A truly great location if you want to be near a beautiful coast and yet apart from it in a jungle clad retreat. The owners, Andrew and Lisa, we're very friendly and interesting to talk to. There is a good walk through the forest and a beautiful garden with a small, but very nice, pool. The infrastructure in general perhaps needs a little 'gentrification' - a little facelift to bring it to life and a few of the appliances were suffering from rainy season blues (rust!). They serve an outstanding breakfast but for dinner you have to take the road into Malpais or Santa Theresa. The 2 kilometre track has a few bumps but is passable. The restaurant (Mary's) at the bottom of the road is outstanding if you like seafood and organic produce from their own farm. The lodge has a way access to the beaches and Cabo Blanco reserve and the owners are proactive in promoting the conservation of biodiversity in the area. This is a place to get away and immerse yourself in your surroundings.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Star Mountain Jungle Lodge Costa Rica/Mal Pais