Fishing in Playa Zancudo

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Fishing

If you've got your own gear, you can do some good shore fishing from the beach or the mouth of the mangrove estuary, or hire a local boat to take you out into the gulf. The main edible catches are yellowfin tuna, snapper, and snook; catch-and-release fish include marlin, roosterfish, and swordfish.

Captain Ronny. Born and raised in Golfito, Captain Ronny has experience working at all the area fishing lodges. His new 27-foot boat has a big enough engine to go farther offshore fast, embarking from either Zancudo or Golfito. The daily rate is an all-inclusive $1,200 for a maximum of four fishers. Playa Zancudo. 2776–0201; 8826–5439 cell phone. .

The Zancudo Lodge. This luxury lodge runs the biggest charter operation in the area, with 15 boats ranging in length from 28 to 36 feet, including TwinVee catamarans and a state-of-the-art Contender 32ST. A day's fishing includes gear, food, and drinks ($900–$1,500 for two), and you can arrange to be picked up in Golfito or Puerto Jiménez. Main road, north end of town, Playa Zancudo, 60704. 2776–0008. www.zancudolodge.com.

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