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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay at the Lookout Inn ..up with the macaws and howlers and some wonderful photo opportunities. Terry is a great host, and the lodge is well organised ..rooms cleaned during breakfast, etc. The food is healthy and cpious, and the beer is cheap compared to other lodges. The position just above the beach is amazing for seeing...

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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

hello every one thanks for the review and visit and sorry no hot water showers being an eco lodge and off the grid its tough to generate hot water but the tea is hot all day yes??? thanks again and dont forget we have a nice lil boutique hotel in puerto jimenez bye for now the lookout inn team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to our stay here in the Osa Peninsular and in particular here at Lookout Inn and we were not disappointed. It is situated in an incredibly scenic location with very little else around apart from pristine beach and jungle. The welcome was warm and our Tiki Hut accommodation was a perfect space to feel like you...

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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

hello paddy bag good day to ya in the queens land and a thank you for the marvy review we are looking up the phrase ''quality tucker.'' all is well here the rains are going to start soon --we hope the red eye tree frogs start coming out then .. and the sea turtles tooooo-- thanks again and hope to...

Oromocto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience Costa Rica's nature, the Lookout Inn might be one of the better spots where to stay. You will be sleeping in the tropical forest with no walls, facing the Pacific Ocean. You will fall asleep hearing the waves and the ciccadas, and you be be awaken by the scarlet macaws. Sitting on my cabin's deck,...

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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

my wonderful canadian coppers eh -a million thanks for visiting us twice now and this great review-- -- we all miss u2 and those 2 big blue air bean bags you have -- dont forget we have a boutique hotel in town puerto jimenez -- with an amazing pool -- thanks again and we shall see you in the future...

Faversham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is not a relay and chateaux lodge , it does not have all mod coms , there are lots of steps , there is a lot of wildlife . So you can either take this as a warning , or as a reason to stay here. We thoroughly enjoyed our 6 nights , we stayed in the honeymoon suite,...

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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

this wonderful review just about tells it all... wildlife - great food -- fantastic views an awesome pool and a great staff... come on back any time thanks so much terry and the team at lookout inn

San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been traveling to Costa Rica since 1991 and have already visited many of its beautiful locations. It wasn't until the last 15 years or so that it became possible to easily visit the Osa Peninsula. Because I want to see nature, my last seven trips have been several week stays at the Lookout Inn (TLI) in Carate Beach....

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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

hello again doc j. so glad you 2 love this place.. its still wild here macaws daily visit and those darn monkeys hanging around found a lil one swinging in my hammock the other morning --- so we shall see ya again in 18 see ya then and thanks again....ter

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a week over Christmas and it was amazing. One of the best places we have ever been. A little bit of paradise. Beautiful decks overlooking deserted beaches and the Pacific. Monkeys everywhere, toucans and Scarlett macaws in the trees. Just beautiful. It's a great base for exploring Corcovado park too and terry and the team will...

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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

christmas with terry every day with the tapir 2 times a week this big monster roams the gardens here and there -- but the monkeys daily and the scarlet macaws -- soon the rains begin a lil bit and the famous red eye tree frog.s come out -- and dont forget to visit my new hotel in puerto jimenez with...

Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent four wonderful days at Terry and Kattia’s Lookout Inn, experiencing the sounds and sights of the birds, reptiles, insects and animals of the Osa Peninsula - more so than we ever imagined. There are two means of accessing the remote location, either by air or a 45 km gravel road that takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours from...

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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

moose head thats canadian eh ?? thank you so much for the visit and this wonderful review -- food is still the best and best happy hour in costa rica -- thanks again... terry and the entire team

Monona, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 February 2017

My husband and I stayed here for a week, in the Blue Butterfly room. Everything about this place is special: the food, the views, the wildlife, the rooms, the service, the many nooks and crannies, gardens, ponds, pools, hammocks, etc etc. We thought of it as "luxurious roughing it" because you are essentially sleeping in the open air on the...

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lookoutinn, Guest Relations Manager at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

From all of us here at the LOI we thank for choosing us and writing such a beautiful review. We truly loved having you here. We hope to see you again soon. and dont forget we have a beautiful new hotel in puerto jimenez with an ''amazing pool '' check us out

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Nick wrote a wonderful review. We stayed at the same time as they did. I just felt this place had everything. If you want a once in a lifetime experience this is the place to visit. Food was great! The entire staff were always looking out to make sure sure your stay was wonderful. Hiking and wildlife galore. Not spoiled...

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lookoutinn, Guest Relations Manager at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much Gary & Sandy for the terrific review. We loved hosting the 2 of you and can't wait to see you again. Don't forget our wonderful property in Puerto Jimenez with "Amazing Pool " the Hotel Inn Jimenez. We are located one block from restaurants and shopping as well as 5 minutes to the Puerto Jimenez waterfront

New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This place, staff, owner, beachfront and jungle are amazing! We came back for a second visit a couple years later because this is such a great one of a kind find. Our visit was an entire 7 days at this property which allowed us for some relaxing downtime (reading, introspection, etc...), beach time, jungle adventures to waterfalls, animal sightings and...

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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

new york new york --took me 22 minutes to read this wonderful review thank you 2 for returning we have many return guests and we are very proud and happy about this -- it tells us we are doing something correct so i thank you all so much and our staff toooo -- come back any time terry and the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lookout Inn Lodge is a beach and rainforest ecolodge in Carate on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. We are located completely off the beaten path and conveniently located near an entrance to the world-renowned Corcovado National Park. Ideally situated to offer comfortable and affordable eco-friendly accommodations to adventure travelers visiting this remote part of Costa Rica, the Lookout Inn Lodge is sure to impress. Nestled in the hillside right above the road and alongside an isolated black sand beach, Lookout Inn Lodge provides our guests with spectacular views of the surrounding jungle rainforest, the majestic Pacific Ocean and an endless unspoiled Osa Peninsula coastline. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lookout Inn Lodge

Address: Carate, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Corcovado National Park > Carate
Price Range: €77 - €193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lookout Inn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Lookout Hotel Carate
Lookout Inn Lodge Costa Rica/Carate
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“honeymoon suite, for being in your own”
  • open air , but privacy screened
  • my bed , it swings!
  • why to stay here
 of 5 bubbles pilgrim3739, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Monkey Hut is our favorite room, but there are about 40 stairs up to it from the main level.”
  • Scarlet Macaws playing 10 meters off the main deck
 of 5 bubbles DrGermond, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We absolutely loved the Monkey House - private, open, and unique with spectacular views to the ocean.”
  • With no walls views are limitless.
  • Our 'open air' bed in the Monkey House.
  • The pounding surf of the Pacific as heard and seen from our room.
 of 5 bubbles NSMoosehead, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I can only speak for the Blue Butterfly, and it was terrific.”
 of 5 bubbles girl2k2011, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We liked views from the Monkey House”
  • Monkey House view
 of 5 bubbles nickp906, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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