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Kingston, Ontario
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to start off by saying it's not Mystica's fault they appeal to a very corporate kind of Yogi. HOWEVER, I was still a paying customer and this place was far from cheap. We were greeted by the receptionist. She said, "I can answer any questions and get you acquainted with the area". When asked to elaborate on...

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

We are very shocked and saddened to hear of your negative experience with us at Mystica. I feel it is very important to respond to you here to make sure you know that you have been heard and also to clear up some misconceptions for future guests. First of all, I'm sorry that you didn't feel heard by our receptionist...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with friends on a group retreat that included yoga & meditation and fun. We were part of a larger group of about 13. We were treated like part of the family. And , the owners/ family here are super lovely. My group of 4 friends stayed in the RaMaDaSa House which was great. our first day we...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could not wish for a more magical location to settle in and be re-inspired by all life has to offer. The views and natural beauty of your surroundings are absolutely captivating, the service is exceptionally friendly and the delicious food nourishes both your body and soul. If you choose a Jungle Room, and you sit quietly on your private...

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Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure being here for a wellness retreat a few weeks ago that involved daily yoga, healthy eating, massage and meditation. Wow! Lori and Francesco took such great care of us. They are beautiful people inside and out. The food is so good you will want to return for it every year. The tree house for a massage...

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Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel where we stayed 2 nights is beautifuly located with spectacular views of Lago Arenal and the volcano, which we did not see because of the cloudy and windy weather. The rooms are spacious and clean with a good shower. The wall are rather thin, so you hear the neighbors well. There is no wifi in the rooms, only...

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

Dear 960maartenr, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! I would like to take a moment to respond to your review. The philosophy of Mystica is to offer a calm environment where people can nourish their body, soul and mind. In this sense, we might be different than regular hotels that offer air conditioning, television and Wifi...

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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: €107 - €150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mystica Lodge & Retreats 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“If you love being in the rainforest, pick one of the cabins.”
 of 5 bubbles rebrove, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Standard rooms have a lovely view of the lake and volcano.”
 of 5 bubbles KrystyG39, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the lodge are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles maidahye, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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