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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for three nights. The rooms are good, no AC or TV, but that's just what we wanted. We relaxed and disconnected from our surroundings. The staff was really nice and helpful. The breakfast and dinner are just amazing! Everything is made from scratch, which we loved. We enjoyed the pool, yoga area, and our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Exceptionally pleasant welcome (including the first complimentary drink we had anywhere in Costa Rica!),.fast wi-fi, a yummy dinner, and yummier breakfast. But the highlight was the accommodation. We stayed in Hamsa, one of the two "jungle rooms". In a word: paradise. Lots of space, beautifully arranged with special details, and the terrace a mere metre away from the forest, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This was my favourite hotel on our tour. One of the nicest bedrooms I've ever had with a huge bed that looked straight at the jungle. It didn't have aircon but it didn't need it as the rooms and surrounding outside areas were very airy. Don't worry, there are fly screens. The outside shower was fantastic and was like standing... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We loved just about every detail of Mystica. It's private and well cared for. Our room was secluded. We enjoyed our meals. We had breakfast and dinner each day. Wonderful. The staff is incredible. Warm, welcoming, smart and helpful. Our room was immaculate. The shower was so excellent. Only 3 walls. The fourth was the jungle. Couple of little things:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Mystica is absolutely AMAZING! I stayed here March 2015 and was lucky enough to go back again February 2016. YES it's that magical! From the second we turned into the gates I knew I had made the right choice. There is a sense of calmness as soon as you step onto the grounds of Mystica. The views are spectacular, food... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I travelled to this beautiful place for a week and it is all about nature and natural things just the way we like it. The food is garden to table, so fresh and tasty. Wifi in reception area, no tv in room which is perfect Coz there is so much more than that specially when travelling rather... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $113 - $152 (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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