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Concord, California
Reviewed October 24, 2015

What a fantastic trip! We really lucked out, had the whole lodge to ourselves for 8 days (Oct is rainy/off season):) loads of wildlife, awesome staff, and beautiful unique rustic yet 5 star accommodations...a truly fabulous find. The team at the Lookout Inn care only about making your stay the absolute best, the food was great, the room was clean...

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

i am so happy all went well for your wonderful adventure and yes this is not your ordinary hotel / lodge we are ''all green '' totally off the grid no cell service no electric lines ( all solar) no towns //stores just wild life plants and great adventure travelers -- thank you 2 for a excellent review come back...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed October 16, 2015

Corcovado has been for me the most beautiful place in the World for years. This time I had opportunity to stay at Lookout Inn Lodge and it added even more to that. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, excellent service, dreamlike location and open cabins with a postcard views - that all leads to a feeling you do not want to go...

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

glad you had a wonderful time .. katya and i are in the states this week and can not wait to get back to the tropics ...waves // humidity and wild life ... thank you for the nice review

Commerce Township, Michigan
Reviewed October 6, 2015

I have been to Costa Rica 6 times , covering most of the Country , without question the Lookout Inn is the most Unique ,fantastic place I have visited.The owner -Terry Conroy , has created an oasis in the Osa. His location , staff, food , rooms are only matched by his personality. I am so excited for my 12...

Thank Doug Y
lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

hello my good ole fisherman friend doug rumor has it your heading back this way again in 2016 bring your gear lots of big fish in the lagoon see ya soon terry and ta=hanks for the great review

Thun, Switzerland
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Recommendations: if you have the chance, GO! We traveled for 6 weeks trough Central America and this was the highlight of our journey: best food, best room, most beautiful area Room: we had the blue butterfly with ocean view. Nearly every day monkeys past our room! Very clean room and bad even it is nearly totally “outdoor”. Location: Remoted but...

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

apple pie -- i still remember that dinner buffet with 9 food items and that pie to die for--thank you for remembering us and this nice review - all is well here at the lookout inn lodge -- and dont forget we have a beautiful lil 3 bedroom boutique hotel inn puerto jimenez -- thank you all again for visiting...

Gardnerville, Nevada
Reviewed September 29, 2015

What a spectacular jungle adventure! Such a beautiful location surrounded with jungle beauty and spectacular flora and fauna! Terry an staff made our stay so very enjoyable, with a fun filled atmosphere, great accommodations and delicious food and drink. The views of the ocean are breathtaking and so close to a beautiful tropical beach. Activities for all levels of adventure...

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

dug was a wonderful pleasure to meet u and rumor has it your coming back in jan. 2016 for some more R&R we all here at the lookout inn lodge thank you ...see ya again terry at the inn

Orange County, California
Reviewed September 22, 2015

Me and my fiancée, stayed with Terry this past August, as a recommendation from one of our friends who stayed there previously and loved it, is just hard to find words to describe the experience, we traveled on a tight budget so we had to be really careful with our expenses and therefore traveled on the green season, all I...

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

holy cow .. nice review thanks so much my entire staff thanks u2 tooooo-- so traveling world there ya have it .. lookout inn a great place to stay - eat - and see wildlife and a wonderful staff J. thanks again bye ter

Hollywood, Alabama
Reviewed September 1, 2015

I stayed at the Lookout Inn for four nights in mid August. I stayed in the Monkey House which provides a fantastic view of the ocean. The sound of the waves at night lulled me to sleep each night. My accommodations were clean and housekeeping did an excellent job. Each of the meals was a treat. Terry and Katya were...

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

hello holly wood so nite to have met you a wonderful single lady with a wonderful attitude and had a great time with us my staff thanks you and my dogs tooooo also dont forget my bed and breakfast in puerto jimenez .. great place to stay in the future thanks again

Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed August 30, 2015

The plus: ------------------------------------------ Very remote, completely immersive atmosphere in the jungle, with birds and other animals everywhere. We've seen more fauna here than in any other parts of Costa Rica during our trip. View of the surroundings is unparallelled. The eco-type hotel blends perfectly in the surroundings. Very friendly staff, making you feel at home. Very good food for dinners....

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

those darn dogs all ways get me in trouble-- lovable happy lil critters do yap here and there normally letting us know there is something out and about -- which is a good thing dont ya all agree??? for the rest of the world visiting this part of the world we are about 400 km away from san jose where...

Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

This place is magical. We were lucky enough to have 3 nights here. It changed our whole outlook. Terry is a fantastic host. He is respectful of special requests and loves to share his little piece of paradise. Do me a favor and don't tell your friends. And if you find some sunglasses in the surf tell Terry I'll be...

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

hey mr. sun glasses we did find a black pair and they lay on the lost and found table .. can i wear them till you return ???? thanks and thanks for the nice review see ya soon...terry at the inn

Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were a family of five including a 2yr old and two teenage girls. We were not apprehensive about staying in a place with barely any electricity or internet, but were amazed at how positively our teens took to the place. Although Terry, the owner, was not properly informed though the booking site we used, he was very gracious in...

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

hello happy teens--- It's been busy here at the lookout inn and no one has any idea how much energy it takes to TRY to keep every one happy -- off the grid- end of the road-no cell service - lousy inter net - the park officials with new rules weekly to get into the park -- sun rain waves...

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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: $83 - $207 (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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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Every room is different! Showers are spring fed -- cold!”
  • Sunrise over the lagoon.
  • Sunset over Carate Beach!
 of 5 bubbles FredF881, yesterday | Read review
“honeymoon suite, for being in your own”
  • open air , but privacy screened
  • my bed , it swings!
  • why to stay here
 of 5 bubbles pilgrim3739, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The Monkey Hut is our favorite room, but there are about 40 stairs up to it from the main level.”
  • Scarlet Macaws playing 10 meters off the main deck
 of 5 bubbles DrGermond, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We absolutely loved the Monkey House - private, open, and unique with spectacular views to the ocean.”
  • With no walls views are limitless.
  • Our 'open air' bed in the Monkey House.
  • The pounding surf of the Pacific as heard and seen from our room.
 of 5 bubbles NSMoosehead, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“I can only speak for the Blue Butterfly, and it was terrific.”
 of 5 bubbles girl2k2011, Feb 10, 2017 | Read review
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