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Reviewed 27 December 2012

We spent a wonderful, relaxing week at Lookout Inn. This was our second trip to Costa Rica. On our first trip, we rented a car and drove all over CR. This time, we were looking for a more relaxing vacation and wanted to stay in one spot. This was our first time to visit Osa.

When we arrived at Lookout Inn, Terry upgraded our accommodations from the Tiki Hut to the Monkey House and Butterfly House, for no extra charge. We enjoyed the privacy of having the upper level of the resort grounds to ourselves. The Lookout Inn grounds are a beautiful garden, filled with wildlife and flowers. We saw monkeys every day and lots of birds. Terry and Katya are knowledgeable about the wildlife,and Katya loaned me several helpful bird guides. Katya is involved in sea turtle monitoring on the stretch of the beach in front of Lookout Inn. She invited the guests to go with her on several early morning and evening beach patrols. What a rare treat to be involved with counting and releasing sea turtle hatchings! Terry arranged for us to rent kayaks and we went birding in the lagoon. I would highly recommend the lagoon trip. Katya arranged a nature guide for us when we hiked in the Corcovado National Park. In the afternoons when it was too hot to hike, we lounged around the pool.

Terry arranged a taxi for us from Puerto Jimenez to Lookout Inn. The road to Lookout Inn has lots of river crossings and ruts, and we appreciated not having to negotiate the road ourselves. The taxi driver was delightful, telling stories and pointing out wildlife and teaching me the Spanish names for what we saw. I would not recommend renting a car. Once you're at Lookout Inn, you really don't need a car. We would definitely return to Lookout Inn! We found lots to do during the week we were there.

Room Tip: Great views from the Monkey House!
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Patricia F
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lookoutinn, Manager at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2013

happy new years patricia f. and say hello to the family from us all here at the lookout inn -- glad you all had a wonderful time --and the monkeys are still climbing around the cabins and the trees looking for you guys -- -- weather is still sunny and tropical 88 ' F and our scarlet macaw ''herba'' is still flying in for his daily sunflower seeds-- thanks so much for visiting us and hope some day you may return -- have a great 2012 love to you all katya -terry and the team

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Reviewed 26 December 2012

Overall all good experience at Lookout Inn. Do not expect Costa Rican food, the food was average (American Fare) nothing to wow about. We failed to receive breakfast before doing early morning activities (hiking in the park and kayaking) despite being promised a fried egg sandwich at six am before we left. So I would recommend communicating clearly with the owner and bringing back out snacks if you would like to do any early morning activities.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Claire F
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2013

hello claire and happy new years -- all of us here at the lookout inn are wondering and puzzled regarding the no food bit -- my kitchen staff and chef are here every day at 5 am getting coffee -tea juice ready and preparing fruits and breakfast for all our wonderful guests -- sorry but no one leaves here with out a full belly -- all else is great though the scarlet macaws are all over the sky and in the wild almond trees -- the monkeys visit us daily - the iguanas are hanging about in the rain forest jobo trees out front and that tapir is still roaming in our gardens. please return some day and again we all here at the lookout inn thank you for your visit..

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Reviewed 26 December 2012

We just returned from a holiday vacation at Look Out Inn. There, we enjoyed walking on the beach, assisting Katya with patrolling and maintaining turtle nests, hiking in Corcovado National Park, monkey and bird watching, swimming and boogie boarding in the ocean, kayaking, and resting and relaxing. Terry, Katya and their staff are friendly and helpful hosts. They arranged for our taxis to and from the Puerto Jiminez airport, secured park passes, made arrangements for kayaking, shared interesting history and anecdotes of the park and area, and were attentive to our every need. We stayed in the Monkey House, and true to its name, a tribe of white faced monkeys traveled through the trees at eye level and arms length every day. I look forward to our next trip to Peninsula de Osa, and our next stay at Look Out Inn.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Jed F
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2013

hello jed -- how was the rest of your trip?? email me when you get time ok??? all is well here -- new years was a hit again our 13 annual BBQ pig//chicken roast on the beach -- a wonderful time and most every one was in bed by 8 or 9 pm we have cardboard box we make as a clock and rotate it to midnite at 8 -- and every one has a bit of bubbly and leaves for their cabins.. weather is still perfect -- 88 ' F sunny and tropical and the monkeys still here- some day come on back thanks so much for the visit -- ter /kat and the lookout inn team

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Reviewed 14 November 2012

We stopped at the Lookout inn for drinks & food after arriving early in Carate to hike into Sirena the following day. They were currently in low-season deep cleaning but still welcomed us with open arms and served up an excellent and good value meal. The rooms were fabulous and we would've definitely stayed had we had more time - felt like you were in a very plush family home. Katya was incredibly lovely as were all the staff.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2012

hello this is katya -- Emilio and Sara Could be terrible if i mixx your names . we are so glad to have find your surprising review hope you have had a good adventure at the Corcovado Park . Beautiful people are always welcome in our dayly life. please email us our about your wonderful succesful trip in costa rica.
Look Out inn Life continued easy and full of nature touch. of course turtle everyday. a big danta ( tapir ) track on the beach beautiful scarlet macaws. keep us in your memory hope to see you soon. katya bellanero

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Reviewed 29 October 2012

We visit Lookout Inn at least every 2 years and we don't stay anywhere in Costa Rica but here. Lookout Inn is located in a very remote place in Osa Peninsula but the trip to get there is well worth it! The location itself is paradise! Eco-lodge built on a hillside right in front of a black sand beach and surrounded by a lush rainforest. You'll hear frogs, birds, monkeys, the ocean, rain- all in one day! You don't even have to go to the national park (Corcovado National Park) to see wild animals- you can just relax on your hammock and animals will just roam freely. You'll see monkeys, coatis, anteaters, macaws (lots of them!), tucans & hundred more other bird species, iguanas, sea turtles, whales & dolphins (while sitting on the balcony of the lodge), snakes, frogs, crocodiles- and lots more I can't name. The lodge is not a five star hotel so you can't expect fluffy towels and bedsheets but who cares about those things if you're in the rainforest. The owners- Terry & Katya are wonderful! Where can you experience the owners cooking and dining with you at the same time- Teri even bakes his own bread & makes his own cheese- whoa!!! Hubby and I comes here when we feel we need to get away from city life and/or to celebrate anniversaries or holidays- Teri & Katya always takes care of us! We love you guys and thanks for always opening your door to us!!!

Room Tip: Any room/cabin is great!
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sunnie D
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2012

hello sunnie and les.. thanks for the nice review hope all is well in calif.. its sunny -rain-eeee and tropical here -- still lots of sea turtles on the beach and katya is out there every morning covering nests and protecting babys as they run to the pacific -- and of course the scarlet macaws and monkeys are all over the place... last week hump back whales out front most of the day -- thanks again for the love and friendship see ya again in a few years -- katya- terry & the team

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