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The Lookout Inn Lodge, Carate

3-star3 stars
Osa PeninsulaCaratePuntarenas60702Costa Rica

Carate beach inn with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
Very Good8.0
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Great location
Delicious food
Fantastic service
17See all 17 reviews
From 597 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Lookout Inn Lodge, Carate

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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 11 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Pool sun loungers
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 538
  • Conference space size (meters) - 50
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 9
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Furnished lanai
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

The Lookout Inn Lodge, Carate’s small print

Also known as

  • Lookout Carate
  • Lookout Inn Lodge
  • Lookout Inn Lodge Carate
  • Lookout Hotel Carate
  • Lookout Inn Lodge Costa Rica/Carate


This property does not have elevators.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between CRC 15 and CRC 20 for adults, and CRC 10 and CRC 15 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CRC 45.00 per accommodation, per stay

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 80.00 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Lookout Inn Lodge, Carate


  • Carate Beach - 4 min walk
  • Pan Dulce Beach - 15.8 mi / 25.4 km
  • Corcovado National Park Office - 26.8 mi / 43.1 km
  • Puerto Jimenez Pier - 27.1 mi / 43.6 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 119.2 miles/191.8 km
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 17 reviews

The Lookout Inn Lodge, Carate
Paradise but pricey meals!
Amazing eco lodge near the end of the road and the beginning of the jungle. The owners are extremely friendly and funny - and the rooms are unique and open air, making for a fun and adventurous experience. This place isn’t for the luxury focused traveler - it takes a bit of effort to get to and there will of course be bugs and critters around. We loved this about it. The secluded beach is one of a kind. Only downside - meals aren’t included and are extremely expensive: $15 for lunch and $25 for dinners. This place isn’t remote enough to warrant those prices, although the dinners were very good. Lunch left something to be desired. Overall, great experience. I think if you book directly with the hotel you might get a better rate and meals included - so look into that! They are pretty responsive by email.
Mary, us3 night trip
The Lookout Inn Lodge, Carate
Good staff, bad management
The location of Lookout Inn is gorgeous, and the room itself was clean. Bear in mind the hotel is a two hour walk from the entrance to Corcovado, which seems to be usual for the Osa Peninsula. My mother and I stayed for two nights, and would not have been able to tolerate much longer. The staff is generally agreeable, and the guides were very good, but the owner is a terror. He is consistently drunk when interacting with guests, is rude and unwavering with staff in front of guests, and is overall a presumptuous and unfriendly person to deal with. Additionally, though this is a lesser complaint, it was about 95 degrees fahrenheit and 90% humidity and the shower water was scalding. Mainly as a result of the owner's behavior, there is no way we will return to the Lookout Inn.
Helen, us2 night family trip
The Lookout Inn Lodge, Carate
Very Good8.0
Nature getaway
Carate is beautiful and the Lookout Inn is a great option if you are looking for something close to nature!
A Traveler, us2 night trip

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The Lookout Inn Lodge, Carate

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