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Lookout Inn Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Carate, Carate, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
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  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 12 year old daughter and I spent nine great days at Look out Inn. It is a magical spot with an endless beach, sunset views and hiking trails right at the doorstep. We had a great private cabin where I could see the stars from bed and hear the surf and wake up to the rainbow of birds flying... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent three gorgeous nights at the Lookout Inn from March 21 to March 23. it took us about 1-1/2 hours to drive from Pto. Jimenez down a long, bumpy, dirt road, across several rivers. But, what fun! Once you arrive and drive up that steep driveway, it is very serene with lots of birds and wildlife. The resort is... More

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

and the drive is still long and full of wild life .. thanks so much for the review and love to have you return some day...thank u so much terry and the team More

Webster Groves, Missouri
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We hiked the 13 miles out from the Sirena Ranger Station in the heart of the Corcovado Jungle to Lookout Inn in Carate. What a wonderful respite. We stayed in the Beach Jungle Cabana, which was spacious and delightful. Though there is no A/C, there are mini-fans attached to the beds and those were sufficient. Plus, since the cabins are... More

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

SUN SETS ocean sunsets between Sept. 24 and March 17th -- the sun sets out on the ocean and we often get '' the green flash '' a marvel if your sitting at our lookout inn bar and lounge over hanging the rain forest and pacific -- wild life such as the scarlet macaw all over the place daily --... More

Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back in Santa Cruz after a wonderful trip to Costa Rica and wanted to write this review immediately. The highlight of our trip was our stay at Lookout Inn. What a gorgeous location which was everything we hoped for and more. Our rooms, the tiki huts, are my dream lodging come true, with views on lush tropical rainforest flora... More

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

what a wonderful review thanks so much and yes on our guide -- he is fantastic maybe one of the best around -- and those scarlet macaws will be out with great numbers really soon.. mom and dad will be taking their young baby out or the nest and they all show up here in front of the lookout inn... More

Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

after a beautiful flight on Nature Air and a taxi ride through the rain forest, arrival at the Lookout immediately felt like home. Carate has a few lodges and an airstrip for the air taxi. Lookout has a beautiful spot along the beach. Scarlet macaws will cackle you awake and entertain you endlessly. the hardworking staff provide delicious, healthy meals... More

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

good morning and hello maryland.. thank you for the nice review - yes my staff works hard and we thank them daily and the scarlet macaws are still hanging about and soon the moms & dads will be off the nests and there will be 50 --80 pair out front . yelling / flying / feeding / and hanging up... More

Dexter, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Words cant really describe how wonderful this place is. Getting there is a little bit of a challenge, but once your there the remote location, accommodations, and friendly staff make this an experience rather than a destination. If you're looking for the typical luxury hotel and tourist area its probably not the place for you. If on the other hand... More

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

hello my guests from the north.. thanks for the review and the visit and all is good here at the lodge animals are happy and still some how show up daily .. its still 90'F sunny * hot toooo-- thank you all so much katya & terry More

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for remote - this is it. We spent a couple of nights here. The directions from Puerto Jimenez were vague, so you'll have to ask where to make the turns because the dirt roads are poorly marked. The Lookout Inn runs on solar energy, so there were no electrical plugs in our room for charging electronic devices.... More

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

hello eve-- it was a pleasure meeting you and you hubby --thanks for visiting us at the lookout inn-- and welcome to beautiful costa rica and dirt roads with no signs -- feeding the animals is a treat for all -- especially the kids .. I think the entire world has humming bird feeders out and help out animals or... More

Dexter, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing. This place grabs you from the moment you arrive; incredible views of the beach, gorgeous and lush landscape, fantastic accommodations, warm and inviting owners and staff...the food was excellent too and freshly prepared three times a day! Our group stayed in the Butterfly Room, Beach Bungalow and my favorite, The Honeymoon Suite...fantastic! Daily visitors included Scarlett macaws, monkeys and... More

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

loved you northern folk -- is it still ice and cold there ??/ like our beers at happy hour -- all is well here at the lookout inn those monkeys are still hanging about and the macaws as well -- thank you all for visiting us and come back soon -- terry katya and the team -- More

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first time at Lookout Inn Lodge and I was totally blown away by the scenery, the wild animals (flying thru our room!!), the food, the fun & laughter! The sounds of the rainforest and surf, and the wildlife was heavenly...next time we're staying for a week. I can't decide if I want to stay in the Blue... More

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

annie -- a wonderful pleasure meeting you .. and take the honey moon sweet next time -- its my favorite -- large open air -- a lil cool pool --private and has great views of the pacific ocean and its beach's only 200 feet away ..till next time .. -- terry More

Menlo Park, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It's a special place, and a wonderful 'break' from the everyday. Terry and the team are lovely hosts, the food is great, the scenery is incredible, yoga in the morning and sleep at night to the sounds of the surf and the woods, happy hour with monkeys, wake up and go to sleep with the sun... no better way to... More

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

hey Will -- its about time you wrote about us and that big bag of wind blowing air was your dad and buddy -- just letting the rest of the world know this bit of wild early morning info -- which actually happened at around 8 am -- along with our conch shell going off all is great here at... More

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Additional Information about Lookout Inn Lodge

Also Known As:
Lookout Hotel Carate
Lookout Hotel
Lookout Inn Lodge Costa Rica/Carate
Address: Carate, Carate, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Corcovado National Park > Carate
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Carate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lookout Inn Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lookout Inn Lodge is a Costa Rica eco lodge in the Osa Peninsula rainforest. It is located completely off the beaten path in the town of Carate and is next to the world-renowned Corcovado National Park. Ideally situated to offer comfortable and affordable eco-friendly accommodations to the traveler visiting this remote part of Costa Rica, the Lookout Inn Lodge is sure to impress. Nestled in the hillside right above the road and the black sand beach, the lodge provides spectacular views of the surrounding jungle rainforest, the majestic Pacific Ocean and an endless unspoiled Osa Peninsula coastline. ... more   less 
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