My husband and I stayed at the Lookout Inn with my family (parents & siblings & partners) this past February and had the time of our lives. It is the perfect place to travel with friends and family. **Gay friendly**
From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, you are welcomed with such warmth, attention and care. Terry and Katya run a very tight ship, are very dynamic hosts, and always provide a good time. It's a welcome departure from the typical resorts that feel lifeless and too-regimented.
The beach is a sight that can only be fully realized and appreciated when standing on it. No pictures or videos will do it justice, seriously, as it is YOUR beach. You rarely encounter another person while strolling on the beach, which is truly wonderful. This is time for you and your loved one to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy each others company.
We stayed in a tikki hut which we absolutely recommend to get the true Lookout Inn experience. There's nothing like waking up to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach and birds singing. One morning we even woke up to a number of monkeys in the area, one of them just outside our hut not more than 10 feet away! It was a thrilling experience that will never be topped.
The food is terrific - always prepared fresh daily. All dietary restrictions are considered and treated carefully by the chef who makes true substitutions as opposed to just offering the side dish. A highlight was definitely the 5 foot rooster fish which was caught just hours before being cooked for dinner. Fruit will never taste the same after having the pineapple and papaya every morning.
Prepare to be delighted at every meal! And to eat a lot...
If you're interested in exploring there are plenty of paths you can take that always yield beautiful sites and wildlife. Guides are available for the more adventurous hikes (definitely recommended), and day trips (we visited the http://osawildlife.org/ to visit the sloths and monkeys who have been rescued and are being released back into the wild). A real treat.
The question isn't IF we'll return - it's WHEN. This place is really special.
- 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