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Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Lookout Inn in mid-April, 2017 with our 2 kids, age 11 and 14. We loved it, and thought it was the best place we stayed in Costa Rica. The Inn is located on a hill overlooking a beautiful black sand beach. The water is warm but rough, swimmable if you're careful. Corcovado National Park is about a...

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

to my wonderful mary land family we all here at the lookout inn want to thank you and we all appreciate this nice review -- please return again the monkeys are waiting in the trees for you as are all those scarlet macaws ... terry at the inn

Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here in mid-July 2016 with my boyfriend. I chose the Lookout Inn because it is within walking distance to an entrance of Corcovado national park, and it has it's own beach. This inn is off the grid, runs necessities on solar power, has no A/C, and many of the rooms are open air styled cabins. I did my...

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

th so many thanks for the review and the visit -- its nice to know i can leave and my great staff takes care of this wonderful eco lodge thanks so much ter

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of four, including our 11 year old daughter and 9 year old son, stayed for a week at Lookout Inn last week and will remember it for the rest of our lives. Starting with the setting, which is almost indescribably beautiful: The view from the Lodge is of bright turquoise waves glittering and pounding a soothing rhythm on...

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lookoutinn, Guest Relations Manager at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

What a wonderful review Joe, and again thank you for visit us here at lookout inn, is always a pleasure to share with you and your family. By the way the tapir was here this morning has been around the last 2 days and the monkeys playing in the trees around, the rains are going to start soon, we hope...

Thame, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the fabulous reviews on TripAdvisor, we were lucky enough to visit for a week in March. For wildlife enthusiasts, it is a paradise. We were so well looked after by Lea, Todd, Estevan, Andy, Martine and all the wonderful team, who provided superb home cooked meals three times a day, and our not eating meat was never a...

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lookoutinn, Guest Relations Manager at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

of course we would have you tomorrow beth, and thank you so much for choose lookout inn lodge as your host in playa carate. we are happy you saw all this wildlife(specially the monkeys) and appreciated this land that we try to preserve from the big changes in the world. the rains are going to start soon and we hope...

Lynchburg, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is Corcovado magical, but Lookout Inn Lodge is a Must See! We had the most amazing time. Relax on the beach, hike the trails, enjoy the best food in Costa Rica, while seeing thousands of animals and birds. There is no better place in all of Costa Rica!

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lookoutinn, Guest Relations Manager at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you folks for a wonderful review. We're very glad the 2 of you enjoyed your time with us and the company of our other guests. It was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to a future visit next winter...... Don't forget we have a FANTASTIC pool at our other property Hotel Inn Jimenez with a 7ft...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was incredible from the nature that surrounded us to the amazing hospitably that Terry and his staff offered. The food was outstanding as they offered both vegetarian and meat options all while making great traditional Costa Rican foods. It has a beautiful view out over the Pacific Ocean where you can see passing whales, dolphins, and macaws. My...

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lookoutinn, Guest Relations Manager at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Wow what a nice review, thank you so much. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Our staff tries to make everyone feel at home while here. Our moto is come as a guest leave as family. We are blessed to have such wildlife all over our property and area. We hope to see you again next time you...

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lookout Inn is well hidden as it is built into and up a hillside across from the beach at nearly the end of the road. It is a quaint mix of cabins and buildings, each with its on character. It is a solar powered facility so lacks a few of the amenities a hotel might have, but it more...

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lookoutinn, Guest Relations Manager at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Hola Fred, Thank so much for the great review. We are glad you and your brother could visit us and enjoyed your time with us. We are a bit off the beaten track but once out here people realize its worth the trip. So much wildlife on and around our property it incredible. We hope to the 2 of you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We enjoyed our stay at the Lookout Inn ..up with the macaws and howlers and some wonderful photo opportunities. Terry is a great host, and the lodge is well organised ..rooms cleaned during breakfast, etc. The food is healthy and cpious, and the beer is cheap compared to other lodges. The position just above the beach is amazing for seeing...

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

hello every one thanks for the review and visit and sorry no hot water showers being an eco lodge and off the grid its tough to generate hot water but the tea is hot all day yes??? thanks again and dont forget we have a nice lil boutique hotel in puerto jimenez bye for now the lookout inn team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were looking forward to our stay here in the Osa Peninsular and in particular here at Lookout Inn and we were not disappointed. It is situated in an incredibly scenic location with very little else around apart from pristine beach and jungle. The welcome was warm and our Tiki Hut accommodation was a perfect space to feel like you...

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

hello paddy bag good day to ya in the queens land and a thank you for the marvy review we are looking up the phrase ''quality tucker.'' all is well here the rains are going to start soon --we hope the red eye tree frogs start coming out then .. and the sea turtles tooooo-- thanks again and hope to...

Oromocto, Canada
Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you want to experience Costa Rica's nature, the Lookout Inn might be one of the better spots where to stay. You will be sleeping in the tropical forest with no walls, facing the Pacific Ocean. You will fall asleep hearing the waves and the ciccadas, and you be be awaken by the scarlet macaws. Sitting on my cabin's deck,...

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

my wonderful canadian coppers eh -a million thanks for visiting us twice now and this great review-- -- we all miss u2 and those 2 big blue air bean bags you have -- dont forget we have a boutique hotel in town puerto jimenez -- with an amazing pool -- thanks again and we shall see you in the future...

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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 

Additional Information about Lookout Inn Lodge

Address: Carate, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Corcovado National Park > Carate
Price Range: $112 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lookout Inn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Lookout Hotel Carate
Lookout Inn Lodge Costa Rica/Carate
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“Beach Jungle Bungalow has more walls than the others, which is good if you want more privacy. Short walk to beach, pool, and lodge.”
nookielu007, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you are a light sleeper you might prefer a cabin slightly further away from the sea.”
BethBennett01, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Every room is different! Showers are spring fed -- cold!”
  • Sunset over Carate Beach!
  • Sunrise over the lagoon.
FredF881, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“honeymoon suite, for being in your own”
  • open air , but privacy screened
  • my bed , it swings!
  • why to stay here
pilgrim3739, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Monkey Hut is our favorite room, but there are about 40 stairs up to it from the main level.”
  • Scarlet Macaws playing 10 meters off the main deck
DrGermond, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
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