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Reviewed 20 December 2013

I spent 10 days at the Lookout Inn Lodge on recommendation from my parents who had traveled there the year before. What an amazing spot! If you enjoy camping and the closeness with the outdoors but are also looking for some more modern amenities, this place is STRONGLY recommended.
The food was excellent, cooked to serve and to accommodate those that don't or can't eat certain foods. The staff was top-notch and helpful in more ways than expected or required. They made the stay very pleasant and helped with the community-type atmosphere that I haven't seen anywhere.
Finally, this is a nature lovers paradise. While staying here, I was able to identify over 100 species of birds (and there were many that I couldn't) and saw many monkeys and other animals that I had not seen on previous trips to Costa Rica.
So much to do, so little time. I would recommend it to anyone, solo, or families, to visit Lookout and enjoy their stay

Room tip: Many rooms are open to insects and small lizards. Though all the beds have mosquito netting, I would recommend tucking the netting under the mattress. Other than that, any room is recommended.
Date of stay: December 2013
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Thank Aaron T
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2013

hello aaron -- great to hear from u our new friend and birder dude.. and your mom and dad are returning in feb. 2014 for a week of birding and playing in the sun & salt water -- all is well here at the lookout inn .. the TAPIR showed up again 4 nites ago we all watched him at the banana station eating like a pig-- every one loved this beast.. hope all is well in the states and come back home to us soon.. thanks and happy holidays.. terry -katya and the team

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Reviewed 11 December 2013

We visited Lookout following a recommendation from a friend, and much internet searching. we wanted somewhere to take our son where the wildlife was close, and where we could chill out.
Well..... the Lookout has so much to offer if you want to get away from it all and get close up with things flying, walking, crawling , hopping ..... and Terry!
We stayed for nearly two weeks in the Tiki Huts, at the end of the (not very) rainy season. The huts are brilliant: comfortable beds, open to the jungle, and spacious. Monkeys in the bathroom, iguanas in the trees, macaws,vultures and toucans just outside, and humming birds in the room. Wow!
Dining up in the trees on the Lookout balconies, again surrounded by birds and monkeys(guard your breakfast and sunglasses). Quite extraordinary stuff.
We walked on the beach (swimming, be warned is not for the timid) , watched turtles laying and hatching (amazing), and climbed up the Stairway to Heaven into the forest. The Park? It's a long long day if you want to go there.... we didn't yet saw just about everything (except the tapir!)
The kitchen and it's staff do an amazing job, and Terry ........ SO much enthusiasm and belief in what he's does and has done. Well done mate!
Don't expect aircon, some rooms don't have hot water, the website is out of date in terms of activities available at no extra cost, so enquire rather than be disappointed.
Thanks again to everyone at Lookout for making such a special holiday for the three of us.

Date of stay: November 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank kheastyorks
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2013

good day my English family .. and thanks for the ''good mate '' and that sleep quality we could improve on if we can slow the pacific ocean down some and make those crashing waves a bit less eh ?????????

this place is still full of monkeys -scarlet macaws and terry -- wild and wonderful and the chef is still baking those fresh cinnamon buns every morning - life is good yes?? you all have a great time across the sea and hope to see you again.. thank u all so much katya the lookout inn team & terry

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

After 5 previous visits to the Osa, we finally decided to try a trip down during the "rainy season"
( not only was it an easier time to travel, and a quieter time with fewer lodgers, we were also offered a substaintial discount!) and the first night there we went to sleep while 5 inches of rain fall pounded our roof...we could hardly hear the ocean waves which we always look forward to....but in the following week it rained only occasionally and always briefly. We got to do all of the things we normally do and had a wonderful time, as usual. Next time we are thinking about going down at the end of April simply because the hosts told us that is there favorite time of year!
If you like being away from tourist-type places, enjoy nature and animals, an unusual out-of- the-way accommodation in a beautiful part of Costa Rica...you will enjoy Terry & Katia's Lookout Inn!

Room tip: All different and all fun!
Date of stay: November 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Tom P
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2013

hello tom .. its always a wonderful treat to have you join us here at the lookout inn..-- the rains have come and gone and we are about 100 '' below normal rain fall for the season - its hot --dry and beautiful here and summer is on us -- take care and hope to visit you 2 this 2014 -- keep an eye on the new ''boutique bed & breakfast '' ( inn jimenez ) opening soon.. love to ya ... katya -terry and the team

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Having been to The Lookout before we were excited to try it during rainy season and take advantage of the discount prices. We just spent a week there. The weather was wonderful - plenty of sun and the few rain storms, which generally happened at night, were a great way to experience and connect the cycle of the rainforest...plus they provided stunning visual and auditory memories - heavy rain, silent birds, frog calls, incredible clouds, the rainforest coming back to life, etc...

The Osa is a gem of a place. Don't waste your time with a one day trip, spend at least 2-3 nights at The Lookout Inn to take in the Osa experience. I am always amazed at how little effort it takes to see wildlife and incredible landscapes when I am at The Lookout Inn. With no effort, the beach is right there and so is the rainforest = ideal location!

As always, the staff were friendly, courteous, and helpful. The meals were great. It really is an extra treat to not have to think about meals...everything is prepared for you; fresh, delicious, local and plenty of it! The owners, Terry and Katia, work hard to make sure their guests have everything they need, answer questions, help plan experiences, and provide wonderful accommodations.

Last year we went with my 17 year old son, my 32 year old sister, and 10 year old niece. Everyone said it was the best trip they had ever been on and recall great memories...and they all want to go back!

If you are planning a trip to Osa, the best place to stay is The Lookout Inn!

Room tip: All the open air rooms are great for those who want that experience. There are 2 cabins that provide more structure. Three rooms are connected to the main Lodge for more of a traditional experience.
Date of stay: November 2013
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Thank SusaninNY2012
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2013

hello newman susan -- we all here miss you so much u need to come back now -- please

every time u guys visit it gets better yes??? katya and i want to visit u2 so get ready in july 2014 -- let mr. bone know ok?? and have the bar well stocked --

all is well here at the lookout inn.. sun shine -- great food -- ocean sunsets and that darn pacific is still salty.. love you guys ter * kat and the great team and i thank God i have a great team

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

The best spots in the world are at the “end of the road,” and Lookout Inn is located at the end of the end of the road. A spectacular location built into the jungle, a few yards (or meters to our metric friends) to miles of unspoiled sandy beach with perfect rolling waves – sounds like a cliché, but it’s true. We know our beaches – we live on the North Shore of Kauai. Carate is one of the few special places that motivate us to travel away from our paradise abode. Bring your kayaks or paddle boards with you if you can manage some surf.

We have visited Lookout twice in the last 3 years, and each time left very enthusiastic about our visits. The food would be great in any locale, but when one realizes that Lookout is off the grid, powered only by solar and some gas hauled in over the long road in, it is simply impressive. Most of the rooms are open air, with mosquito nets that aren’t even needed. You literally are living in the jungle, with a solid roof over your head. One can only marvel at the creative design of the lodge, the sight of the Corcovado coastline during a lightning storm, the streaming early morning sun light on a pristine black sand beach.

And your hosts Terry and Katya are two of the most unique, delightful people you will ever meet.

Go there when you can. There are not many places in this world comparable to this “end of the road.”

Date of stay: October 2013
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

hi steve and everyone else reading this.. .. thanks so much for a nice review its always wonderful to see returned guests -- we all here at the lookout inn must be doing something correct - thank God I have a wonderful staff -- all is well here on the osa peninsula and remember the new boutique bed & breakfast katya and I are opening soon well we hope to open the doors around dec. 10th .. will email every one soon.. its called INN JIMENEZ so visit us .. see ya all soon or 2014.. thanks again terry - katya and the team

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