South Pacific Coast Hotels



The Zancudo Lodge

At a Glance


  • luxurious hotel
  • excellent boats and captains
  • has air-conditioning, a rarity in these parts


  • pricey for the area
  • guests must like listening to fishermen's stories

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The Zancudo Lodge Review

Many guests are anglers on all-inclusive sportfishing packages, but the young owners have completely transformed this beachfront property, turning it into a luxury resort that can be enjoyed by those who have never caught anything but a cold. Kayaks and surfboards are available for anyone who wants to enjoy the gulf without dropping a fishing line. A spa and lounging area, both indoors and on beach platforms, provides a place to contemplate the ocean view. The upscale restaurant serves a nightly prix-fixe meal with four to five courses that's focused on fish, seafood, and vegetables from the hotel's own greenhouse. Verdant, landscaped grounds surround an inviting pool. The huge rooms are chic and contemporary, with dark-wood furniture, beds dressed in top-quality linens, and modern bathrooms. Two luxury suites have wraparound glass walls with ocean views.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Main road, northern end of town Playa Zancudo, 60704
  • Phone: 2776–0008; 800/854–8791 in U.S.
  • Website:
  • Location: Playa Zancudo

    Hotel Details

  • 12 rooms, 4 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 04-01-2013

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    The Zancudo Lodge Review

    Just came back from a week at The Zancudo Lodge.....sort of Four Seasons in the jungle. Location is great. River on one side and the Pacific on the other.

    I read the Fodor's information about the lodge and was hesistant about going considering I was there with my fisherman boyfriend.
    On the contrary about being only fisherman friendly, I found the lodge to be TOTALLY luxurious and accomodating. The staff was amazing and service was excellent.....not in your face but they always instinctively right there when you needed something. I loved my stay there. So much to do. There's an awesome pool, beach at your doorstep, I tried standup paddle boarding (in my early 40's), kayaked one morning, went on awesome nature tours, relaxed and ATE the freshest food. The town is quaint and very third world and we even went dancing one night to reggae music. And boy can the locals move.
    If you're looking for a raw natural environment with luxury amenities for a good night's sleep, THIS is the place. The rooms are brand new, super super clean for an anal person like me and there's suites available but they were booked at the time we were there. Absolutely the southern zone's BEST, better than the other high end places in the area charging double the price. (Don't think the new owners have really caught on yet on how much the other places are!). By the way, my boyfriend told me the fishing was awesome and the captains were honest and really experienced.

    by mc1888, 1/1/11

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