We spent 6 days in Feb. at the Lookout Inn. We had planned our whole vacation from information off the Inn’s website, from choosing rooms to arranging flight times. Once booked, the Inn arranged for our taxi from Puerto Jimenez to the Inn, and back when we departed. You can fly from Puerto Jimenez to Carate (close to the Inn) but we would recommend the hour and half taxi just to see more of the area.
This was our first visit to Costa Rica and we weren’t sure what to expect, the website had a lot of information, but you’re just never sure the place will live up to its description. It did.
We stayed in the Monkey House, up the side of the hill with magnificent views of the jungle and ocean. It will be our first choice on our return visit. Meals were included in the price, and oh what meals! Fresh fruits, juices, vegetables, fish, breads and desserts. The gracious owners, Terry & Katya were available every day for visiting, answering questions or arranging side trips.
We spent most of our days on the beach, ocean kayaking, hiking in the jungle, lazing in the pool and visiting with the other guests. With only nine rooms the group was small and we spent as much or as little time with other people as we wished. No matter what we were doing we saw the most beautiful plants and flowers, exotic birds and animals: from monkeys to macaws, to humpback whales and more.
It was a wonderful adventure from beginning to end, and we hated to leave. We will return.
- 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