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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Relaxed, welcoming environment. Excellent food and spectacular grounds. I loved the hanging chairs on our balcony and the sounds of the birds in the morning! The handmade soap was special and the caretakers were happy to help us practice our Spanish!

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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mystica is beautifully run, carefully managed, peaceful, warm, and healthy. The rooms are lovely, the staff beyond delightful, and the food excellent. The open air yoga platform by the river, the tree house for massages, the labyrinth, and the swimming hole are perfect. Amazing jungly surroundings, many fascinating birds. A great place to relax, revive, rejuvenate, and restore! It exudes...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mystica lodge is run by Francesco and Lori Myles-Carullo. I have been two times now. I plan to go back and back and back. I'm the person who never likes to return to places I've been. However, Mystica is a magical enchantment center. It is a spiritual retreat which includes yoga, Reiki , Massage, Saunas, swimming pools, the labyrinth, beautiful...

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mystica creates a spectacular experience and my retreat could not have been better. The facilities and food were fabulous and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. Lori is a gifted leader and created a magical experience for our group. Every detail was carefully organized and woven into a week of love and healing. Many of us came together as strangers...

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of spending a week at Mystica Lodge and Resort, and was enchanted with this magical place. Meals were tasty, prepared from local ingredients, and served in nice sized portions. Each time I sat in the Reception & Restaurant building, either indoors or in the open-air area, I noticed something new about the décor. My room in...

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Thank Mary W
Kingston, Ontario
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I attended a yoga retreat at Mystica, led by Perri van Rossem. The setting really was mystical with beautiful foliage interspersed by pathways to wonderful spots such as the dipping pool, the treehouse, the sauna, and our cabin--Hamsa--which backed onto rainforest. From our deck we watched monkeys and Toucans before attending our yoga class in the open...

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Thank rebrove
Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The perfect setting to reconnect with your inner calm. Mystica Lodge, owners and staff go beyond the standards to make you feel welcome. Very quickly, I felt like I was among friends. I never missed and opportunity to enjoy the superb offerings for meals and snacks, some of which were new to me. Every item was made with wholesome ingredients...

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Waterbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I recently visited Mystica for a 7 day retreat. What a blissful experience!! It is a gorgeous view overlooking lake Arenal. It is a very tranquil atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy the beauty of the nature surrounding it. The food was fantastic! The staff were helpful, engaging and always respectful. Francesco, Lori and Barbara have created a wonderful...

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is one of those places I don't want to tell anyone about, so I can keep it to myself. I have been coming to Mystica since 2011 (and leading healing/yoga retreats yearly as well) and every single time it is pure love and joy. The friendliness, care, and love Francesco, Lori, Barbara and the staff provide in unique and...

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Goshen, New York
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I was very fortunate to have stayed at Mystica with a group of 13 on a mediation and yoga retreat, and it was truly one of the best weeks of my life. Not only is the natural setting magical, but the beautifully designed and handmade elements made it feel like paradise. All of the staff were friendly and helpful -...

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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: $157 - $219 (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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“I am sure all the rooms are equally enchanting, comfortable, and welcoming”
  • The tree house massage room (and its brilliant practitioner).
37margareta, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you love being in the rainforest, pick one of the cabins.”
rebrove, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Standard rooms have a lovely view of the lake and volcano.”
KrystyG39, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the lodge are quieter.”
maidahye, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“You cannot miss all is grande.”
KeenanMoses, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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