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Lookout Inn Lodge
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Reviewed 6 February 2010

Costa Rica is such an amazing place to visit. So green, so blue. And the perfect antidote for a winter-weary family of four. We've visited Costa Rica before, but this trip we stayed off the grid and in the wild jungles of the Osa penisula. The Lookout Inn was the perfect place for our family to kick back and relax. Our little screened house in the jungle allowed us to hear the crashing waves on the beach 24-7 and wake up to the wild sounds of the jungle around us: screeching scarlet macaws, chirping birds, whirring locusts. If you like wildlife and want to be at the cross-section of hundreds of species, then this is the place for you. To balance all the wildness, there's Terry and Katya, the owners of the Lookout Inn, with three delicious meal a day (really, our sons have never eaten so many vegetables) and plenty of suggestions for things to do such as guided hikes in Corcavado National Park or walks to waterfalls in the jungle (where we saw several electric blue morpho butterflies). It's hot, hot, hot in Costa Rica, but the pool was blissfully cool and so were the Imperial beers on the terrace at sunset. We've already booked for next year.

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Thank wheretogogirl
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Reviewed 5 February 2010

It was my first time in Costa Rica and didn't know what to expect, but the Lookout Inn exceeded my expectations. The very friendly staff makes you feel like your at home. Their cooks prepare delicious meals three times a day, all of their meals are excellent. The grounds of the Inn are manicured very well and the rooms very beautiful as well. i would recommend the Lookout Inn for anyone planning on staying in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
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Thank gajimerson
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Reviewed 31 January 2010

My wife, sons and I travel a lot (domestically and international), both for business and pleasure, but we all agree our best vacation ever was at the Lookout Inn in Carate, Costa Rica. We just returned from a week at the Lookout Inn and were blown away by the natural surroundings, excellent staff especially Jeff, wonderful food and the innkeepers Terry and Katya. The beach is almost deserted and it's an easy hike to nearby waterfalls and the Corvocado National Park. Wildlife abounds with monkeys, coati mundi, anteaters and more roaming about. Plus, there are wild Scarlet MaCaws everywhere and for an up close encounter with a macaw, there's the resident bird Polly. We had traveled to Costa Rica previously so we knew what to expect when it came to the natural wonders, but the Lookout staff made us feel like part of their family from the moment we arrived. Being off the grid in one of the world's most beautiful places with great people helped all of us completely unwind. And, I as I mentioned earlier, the food was exceptional. We also highly recommend the guide Eric who took us through the National Park and pointed out many animals we would have otherwise missed. We had such a great time, we're booked to return again next year!

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2010

We stayed in three different hotels in Matapalo, Carate and Puerto Jimenez on our trip and Lookout was BY FAR the best in accommodations, service, and location. Well worth the trek out there, its an experience you can't get anywhere else.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank jskenley
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Reviewed 17 November 2009

great place to go, loved the view and the animals you could see, great staff

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank cindymay
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