This is by far the largest premium property available on the peninsula. With an existing small hotel operation, this unique property is located in the mountains of Mal Pais forming a contiguous stretch of forest with Costa Rica’s oldest nature reserve, Cabo Blanco National Park. The land is a mosaic of jungle, rolling hills, mountains, and streams with hiking trails throughout the property and many plateau views of the light sandy beaches of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa.
For buyers seeking privacy, Star Mountain offers an oasis where the only sounds one will hear are the grousing of howler monkeys and the symphony of birds. At nights, the strategically planted Ylang Ylang trees emit a perfumed scent that surrounds the compound. Animal Planet has stayed for several days shooting footage of the abundant wildlife and stunning topography.
• 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.
Type: development with existing Hotel
Lot Size 90 ha with hotel
I hereby declare that I know Mr. Peter Van Hussen, owner of Eco-Realtor Costa Rica Company, for more than 5 years.
During all that time, Peter has characterized himself, among other personal merits, for been a person who loves nature and for working actively in projects, programs, commissions and working groups related to nature preservation and to environmental conservation in general.
During all the years that I worked as an environmental advisor for the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce and for the Municipality of Garabito County, both located in Jacó City, I could observe that Peter was regularly invited to be part of projects and working commissions that had to do –among other topics- with the reduction of the environmental pollution existing in the Garabito County due to untreated sewage waters, with conservation and restoration of the watersheds that exist in the mountain zone of the county, with the problems that exist in the coastal zone, with ecotourism development, with protection and development of the nearby national parks and equivalent reserves, and in general with sustainable development of Garabito.
In all these commissions and working groups, Peter stands out for his excellent ideas and for his very active participation, and for the personal experience he demonstrated because of the jobs he has had and because of the many trips he has taken in his life.
Mario A. Boza
Vice Minister of Natural Resources
Co founder of Costa Rica’s National ParksMario A. Boza
Peter was personally recommended to me by one of his peers – a successful real estate professional – and I quickly knew why. I realized that Peter’s ethics towards responsible stewardship of land was exactly what I was looking for in marketing my unusual property of virgin forest. He listened carefully and understood my desire to search for a buyer intending to preserve the forest in perpetuity, and he already had the connections to advertise to this type of client. I am very impressed by the weight Peter places in responsibility towards a sustainable environment as an integral part of his business.David Reuland