing trip will be 100% customized as we are fully equipped with our own state of the art fleet and sponsored by a prestigious range of premier fishing gear. Our English speaking captains are infamous for their persistent and competitive nature and they are highly trained to ensure that our guests experience the ultimate Zancudo Lodge fishing vacation. - Expedition time: 8 hours - Physical activity level: 2 - Minimum guests: 2 - $900.00 per boat per day
ZIP-LINE CANOPY TOUR This is an adventurous journey above our breathtaking rainforest treetops. Located in Golfito, your tour begins with a 20 minute guided hike through our virgin rainforest and continues with a canopy ride spanning 13 platforms and 2 miles of raw Costa Rican beauty. Optional thrill seeking activities, including a rappel tour through an active 200ft waterfall, are available upon request. - Expedition time: approx 3 hours - Physical activity level: 2 - $150.00 per guest (min 2 guests) - $110.00 per guest (min 4 guests) - Closed toe shoes required
CASA ORQUIDEAS BOTANICAL GARDEN AND THE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY TOUR Begin your morning with a short scenic boat ride along the Golfo Dulce to the popular botanical paradise of Casa Orquideas. CASA ORQUIDEAS is privately owned and contains one of the most diverse orchid collection in the Gulf along with numerous organic edibles and rare floral species. Our guests will be transported to another world via a guided or self-guided tour through the manicured and magical gardens. After the garden visit, our guests will be transported to the Wildlife Sanctuary where it is a wonderful opportunity to witness the rehabilitation and reintroduction of Costa Rica’s treasured but injured critters. Macaws, toucans, sloths, white faced capuchins, mantled howlers and Central American spider monkeys are just a few of the residents who are enjoying a renewed chance of life at this sanctuary. It is the ultimate up close and interactive animal experience for all ages. All proceeds are directed towards the sustenance of the Sanctuary. - Expedition time: approx 3 hours - Physical activity level: 1 - 3 - Minimum guests: 2 - Combined with Stand Up Paddeling tour: $135.00 - Nature land tour only: $105.00 - Water landing - Closed toe shoes recommended - Morning tour - Guided nature land tour Thursdays only
HORSEBACK RAINFOREST BEACH TOUR Our guests will be guided on a trail that travels through the interior mountains surrounding Pavones to our beautiful and continuous beaches. Throughout this ride, you will experience an intimate introduction to our rainforest wildlife and foliage and the Southern Zone’s most picturesque countryside and beaches. - Expedition time: approx 3 hours - Physical activity level: 2 - Minimum guests: 2 - $85.00 per guest - Long pants and closed toe shoes recommended
MANGROVE RIVER TOUR Explore the Rio Coto and its many varied channels during this organic adventure. Spectacled caiman, American crocodile, basilisk, roseate spoon bills and white ibis are just a sample of the many inhabitants that will meet and greet you as you navigate through this very idyllic and natural environment. Our guests can choose to travel via a motorboat or self operated kayaks. - Expedition time: approx 3 hours - Physical activity level: 1-3 - Minimum guests: 2 - $85.00 per guest - Tide conditions pending
YOGA Enjoy the practice of yoga in a group environment or privately with your own instructor. - Session time: 1 hour - Physical activity level: 1-4 - Minimum guests: 1 - Private lessons: 85.00 per hour - Available January 2013- April 2013
MASSAGE THERAPY The Zancudo Lodge offers a massage that can be done on land and or sea. The serene aqua massage is performed in our pool or in the Golfo Dulce and the more traditional but equally relaxing deep tissue massage takes place in our indoor/outdoor massage room with its own private shower. Sessions for both are available for 1-2hrs. - $85.00 per hour
PIEDRAS BLANCAS NATIONAL PARK AND LAS CAVERNITAS WATERFALLS This tour will begin at the Zancudo Lodge dock where are our guests will be transported by boat to Golfito. You will then be picked up by a private chauffeured van to the beautiful Piedras Blancas National Park, world renown for bird watching in a beautiful rainforest setting. Guests are privately guided through spectacular trails by foot or by horseback. Afterwards, you will be visiting the wondrous and pristine Las Cavernitas Waterfalls where you will enjoy a guided hike through 25 different falls as well as an opportunity to dip in the natural pools. A light picnic snack will be served. - Expedition time: 5-6 hours - Physical activity level: 2 - Minimum guests: 2 - $180.00 per guest - Attire: Water shoes, convertible pants, swimsuit, towels recommended
PANAMANIAN BORDER EXPEDITION For the more adventurous guest, this tour (by boat to Golfito and then by car) will take you through the quaint villages and towns of southern Costa Rica, through the rice and palm oil farms, to the town of Paso Canoas where the Costa Rican and Panamanian divide lies. There you will find a border town filled with duty free vendors, offering items from liquor to electronic items to ladies’ cosmetics. On the return, the tour will continue onwards to the Manu Bird Sanctuary where you will enjoy lunch and witness the stunning vistas showered with abundant wildlife. - Expedition time: 8 hours - Physical activity level: 1 - Minimum guests: 2 - $175.00 per guest - Daily except Mondays - Lunch cost is not included
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
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The Zancudo Lodge is Zancudo, Golfito.
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Deluxe Suite (350 sq ft)
Junior Sutie (600 sq ft)
Master Suite (1200 sq ft)
Boat transport to and from Golfito
$20 / guest / way (4 guest min)
$20 / guest / way (4 guest min)
$20 / guest / way (4 guest min)
- Please add 13% Tax to all room rates - Based on double occupancy. - Continental breakfasts included. - Rates are in US dollars. - Prices are subject to change with a written pre-advice.
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It was great, the staff was awesome and very personable English and Spanish speeking empolyee's. The surf is incredible, just a few miles from Pavones and fishing is an experience that you can not miss!!!