"It is impossible to know where to start. There is just too much of everything."
The Lookout Inn Lodge offers a myriad of exciting never-to-be-forgotten jungle adventures The rainforest surrounding the Lookout Inn has numerous walking trails for all levels of experience. Set in the pristine, primitive rain forest of Playa Carate and within minutes of Corcovado National Park. And of course there is the beach.
The flora and fauna are so diverse and unique that one will never forget them. Jungle hikes also offer refreshing and fun waterfalls that you can splash under or slide down. Take a backpack with a prepared lunch and sit quietly and enjoy the incredible sounds and smells of the jungle.
The Lookout Inn Lodge is a Bird Watchers Paradise. In one day, a bird watching enthusiast staying at the Inn counted 30 different species.
Corcovado National Park is one of the protected wilderness areas with the greatest biodiversity in Costa Rica. It ranges over the western sector of the Osa Peninsula on the southern Pacific coast and protects 41,788 hectares of shallow lagoons, marshes, mangrove, swamps, rivers, rainforests, low altitude cloud forest and 46 kilometers of sandy coasts. The forests are tall, thick and dark, dotted with holillo and other palm trees where there is little or no drainage.
These habitats provide refuge for endangered animals, such as the tapir and crocodile (both frequently seen at Corcovado Lagoon), Ocelot, Cougar, Giant Anteater, Harpy Eagle (the largest bird of prey in the world) and the Scarlet Macaw (which has the largest population in the country).
Other protected species are: howler, spider, squirrel and white-faced capuchin monkeys, great tinamou, silky anteater, poison dart frog, glass frog (with transparent skin), cayman, bushmaster snake and leatherback olive ridley and green turtles that nest along the shores.
Identification has been made of: 500 species of trees, 140 mammals, 367 varieties of birds, 40 of freshwater fish, 117 of amphibians and reptiles, (including 32 species of snakes and 48 of frogs and toads), and it is estimated that there are some 6000 species of insects.
The lodge is located within 45 minutes, on foot, from the entrance to the park. However, there is such an abundance of wildlife and flora at the lodge that you may run out of time before you make it to the park. Bring your cameras and take home some phenomenal shots.
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