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13 Km On The Road To Tierras Morenas Turn Onto Hwy 927 Halfway between Nuevo Arenal and Tilarán, Arenal Volcano National Park 29-5710 Costa Rica
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#8 of 176 Specialty lodging in Arenal Volcano National Park
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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!'
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Babysitting
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Lazy river
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Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Sauna
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
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Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Indoor play area for children
Highchairs available
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Hot spring bath
Massage
Solarium
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Non-smoking hotel
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Blackout curtains
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English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Catherine wrote a review Jun. 2022
North Vancouver, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
Our company rented this retreat centre for a 2-week intensive workshop. The facilities were beautiful, food was outstanding, and the team was so accommodating. Our participants benefitted as much from the environment as they did from the workshop. We are coming back!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Henrik H wrote a review May 2022
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We were a group of 12 friends visiting Mystica Lodge and retreats, after planning the trip for more than 2 years. We had a lot of expectations and I can say, Mystica and its surroundings fully lived up to all we have dreamed of. Nice rooms, perfect view from our lovely terrasses, where we could sit and watch the lake with the volcano in the background. Nice restaurant, healthy food, every day served by Tristan, who always came smiling and service minded. Some of us got nice massages and some had yoga lessons, and we enjoyed it all. We went on some excursions to see animals, but actually we could experience a lot more just by staying at Mystica. I also have to mention one of the owners (Barbara), she is so nice, helpful and smiling and she did all in her power to make our stay perfect. We cannot recommend Mystica enough if you ever plan to go to that part of Costa Rica, close to Tileran. Do not hesitate just make the reservation and go. Pura Vida Henrik
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Tracie A wrote a review Mar. 2022
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Incredible, enlightening experience. A special place that I would love to return to. I am forever grateful for the knowledge, beauty and peace it has brought to my life! Thank you Mystica. Will defined recommend .
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Romie R wrote a review Mar. 2022
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Kaylan’s retreat was warm, loving, nourishing & beautiful. The group unravelled and evolved. The excursions were immensely gorgeous to see the Rio Celeste Falls & Hot Springs. I can’t wait to go again!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Nan G wrote a review Mar. 2022
Pine Bush, New York7 contributions4 helpful votes
If you are looking for the perfect place to rest and reset from the stress life sometimes hands us Mystica Lodge in Tiliran Costa Rica is the place. From the moment we arrived owner Lori and her beautiful family welcomed us as if we were family and attended to our every need. Mystica has an intimate feel as it is not a large hotel and our group of 20 felt quite at home. Beautifully decorated and landscaped with a view of Arenal Volcano and lake in the front and jungle views in the rear. Meals at Mystica are all prepared on site and much is grown in the garden on the property. From the breakfast, with fresh fruit, eggs and baked goods through to the dinners and desserts, were all carefully and masterfully prepared. We were there for a yoga retreat with Kaylan Wojicik, who planned our trip and was also our yoga instructor. She could not have picked a nicer place and the day trips she chose, hiking in a national park, swimming in natural hot springs, and a visit to a family farm where coffee , chocolate and fruit is grown were great also. I highly recommend Mystica Lodge if you have the chance to visit Costa Rica. You will come home changed with your Pur Vida stay.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lesley M wrote a review Mar. 2022
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I went on a Yoga/healing retreat mainly for my husband who has some health challenges. I didn't realize I needed it as much as he did. At Mystica, I found peace and calm that I struggle to find in my every day hectic life. Every morning I had tea with nature while looking at the view of the lake and volcano, just beautiful! Don't get me wrong, we did get a little loose some evenings with wine and dancing and a little show from Valentino but it was just the perfect combination. Everyone, owners, people who worked at the retreat and all the other guests made this experience perfect. We are already planning our next trip. Namaste!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Janis C wrote a review Mar. 2022
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I attended a yoga retreat at Mystica Lodge.The staff is so friendly.The food was fabulous.The surroundings were breathtaking.I walked the gardens every day.My room faced the volcano and rising sun.The lodge arranged for massages.We practiced yoga in a gorgeous pavillion. Our yoga leader Kaylan provided a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Laura C wrote a review Mar. 2022
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Mystica is a profoundly spectacular place and experience. The location, the food, the views, the pools and yoga platform all exceeded my wildest expectations. If you get a chance to go here - GO! My body has not been so happy in a long time - with the fresh air, healing environment, daily yoga, and incredibly fresh food, it's hard to not feel healed through and through. Better yet, my spirit felt deeply nourished as well. The owners, Lori and Francesco, are wonderful people who will make you feel like welcomed and cherished guests. I can't wait to go again!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Renee CS wrote a review Mar. 2022
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Mystica is in a beautiful setting, landscaped artfully with incredible views of Lake Arenal and the volcano. As a guest at Mystica I felt welcome, nurtured and pampered. The delicious food is freshly prepared, some of which is grown on the property! The restful accomodations are nestled into the landscape. Each one is individual in it's character. The exquisite yoga sanctuary is surrounded by trees, a waterfall, and a stream; the only sounds are those of nature: the birds, the water, the frogs, sometimes monkeys! Lori and Francesco and their partners and staff have created a paradise that accommodates both rest and joy. It is an experience not to be missed.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Danielle O wrote a review Feb. 2022
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Everything about Mystica was a magical experience, from the location overlooking Lake Arenal and volcano to the nourishing, delicious meals, to the cozy accommodations and incredible owners and staff who made me feel like family. It's such a unique and wonderful experience that should not be passed up. I left feeling rejuvenated, wonderful and wanting to return. Thank you Lori and Francesco!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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US$168 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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mystica restaurant lodge & retreats hotel arenal volcano national park, mystica restaurant lodge and retreats
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Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mystica Lodge & Retreats
Which popular attractions are close to Mystica Lodge & Retreats?
Nearby attractions include Leona's Art Studio (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mystica Lodge & Retreats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mystica Lodge & Retreats?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Mystica Lodge & Retreats?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mystica Lodge & Retreats?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mystica Lodge & Retreats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe y Macadamia, Casa Delagua, and El Corral BBQ.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mystica Lodge & Retreats?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Mystica Lodge & Retreats have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mystica Lodge & Retreats offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mystica Lodge & Retreats have airport transportation?
Yes, Mystica Lodge & Retreats offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mystica Lodge & Retreats?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Does Mystica Lodge & Retreats have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.