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  • Excellent89%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, you need to be more adventurist to appreciate Osa Peninsula and the Lookout Inn Lodge in particular. Why, not electricity to speak of and that means no AC. That was just fine for my wife and I. Terry the owner absolutely makes your stay....More

Thank Keith S
Response from lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

hey guys thanks for the nice review .. yes fun times terry ... ya got to love him eh ???? its the beginning of the raineeee season and the famous red eye tree frogs are now out and about -- also mom sea turtles are...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

The trip to Carate right next to the Corcovado National Park isn't easy and long. But if you have time, spending it in the Lookout Inn is a great choice to experience what nature has to offer on the Osa peninsula. The Inn is located...More

Thank Dryanta
Response from lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn LodgeResponded 21 May 2018

very many thanks for this wonderful and 100 % correct review -- with all that said --- now till xmas time is mamma sea turtle time they are up on our beach out front laying eggs and babys hatching and running for the pacific -...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The bungalows are clean, the hosts are pleasent. Everything was perfect from the lookout inn. I love this place and think that is just like heaven. It is quite unusual but you do not live there, so definitely it is worth it. Even the main...More

Thank Katerina M
Response from lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn LodgeResponded 13 May 2018

well hello km nice lil review we all thank you and whats with the one star ???? living in paradise is a wonderful thing again many thanks tc

Reviewed 7 May 2018

Location is beautiful, unfortunately the owner and manager act as though it’ were a privilege to stay there instead of being the other way around. Most of our group found the manager rude and the owner prickly and aloft. Fortunately the ancillary staff was very...More

3  Thank lmease750
Response from lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn LodgeResponded 9 May 2018

oh my lordeee what did i do wrong ??? i guess i need a vacation but my staff possibly the best in all world thats hard to believe -- i have been here a very long time living off the grid end of the road...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018

We stayed in the Monkey House and loved it! The rooms here are amazing and unique. We loved being in an open-air cabin. We also saw some outstanding wildlife here, including scarlet macaws flying back and forth near the hotel several times a day! Would...More

Thank Maya G
Response from lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn LodgeResponded 9 May 2018

my staff and i thank you for visiting us here at the famous lookout inn and the famous monkey house -- great open air cabin and great monkeys toooooooooooooo --- thanks so very much --

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US$86 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$86 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
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Slothful1
24 June 2018|
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Response from anne m | Reviewed this property |
The Lookout Inn has icy cold sodas to enjoy. As others have said, there is really nothing within walking distance. All the food and drink at the Lookout is way above average for each and every meal. We've been 4 times.
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rob c
7 June 2017|
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Response from lookoutinn | Property representative |
fishing on the shore is fun here and we have a lagoon full of snapper and snook
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greg m
5 April 2017|
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sansa or nature aire
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