Costa Rican Paradise

Posted by Colin on Feb 28, 2011

 

Costa Rican Paradise

The Pacific coast of Costa Rica is alive thus far will great reports coming in from since January. The crew at Zancudo Lodge has put many anglers on some awesome catches as of recent. Sailfish are in, along with the Tuna! Inshore, you can find the Roosters wreaking havoc on light tackle. Serious and novice anglers alike come to this beautiful destination which many have deemed paradise. Many species are found throughout the year, with world records being broken on occasion. The great folks at Zancudo have made sure that ever accomodation is met and visitors have the highest and most enjoyable experience possible.

Below : Hooked up on a large Pacific Sailfish

The Zancudo Lodge has established itself as the leading exclusive Costa Rican fishing lodge with over 70 I.G.F.A. world records. For the past 20 years, the Zancudo Lodge has advocated catch and release of all billfish which is now a common practice among Costa Rican fisherman. The Zancudo Lodge is surrounded by the beauty of Costa Rican wildlife and foliage. Stretching for miles and miles, our private Zancudo beach offers the perfect setting for a massage or pure tranquil relaxation.

Below : A great underwater pic of a Sail up at the boat...

Zancudo is located on the scenic pacific coast of Costa Rica, on the bay of Golfo Dulce 4 miles from Golfito. The Golfito bay area of the Pacific Ocean is world renown for its excellent saltwater fishing. Our property is ideally bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Sabalo River on the east. On the grounds, you will find an array of tropical fruits, such as mango, pineapple, star fruit, coconut and papaya, which is served fresh daily at our restaurant and bar. Our chef prepares delicious culinary meals, catering to all preferences, and we pride ourselves on the use of the finest and freshest local ingredients to satisfy the most discriminating palate.

Below : Releasing a quality Sailfish...

The lodge's complete fleet consists of 12 modern 28 foot center consoles powered by twin Suzuki four stroke engines. Each boat, custom built for fishing, is equipped with the latest electronics, live bait wells and outriggers. Our guests will fish with first class equipment, second to none. Our newly built docks house an I.G.F.A. certified scale for those guests on the quest of breaking that world record.

Below : The boys at Zancudo put this angler on an impressive Rooster ...

Below : All smiles for this youngster who landed a tasty Yellowfin ...

The Zancudo Lodge , where over 70 I.G.F.A. records have been set, is Costa Rica's premier fishing resort - world renowned for both its inshore and offshore fishing. Voted as the #1 fishing lodge in Costa Rica, we are prestigiously endorsed by Orvis and supported by corporate sponsors such as P-Line, Pelagic Gear, Yo-Zuri, Navionics and Mustad. By having these fine sponsors on board, our guests will enjoy the most state of the art experience with a choice of the best equipment available.

Below : Battling a hefty Tuna on stand-up

The Zancudo Lodge will customize a fishing adventure to suit any angler's desire, from inshore to offshore to fishing the river banks. You can expect to catch marlin, sailfish, tuna and dorado offshore and inshore there is rooster fish, snappers, Bluefin, Trevally, Crevalle Jack, Corvina, Amber Jack, Triple Tail, Rainbow Runner, Grouper, Sierra Mackerel, Barracuda, Permit and Pompano. In addition, fishermen will have the ability to select their tackle of choice, from ultra light to fly. Our captains are well known for their persistent and competitive nature and are all trained to ensure that all guests experience the ultimate fishing adventure during their stay with the lodge.

Below : Another large Tuna at the gaff...

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