About our Costa Rica Rainforest Lodge
Welcome to Lookout Inn Lodge and thank you for your interest in our tropical rainforest inn. We are a secluded rainforest eco lodge situated deep in the lush tropical jungle on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Our solar-powered rainforest lodge is a hidden vacation getaway for travel adventurers, bird lovers and rainforest explorers.
Well off the beaten path, Lookout Inn is in Carate, which is on the western side of the Osa Peninsula and located at the end of an unpaved road coming from Puerto Jimenez. Whether you arrive via 4x4 taxi, rental car, bus, or fly into Carate airport (just 2 minutes away), our rainforest lodge offers adventure travelers seeking a remote getaway an opportunity to experience the incredible biological diversity of Costa Rica in an unspoiled natural setting. Once you arrive you can relax. Our spacious comfortable rooms include open-air style tree houses, tiki huts, bungalows, private cabins and traditional rooms to suit your tastes. Reserve your room at Lookout Inn Lodge – our motto is: “Come as a guest and leave as family!”
Our Sustainable Jungle Eco Lodge
Our eco lodge is solar-powered with plenty of electricity for lights, fans and 110-volt outlets. Subject to availability, we offer complimentary wireless Internet from 8 am to 4 pm at $5 pp per day per unit . From our garden we grow fruits, vegetables and herbs, and from our local farming community we purchase quality meats and cheeses. We smoke fresh locally produced cheese, as well as pork and fish from local farmers. At Lookout Inn Lodge, our homegrown food is freshly prepared and served three times daily for our guests.
The Inn’s structure has three stories and 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. The three levels of our Inn include:
- Lookout Inn Lodge’s main floor – a spacious deck for lounging or candlelit dining. Includes a wooden staircase that spans from the main deck down to the Lodge’s tropical gardens, a pristine unsoiled black sand beach, a refreshing cool pool that overlooks tropical flora, and also to our private spacious bungalow cabins that are separated from the main lodge house.
- On the second floor – a large covered deck with a kitchen, lounge room with stereo and a large library specializing in Costa Rica’s natural history. An artistically crafted spiral staircase leads you to the top floor.
- Our third floor – an open-air observation deck where a high-powered telescope offers an extended view of the Osa’s breathtaking vista. The Observation deck also provides under-roof seating for your dining pleasure. Part of this deck is open to the sun and is surrounded by a beautiful balustrade of natural driftwood.
Lookout Inn Lodge Grounds
The Lookout Inn eco lodge grounds spans 11 acres. To the south and within a couple hundred feet of our main lodge, is a black-sand beach. In the opposite direction, at its highest peak, is a ridge that offers an expansive scenic view of the Pacific Ocean and Osa Peninsula coastline.
Our rainforest lodge is nestled into the mountainside and surrounded by the rainforest jungle with beautifully manicured flowering hibiscus, and an extensive array of animals that call the Osa their home. Our eco-friendly inn has a refreshingly cool freshwater swimming pool that’s beside lush tropical gardens mixed with orchids, exotic flowers, banana and fruit trees, jungle growth, almond and giant ajo trees filled with Iguanas and Scarlet Macaws.
There are plenty of activities to do without ever leaving Lookout Inn Lodge. In any direction you can venture out on trails leading you to various water-based and rainforest activities. Enjoy a walk up the Stairway to Heaven, a wooden staircase that leads you to stunning ocean views. Enjoy a cool tropical drink made from fresh garden and local fruit, and then close your eyes and feel the tropical breezes while you listen to the ocean waves crashing and our Costa Rica rainforest symphony!
Come visit our rainforest lodge we strive to make your stay at the Lookout Inn eco lodge the best and most memorable vacation getaway ever. Have we piqued your interest? Find out what to expect when you come to our Costa Rica rainforest lodge!