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Oakland, CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a week, in the Blue Butterfly room. Everything about this place is special: the food, the views, the wildlife, the rooms, the service, the many nooks and crannies, gardens, ponds, pools, hammocks, etc etc. We thought of it as "luxurious roughing it" because you are essentially sleeping in the open air on the...

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

From all of us here at the LOI we thank for choosing us and writing such a beautiful review. We truly loved having you here. We hope to see you again soon. and dont forget we have a beautiful new hotel in puerto jimenez with an ''amazing pool '' check us out

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nick wrote a wonderful review. We stayed at the same time as they did. I just felt this place had everything. If you want a once in a lifetime experience this is the place to visit. Food was great! The entire staff were always looking out to make sure sure your stay was wonderful. Hiking and wildlife galore. Not spoiled...

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

Thank you very much Gary & Sandy for the terrific review. We loved hosting the 2 of you and can't wait to see you again. Don't forget our wonderful property in Puerto Jimenez with "Amazing Pool " the Hotel Inn Jimenez. We are located one block from restaurants and shopping as well as 5 minutes to the Puerto Jimenez waterfront

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place, staff, owner, beachfront and jungle are amazing! We came back for a second visit a couple years later because this is such a great one of a kind find. Our visit was an entire 7 days at this property which allowed us for some relaxing downtime (reading, introspection, etc...), beach time, jungle adventures to waterfalls, animal sightings and...

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

new york new york --took me 22 minutes to read this wonderful review thank you 2 for returning we have many return guests and we are very proud and happy about this -- it tells us we are doing something correct so i thank you all so much and our staff toooo -- come back any time terry and the...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the most unique, beautiful, and quite frankly the best hotel accommodation I have ever had the privilege of visiting. This was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. What an amazing setting: surrounded by untouched rain forest and expansive views of the Pacific. The rain forest here is full of life: white faced capuchins, coati and even...

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

just book here i like the sound of that ... its true we have it all and everyone is wonderful guests help and wild life --so please come back soon ... we shall keep the beer on ice -- dont forget our hotel in puerto jimenez if you need a great place to stay in town bye for now thanks...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the last 3 days of our Costa Rica vacation, Jun 2-4, 2017, at the Lookout Inn. Our only regret is that we did not have MORE time there! I knew that we had found a special place upon arrival when I saw the sign “please remove your shoes”. This is a shoe-less Inn. You walk around on the...

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

a million thank you's for your visit and this nice review --i dont even know where to begin --just a million thanks please come back great time here is may and june fruit trees going off -- lil rain --great lightning shows out on the pacific -- red eye tree frogs are coming out visiting the 2 frog ponds-- and...

Reviewed 21 January 2017

preface: certain aspects of review reflect my bias as wildlife ecologist / conservation biologist who teaches environmental studies & sustainability WHAT I (AND MY BF) LOVED MOST 1. location - could NOT be better: close to beautiful beach (whereas other lodgings seem high up on hillside), though maybe adding more comfy beach seating options would be nice. 2. beautiful property...

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

yes a long review thanks so much for it and visiting us here at the lookout inn --

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Magical place with clean lodging and wildlife everywhere. We watched a capuchin monkey family groom and feed each other while reading from the deck this afternoon. Then some macaws came to visit. Very special place with special hospital folks working here to make your stay really comfortable. B&B atmosphere in the middle of a beautiful jungle.

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

it was a total pleasure hanging out with u2 and please come back some day with the kids se ya again and dont forget we have a boutique hotel in puerto jimenez thanks terry

Reviewed 12 January 2017

A late review as my wife and I were fortunate to stay with generous hosts Katya and her husband Terry, not once, but twice, over the December holidays in 2014. We travel often and value genuine experiences. Costa Rica promises some of the most pristine natural flora and fauna but frankly, it is difficult to find either without a Disneyfied,...

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

we thank you for this very nice touching review thanks ---please come back to see us some day -- sunny and hot now till may then the rains begin a bit and its my favorite time of the year... weather cools off some -- great storms out at sea-- all the fruit trees full of sweets and the rain frogs...

Reviewed 9 January 2017

We( 5 adults, 4 children, or as Terry jokingly called us " family of 36") recently spent a week at this lovely remote lodge. We were met at the Puerto Jimenez airport by Todd who took us to their sister inn for bathroom break and a drink before our one and a half hour taxi ride to the Lookout Inn.Terry,...

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

the family -- hello ya all -- thank you and all of you for the visit --- sunny days here for at least 4 more months and those monkeys and macaws are still hanging around - thanks so much for hanging with us and the pool is quiet with out the kids in it bye for now terry katya and...

Reviewed 30 December 2016

Look Out Inn really is an amazing place - a tropical hideaway in one of the most beautiful spots we’ve ever been.
 We arrived here after a hike in Corcovado and were met with such a wonderfully warm welcome by Todd and the amazing Look Out team. It was such bliss being able to relax over the next few days,...

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

hello j. nice of you to write about us here at the wonderful eco lodge lookout inn..the only beach hotel with an amazing pool food still amazing tooooooooo and wild life all over the place come on back some day in the dry season and hang out with us thanks so much terry and the team dont forget we have...

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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 

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: ₹ 5,832 - ₹ 14,010 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lookout Inn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“We stayed in the Iguana room. Lovely, clean, comfortable beds and no creepy crawlers since all of the windows are screened.”
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