Just back in Santa Cruz after a wonderful trip to Costa Rica and wanted to write this review immediately. The highlight of our trip was our stay at Lookout Inn. What a gorgeous location which was everything we hoped for and more. Our rooms, the tiki huts, are my dream lodging come true, with views on lush tropical rainforest flora and the raging ocean below, open air and cooled by the wonderful tropical breezes. The beach is beautiful and you can imagine you are lost on a deserted island because you won't be sharing the beach with anyone else. We had a fabulous hike with Arnulfo who speaks very good English and who told us so many interesting facts about plants and animals and history of area. It was supposed to be a 1/2 day hike but he gave us almost 6 hr of his time which was really sweet. We saw 6 different bands of monkeys, all 4 types and many beautiful and interesting birds and plants. He even opened up some strange jungle fruits and let us try them. All of the other guests were interesting and friendly and we felt like family after 24 hr at the place. We made several friends that we hope to see back in the US. Terry really made us feel like we were one of the family. He goes out of his way to make sure that all of the guests are enjoying themselves. I don't agree with the following review as he told us we didn't even need to go on a guided tour as we could see plenty of things without a guide. We chose to hire a guide to get more information and felt it was worth the price. The food is healthy and delicious. And best of all you can take some lovely hikes right from the back door of the lodge (but best to be in good shape for stairway to heaven!) I took the same hike twice and saw many different animals on each trip. We must have seen 40 scarlet macaws a day, some within 3 ft! Also monkeys came twice to play on the roof and right by the lodge. We were so bummed to leave and we are already planning our trip back. Thanks to everyone at the lodge for being so sweet, Ovi, Arnulfo, the talented cooks, Terry. Hope to be back soon. Thanks for helping us make the Lookout inn work!
Ruth and the SC family dreaming of paradise in Carate PURA VIDA
- 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