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Mystica Lodge & Retreats

Arenal Lake | 300 Mts North of Tierras Morenas Cross Road, Arenal Volcano National Park 50801, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our first stop in Costa Rica and we couldn't have picked a better spot to unwind. Management was wonderful and we took advantage of the tree house massages (amazing) and yoga. We both did a Saturday morning (7:30am) yoga class outside in the beautiful yoga studio. It was great! The rooms were simple, very clean and quiet. We... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of three (mom, dad and teenage son) were thoroughly impressed by Mystica. From the Be Yourself Room (a hang out room at the restaurant) to the immaculate gardens to the incredible views it was a place to truly relax and absorb the environment. Our lodging (house) was nestled high on the property and offered seclusion, a hammock and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mystica is a beautiful homely resort run by Francesco and colleague Barbara with great care! Lori takes yoga sessions is a wonderful yoga teacher healer and her love and warmth adds to the ambience to the mystical place!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have worked in hotels for 15 years and the Mystica is the finest that I have seen/stayed in. The location is truly wonderful with amazing views; rainforests; and nature to admire in every direction. The rooms are lovely; ecologically friendly; and so far removed from the rest of the world that you cannot help but switch off. The staff... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was one of our favorite places to stay on our 16 day trip. We highly recommend a visit to this hotel. It's very special and peaceful with beautiful grounds. The restaurant was amazing and owners were very friendly. You will love it

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Millburn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

For over twenty years my husband and I had been wanting to come to Lake Arenal for its legendary winds. So we chose Mystica for its proximity to the kite-boarding / windsurfing center on the shore of the lake, and for the relaxing outlook reflected in the hotel's website. From the moment we arrived we fell in love with this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

stayed here while cycling from nic. to pan. the fully screened rooms overlooking the gorgeous lake arena were truly mystic. there is a fully stocked yoga platform back beyond along the river and the Italian/torontonian owners do a wonderful job in restaurant as well. breakfast is included as in most of the small central american hotels.Pesto pasta and the pizzas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stumbled onto this property late in the afternoon and were delighted by the quality of the property and rooms. We have three young kids so we were relived to see they had a a playroom and playground. My wife and i got to enjoy dinner over looking the lake while the kids played in the "be yourself room". The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Me and my boyfriend stayed at Mystica for three nights in the beginning of december. We chose to stay at Mystica because it's close location to lake Arenal and Tico Wind where we were wind- and kite surfing. Francesco and Lori are the best hosts you can imagine so friendly and helpful! At first our flight was delayed so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I cannot say enough about the Francesco, Lori and Barbara. They made the stay so much more enjoyable. They gave great advice about what to do in the area and were very accommodating. We stayed for 3 nights with our three kids. Breakfast was delicious. We had dinner and celebrated New Year's eve. The pizza was great and the Italian... More 

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