This was our third trip to the Lookout Inn, this time with our three adult sons and their partners. Everything you need to know has been covered in other visitors' reviews.
What I especially appreciate about this place is that there are always staff there whom we've met on our previous visits, and they become friends. The guests who book here are interesting, and from all over the world. On this particular trip, we were serenaded after dinner by a charming octogenarian who sang La Vie En Rose in Swedish! It was magical.
There are many different places to escape to, for privacy - the beach, assorted eating areas, hammocks by the pool, or your own room.
We always make a point of staying in a Tikki Hut or one of the small cabins - the "Spa", or "Monkey House" or "Butterfly House" because we love the open concept and there is nothing like splashing around in a shower looking directly into the jungle, watching the Scarlet Macaws and monkeys in the trees.
If you're looking for a place where you can drink excellent coffee, listening to the waves crashing on a deserted beach while you watch the sunrise, this is it.
And our sons and their partners loved the place as much as we do. We can't wait to go back.
p.s. if you're looking for a really worthwhile day excursion, Terry and Katya can arrange a trip into Puerto Jiminez where we love to shop for Lizano in the Supermercado, take a boat ride across the Golfo Dolce to the http://osawildlife.org/ to visit the sloths and monkeys who have been rescued and are being released back into the wild. It's a fascinating and inspiring trip.
As well, the "Bat Cave" hike - a three hour morning trip - is a favorite of ours. Elias is an exceptional guide, and the walk through the creek through rocky gorges is beautiful.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lookout Hotel Carate
- Lookout Inn Lodge Costa Rica/Carate