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Flagstaff, Arizona
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We came down to the Osa to find a great place to bring groups for Photography Workshops. Don't waste your time reading about other properties just book this place. Terry and his wife Katia run an awesome establishment, great service, great hosts and some of the best food I've had in quite a while - every night they pile it...

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El Cerrito, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent a unique, eventful stay at the Lookout Inn, near Corcovado National Park in Carate. Due to an incessant, powerful storm off the Pacific Coast of Central America, we ended up having to extend our stay from 3 days to 5. Roads became impassable, and local air service couldn't operate because of weather conditions. Terry and Todd and...

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

another survivor from the stranded 17 gang of 2016 carate beach vs hurricane otto --what a week and here is the bad news for us still living here ''íts still raining out '' at 87 inches for the month of nov just a typical month really here in the rain forest -- i have guests and all is good and...

Berkeley, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from an unforgettable stay at the Lookout Inn, near Corcovada National Park on the Osa Peninsula of southwest Costa Rica. Perched on a hill above the beach, the Lookout Inn is an eco-lodge, using solar panels for power and drawing water from an artesian well. The path down to the beach is lush and green, teeming with...

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

Gilligan's island was never like this -- 17 castaways and my great team here at the lookout inn lodge survived history making hurricane Otto -- what a week its been every one-- and its still cloudy and raining a bit -- thank the spirits for spirits and great food -- again my lodge has a slogan the 4 ' S...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little apprehensive about our visit. We knew there would not be hot water and that the accommodation would be a little rustic but what exactly were we letting ourselves in for?! We decided to play it safe and book for just three nights. That was our only mistake. We should have stayed for six!! The inn itself...

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

hey guys thanks for the wonderful review-- those darn monkeys are still all over the lodge and scarlet macaws tooooo -- you 2 need to return again and catch lunch for us all ok ??? thanks so much terry at the inn and done forget we have a new hotel in puerto jimenez with a new garden pool and 7...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Terry and Steven and all the staff for your hospitality and making sure I felt at home. Here is Mr. Puma walking by us in the back yard of Lookout inn. I'll be back next year in 2017 looking for more adventure!

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

a great guest you where and come back soon this guest had a mt lion walking around in the rain forest and they videoed him for 22 minutes but now we need the photos and video // fab hope your fine thanks for the review terry at the inn

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I stayed at the Lookout Inn at the end of August, beginning of September, and it was the most magical experience of my life. If you're looking for a place where you can truly be in touch with nature, at the heart of this incredibly wild and beautiful country, and meet some of the most open, kind,...

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

meet kate black = what an amazing review thanks so much ,, we all here at the lookout inn want to thank you and joe for visiting us and please come back and dont forget the 4 roses ok ?? katya is on a day hike now and off on a nite hike later .. sea turtles up laying eggs...

Cudjo Key Florida
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We visited the Look Out Inn while staying in a private rental in Cabo Matapalo. Terry is the most hospitable host you will ever meet. All though we were not staying at the Look Out, he provided us with with kayak rentals, provided walking sticks and maps so we could take self guided tours and always had the COLDEST BEER...

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

hello visitors thanks so much for stopping inn at the inn and this nice review toooooooooooo-- we hope that u all come back some day thanks and happy holidays terry and the team

Lynnwood, Washington
Reviewed 28 September 2016

As the title says, never want to leave. The staff were so welcoming, the food was awesome (seriously, if you stayed more than a few days you would put on the pounds!!) and the inn was spectacular. We saw so many animals just around our lodge - it really was an unspoiled paradise. We stayed in the Tike huts -...

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Baird tapir OK who is this ???? //is this you Dan ?? thank you so much for visiting and i assume your coming back soon// humpback whales are out front going in and out of the bay // sea turtles up on the beach out front laying eggs //baby's hatching and scrambling to the waters // red eye tree frogs...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Wonderful location. The inn was something out of swiss family robinson. The food was fantastic and Terry and Katya were wonderful hosts. Toucans, macaws, tons of hummingbirds, owls, hawks, monkeys, coatis and sloths abound. Cant wait to return.

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

love return guests --- so many thanks to all of you that visit us and come back --- must be doing something right -- we just finished the swimming pool and 6 foot rock waterfalls in our sister lodge in puerto jimenenz it looks great so stop in there first and do a whale tour then to us here at...

San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I love nature and have been to Costa Rica around 15 times since 1991. Why is it that the last seven visits have all been to The Lookout Inn in Carate Beach? Here's the deal. I discovered the Inn in 2005 by chance. I had wanted to get onto the Osa Peninsula for many years because that's where the wildlife...

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

hey doc so many thanks for loving us all here at the lookout inn * Carate`s only beach hotel / you guys have been here all most as long as i have and the area is still about the same / lots of wild life and lots of private beach and still off the grid probably will be like this...

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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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Address: Carate, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Corcovado National Park > Carate
Price Range: RM413 - RM925 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lookout Inn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All are great”
 of 5 bubbles RussNordstrand, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Travelers can choose open air, "tree house" rooms, or more standard rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles sheilat462, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Penthouse room is large, with great wildlife viewing. Like a luxurious tent cabin with bath/shower attached. Bring a flashlight!”
 of 5 bubbles maryelizabeth2016, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you are apprehensive about the open nature of the huts then stick to the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles davide507, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We only saw one room, check out the rooms on their website, they all look amazing!”
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 of 5 bubbles JanelJ, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
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