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Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 9 October 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 7 August 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 10 May 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 4 May 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 20 April 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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1Thank JenGNotts
Reviewed 18 April 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...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 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...

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England
Reviewed 31 March 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...

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Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 22 March 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:...

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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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park
Price Range: $190 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mystica Lodge & Retreats 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Mystica Restaurant Lodge And Retreats
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“You cannot miss all is grande.”
 of 5 bubbles KeenanMoses, 8 Nov 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, 10 May 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, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the bungalows that look at the jungle.”
 of 5 bubbles English_Al, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“if it's windy - bring ear plugs”
  • The front deck of secluded Corazon cabin w/ adirondacks offered a comfortable spot to rest & rel
 of 5 bubbles Mpfisher, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
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