We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats

3.0 of 5 Arenal Lake, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats
Professional photos View all
Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats
Write a Review

69 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and it was a absolute delight. The rooms are spacious and clean, the staff is really friendly and the vieuw is unbelievable! Breakfast and diner consisted of fresh baked products. Compared to other hotels we thought this was the best value for money.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My son, Leighton, and I and a group of friends from our Pilates Class, including our instructor, Melanie, visited this out of this world place this past June. It was probably the very best of any trip I have ever taken. The place is so gorgeous, flora and fauna, prettiest I have every seen . The rooms so tastefully decorated... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Went on a retreat with a group and as soon as we arrived at Mystica we realized we reached paradise. The breathtaking view of the lake and volcano, welcoming staff and beautiful grounds were the beginning of this great trip. After settling in our rooms, Lori provided the group with a restorative yoga class after a long days travel. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We spent 2 nights at Mystica Lodge, in one of two jungle cabins. The accommodation was excellent. There was privacy in a natural rainforest setting. The lodge restaurant, with an Italian bent, was also excellent, with a variety of gourmet foods and desserts. The pasta bolognese was superb. A simple breakfast of eggs and local fruits is included in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Desamparados, San Jose
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I´ve been visiting this hotel and restaurant for about 10 years now, so I´m going to summarize what I think are the pros and cons of this hotel in a list: - Tranquility: There is something about this place that makes you relax as soon as you check in. I don´t know if it is the view of the lake,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for two nights - the first stop on our belated honeymoon - the room was huge clean, comfortable and simply decorated (seemingly hard to find in this area!). The bathroom was great and the shower awesome (best on the trip maybe). The room had stunning wooden porch out front from which you could see... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This was a stop on a bike tour, so we hadn't picked it. Lots of build up from the guides so I was somewhat sceptical, but it really lived up to the hype - a lot depends what room you get as to how great, but all I saw were beautiful. The place is set on a hillside looking over... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Overbrook, Kansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The jungle cabin was gorgeous! Two walls of windows that give the feeling of being in the trees. The hardwood floors and walls nearly make it a work of art. I wish we'd had more time to just sit and.... meditate. The Mystica's definition of an outdoor shower is 3 walls and a mini waterfall with temperature controls. The fourth... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Macomb, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

In our travels around Costa Rica, we happened upon Mystica and as luck would have it, they had lodging available for us. What a treat it was! We walked around the grounds and sat outside in the morning and evening just gawking at the beauty that surrounds this very peaceful location. The staff were friendly and the rooms,while very simple,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Just came back from a couple of days at the resort. It is clean, peaceful and a little part of paradise. We had a room facing lake Arenal and enjoyed the fine Italian dining experience. It is definitely and place to go back to. It does not matter if you are into yoga or not: just peaceful mind relaxation. Pura... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats

Address: Arenal Lake, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Tingo, Priceline, Despegar.com and Odigeo so you can book your Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Mystica Restaurant Lodge And Retreats
Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats Hotel Arenal Volcano National Park
Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

50 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (48)
Pool/beach area (4)
Family/play areas (1)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Dining (7)
Room/suite (5)
View from room (6)
Other (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (3)
Room/suite (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats

Top-rated Attractions Nearby
Top-rated Restaurants Nearby