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Reviewed 29 May 2017

We think we did well to stay away for nearly 6 months! We are huge travellers and we always look for the same thing. We want a fun time in a truly local location. We want to see and experience everything we can in the place we have chosen to visit and leave with a bucketful of memories and experiences. The Lookout gets you right under the skin of Costa Rica. The wildlife on your doorstep is incredible. I fished for bait in the lagoon up the road and a crocodile surfaced 4 metres in front of me. Down on the road a large snake was going up a tree to raid a squirrel's nest. Two of the other guests walked beyond the airstrip and saw a mountain lion. It is just endless. Fishing off the beach was brilliant, loads of action, back to the Lookout for the coldest beer and the best barbecued lemon chicken we have ever had. We stayed five nights. We came in November for 3 nights knowing it was the wet season and that was great. It rained, wow did it rain, but you still get plenty of sunshine and the rain does bring the place to life. May was good too, start of the wet and a little rain, sadly five nights goes real quick! My wife and I love this place and the hosts are great, nothing too much trouble, always so enthusiastic to share their knowledge of this amazing place. Downsides are no hot water, wifi is ok, but you are at one with nature here. Most of the rooms are really a platform with a roof and a bed with a mosquito net. If you hate bugs, need privacy and hot water, then this is not the place for you, but that is a shame because you will be missing out. Food is outstanding, great bar, yes we love this place and we will be back first week of December.

Room Tip: You need to figure out how close to nature you are happy to be. Best to email Terry.
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

our happy fisherman -- thank you for the 2nd visit and we shall see u2 again around the holidays and dont forget my scotch -- all is well here at the famous lookout inn eco lodge lil rain lil sun and lots of monkeys and scarlet macaws -- see you again thanks terry at the inn and the gang toooooooooooo

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

My wife and I were looking for something different, off the grid and found it at the Lookout Inn. We spent five days/nights there and one day/night at their other location Hotel Inn Jiménez, Puerto Jiménez.
They were performing some upgrading on the Tiki Hut structure that we had booked and was provided and upgrade. Great room, very spacious. You will get a workout from all of the stairs you will be climbing from your room, to the beach, and or to the main lodge.
As far as our host Terry and Katya, very attentive and fun to be around. Both are very knowledgeable about the local area and wildlife. The staff at both locations were a pleasure to deal with and be around, always smiling.
Since our visit was at the beginning of the "Green Season", we found that the Inn was still very busy with a variety of guest from all over the world. We enjoyed meeting and talking with all of them.
We look forward to our return visit back to the jungle and beach. - Whitney and Illegal.

Room Tip: This Inn is off the grid so be ready, no hot water, solar power, limited cell reception and wifi.
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

hello varysburg new york --a wonderful visit we had with you also - many thanks and please return again --bring good vodka tooooooooooo your new friends here at the lookout inn

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

If you don't like nature, animals, beautiful views, sunsets, waves and Costa Rica this place probably isn't for you. For everyone else, this place is beyond spectacular. I took my family which included a 4 year old and a 70 year old and each and everyone of us had a blast. Sleeping in the trees with open walls was amazing and now something I would like to do more of. The lodge is well designed to keep you entertained all day in a natural surrounding. The food prepared was buffet style and amazing as well. Lots of options for everyone. Very friendly staff too. Simply put, I am going again! Lots to see in the OSA and this place is right there. We just visited this May and it was sunny every day.

Room Tip: Get the rooms up high, You can see it all!
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

yes life here at the lookout inn osa p. is definitely on the wild side -- most guests think this may be the best place to hang your hat if your looking for adventure -great food - and smiles -- so we all here thank you -- come see us and dont forget about our hotel in puerto j.

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

We were in the perfect place for the ultimate experience of the wild Costa Rica. Our open room Honeymoon Suite with the sounds, smells, and view was one of the most memorable experiences I will cherish. Food was fabulous and prepared fresh daily!! Open room shower felt wonderful in the heat . The staff and owners knowledgeable and so welcoming . If you love the Outdoors and all that comes with it , "This is your place"

Room Tip: open private outdoor experience comfortable tree houses as well as the more traditional indoor rooms
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

we all here at the famous lookout inn thank you and all for visiting us and sharing your vacation time with us ... thank you all so much terry at the inn

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Are you looking for a place that puts you right in the heart of the Costa Rican Wild yet makes you feel completely at home? Head to the Lookout Inn!

Our stay was way beyond expectations.

Beautiful, cosy open bedrooms, totally connected with nature. Surrounded by rainforest that is just bursting with life. We would venture out every morning after a fantastic home cooked breakfast and see spectacular wildlife. Come home for lunch to more amazing food, dip in the pool, cocktails upstairs watching the sunset and frog spotting around the property, then every night being fed like royalty.

Terry, Katya and Todd truly made us feel at home. Very passionate people who welcome you in and who love the rainforest as much as all of the guests who come to this unique part of the world.

Fantastic rainforest walks from your lodge door, kayaking in the lagoon at sunrise, great access routes to the Corcovado National Park. Coatis, monkeys and macaws come during the day to grab a banana or two from the balcony. Terry making sure all the guests get to know each other over food and drinks. A huge library of wildlife books, fiction and cookbooks. Did I mention the food at every meal was superb!!

You feel like part of the family from the moment you arrive.

We will miss the Lookout Inn and all of it's inhabitants greatly.

Room Tip: All the rooms were very nice but very different. Each has it's own feel.
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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lookoutinn, Owner at Lookout Inn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

love you Britts -- a million thanks for your visit and letting the travelling world know we here at the famous eco lodge LOOKOUT INN are wonderful and helpful and terribly friendly toooooooooooooooo-- thanks so much and dont forget we have a beautiful boutique hotel in puerto jimenez -- find it all on the web site -- take care hope to see you again... terry at the inn

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