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“The Ultimate Jungle Experience” 5 of 5 stars
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2 kms on the Cabuya Road, Mal Pais, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Mal Pais B&B and Inns
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
“The Ultimate Jungle Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Star Mountain is clean, lush and inviting. The amenities include a delicious, nutritious breakfast, a large waterfall pool, a serene yoga platform, guided horse tours and a walking trail covering acres to explore plant and wildlife. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We especially enjoyed visiting with the other guests, sharing our Costa Rican experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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SouthLyon, Mich.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

From day one not a moment was wasted with the help of the great staff at Star Mountain Lodge. Waking up to the call of howler monkeys surrounded by tropical beauty. The staff made sure we knew what to see and do, the best resturaunts to go to. The on site horse stable offered us a guided tour that took us out on a spectacular ride into the surrounding hills then down to the oceans edge. The views are incredible. The lodge has it all, clean well kept rooms, a peaceful community outdoor lounge and eating area, hiking paths right out your door. The pool was very nice and welcome after a day out exploring, or take a swim in the close by ocean.One of the best trips we've had.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The best place for uncomercial relax, in the middle of the jungle life. If you have been before in seychelles or mauritius reunion prepare yourself for real paradise. This is one from the best peacfull and secure places in the world. Forget the cheap luxury and open your mind for beautifull world. We been here for 3 times and come back again for real quit and goodness.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ambler, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Whether you are looking for relaxation or adventure, Star Mountain Jungle Lodge will not disappoint you. From the incredible natural beauty of the 220 acres the lodge rests upon with breath taking 360 degree views of the Costa Rican jungle/Pacific ocean. Pictures do no justice here! The adventure is endless. We zip lined through the jungle which was priceless and we also rented quads that we had for the entire trip. Which I highly recommend. Andrew the owner was nice enough to help set up our entire time in Mal Pais to make sure we had a chance to do everything we wanted to do. The restaurants in the area were to my surprise "delicious" The beaches are incredible along with the locals. Everyone was more than helpful with anything you might need. I would highly recommend Star Mountain Jungle Lodge to anyone who knows how to enjoy the good life. I look forward to returning there sometime in the near future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

I must say I was about to cancel my trip to costa rica first I had a bad experience in jaco dirty beaches unpleasant But I must say upon my arrival at star mountain lodge I knew I made the right choice. Andrew. Owner / manager greeted us showed us the grounds and outlined the best beaches . Restaurants and hang out areas . He was nice enough to call ahead if time canopy ul tours and horse riding . We rented quads which is a lot of fun to have in Mai's pais. From start to finish I had a great time either zipping through trees. Trying the surf or just enjoying the 240 acreas On sight in the rain forest. Yes that's right 240 acres of resort. I highly recommend this trip for those who appreciate the Beuty of nature . Not scared to get muddy and relax all in one. I look forward to my next visit soon.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamden, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

What a perfect place to get up close and personal with the costa rica jungle and it's amazing wildlife. Laying in the hammock outside my cute room watching the different monkeys jump from tree to tree was better than watching any television. The pool was refreshig and private. A nice way to end a day of hiking. Went horseback riding and and had an amazing time. Went from the mountaintops to the beach and back.the horses are well trained for any level rider. Our guide led us on a morning hike the next day. Even though his English was limited we had a great time identifying different wildlife and enjoying the spectacular views. The breakfast eating area is lovely and relaxing. Nico took care of making arrangements for our zip lining which I highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012 via mobile

We loved the tranquility of this lodge. The management and staff went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and welcoming. The great wildlife viewing on the property (monkeys, sloth, mot mot bird) made this one of our favourite stops on our visit to Costa Rica

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 kms on the Cabuya Road, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Mal Pais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
Also Known As:
Star Mountain Jungle Lodge Costa Rica/Mal Pais

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