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Toronto
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Spent a four day weekend here with my family - it was dreamy. Watching the sunrise beside Arenal volcano was epic The food was home made and sourced locally. Very friendly staff and owners. There was a great vibe - my kids wanted to stay longer. Great place for yoga too.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mystica came recommended and I must say that I was not disappointed!! I participated in the Return to Love Yoga Retreat and stayed for 6 days. Everything about Mystica is truly magical! My sister and I stayed in the Jungle Cabin- Hamsa, and being a city girl, I was out of my comfort zone as we were within steps of...

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Sedalia, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mystica Lodge was the pinnacle of our trip to Costa Rica. The people working at the resort made us feel like we were staying with family. The food was prepared fresh everyday and left us excited for our next meal. The rooms were very clean and spacious. The location was beautifully set on a large hill overlooking Lake Arenal with...

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night on a cycling trip with exodus travel, friendly staff , lovely location and a place to escape to and relax, the views of the lake are worth the visit alone, highly recommend a visit

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Whistler, Canada
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Absolutely Amazing! Thank-you Lori, Francesco and Tino for providing such a magical experience for my 2 boys Zen (11) Tao (9) and myself. The property is stunning with an abundance of vegetation from fruit to flowers, the views breathtaking, the cozy accommodation and the spirituality of the yoga and meditation space. The cuisine was authentic Italian with fresh mouth watering...

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Reviewed October 9, 2016

Came here for kite boarding. This hotel has some of the best views and coolest grounds in the whole area. The hike to the giant tree is a must. The restaurant is very authentic and the food is very healthy.

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El Dorado Hills, California
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with a friend for two nights as we toured Costa Rica. I must not have been paying attention when I booked this place because when I got there I was surprised by the beauty, peacefulness, gorgeous views and tranquility that permeates this special retreat. Not a yoga person really, but the yoga space was by far my...

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Florida
Reviewed May 10, 2016

This is a CHARMING location! There is so much thought to everything at Mystical! From fresh leaves in the bathroom under the handmade soap, to fairy lights in the dining room at night, to the beautiful paintings all around the property, nothing is random! Great love and care has been put into this property! Did I mention the food? Delicious...

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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 3, 2016

One of the best rooms we stayed in during our two week trip through Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. We had one of the jungle rooms with outdoor shower - bliss. Explore the gardens and watch the toucans in the trees at the back of the main house. Great view of the lake and volcano. A bit disappointed with the...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

From the views over Lake Arenal and its Volcano, to the beautiful cabins, to the refreshing fresh water dipping pool and not to mention the delicious pizzas, this place is heaven on earth!!! Take me back!!!! A remote retreat but with staff who all talk perfect English is hard to find in central Costa Rica but it is here and...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mystica Hotel is a tropical paradise with an excellent Italian restaurant, wonderful yoga and meditation classes in a forest sanctuary, a detoxifying infrared sauna, a dipping pool with a waterfall, and tree-top therapies such as massage and Reiki. Mystica is conveniently close to all of the great adventures and water sports that Lake Arenal offers: windsurfing, kayaking and fishing, excursions to Arenal Volcano including canopy tour and hot springs (40 km/25 miles from the hotel) and Tenorio National Park with its world famous Rio Celeste waterfall hike (35 km/22 miles from the hotel). Mystica Hotel is especially designed for travelers who want to relax and/or be in contact with nature. The lodge sits atop a rolling green hill and is surrounded by lush gardens. The rooms don't have TV, WiFi, or phones to support the complete relaxation of our guests, but there is free WiFi in the reception and restaurant area. Mystica's motto, inspiring all who visit, is: 'Live the Magic!' ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mystica Lodge & Retreats

Address: | 300 mts north of Tierras Morenas Cross Road, Arenal Volcano National Park 50801, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park
Price Range: $126 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mystica Lodge & Retreats 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Mystica Restaurant Lodge And Retreats
Mystica Restaurant Lodge & Retreats Hotel Arenal Volcano National Park
Mystica Lodge & Retreats Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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“Rooms in the lodge are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles maidahye, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“You cannot miss all is grande.”
 of 5 bubbles KeenanMoses, Nov 8, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms each have their own special charm! There is not a "bad" room on the property!”
 of 5 bubbles Relaxgilr, May 10, 2016 | Read review
“go for one of the jungle rooms for open rooms looking straight out into the rain forest - peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles angelabJ6584SC, May 3, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the bungalows that look at the jungle.”
 of 5 bubbles English_Al, Mar 31, 2016 | Read review
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