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Lookout Inn Lodge

3.0 of 5 Carate, Carate, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife spent three fantastic days in Corcovado, Lookout inn. Surrounded of birds, frogs, monkeys and even a tapir. Wow. Our bungalow was really exotic with no walls in front of the bed. Just nature and next to the Pacific..Bathroom just looking out in the forest. Three well tasted meals a day and between meals coffe and sweet... More 

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

hello my Sweden friends thanks for the visit and the nice review-- all is wonderful here on the pacific ocean the sun is hot and the monkeys are raiding the banana station daily -- have a happy holiday .. from the gang at the lookout inn More 

Ramona, California, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a reason why I chose (and keep coming back) Lookout Inn Lodge in Carate, Costa Rica for my yearly Scarlet Macaws Photo Workshop: It is by far one of the most incredible places...probably the BEST place in Costa Rica to see and photograph wild Scarlet Macaws. It makes hosting a bird photography workshop easy as there is no waiting... More 

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

hey roy -- the day after you all left the humpback whales where jumping out front and only 200 meters off shore .. and of course more scarlet's came by to get the photo taken-- all is well here at the lookout inn busy busy busy .. thanks so much for the group and u all have a happy holiday... More 

Lynnwood, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This was my first trip to Costa Rica, actually anywhere tropical and nothing will compare. You should never start out with the best. My husband has been to the the Lookout Inn several times and words truly cannot describe your experience here. We went before peek season and had the entire lodge to ourselves the first night.We spent 6 spectacular... More 

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

Hello our Washington buds ,,happy holidays and thanks for the review.. Please visit us again soon. We are off to our new Bed and Breakfast INN JIMENEZ to hang out for a nite and then back to the beautiful beach Of CARATE. See you all there More 

ventura
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Near the Corcovado National Parque.. The Lookout Inn is rustic and comfortable, clean, the food is all great, and Terry and Katya are super. We were in one of the rooms in the main building, which worked out well for me being in a wheelchair. Gotta have a car if you're a wchr user cuz of the really steep driveway.... More 

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

hey guys are ya just getting home from your vacation?? all is well here lots of changes and the sun is out ==we think summer is here == thank God cause this steep drive way is really tough when it snows out-- best of luck to you all and thank you for visiting us here at the lookout inn.. and... More 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Way down in the south of Costa Rica is a place that has pretty much everything we were looking for. Here down in the very tip of Corcovado you will find endless beaches where rush hour is the business of hermit crabs and few people roam. The Lookout Inn itself is a fantastic blend of out there nature combined with... More 

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

hello my new friends from RIO -- thank u for hanging out with us at the lookout inn its still sunny here during the rain - eee season- only 198'' of rain so far and the year is about over-- we have a new chef in bar tender in bound from Dominica republic -- and lots of new changes here... More 

Dana Point, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lookout Inn is an amazing place. The owners (Terry and Katya) and staff are very polite and welcoming. The food- oh my gosh! My husband and I gained 6 pounds each from our 8 night stay. The ingredients are fresh and local; we brought a tuna back from a fishing trip and we ate it for 3 days. Carate is... More 

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

hello sarah and kevin thanks for the nice review-- the sun is still out and we get a few rain---eee nites -- its been a very nice rain--eee season so far.. we are at to date 198 '' of rain our average is about 270 '' so there is more on its way -- maybe -- thanks again for hanging... More 

New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If your looking to get in touch with mother nature Lookout INN is for you, because it will be all around you. From Cute monkeys, jungle animals and loads of insects. Lots of opportunities for some really great photography. Everyone at the lookout was great. You definitely feel like family. Food was great, new deck was lovley, and you can't... More 

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

hello and thank u ny ny .. - love to get great reviews.. all is well here in the tropics.. lil rain lots of sun lots of sea turtles and lots of rain frogs-- and the tapir is back == hope to see u again thanks More 

Long Island, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I stayed at the Lookout Inn for only four days but they are memorable. The entire crew was fun to be around. The food was great and plentiful. The beach was beautiful and the water felt like heaven. The monkeys are all over the place and I took some amazing pictures. The meals are included but the alcohol is extra.... More 

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

hello mike from n.y. -- thanks for hanging out with us all here at the lookout inn -- we kept your bar tab open so you need to visit again and buy us a drink ok??? take care and see you all again.. oh yes humpback whales jumping out front -- scarlet macaws all over the place and those monkeys... More 

Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Although having travelled extensively in the neotropics, this will be my 1st review. I arrived June 19 at another lodge, Bosque del Cabo, located between Lookout Inn Lodge and Puerto Jimenez; my review is to some extent a comparison of the two. Bosque is highly manicured, and I found the sound of a lawnmower, and folks sweeping, was for me... More 

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

hello don - holly cow thank u for the nice review-- and the hummers thank you toooo .. all is well here at the lookout inn lodge -- sun and rain and lots of scarlet macaws and the sea turtles are all over the beach tooooooooooooooo -- hope all is well with you up north.. enjoy the video;s -- thanks... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It is with mixed feeling that I write about the Lookout Inn. Imagine finding a relatively undiscovered paradise and then opting to write a review to help popularize it. However, Terry and his hardworking crew at the Inn deserve as much. Skip Manuel Antonio. Skip the Thai food restaurants and the swarms of tourists trying to take the same photo... More 

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

hey stevie I love ya what a great review and whats this tech savvy stuff -- I still have my college slide rule and a very large calculator TEXAS INSTRUMENTS -- all is well in paradise scarlet macaws all over the place and the monkeys still visit tooooo -- you need to return and hang out with us again... and... More 

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Address: Carate, Carate, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Corcovado National Park > Carate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lookout Inn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Lookout Hotel Carate
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