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Star Mountain Jungle Lodge

2 kms on the Cabuya Road, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 5 Mal Pais B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014
TravelL0ver2014 Calgary, Canada
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We went with our two teenage girls looking for a truly Costa Rican experience and have found it at Star Mountain Jungle Lodge. We definitely had chosen the best place for 12 nights. The staff was extremely helpful. Breakfast was great and plenty of fresh fruits and coffee. A 4x4 vehicle is recommended throughout the Peninsula but the drive up... More

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

If you want to truly decompress and "get away from it all" you'd be hard pressed to find a better place in Costa Rica, (or the planet for that matter). One look at the nighttime sky and you'll know instantly where the lodge earned it's name. The most vivid and beautiful stars imaginable. Fall asleep to the sounds of the... More

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Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband and I have visited Costa Rica 6 times traveling the country every visit. Having stayed at over 13 hotels throughout CR I can passionately say that this is by far the top of the chart, away from it all, in the jungle retreat we have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. We could have stayed on the main... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The Star Lodge turned out to be one of the most interesting and accommodating inns in the Mal Pais area. Not only is it off the beaten path, but it offers a taste of Costa Rica missing from the more developed coastal area. Large rooms, lovely self serve breakfast, delicious coffee, a relaxing pool, and an opportunity to hike the... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My family and I spent three nights at the lodge and it proved to be a most incredible experience. The wonder starts as you try to reach the lodge that is located in the middle of the jungle. The abundance of nature very well balances with the services offered and every single minute spent there becomes magic. Do not miss... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I took my family to this lovely oasis in the jungle Jan 2014. The rooms were clean and spacious. We were able to sleep peacefully and awaken to nature sounds of the jungle. Breakfast was served at 7:30am daily. The food was amazing. Katzia, the chef, went above and beyond. We happened to be staying during the time when the... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My wife and I visited recently and we had an amazing time. We know the area and there are many nice places close by at the beach but we wanted to experience nature at its best. The day we arrived we took a hike around the property and it took us over two hours to explore Star Mountain´s private reserve.... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I went to Star Mountain to see if the place would work for my yoga and health retreats. It not only works, its truly astounding! Nestled in the jungle it's a real peaceful heaven. It's perfect for small groups that want to relax , rejuvenate and get away from it all and its also really amazing how close it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

I traveled to Costa Rica with my little 5 year old and made my way all the way to Mal Pais and all the way up a dense jungle covered mountain, along a bumpy dirt road to arrive at Star Mountain. I just had a feeling about it. We were warmly welcomed and invited into a magical garden with beautiful... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

My family and I stayed here for a week and had a wonderful vacation. If your looking to get away from it all Star Mountain is the place to go. Tucked just outside of town Star Mountain is full of wildlife and peace and quiet and I highly recommend it if your looking for a true wildlife adventure.

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Address: 2 kms on the Cabuya Road, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Welcome to Star Mountain, a charming Costa Rican eco-lodge nestled within a 225-acre sanctuary in the hills above Mal Pais.Come experience the power and beauty of the jungle while relaxing in our comfortable eco lodge. With 4 guest rooms and 1 house for rent our resort is intimate, low-impact, and ideal for a medium sized group. It is the perfect spot for nature lovers who want to experience unspoiled nature and tranquility while enjoying all the amenities of fine lodging and dining.Our commitment is to provide our guests with the vacation they desire. For adventure seekers, opportunities abound in the dry tropical rain forest and on the beach. For people seeking a tranquil setting to decompress, we offer you an oasis where the only sounds you will hear are the grousing of howler monkeys and a symphony of birds.Star Mountain is tucked in the hills above Mal Pais next to the Cabo Blanco National Park. Our vast property forms a continuous stretch of forest with Costa Rica's oldest nature reserve.Star Mountain is a mosaic of jungle, rolling hills, mountains, and streams with hiking trails throughout and plateau views of the light sandy beaches of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Famous Mal Pais Beach is only one mile away downhill and many other Costa Rica's finest surf breaks are within minutes.Treat yourself to this luxurious ecological paradise in Costa Rica - where the jungle meets the ocean. ... more   less 
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