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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful location. The inn was something out of swiss family robinson. The food was fantastic and Terry and Katya were wonderful hosts. Toucans, macaws, tons of hummingbirds, owls, hawks, monkeys, coatis and sloths abound. Cant wait to return.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love nature and have been to Costa Rica around 15 times since 1991. Why is it that the last seven visits have all been to The Lookout Inn in Carate Beach? Here's the deal. I discovered the Inn in 2005 by chance. I had wanted to get onto the Osa Peninsula for many years because that's where the wildlife... More 

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

hey doc so many thanks for loving us all here at the lookout inn * Carate`s only beach hotel / you guys have been here all most as long as i have and the area is still about the same / lots of wild life and lots of private beach and still off the grid probably will be like this... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Fiancee and I spent 7 nights at the Lookout Inn and it was amazing! We saw more wildlife from our room than I think I have seen in my lifetime so far. We went during the green season and the weather was amazing. There is so much to do out here that even after 7 days we still had... More 

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

meet jo black -- we thank you for this great review but really want to thank you for being 2 great guests n enjoying this wonderful lodge at the end of the road-- my staff totally loved you guys so so many thanks and please come back to see us soon... or i am sending alex and andy to find... More 

Voehrenbach, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked four nights in Finca Exotica Lodge first, but canceled one night and moved to Lookout-Inn! Thats the place to be! Magic!!! Very friendly stuff, good food, great view to the ocean! We booked the "Private Penthouse", it is amazing! Terry, it was a pleasure to meet you!! Frauke & Frank

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

my new friend frank and his bride to be -frauke-- so glad we all had the opportunity to meet u2 -- we thank you so much and congrats on the wedding -- come back for the honey moon ok??? terry More 

wimbledon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever I lookup hotels I always go to the worst review to see what you might not like. The Raymond B review is helpful as it does point out that the Lookout Inn has no A/C, it has no charging points in the rooms, it has no hot water. So if this is a deal-breaker, don't come here. But all... More 

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

this off the grid -- end of the road -- eco solar lodge thanks you all for visiting us and enjoying this great life style we have been loving for 21 years now ---- katya and i go on vacation to the big city and lil citys to hang out and can not wait to get back to this open... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came back exhausted from our 3 day hike to Corcovado National Park and we were received at the Lookout Inn with warmth and kindness. I can't express with words the beauty of the place, amazing nature and wildlife all around! The rooms were gorgeous and comfortable, the views...just breath taking. The meals were incredibly fresh and delicious and the... More 

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

this is a breathing taking review so glad you had a wonderful time here - and this month is sea turtle month -- moms are up laying eggs and babys hatching all over the place and of course the famous red eye tree frogs are out and about in our 2 garden frog and critter ponds -- hope you 2... More 

Kingston, New York, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We can't get enough of the Osa peninsular and have stayed at the Lookout Inn all 8 times that we have gone there! It's like being in my favorite childhood movie, The Swiss Family Robinson! One big happy family with dinners served up in the highest part of the tree house. The sounds of the pounding surf becoming part of... More 

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

our great friends from kingston n.y. --i hear a rumor your packed and ready to see us again over the holidays -- more great days hanging around with our buds and watching the pacific roll on into the our black sand beach- scarlet macaws all day above eating away on the wild almond seeds and of course the white face... More 

Kingston, New York
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited the Lookout Inn 8 times and can't wait to get there again this winter We love the Lookout Inn because of the easy access to the ocean and to the rain forest. We love it because it is so laid back. We love it because of the adventures available if we choose them. We love the outdoor... More 

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

love this review and love you guys -- these 2 friends of ours which we met at the lookout inn have been here so many times we now have them on the pay role -- and dont forget -- we have a boutique hotel in puerto jimenez tooooooooooo called hotel jimenez -- just finishing up a new pool with 7... More 

Zürich- switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

If you got the time - make your way out there. It is worth the 2hrs bumpy dirt road from Puerto Jimenez! Tugged into the tropical forest on the hill behind this place is a great treat for nature lovers. The monkey hut is the place to be: very open, with a gallery (kids loved upstairs), all that green and... More 

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

i love happy guests so glad you had a great time in our jungle paradise and dont forget we have a new boutique hotel in town just a lil guy with 3 private rooms -- this hotel has A/C ---T.V. and WIFI we are also completing a pool with a giant 7 foot water falls -- thank you again More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I've traveled many places all around the world but I have to say Carate might be the best place i've ever been too all thanks to the Lookout Inn and their incredible staff. If you love the outdoors and appreciate the environment this is the place for you. It is a long, bumpy road to get to the hotel but... More 

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

well i have to say we had a great time with you and the family toooo-- we all want to thank you for this great review -- and my dogs miss you guys -- so pak your bags and come on back bring dad tooooo he and i got along great --its still sunny and perfect here thanks again terry... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lookout Inn Lodge is a beach and rainforest ecolodge in Carate on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. We are located completely off the beaten path and conveniently located near an entrance to the world-renowned Corcovado National Park. Ideally situated to offer comfortable and affordable eco-friendly accommodations to adventure travelers visiting this remote part of Costa Rica, the Lookout Inn Lodge is sure to impress. Nestled in the hillside right above the road and alongside an isolated black sand beach, Lookout Inn Lodge provides our guests with spectacular views of the surrounding jungle rainforest, the majestic Pacific Ocean and an endless unspoiled Osa Peninsula coastline. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lookout Inn Lodge

Address: Carate, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Corcovado National Park > Carate
Price Range: $92 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lookout Inn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Lookout Hotel Carate
Lookout Inn Lodge Costa Rica/Carate
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