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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Lookout Inn during 4 days, and it was among the 4 best days of our trip in Costa Rica !

The place is very remote, which creates a beautiful adventure to get there. The team is adorable, and the meals are very good, as is the service.

The rooms are breathtaking, with a beautiful view on the ocean and animals just a few meters away ! Be prepared to be waken up by monkeys running on the roof !

I highly recommend this place to everybody who wants to stay in the Osa Peninsula.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

hello happy guests .. thanks so much for visiting us here at the famous lookout inn -- its a great time to visit now the red eye tree frogs are out and about in our 2 garden ponds and mom sea turtles are up laying eggs on the beach out front and of course lil babys hatching and running to the pacific shores ... see ya all again.... thanks ter at the inn

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Osa was definitely my favorite stop in Costa Rica. It is the most untouched, remote jungle area we had been to. This also means there will be things you're not used to. The cooks at this inn were great, and that's good because there is no where else to get food unless you're going next door to another lodge. The roads to get to Osa are very bumpy, so make sure you have a 4x4 all wheel drive car if you're renting, but my recommendation is to find a driver, especially if you've never handled roads like that before. Make sure you have transportation squared away before your visit, especially if you won't have phone service for your trip. The owner, Terry, actually happened to be going into town the day we left and offered to drive us back. The lodging itself is incredible. We stayed in the monkey house, and I 100% recommend that room. There aren't any walls accept for a few privacy walls at the front entrance and around the bathroom area, so expect to be exposed to the elements. Also, you will fall asleep listening to the sounds of the night life of the jungle; for some people, this is the opposite of calming. It has the best view in the house, and it felt like a dream looking at the wild ocean waters while wild scarlet macaws flew by. There was no hot water, just fyi, but that was never a problem for us because we always came back dripping sweat and red-faced from our excursions. We would've had a heat stroke if the water was hot. The rest of the lodge was awesome; there is plenty of spots to chill and read a book or talk with the other guests. Dinner was at one long table, and we had some great conversations with people from all over the world. The beaches are wild; there is no drink service or umbrellas. The water is also very strong, so swim at your own risk. The owners are helpful, but the manager, Reed, is the true star. He is incredibly friendly and mans the bar at happy hour. Have a drink with him and ask him about his life, he's done a lot of cool stuff. If you have a problem, just ask him about it and he'll do his best to fix it. Another part of being in such an undeveloped place is that the electric is only on during sunlight hours, and the outlets are in a common space. You don't have to worry if you leave something charging while you are elsewhere, but you won't be able to charge anything in your room. Overall, an incredible atmosphere with good food. To recap, the only issues you might have with this place are simply the hazards of being in the jungle, but I found the disconnection from normal life very refreshing. The area is incredibly beautiful and worth your visit.

Room tip: Monkey house or butterfly house for the best views and most privacy.
Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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friendlytico, Manager at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

HI, Thanks SO much for the great review. Thanks for mentioning me (Reade) :)
Great description of our accommodations and surroundings.

Glad you had such a great trip and time well spent with us. We love to have repeat customers and referrals.

Please like our Facebook page and Instagram to share your favorite photos.

Thanks,
Reade

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We spent 10 glorious days here 3 years ago and came back for more. Terry and Katia are terrific hosts and thoroughly entertaining. Rooms are open to the outside and simple but nice. If you need fancy don’t come to the jungle. Monkeys are frequent visitors, macaws are ever present. Are some great hikes right from here and the beach is steps away. Meals will stuff you but the food is also excellent- lots of options for vegetarians and meat eaters- we had mahi mahi, steak, sushi, chicken lasagna, fish tacos, more. Soup and salad at each lunch and dinner. Desserts are great. Not sure that I’d change anything. We will be back.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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friendlytico, Manager at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you so much for the GREAT review. We LOVE return visitors. See you again SOON!

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I just got married on the beach in front of Lookout Inn in Carate. It was ideal. The beaches are pristine. Terry and Reade worked hard to make our day and week one to remember. They even built an arc for us to get married under. We stayed in the beautiful honeymoon suite that provided amazing views. There is plenty to do for adventure seekers and just as much for those who want to relax. Terry and Reade made arrangements for anything we wanted to do. The food was amazing and drinks refreshing. It was a family environment you don't get in the larger hotels. I definitely recommend this place and can't wait to go back.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

we are all still dreaming here toooooooooooooo -- thanks for the memory's and fun times -- see you guys back here soon -- and we have a cute lil boutique hotel in town puerto jimenenz ok called -- hotel inn jimenez .. with an amazing pool bye for now terrrr at the innnn

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

My new wife and I recently got married down at the lookout inn. We had around 25 friends and family come stay at the lodge with us as well, as you can imagine we were all very nervous how this would turn out. Reade did a fantastic job with everything, from bartending to performing the ceremony . The entire staff put us at ease as soon as we arrived, they took care of everything, all we had to do was sit back relax and enjoy the solitude. Not one member of our group was dissappointed with their stay, from my grandma to my 11 year old niece's. The food was fantastic, better than advertised, and well worth the extra cost. Wildlife was abundant in the lodge and surrounding area. We plan on visiting here again in the future. Thanks for everything yall, much love from the Butchers in Texas.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Jory B
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

A GREAT FAMILY AND A WONDERFUL WEDDING CEREMONY ON THE BEACH thanks so much all of you for sharing this time with us all here at the famous lookout inn... hope to see most of you all again.. thanks again.... terrrr at the innnn

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