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Reviewed 11 January 2016

Our family of 4, with 2 teenagers spent 3 nights at Mystica. Food at the restaurant was something we looked forward to every night . Breakfast is included. We ate dinner at the restaurant all 3 nights. After dinner we played cards in the "lodge". The rooms are functional and not too big, but they are super clean, nice linens,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Mystica for one night en-route to Fortuna and it was cold and rainy so the log fire in the dining area was very welcome. Mystica caters for a specific clientele, sadly I am not one of the target market....it is a nice place and the Italian owner is a really nice guy but in my opinion there...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Francesco and his team made us feel incredibly warm and welcomed upon our arrival at the Hotel Mystica. The lodgings were just as we expected, small and humble but clean and cozy with all the amenities we need. The special addition was an incredible view of Lake Arenal from the main house and restaurant. The hotel is very well located...

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Orangeville, Canada
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I had the most amazing and relaxing time at Mystica...it is gorgeous there! Beyond the stunning view of the lake and Volcano and meeting the delightful staff and owners the room was outstanding! We stayed in the jungle room and you can spend hours watching the monkeys from your room, the patio or the outdoor shower...it was beautiful. We also...

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Luna Pier
Reviewed 13 December 2015

The best thing I can say about the motel is that the staff and owners are very friendly and the breakfast excellent. The room was very basic and what was called a queen bed really was a double. Shower was very good except that for the first 30 minutes it ran red with rust. Great views of Lake Arenal and...

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mysticaLakeArenal, Owner at Mystica Lodge & Retreats, responded to this review

This Guest arrived 2 days earlier without warning Our beds are under north american standards and after 20 years of operating we know what is queen and what is full This person is lying.... the water was brown because we were working on some pipes and we did it because we were not expecting guests that day, We love people...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

We booked the jungle room at Mystica on our way from Liberia to Arenal. Driving into the grounds makes you feel like you are arriving at a magical resort (not because of the Merlin art either!). The manager was super sweet, and the room was clean and comfortable. The room was surrounded by the jungle, and you should be ready...

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Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

I loved everything: the room with a magnificent view on the lake and the garden, The balcony surrounded by flowers, the garden that smells so good. The restaurant full of positive energy and delicious Italian food. The pumpkin soup was the best I had in my life and the pizza with fresh vegetables was delicious. There is a foyer with...

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Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Beautiful spot at the northern end of the lake: great views, really nice rooms with lots of space and a great veranda. Food was OK. Yoga studio looked wonderful but I guess we were there too early in the season, as there was no yoga person or massage person on site and both needed to be booked a day or...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 31 October 2015

I have a friend that did bike tours. she recommended this place off the beat and path. Best suggestion. There are two showers one in room other outside. I stayed in a hammock one day taking in the view, reading, and having a bottle of wine. The food is mostly Italian at their restaurant. It was delicious. There is space...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

What a wonderfully serene setting to rest and relax. Comfortable rooms with amazing views, great gardens, a lovely restaurant for dinner and breakfast and very friendly, accommodating and hard working team making us feel very at home. Special thank you to Anita for being so welcoming and helping celebrate Susan's birthday. We didn't want to leave and hope we can...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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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: RM510 - RM780 (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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“Rooms in the lodge are quieter.”
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“All the rooms each have their own special charm! There is not a "bad" room on the property!”
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“go for one of the jungle rooms for open rooms looking straight out into the rain forest - peaceful”
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“Ask for one of the bungalows that look at the jungle.”
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