When we booked at Lookout, there was a mixup and somehow our reservation wasn't updated, so we actually lucked out and they let us stay the first half of our stay in the beach house, which had it's own fridge, so that rocked (cold rum). The other half we got to be the first to stay in the (I think they were gonna call it) monkey house, way up the hill. Also totally cool.
If you can afford the monkey house at the top, do it. It is the most integrated with the surrounding jungle and super swank. Great views, with Macaws flying at room level, and the monkey do cross the house in early am.
We loved this place so much. Great food, and always with good company. The mango colada was addictive.
The surf here was really rough, but it didn't stop us from getting the sea kayaks out. Which culminated in my splitting my lip while using my face to break the oar in two on my way back to shore. The waves are fast and big. Don't let them get you. It would have helped a lot if I had known what I was doing.
We went out at night to see crocs in the lagoon, and kayaked around there in the am. Neat. Very good for bird watchers.
It was so dry when we went that many critters had retreated into the jungle, but we saw so many monkeys on our walks, whole families of capuchin monkies. We watched about 50 squirrel monkies do battle with the two white tailed hawks nesting by the road when the monkeys tried to cross their tree.
We even saw a little boa in the path on our way in one night.
This place is totally cool. If I went again I would try to time it closer to the end of the rainy season so more frogs would be around.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Lookout Hotel Carate
- Lookout Inn Lodge Costa Rica/Carate