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Lookout Inn Lodge

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Carate, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time at Lookout! Although the drive to the hotel was a bit rough, the view and setting were worth it. We saw all kinds of animals on the hotel grounds which was a great experience. We were so close to a Macaw that we could almost touch it! The food was excellent; we got all of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our arrival, we oppted to charter a plane from San Jose direct to The Look out, excellent choice of transportation as it took only one hour. We arrived in San Jose from Houston at 1 pm and we were at the Look out by 4pm! Upon arrival we were imediatly greeted by Estevan who was the lead man... More 

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

thanks for this nice review katya and i needed a rest so took off for the finger lakes region for some time and yes my staff did a great job i am so happy and proud of this thanks lookout inn team ---terry at the inn More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 16 nights in Costa Rica 10 of those at lookout Inn lodge. Absolutely amazing. From the location to the staff and food everything was 5*. We are massive wildlife lovers and it was amazing to have the wildlife visit you at the lodge! We didn't have to look for wildlife it comes to you! We are vegan and... More 

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

another happy camper or is this glamping ????- thanks for the 10 days and that was not long enough eh????? rains are here so red eye tree frogs and sea turtles all over the place -- you all need to visit us again and bring the wales gang tooooooooooooooo More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best time in Carate dining at the Lookout Inn. We stayed in a nearby house (also a excellent experience), but had to supply all of our own food. We ate lunch one day at the Lookout Inn, and immediately booked lunch and dinner for the rest of our stay in Carate. Terry, Katya and the staff were... More 

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

thanks for the walk over every day to keep us all company happy hour and dinner .. and now we miss you .. so we hope to see you 3 again thanks so much terry at the inn More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found the Lookout Inn Lodge through a simple Google search when searching for potential honeymoon destinations in Costa Rica. I will begin by saying that our stay exceeded our expectations. The accommodations were as described...the scenery was beautiful, a coastal paradise surrounded by hills, beautiful beaches, a short walk from a lagoon, and wildlife that came right up to... More 

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

i love it when guests tell me these wonderful things about our lodge staff food and life style thank you so much dont forget i have a boutique hotel in puerto jimenez -- a beautiful pool natural rock waterfalls being built now 7 foot falls -- see ya all there soon...thanks terry and the team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My husband and I went to Lookout Inn for our honeymoon. We just came back 2 days ago from Costa Rica, so I am writing the review before I forget. The place is just magical. I felt like I was in a movie or a postcard. By the way, Terry says that I am the first Cuban to visit the... More 

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

hello my island friends-- great to meet u both and thanks for this nice review-- all is well here at the lookout inn -- lil rains have started so the red eye tree frogs are out and the mom sea turtles are arriving out front on our black sand beach laying eggs-- so now u have to return --and dont... More 

Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I was feeling overwhelmed by life and work and decided one Sunday spring 2015 that I needed to go to The Lookout Inn. I hadn't been there in 10 years when I vacationed with my teenage daughter and her friend. But now I needed some space to myself but I also wanted friendly faces and a clean, open air tropical... More 

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

our wonderful food fairy ter -- great review and its about time -- i can not believe its been over a year all ready .. time is flying so knowing that come on back for a visit and bake some cookies for us ok??? thanks so much for the write up -and we now have real good wifi for those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

If you want to EXPERIENCE the BEST that Costa Rica has to offer, Stay here. We have lived in Costa Rica for two years and this is the best vacation we have ever taken in CR or outside of CR. We are a family of four with two boys aged 10 and 12. This place is the perfect mix of... More 

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

Hello tom here esteban, nice to hear from you again thanks for the review is a nice compliment. its a great description of our work in Carate Land..... Please dont wait another 15 years to come back again, otherways bacon will be better..... The macaws are still visiting us right on the front deck and the monkeys in the back... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

My wife and I stayed at Lookout Inn from April 30-May 3, after an exhausting 3 days hiking in Corcovado. We had an amazing time! Terry, Katya, Andy and the rest of the staff (humans and animals) were great hosts. Lots of jokes, laughter and good conversations during meals together. They accommodated our dietary requirements with no issues, making delicious... More 

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

my great new friends from canada eh-- thanks so much for this wonderful review-- please come back soon and bring the gang ok??? the scarlet macaws are still visiting us daily and the baby is still around toooo got to go now i am off to the beach ..thanks again ...ter More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across the Lookout Inn on our first trip together 4 years ago. We stayed two nights and explored the Corcovado National Park and our experience was so memorable we made sure it was the highlight of our honeymoon and booked ourselves in for 4 nights. Our second visit was just as amazing as our first;... More 

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

i bought a pig farm for you so when u come back we shall have plenty of bacon -- just kidding really -- love return guests that only means we are doing it all correct correct ???? --its still 88 ' F sunny n beautiful-- the rains are starting which means red eye tree frogs and sea turtles are arriving... 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 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lookout Inn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Lookout Hotel Carate
Lookout Inn Lodge Costa Rica/Carate
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