222-acre jungle oasis in the mountains of Mal Pais beach

  • $14,000,000
  • 6500
  • Property ID
  • Farm / Ranch, Hotel / B&B, Commercial, Land
  • Property Type
  • Beach Walk
  • Location Type
  • 3,000.00
  • m2
  • 89.84
  • Lot Hectares
For Sale
222-acre jungle oasis in the mountains of Mal Pais beach
  • $14,000,000


222-acre jungle oasis in the mountains of Mal Pais, the most exclusive neighborhood in Costa Rica. The extensive land forms a contiguous stretch of forest with Cabo Blanco National Park, Costa Rica’s oldest nature reserve. Star Mountain is a lush mosaic of jungle, rolling hills, mountains, streams and hiking trails with many plateau views of the light sandy beaches
of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa.

The beach is only 2 kilometers away downhill and many of Costa Rica’s finest surf breaks are within minutes. For people seeking a tranquil setting to decompress, Star Mountain offers a retreat where the only sounds you will hear are the grousing of howler monkeys and a symphony of birds.

The neighboring town to the north, Santa Teresa, is world-renown for great surf and magical beaches. A younger set of beautiful people surf and do yoga by day and party by night. For several years running, TripAdvisor has ranked the beaches of Santa Teresa as the best in all of Central and South America.

This property offers a rare combination of sheer size, elevation and pastureland, set within the context of the dry tropical rain forest. The highest elevations peak over 300 meters, overlooking the ocean as well as the dense jungle canopy of the valleys. Three rivers run within and along the property.

Has a total area of 88+ hectares. Five large 5-hectare lots are configured on the mountain with ocean-view plateaus cleared and ready for construction. These sites are ideal places to build several houses for a family compound.

Infrastructure: The entire hotel compound is wired for electricity. There are 2 existing telephone lines, and a high-speed fiber optic internet connection with speeds up to 100MB/second. Water is drawn from springs and wells around the property.
Roads are established throughout the property.

Water Concession: On January 13, 2020, the Ministerio del Ambiente Y Energia (MINAE) granted two 10-year renewable concessions to Star Mountain. Numerous additional springs and well water sources provide some of the best water sources on the peninsula year-round.

Hiking and riding trails are maintained throughout the property.
Several existing structures on the property comprise 600 square meters of construction under roof. The main house has a 100 square meter area with 3 bedrooms. The “casita” is a smaller 1-bedroom house. There are also 4 large individual guest rooms each with ensuite bathroom.

The lodge provides a communal gathering and dining area with a very large iron grill. The attached kitchen has an oversized walk-in refrigerator and a complete set of appliances.There is a separate bathroom structure to service the lodge area. A large 4 room bodega is composed of a: dry storage room, tool room, laundry room and extra bedroom and
bathroom room for a caretaker.
The horse tack area was built in 2010 to care for the 8 horses on the property. A 64 square meter yoga platform is set within a banana field.

Large pool, Jacuzzi and cascading waterfall.

Furnishings and Equipment are included.

This property is a universe unto itself with potential bounded only by the imagination of the architect. The current owner has been approached in the past with ideas ranging from: a canopy tour in the treetops, adventure biking trails, a mountain jungle campsite, a Hollywood set, and a reality TV show.

Perhaps the highest and best use is as a family retreat whereby family members or friends can build houses within the same compound. The pervasive jungle provides a buffer to the outside world and affords the dweller an opportunity to rejuvenate. There exists untapped potential for manifold additional ocean and jungle view building sites.

Due to its sheer size and special elements, this property represents one of the best investment opportunities in the area as property values continue to inflate. This unique opportunity awaits the prescient buyer with a clear vision.


¥ 222 acres (90 hectares) of versatile land. 

¥ Five large 12.5 acre (5 hectare) lots are configured on the mountain with ocean-view plateaus cleared and ready for building. These lots are perfect for building several houses for a family compound or a boutique resort operation. 

¥ The property’s existing and operating hotel, Star Mountain Jungle Lodge, with four guest rooms and a guest house, is fully operational and compliant. The hotel is one of the oldest in the region. 

¥ Existing hotel amenities include a dining and lounge area, a large grill, a pool, a horse stable with eight horses, a yoga platform, and private hiking trails. 

¥ Back of the house facilities include a large kitchen with a walk-in refrigerator, a dry storage room, a laundry room, a tool shed and caretaker housing. 

¥ Roads are established throughout the property. 

¥ The property has all necessary utilities and services including electricity, water (from springs and wells), telephone lines and internet.


  • Location OTHER
  • State/county Puntarenas
  • Zip/Postal Code 60111
  • Country Costa Rica


Updated on February 7, 2024 at 11:57 am
  • Property ID: 6500
  • Price: $14,000,000
  • Property Size: 3,000.00 m2
  • Land Area: 89.84 Hectares
  • Property Type: Farm / Ranch, Hotel / B&B, Commercial, Land
  • Property Status: For Sale
  • Construction Status: Built
  • View: Ocean View
  • Location Type: Beach Walk
  • Water Supply: Municipal
  • Access Road: Unpaved
  • Construction in Sq Ft: 32,292 Sq Ft
  • Lot or Land in Acres: 222 Acres



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