We went to the Lookout Inn in June 2012 to start off our honeymoon in Costa Rica. Terry and Katya greeted us warmly as soon as we arrived and then Katya gave us a tour of their beautiful place of which the photos don't do justice. We stayed in the Spa which was open air to really give you the jungle experience. More than once we awoke to monkeys eating bananas only a few feet from our room! The bed was covered with mosquito netting and hung from the ceiling; it was very comfortable with a fan for the hot nights. Every day the small pool in our room refilled and our room was cleaned while we were out enjoying the spectacular views.
The food was the best we had during our stay in Costa Rica, Chef Juan Kee is a fantastic cook and fisherman! They are very accommodating and even asked if we had any requests, my husband asked for perogies which was a high order but lo and behold we had the most delicious perogy dinner on our last night.
The staff are very very friendly and efficient, Alana made us feel right at home. Happy hour brings cocktails, popcorn and a magnificent view while many hummingbirds are at the feeders only a few feet away. Dinner is a communal event where stories from the day's adventures are swapped and new interesting friends are made.
Corcovado Park is a must visit, be sure to get an early start as the first and last bit of the hike is on the hot beach. Katya's frog tour was well worth it, we saw snakes, red eyed tree frogs and many other interesting frog species.
The beach was all to ourselves and hikes just around the lodge offered many opportunities for wildlife viewing- the best we experienced in our two weeks. We extended our stay another night we were so entranced by the place. We recommend Lookout Inn wholeheartedly it is worth the trek. We cannot wait until our return visit hopefully next year!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Lookout Hotel Carate
- Lookout Inn Lodge Costa Rica/Carate