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“Your hotel is gorgeous. We definitely plan on staying at The Lookout when we return to Costa Rica."
– Mike and Kathy - Long Beach, California

"Thank you again for everything! What a memorable and joyous stay we had at the Lookout. We will never forget your hospitality and we hope to return again to celebrate our anniversary"
– Mark and Karen James - Iowa

"Thanks for the wonderful hospitality and just being a wonderful group. Our families enjoyed every trip to your beautiful establishment. It was one of the best parts of our trip!"
– Clark, Karen & Rachel Ryan; Kevin, Darla & Shanci Brown - Oklahoma

"My wife and I just wanted to let you all know how much we enjoyed the Lookout. We went to Hacienda Baru, Don Lulo's, Dominical (surfing), but going to the Lookout was one of the highlights of our trip. Our compliments to your entire staff! Thank You."
– Steve Killian - Ashville, North Carolina

"Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay at The Lookout. Thank you for organising and taking care of my every need! I had a wonderful time..."
– Diane Steed - Houston, TX

"A real tropical adventure: iguanas, parrots, crocodiles, fish. Muchas gracias mi amigos."
– Carol.Benicia@beniciagarden.com

"What a wonderful time we had at your place. The accommodations were just right and the care we received, from both you and your staff, made us feel like family."
– Mark and Lisa Pearson - Canada

"Just a quick note to thank you for a wonderful stay at the Lookout at Turtle Beach. We had a fantastic time.We are sending friends of ours in March."
– Cheryl Norman and Denis Cadieux - St. Lazarre, Quebec

"The view, people, and hospitality were all fabulous. What a wonderful hidden treasure you have. Thank you so much for the great conversation as well."
– Julianna and Clay Ehlers - Lincoln, Nebraska

"Stephen and I want to thank you for the hospitality offered during our stay. We really enjoyed our time there. The service was wonderful and the location is perfect. We can't stop talking about it to our friends and family. We are definitely going back next year."
– Kattia & Stephen Zarcone - New Albany, Ohio

Letter to the Tico Times:
My wife, Donna, and I have visited Costa Rica during our winter vacation for almost a decade. It is not unusual for us to drive 1500 miles (yes miles) over a two-three week visit, so we have been all over Costa Rica through the years.In our wanderings, we particularly savor those smaller out-of-the-way resorts/hotels, which offer high quality, outstanding accommodations as well as interesting natural or cultural features nearby. We have been in and around the Pacific Coast community of Dominical many times, staying at Roca Verde, Villa Rio Mar, etc. We have journeyed further south on the Coastanera, and have passed a hilltop hotel with a grand view about 35 kilometers south of Dominical in past years. This year we stopped and we were delighted we did!

The place is called the Lookout at Turtle Beach, and affable hosts Carol and Steve immediately make you at home. The Lookout obviously overlooks Playa Tortuga, and is in the Osa District of Costa Rica. The accommodations are superb, the view breathtaking, the birding phenomenal, the flowers exquisite, the hospitality perfect - I'm running out of superlatives here...

Close to the Pacific shore with all those ocean-related activities, the Lookout is also immediately off the Costanera, thus a good home base for those of us who make day-trip forays. The Lookout will provide transport for those desiring it. Adjacent to a modern mini- mall with a dive shop, hardware store, grocery store, dress shop, another restaurant (about half a kilometer away), you have most every-thing you would ever need at your fingertips. Away from the maddening crowds -definitely yes! Donna and I figure we have a good two years before everyone descends on the place... The Lookout is absolutely the treasure of the south-Pacific coast!!!

– Roger and Donna Kirkwood - Illinois, USA

An article in the Vallejo Times Herald by Carol de Maintenon of Benicia Garden & Nursery:
If you like warm water, blue skies, green lush tropical forests, then a visit to Costa Rica is for you. We stayed at The Lookout Hotel at Playa Tortuga. This is a wonderful place to be, with clean, light and airy cabanas and terrific hosts. Check out their website, www.hotelcostarica.com. I will be returning, there is still so much unseen and waiting to be seen.

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