We spent a wonderful, relaxing week at Lookout Inn. This was our second trip to Costa Rica. On our first trip, we rented a car and drove all over CR. This time, we were looking for a more relaxing vacation and wanted to stay in one spot. This was our first time to visit Osa.
When we arrived at Lookout Inn, Terry upgraded our accommodations from the Tiki Hut to the Monkey House and Butterfly House, for no extra charge. We enjoyed the privacy of having the upper level of the resort grounds to ourselves. The Lookout Inn grounds are a beautiful garden, filled with wildlife and flowers. We saw monkeys every day and lots of birds. Terry and Katya are knowledgeable about the wildlife,and Katya loaned me several helpful bird guides. Katya is involved in sea turtle monitoring on the stretch of the beach in front of Lookout Inn. She invited the guests to go with her on several early morning and evening beach patrols. What a rare treat to be involved with counting and releasing sea turtle hatchings! Terry arranged for us to rent kayaks and we went birding in the lagoon. I would highly recommend the lagoon trip. Katya arranged a nature guide for us when we hiked in the Corcovado National Park. In the afternoons when it was too hot to hike, we lounged around the pool.
Terry arranged a taxi for us from Puerto Jimenez to Lookout Inn. The road to Lookout Inn has lots of river crossings and ruts, and we appreciated not having to negotiate the road ourselves. The taxi driver was delightful, telling stories and pointing out wildlife and teaching me the Spanish names for what we saw. I would not recommend renting a car. Once you're at Lookout Inn, you really don't need a car. We would definitely return to Lookout Inn! We found lots to do during the week we were there.
- 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