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Lookout Inn Lodge

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Relax on the Cabina Deck
Relax on the Cabina Deck

The Lookout Inn Lodge is located in the "Osa Peninsula" at the extreme end of the road in Carate on the edge of beautiful Corcovado National Park. We are ideally situated to offer comfortable eco-friendly accommodations and amenities to the traveler visiting this remote part of Costa Rica.

The hotel is the primary entry point to "Corcovado National Park" which is considered one of the world's great wildlife reserves. A guided tour into the park is an unforgettable experience.

Venture away from the comfort of the Lookout Inn Lodge each morning and enjoy the Largest Protected Tract of Pacific Coast Rain forest remaining in the Western Hemisphere, and yet return to a comfortable room at the end of a long day of exploring. And best of all, The Lookout Inn is very affordable too.

The wildlife in the area is absolutely extraordinary, the plant life more diverse than you will find anywhere in the world, and the butterflies, other insects and birds will just blow you away. Visit the waterfalls and climb the Stairway to Heaven.

The Lookout Inn Lodge is nestled in the hillside along the coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Corcovado National Park.

The Lookout Inn Lodge Grounds

Lookout Inn is surrounded by beautifully manicured flowering hibiscus which create trails from the roaring Pacific Ocean to the cool fresh water swimming pool and wooden staircase that takes you up to the most spectacular ocean views you'll see in the area. While enjoying a cool drink and a dip in the beautiful pool you can feast your eyes on the creative landscaping that includes a variety of colorful flowers, fruit trees, amazing bird life and more.

Perched on the side of a steep hill right above the road and expansive beach, the inn has an absolutely Spectacular View of the surrounding rain forest, endless coast line of the Osa Peninsula and of course, the majestic Pacific Ocean. The property covers 11 acres, peaking on top of it's own ridge high above the ocean.

The structure is a combination of American Southwest and Tropical, with stucco walls featuring arched doorways and windows complete with tropical hardwood trimmings and accents. Sandalwood plays an important part in the aesthetics.You don't ever have to rough it here if you don't want to. A solar power system supplies plenty of power for lights, fans and 110 volt outlets. A satellite telephone is also available for your convenience.

Key Features

  • Located on the Osa Peninsula
  • Next to Corcovado National Park
  • Property covers 11 acres
  • Solar power system supplies electricity
  • All 3 meals included - drinks are separate
  • Chase lounges and chairs on black sand
  • Ocean kayaks, boogie boards,
  • Fresh water cool pool with rancho
  • Explored less than 15 minutes from the lodge
Beautiful Sunset on beach in front of Lookout Inn Lodge
Beautiful Sunset on beach in front of Lookout Inn Lodge

Amenities

Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Hotel near Forest
Hotel near Forest
Packages Available
Packages Available
Pool
Pool
Restaurant On Site
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Smoke Free Rooms
Spa
Spa

Rooms

Cabina Room at Lookout Inn Lodge
Cabina Room at Lookout Inn Lodge

Accommodations at Lookout Inn Lodge

Swing-Inn Cabina at The Spa

The Swing-Inn Cabina at The Spa is a beautifully designed open air cabin with a huge private patio which includes 3 hammocks, a comfy couch, chairs and a small cool pool, all surrounded by tropical plants and orchids. This open air private tree house has great views of the Pacific Ocean. Add lights, fans and a rope suspended hanging bed, for those swingers, and you have the ultimate rainforest lodging all to yourself.

The Lookout Rooms - Orquidea - Delfin - Iguana

These guest rooms each have their own spacious bathroom and fan. The tile floors and baths add a luxurious touch. The custom made doors are uniquely carved by a local craftsman and a creative artist has done some lovely mural work on the insides of the rooms. The furniture, which includes armoires, tables, chairs, and queen sized beds are a mix of bamboo, wicker, and indigenous woods. The rooms are kept cool and quiet by the concrete construction, 10 foot high ceilings, and lack of direct sunlight.

The Lookout Private Cabins

The private guest cabins (cabinas) each have private balconies and hammocks. There are paths to the beach, pool & house. Use of wood throughout the cabinas give a sense of warmth yet the open air style lodging allows the cooling effect of the ocean breezes to waft though. The furniture, which includes armoires, tables, chairs, and queen sized beds are a mix of bamboo, wicker, and indigenous woods.

The Monkey House Rental

For our more adventurous guests who wish to experience the jungle to the fullest we offer the pride of the Inn, the secluded Monkey House. Idyllically located away from all the other rooms, the Monkey House is perched on the Inn's mountainside. Located in the rainforests canopy this cabana presents a unique, picturesque view of our endless beaches by day and the sounds and rumblings of the jungle by night. This open cabin provides; a queen bed and a loft with 2 singles, private shower and a sitting room to hangout and enjoy the world as it flies, walks or swings by. Adjacent to cabin there is a private, spaciously covered deck with lounge chairs and hammocks for relaxing.

The name was chosen because it is located under a popular "catwalk" for many of the troops of monkeys that make the jungle their home. As some of these species keep different hours than us, more than likely, you'll be woken in the morning to their passing overhead. Keep the camera at the ready, you won't want to miss these shots. Suffice is to say that this cabana offers you a once in a lifetime experience; a view that you will never be able to fully describe and an experience that you will never be able to (or want to) forget. .

Due to our open handrails this will be an adult only accommodation.

The Lookout Tiki Huts

These open air A-Frame Tiki Huts are 10 feet off the ground, giving you a tree house feeling, on a living hillside. Each hut has a queen bed, table and chairs, fan, lights and netting surrounding your bed. Staying with our eco-friendly philosophy, solar will power the fan & lights. You are surrounded by a colorful garden mixed with orchids, flowers, banana and fruit trees, jungle growth, giant Joba trees full of Iguanas and scarlet macaws. Enjoy the walk from the bottom deck onto the boardwalk winding around trees and garden area, down a few steps to your private entrance. This walkway rolls through the hilly garden to the horse corral, to the beach and also passes a hammock and chair platform high above, a perfect place for yoga or just waiting for that Kodak moment. The two Tiki huts are separate cabins completely out of view from the other with a central bathhouse in the middle.

Activities

Below you will find a list of local and Osa Peninsula activities that cater to all. Take your choice, most of them are included in your daily rate.

We have something for you to do from sun up to sun down or you can do nothing all day except relax. That's OK with us, it's your holiday. Do as you wish. For those of you who would rather sit by a pool, read, take in some sun and take a cool dip, we have a fresh water pool in our garden area.

Relax and take in the beautifully landscaped garden with multiple species of birds along with a great view of the ocean, only sixty feet away. Please remember to bring a flashlight as you will want one for any night hikes or walks to the beach.

These tours are included in your stay

- Hike up the Stairway to Heaven
- Visit Our Frog Ponds
- Go hiking on local trails
- Hike to "Corcovado National Park"
- Take a canoe down to the lagoon for some great photographic opportunities
- Swim or boogie board in the Pacific Ocean
- Surf at Carate or a bit down the road in Matapalo
- Kayak in the waves in front of Lookout Inn Lodge or the nearby lagoon
- Look for turtles on the beach
- Use the sea kayaks to visit local fishing boats and barter for the fresh catch of the day
- Go fishing from the beach
- Bird watch until your heart's content, especially the sacarlet macaws
- Hike to the waterfall and enjoy a packed lunch in this tranquil place
- Explore the remote prestine beaches and perhaps see some sea turtles
- Watch the dolphins and whales jumping in the ocean
- Star watch at night with the powerful telescope
- Participate in sunrise yoga (Tibetan Rites) every morning

These tours are an extra cost:

- Take a Dolphin Watch Cruise with Delfin Blanco
- Try Gold Panning in Rio Carate
- Have a cold beer or "Cuba Libre" at the bar
- Let us arrange a deep sea fishing trip for you.
- Arrange to go for an ecotour with one of the local tour companies
- Go horseback riding: Miles of untouched sandy beach combined with beautiful ocean sunsets are one of the favorite experiences you will always remember. Or, ride along jungle trails or just down the road and be visited by scarlet macaws, monkeys, coatis; travel on your own or a guide is no problem. Spend as much time as you like or until your saddle gets sore.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Hiking
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
Surfing Lessons
Surfing Lessons
Swiming
Swiming
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing

Location & Map

Osa Peninsula & Drake Bay Map
Osa Peninsula & Drake Bay Map
Satellite Map of Lookout Inn Lodge
Lookout Inn Lodge is Located just south of Corcovado National Park at the very end of Carate

Rates

 Rates per person
(based on double occupancy)
Extra for SingleChildren Price
Swing-Inn Cabina at The Spa Room$175 / person double occupancy $55 extra for single Not Allowed 
Orquidea Room$135 / person double occupancy $30 extra for single $66.50 for children under 12 years 
Cabina#1 $150 per person double occupancy N/A $75 for children under 11 years 
Cabina # 2$140 per person double occupancy N/A $70.00 under 11 years old 
Monkey House$160 per person double occupancy $40 extra for single $70.00 under 11 years old  
Tiki House$125 per person double occupancy $30 extra for single $62.40 under 11 years old 
*3 MEALS INCLUDED - drinks are separate
* Free lodging if you don't see a scarlet macaw during your stay (Lodging is separate from meals)

Customer Reviews for Lookout Inn Lodge

Overall Rating
5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 1 review

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Captain
From: Costa Rica 10/25/2008
 
"As a resident, and General Manager of a hotel in Costa Rica...this is where I GO ON VACATION! It truly is my favorite place in the world! You can relax as much as you want...or be as active as you want! Terry & Katya and the entire staff are wonderful, fun, and very excited to share everything this beautiful location has to offer! The food is spectacular and the cabinas are breathtaking! Take it from a local...the Lookout Inn is a not miss."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
More than 5
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
Resident of Costa Rica