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Lookout Inn Lodge

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Carate, Carate, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hollywood, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Lookout Inn for four nights in mid August. I stayed in the Monkey House which provides a fantastic view of the ocean. The sound of the waves at night lulled me to sleep each night. My accommodations were clean and housekeeping did an excellent job. Each of the meals was a treat. Terry and Katya were... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The plus: ------------------------------------------ Very remote, completely immersive atmosphere in the jungle, with birds and other animals everywhere. We've seen more fauna here than in any other parts of Costa Rica during our trip. View of the surroundings is unparallelled. The eco-type hotel blends perfectly in the surroundings. Very friendly staff, making you feel at home. Very good food for dinners.... More 

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lookoutinn, General Manager at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

those darn dogs all ways get me in trouble-- lovable happy lil critters do yap here and there normally letting us know there is something out and about -- which is a good thing dont ya all agree??? for the rest of the world visiting this part of the world we are about 400 km away from san jose where... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is magical. We were lucky enough to have 3 nights here. It changed our whole outlook. Terry is a fantastic host. He is respectful of special requests and loves to share his little piece of paradise. Do me a favor and don't tell your friends. And if you find some sunglasses in the surf tell Terry I'll be... More 

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

hey mr. sun glasses we did find a black pair and they lay on the lost and found table .. can i wear them till you return ???? thanks and thanks for the nice review see ya soon...terry at the inn More 

Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a family of five including a 2yr old and two teenage girls. We were not apprehensive about staying in a place with barely any electricity or internet, but were amazed at how positively our teens took to the place. Although Terry, the owner, was not properly informed though the booking site we used, he was very gracious in... More 

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

hello happy teens--- It's been busy here at the lookout inn and no one has any idea how much energy it takes to TRY to keep every one happy -- off the grid- end of the road-no cell service - lousy inter net - the park officials with new rules weekly to get into the park -- sun rain waves... More 

Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I had the opportunity to visit the Lookout Inn for a couple of weeks in June while I was finishing up a novel, and I was very happy with the overall experience. For the limited resources available to them, Terry, Katia and staff really did a great job in providing the "necessary" amenities to make you stay enjoyable, not to... More 

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

hello josh 2 weeks here at the lodge never did leave us a manuscript of that book joe crow -- thanks for the visit ... what part of the world are u inn today .... ter * kat More 

Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Hard to know what to write. I've never been quite anywhere like this! Each 'room' is separate I think- ours was.The beach jungle bungalow. It was quite large- a queen bed on one side with a queen on the other with a single/twin over the top. Decent storage space. One light for the room, two fans- one good one for... More 

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

now this a review-- most of it true.. except that terry guy .. handsome full of it and a bit Brit-- love that part.. some ole here scarlet macaws and monkeys and that big ole tapir still roams -- food is still great plentiful and healthy all u can eat wonderful buffet meals is a treat here at the end... More 

Boerne, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Everything about my stay at Lookout Inn was amazing. Nothing beats going to bed with the sound of the ocean and waking up to macaws, monkeys, and a vast variety of beautiful wildlife. The openness of the inn allows you to experience the breathtaking beauty of Costa Rica every moment of the day. There's plenty to do within walking distance:... More 

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

hello the sister of forest -- how is the ole boy doing ???? have him write tooooo ok//and thank you for this nice review.. all is well here at the lookout inn still very lil rains.. and dont forget to check out our new bed & breakfast in town puerto jimenez called '' inn jimenez thanks again ..terr-rrr More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

After spending 5 days at Lookout Inn Lodge and experiencing the impeccable service from Terry and his staff, the comfortable accommodations, beautiful views of the ocean and the delicious meals prepared by their personal chef, Juan Carlos, my family didn't want to leave. Its close proximity to the entrance of Corcovodo National Park is unbeatable. I highly recommend anyone wanting... More 

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

another happ-eee and wonderful guests you Texans r great -- we all here at the lookout inn thank you and had a fantastic time hosting u all - thanks so much great food and great prices - all you can eat buffet meals at the end of the road... it does not get better than that -- -- see you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lookout Inn is like nowhere else you will ever go. Carate is absolutely incredible and there is a ton I loved about this place. I loved the grounds- it's incredibly well maintained and a marvel for the eyes. There's tons of wildlife around- toucans, coatis, iguanas, bats, parrots! It's very cool. There is also a pool as well as really... More 

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

dear tiki hut lovers thanks for visiting our wonderful lodge i am happy you had a nice time ter More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My friend and I were bouncing down the road to Carate looking for another hotel that came highly recommended, but it was getting dark fast, and we knew we'd never find it after dark. Just as we were about to turn around, we saw the sign for the Lookout Inn, and recalled reading that it was the last hotel before... More 

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

hey u2 accidents where great thanks so much for staying with us and the nice lil chats we all shared ..still sunny and tropical here on the beach while the rest of costa rica is getting wet some day pop back in.... thank you all ter More 

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