My wife and I recently returned home after spending five weeks touring Costa Rica during which time we stayed in nine hotels/lodges and the Lookout Inn was the most memorable. We pre-booked six days and each was a delight - no wonder it gets an almost 100 per cent five-star rating.
There is an abundance of wildlife on the doorstep including dozens and dozens of scarlet macaws and troops of monkeys - we saw all four species within a mile of the lodge.
Reaching the Lookout Lodge is a bit demanding but well worth the effort and immediately you arrive you will be made to feel at home by the boss Terry, his wife Katya, Jeff and the rest of the team. The welcome from Polly the macaw might not be so warm!
Each meal, prepared by a wonderful chef who uses local produce and starts well before dawn, was anticipated with delight - you can even watch from the no-shoes bar and dining area balcony as Terry haggles over the price of a giant fish caught that day.
The sunrises and sunsets were stunning and life here is so laid-back you could be on another planet.
If you are planning to go to Costa Rica make an effort to experience the Lookout Inn- I am sure you will not be disappointed. It's what this lovely country is all about.
- 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