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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We accidently came upon this jem of place as we made a spontenious decision to leave Manuel Antonio and head south without any reservation. We ran a quick search as we got near Uvita and it seemed to answers our needs as a family - and it most certainly did!!! The staff was extremely nice, kid-friendly and very knowlegable of... More 

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Thank Erez G
OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Greetings, I appreciate your comments and hope to welcome you back soon. Pura Vida! More 

New York City, New York
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164 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We turned up at 2:30 for a very late lunch and enjoyed a warm welcome and delicious food. All overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. We had the ceviche and fish tacos - all fresh and very tasty. It was lovely and quiet and just what we needed after touring the area. It's not far off the main road - it's... More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Incredible views from high up Came for drinks in very sexy bar, light dinner so cheap we stayed! Real find on south coast Returned twice Excellent bar menu and drinks for terrific price Pull up drive to gorgeous setting, sit in bar and have simple GOOD supper. Can't be beat for sunset

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Even though the menu was limited, the restaurant was very good. Included breakfast is well presented, very tasty and will sustain you until diner. Watch the sunset from the pool, the restaurant, the observation deck, and some rooms. This is a small hotel so it's quiet. The managers give you great advice for visiting surrounding attractions (we saved US$ 120... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Very nice owners and staff. But the rooms need a redo. We stayed two nights and very much enjoyed our stay, Orlando the front desk staff/Bartender/ Waiter/Do it all man made the stay great. The rooms and buildings are older and worn down, cracked floors, worn sinks, so so water pressure some ripped screens, no sitting area in the rooms,... More 

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OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Hi Robert, I appreciate your review. You are completely right in that we are a work in process--I think that is always the case when you live in the jungle! I hope you will return in the future to evaluate our progress. Pura Vida. More 

Costa Rica
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

The Lookout staff was extremely accommodating, setting up all the activities and making sure we had transportation, the food was fresh and delicious. The Lookout view of the ocean is excellent from our room and the veranda. We had a wonderful vacation and look forward to visiting again.

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Thank Loraine L
OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Hi Loraine, It was such a pleasure to host your stay. I'm so happy you enjoyed the activities we suggested for your adventure vacation. Hotel Lookout is definitely a place where you can be as "chill" or as "adventurous" as you like. Pura Vida. More 

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is one of the best trips and an incredible place to stay. Beautiful views, incredible staff and a great place to launch many adventures. We were there to celebrate a big birthday and it couldn't have been better. John and his staff took care of all of our needs from planning several adventures to taking care of all our... More 

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OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Saludos, I appreciate your kind remarks. Guests like you make our hard work a pleasure. I can't wait to welcome you back for a new adventure--I have some ideas. :) Pura Vida More 

Kusnacht, Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent here three wonderful days on our trip around costa rica. The cabinas are nice and clean and have almost all of them a wonderful overview at the pacific tortoruga bay. They have a nice pool area and the restaurant is in a very open with view and nice athmosphere. The restaurant serves nice local food... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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227 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

A group of us had lunch at this hotel. It is situated across the coastal highway from the ocean and quite a ways up in the hills. The restaurant and pool have spectacular views of the ocean and surrounding jungle. It is worth eating here just for the view. The food was good. We had calamari and chicken flautas and... More 

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OsaJohn, General Manager at Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga, responded to this review

Greetings, I appreciate your kind comments. We are constantly striving to provide offerings and services to surprise and delight.. We hope to see you again! Pura Vida! More 

Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Please note that this is a review of the restaurant at the hotel, not the hotel itself. Food was great - well presented and tasty. The service was good. Views were quite nice. Best part of the dinner tho was the old dog that ate with us (absolutely fell in love with him). We're both avid dog lovers and they're... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Breakfast is included in your Guestroom Rate. Our hotel has twelve cozy bungalows with Queen beds (Junior Suite Rooms have one King Bed and one Queen Bed), Air Conditioners (Standard Deluxe Rooms have Ceiling fans), Tiled Floors, large hot water showers, and individual Patios. Hotel Lookout features magnificent views of both the Pacific Ocean and Jungle Wildlife. In the evening, from our 2nd Floor Lookout, open-air cafe, cozy lounge or outdoor pool, sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the ocean. What could be better after a day at the beach or a day full of fun activities? Ready for fun? Whether you wish to spend the day relaxing at the beach, enjoying a really good massage, hiking to a waterfall or ziplining through the trees, Hotel Lookout, the Gateway to Osa, is your activity coordinator. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga

Address: Calle Paraiso (300 Meters Este de Ferreteria Ventanas) | Playa Tortuga, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ojochal
Price Range: $100 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lookout at Playa Tortuga 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“We generally settled into a quiet evening & crashed from exhaustion! Our room had limited ocean view but it was still perfect.”
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