Mal Pais Hotel in the Jungle

Star Mountain provides a serene, peaceful setting which is perfect for nature lovers and tranquility seekers. Our eco lodge is surrounded by extensive tropical gardens with impressive jungle trees and a multitude of flowers visited by butterflies, hummingbirds, and and other exotic birds. In the middle of the hotel compound is the large swimming pool with sun deck and lounge chairs. From here you often see families of capuchin and howler monkeys traveling through the canopy.

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The lounge, designed in a traditional Costa Rican rancho style, is a comfortable and cozy place to relax in a hammock, socialize with other guests, or do computer work. Our hotel provides high-speed Wifi served through glass-fibre cables. The lodge is also where we serve breakfast in the morning. Please note that we do not serve lunch or dinner. A few steps above the hotel rooms you find the yoga shala quietly secluded in a jungle clearing. Here you can practice your poses on a 700 sqf teak platform with only the sounds of birds and monkeys as a symphonic backdrop.

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Words can't describe this epic getaway. A secluded jungle paradise, set back from the busier town but close enough to quickly hit the beach. I spent my morning, not by my lonesome, but instead by the pool with dozens of monkeys jumping around in the trees. If your looking for ...

Awesome place!

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a couple nights. It is an amazing place set back in a private location. The hosts are all very outgoing and kind. It is only a several minute drive to Mal Pais without all the traffic and people. It is definitely my ...

The Real Deal

Star Mountain 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, ...

Fantastic place - hidden in the jungle

Our family spent 6 nights at Star Mountain and we loved every minute. Calm, clean and great service. Beautiful place, hidden in the jungle with nice poolarea. Perfect for families with kids. The only negative part is that you must have a car (4X4) ...

Truly wonderful

My wife and I stayed at Star Mountain spending 7 nights here in the last week of January. By the end of the week, we decided it was the best week's holiday we have ever had - no exaggeration. We can recommend it for many different reasons. Generous and ...

We found Paradise

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 ...