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Corcovado National Park TourOur Lookout Inn Lodge is located on the Osa Peninsula, in the Southern part of Costa Rica. This area is one of the most bio-diverse areas in the world, and has been described as “The most biologically intense place on Earth” by National Geographic.

There is no doubt that we have a lot to do and see out here – especially if you love nature, wildlife, national parks, hiking, taking photos, and just plainly enjoy being outside.
Please view our below list of activities, and let us know during your reservation process if you’re interested in any of these. Some activities, like Corcovado hikes, have to be arranged in advance.


The highlight of our Peninsula is the Corcovado National Park. The park is around 42,000 hectares large, and hosts around 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity. The biodiversity here includes 400 species of birds, 140 species of mammals, 116 species of amphibians and reptiles, over 500 species of trees, and more than 6,000 species of insects.

There are several ways that you can see the park!


This is by far our most popular tour, with around 99% of our guests doing this activity during their stay with us. We have our own certified guides on site, or find you a guide, to take you into the park. You cannot hike into the park without a reservation / park passes and a certified guide. There is a $25.00 per person NON REFUNDABLE fee for park passes and once purchased you can´t change the dates either. (Park Rules)

ALL Day Hikes have to be arranged in ADVANCE, so please let us know before your arrival that you’d like to do a hike. Usually we can arrange a day hike around 2 days before you’d like to do the hike, but we need advanced notice to organize your permits etc for you.

Corcovado National Park Tour


You have to book your overnight trip in advance – we recommend to book for the overnight stay 4 weeks before your stay. The ranger station fills up fast in high season. Prepayment is required 30 days in advance. Sirena Ranger station is the only ranger station offering an overnight option in Corcovado National Park. The hike to Sirena takes around 5-8 hours, mainly along the coast. The hike is one of the most popular Corcovado Hikes. You can start your hike right in front of our hotel, since we’re located near the entrance of the park. No additional transport costs – just head out to hike.

The Ranger station has recently been updated where you will sleep in new bunk beds under mosquito nets on a mattress with sheets. As well as new bathroom and shower facilities. Food is offered at the station and also has to be booked in advance. They do have snacks to be purchased on site including smoothies. You may bring your own food as well. For this reason we offer 2 different packages to choose from.

Bare Bones: ( NO FOOD ) This is no longer available due to new rules about bringing food into the park - see this article for more info

Sirena Overnight: Includes park passes (2 days), your bed for the night (dinner that night) (breakfast the 2nd day), guide fees. $427.95 for 2 people. For an additional person please add $119.95 (all taxes included) - Lodging & Food Reservations for Sirena Station

The Works: (WITH FOOD) Includes park passes (3 days), your bed each day (dinner the 1st day) (breakfast, lunch and dinner the 2nd day)( breakfast the 3rd day), guide fees. $795.00 for 2 people. For an additional person please add $269.95 (all taxes included)

See one person's story of their tour.



Hiking around the property of Lookout Inn Lodge you can see all the wildlife that also occurs in the park – since we’re located right next to it. Additionally, we have waterfalls, rivers, lagoons, and beautiful rainforest for your enjoyment.

We offer guided tours around our own property, on several marked trails. You may also go on your own hike, without a guide. All our trails are marked and we have maps to show you how to get around. 

However, we do recommend that you take a guided hike, since you’ll see many more animals that are hidden all around the rainforest.

These are the different hikes we offer:


Stairway to HeavenThis hiking trail will take you on a big loop, first up our stairway to heaven, right behind our lodge. The stairway goes up high onto our little hill, and then leads you on a path down the hill. Pumas, sloths, Tapir, and other amazing creatures have been spotted right on this trail !! You should go and check it out during your stay with us.

You can do this hike in around 3 hours. Depending how many photos you take and how slow you are.

Costs $35 per person
- see video


Red Eyed Tree Frog This tour is one of our highlights at night.

Just walk around our property and our frog ponds you can see a variety of frogs, including the popular red-eyed tree frog!

This tour is offered daily, and usually the guide will take you on this walk just before dinner time.


Costs $5 per person


Waterfall HikeThis hike will take you to our waterfalls and the nearby carate river.

This is a refreshing tour where you can jump in the water at the end to cool down!

Costs $35 per person.


Toucan with a NutThis hiking trail is part of the Stairway to heaven trail, but it can be done by itself.

The hike takes around 2 hours and is an easy access trail, right outside of our property.

Costs $25 per person


Squirrel MonkeyThis tour takes around a couple of hours.

From $20 per person.

Other Activites:

The Lagoon
Kayaking – Canoeing – Fishing

Our Lagoon is around a 15 minutes walk from our Lodge and is a beautiful place to watch wildlife and birds.

Around and in the lagoon you can see a lot of water birds, which rely on catching their prey from still waters. You can also see crocodiles, caimans, and other wildlife.

The lagoon is a beautiful and a biodiverse spot and is easy to access from our lodge. The best way to explore the lagoon is via kayak or canoe.. both available for rental.

Please inquire for this adventure at our lodge or before your stay!

Kayak - $45 per person
Canoe – $65 (2 person canoe)

Canoeing at Lookout Inn Lodge

Bird watching around the Lodge

Bird watching is possible on all of our hiking trails, but we offer a specific birding tour, with a guide who’ll just look out for the most rare and beautiful birds for you to see! (see our bird list here)

Early-bird bird watching tour:
Our early bird-watching tour starts at 5:30am. Another starts at 7:30am.
The early tours are 25$ per person.

Bird watching Tour half a day:
You can choose to do this tour in the morning or afternoon. $35 per person

Special Trail Bird watching:
This tour takes around half a day, can be done at anytime. $35 per person

Scarlet-Macaw in Flight


Sport FishingWe are glad to help you set up a sportfishing day for you. You can choose between offshore and inshore fishing.

The boats are all equipped with the latest equipment, and the captain and crew are experienced sport fishermen.

If you would like to do this tour during your stay, please ask us for pricing. We’re able to set everything up for you with advanced notice


Horseback RidingA horseback riding trip can be arranged at any time and you’ll ride along our beautiful beach and along some trails.

$66 per person.


There are many other water-based and rainforest activities to consider. At our hidden eco lodge, Lookout Inn Lodge has something for you to do from sun up to sun down—or you can do nothing all day except relax. That's OK with us; it's your holiday. Do as you wish. For those of you who would rather sit by a pool, read, take in some sun and take a cool dip—we have a fresh water pool in our garden area. Have questions about Lookout Inn Lodge? Be sure to review our What to Expect page!


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