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Mystica Lodge & Retreats
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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 "wall" is where the shower is open to the front porch and the jungle. It took me about 45 seconds to lose my inhibitions and enjoy the experience. Very good food in the restaurant . A simple and tasty breakfast is included. Fantastic views and nice hike right on the grounds. No A/C and none needed. One night we had to use the down comforter. Even when the wind is HOWLING, the cabin is reasonably quiet. And... NO howler monkeys to keep you awake.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank KSMistral
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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, were very clean. We did not have the opportunity for yoga which would be a reason to return. However, we did eat dinner at the restaurant and it was marvelous. I would return for the pizza and heartily recommend Mystica for relaxation, for the beauty of its location and the food.

Room Tip: This is small and most rooms seemed comparable. A must is to try the pizza!
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank SuzTim
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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 Vida!

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the lake. we enjoyed the full moon!
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We loved this place. The owners were so nice and really cared about our stay. The food was organic and delicious. The place was beautiful - there are some small hikes (really really small if you are a hiker) from the resort, yoga in the jungle, a tree house for massage, and a natural pool. Renting a car might be a better option here if you want to visit other restaurants and the volcanos but the owners were really helpful in arranging transportation for us and we like to walk so there were some things available - small hikes, wind-surfing, cute coffee shop, and a few restaurants.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Shastara
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

I planned to stay 2 nights in that place,I discovered a paradise and finally stayed 4 nights. There is nothing negative to say about it:
. the place is beautiful, the garden and relaxing places outstanding: It was a warm welcomed: People were helpfull as could be : I was here in the same time than these people who made very bad commentaries about the place: They even were disgracefull with Barbara who is the most gentle women you can find: The problem is with them not with mystic hotel, they should go to consult instead of behaving the way they did

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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