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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We attempted to drive as close as possible to the penninsula but did not find many options for accommodations on the road. We stopped at this place on the hill overlooking the water and basically we're stuck. They had nice, simple accommodations that we're open air huts with eco friendly themes. The pricing included three meals and there was no...

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

yoga treats thanks for stopping by and staying with us... we actually have rates with meals included but we change prices at green season with discounts -- so most folk are happy and enjoy their stay ... sunny days here at the lookout inn no rains yet ''EL NINO is out there ..bye for now and again thanks

Lucerna, Luzern, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed 5 nights at lookout inn and this was truly the highlight of our 2 month travelling. The view is exceptional and so is the food. Terrys lasagne, the california rolls, steaks and all the deliciouse meals prepared from the kitchen crew were just awesome! Our room (monkey house) was lovely decorated on arrival and the view from there...

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lookoutinn, General Manager at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this review

and Paradise welcomes you and every one out there looking for a great adventure with great meals and great rates hope to see you again ..thanks ter

Batavia, New York
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Went out from ny to visit my cousin and his wife and the trip was fun especially if into adventures and seclusion from a tech filled world even though there is music a tv and available wifi if wanted up at the lodge but we are there to get away from the world not stay involved in it. The wildlife...

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

hey cous thanks for hanging out with me and the gang here at the lookout inn... nice seeing family and becoming better friends see ya in java soon... ter

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 25 April 2015

We land on this place looking for exactly what we get. Peace, nature, and people looking for the same. Thanks to Terry and Katia and their team of collaborators to make us feel in home. Excellent food, outdoor activities, contact with animals: lapas, one night we were surprised by a Leopard on the way to Lookout-inn: we were really lucky,...

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

hi hugo thanks for staying with us and visiting us here at the lookout inn ...that moster tapir is still around and so is the sun shine... hope all is well in san jose remember we have a beautiful bed & breakfast in puerto jimenez Hotel Inn Jimenez thanks again ter

Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Lookout Inn offers a unique opportunity to go to sleep looking at stars, wake up to a bright blue sea, and have a white faced capuchin scamper through your comfortable open air hut. Terry, Katya and the staff go well beyond the norm in caring for their guests. This special treatement, combined with the jungle surroundings, heavy-duty animal action, and...

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

ah yes the soup people -- just made a giant pot of home made veggies soup so come on back and help us eat it -- and thank you so much for visiting us at the lookout inn we also have a new beautiful boutique bed and breakfast in puerto jimenez.. you all can stay there tooooooooooooooooo bye for now...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Spent five nights here and found ourselves soooo sad to leave! The location is absolutely stunning! And Terry and Catya are consummate hosts, and they really make it possible to delve deeply into the gifts of this place by providing GREAT guides on bird walking tours or into Corcovado. We stayed in the Monkey Hut and the view was incredible....

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

hello my guests --- luscious review and its still luscious here at the lookout inn and that monster tapir is still hanging around here he came roaming in around 4.30 pm the other day -- and every one got to see him walking around the gardens.. the rains have started so its like Seattle this week .. -- thank you...

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Reviewed 19 April 2015

Though we rarely review our travel destinations, we believe in the occasional exception. Terry, the owner, and his staff provide incredible support for a location that, in its own right, is spectacular. They embellish the plant views, wildlife, and the ocean in so many ways. From the full course meals to jungle adventures to detailed living conditions, you really want...

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

hey guys thanks so much for the great company conversations and happy faces every day and you forget to mention those wild shirts u wore -- remember every one we have a beautiful boutique bed and breakfast in puerto jimenez -- a great layover coming and or going thanks again ....ter & kat

Fort Lee, New Jersey
Reviewed 11 April 2015

AMAZING!!!! Was even better than I expected. Came with my husband and 2 children. Complete beauty!!! Terry and Katia are angels that welcome you with an open heart to this paradise... View was insane, food incredible, cats, dogs and a banana eating tapir.. Hammocks made by hand with love, food cooked to perfection, ocean waves, birds, monkeys... Take the trip...

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

hello jersey are u guys home all ready ??? we want to thank you 4 for visiting us and enjoying our home ... did you read this ugly review below you ??? i remember her now .. hubby had a great time and never heard a word from the kids they all happy as larks .. but she was HOT...

Parksville, Canada
Reviewed 9 April 2015

This lodge is one step away from camping in the jungle. The fan in your room is a small 12v computer fan which does nothing. You have no access to food or beverages due to the remoteness so make sure you have the all inclusive option so you don't have to see the ridiculous prices he charges for these things...

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

holly cow -- finally some one that complains -- not sure i remember this lady or the family cause no one had problems with food or the fan -- so sorry you had issues if my guests have a problem or situation they come to us and let us know -- so not sure who this is -- but i...

Brookline, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 April 2015

gorgeous vistas; great food (best octopus i've ever had; tuna steaks; yellow tail sushi, etc...); authentic trip; enjoyed the communal meals - very interesting guests; mix of Europeans, Ticos visiting from San Jose; smattering of Americans; great value as well - extremely well priced. did i mention the food???? Terry is a great cook & his crew are very sweet/good...

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

hey j.. great to have met you .. you have the best laugh -- we knew where you where all day because of that wonderful laugh.. miss you and please tell us about the dog -- sushi last nite and pull pork later today .. and snapper manananananaana see you again.. ter & kat

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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: $136 - $295 (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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