My family and I came to Corcovado to see animals in their natural habitat.
This is why we chose to stay at the Lookout Inn. For us, it was the perfect balance of comfort and deep-jungle exploration.
While staying here we saw more animals than we ever expected, and we were able to observe jungle wildlife from an amazingly close range.
Within walking distance of our room we saw:
Squirrel Monkeys, White Face Capuchin Monkeys, Spider Monkeys and Howler Monkeys, Coatis, Scarlet Macaws, Hawks, Owls, Caracaras, and numerous species of Tree-frogs, enormous cane-toads, Green Iguanas, Black Iguanas, a pair of Caiman and even an Ant-eater.
I know some people don't like snakes. We never saw a snake at the Inn, so if you don't like snakes, you will feel safe and comfortable here.
But if you DO like snakes, as I do, you'll be happy to know that I was able to spot beautiful Cat-Eye Snakes and a rare Parrot Snake while hiking nearby.
Terry, the owner of the Inn, told me that large boas are also sometimes seen.
Terry and his lovely wife, Katya, run the place with a warm and attentive Family-vibe.
They personally prepare every breakfast, lunch and dinner for their guests, and meals are served around a large table so that everyone can have the opportunity to know each other. They take a true interest in making you feel welcome and comfortable, and
the food is delicious.
If you want to relax, the beach is only a few steps away. There's also a pool, numerous hammocks, and a bar that serves delicious smoothies and ice-cold Imperial Beer, which is pretty nice after a day of jungle hiking.
If you want to see amazing wildlife and get deep in the jungle while maintaining the basic comforts of a clean bed, good food, friendly faces and a nice, cold drink, then this is the place to be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lookout Inn Lodge is a beach and rainforest ecolodge in Carate on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. We are located completely off the beaten path and conveniently located near an entrance to the world-renowned Corcovado National Park. Ideally situated to offer comfortable and affordable eco-friendly accommodations to adventure travelers visiting this remote part of Costa Rica, the Lookout Inn Lodge is sure to impress. Nestled in the hillside right above the road and alongside an isolated black sand beach, Lookout Inn Lodge provides our guests with spectacular views of the surrounding jungle rainforest, the majestic Pacific Ocean and an endless unspoiled Osa Peninsula coastline. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lookout Hotel Carate