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Main Lodge room, Armadillo
Private room in bed and breakfast

Mystica, Main Lodge Room


Mystica, Main Lodge Room

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

The space

Mystica is a beautiful lodge and retreat centre right over-looking Arenal lake and volcano. We have a main building with 6 private rooms (each with their own bathroom) perfect for single, double, or triple occupancy.
Guests can enjoy the lovely environment at Mystica, practicing yoga in our magical sanctuary by the river, being refreshed in our
dipping pool made of river stones with a waterfall, receiving a relaxing massage or Reiki session in our healing tree-house, and of course, savoring the delicious food offered in Mystica's restaurant. We specialize in authentic Italian cuisine, and guests love our wood-burning oven pizzas, homemade pastas, fresh soups and salads, and our delectable desserts (including the famous chocolate Tortino and handmade sorbets such as lemon and mango/passion fruit).
Many of our clients like to make Mystica their home-base while they take day trips to the volcanic hot springs, adventure in the canopy tours, and hike to amazing waterfalls.
It is best to come to Mystica with a car so that you can have the freedom to get around to the various adventures. There are also local buses and guides you can hire if you like for alternate transportation.
The owners and staff are happy to meet you and to help you enjoy your stay with us - we hope that your time at Mystica enriches your vacation in Costa Rica and that the wonderful memories you make here stay with you for always.


Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 1PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM


24 Reviews

Grace User Profile
April 2017
Staff was welcoming and helpful. Barbara eagerly gave us suggestions of nearby activities, even booking them for us. We loved returning each evening to watch the sun set and to eat delicious Italian food. Can't wait to return to this amazing spot!
Tiffany User Profile
March 2017
We really enjoyed staying at Mystica! The property was even more lovely than I expected, particularly the lush gardens and yoga space which we explored even on a very windy/stormy day. The staff were very kind and helpful, and we really appreciated how intentional everything was …
Tracey User Profile
December 2016
We arrived on a very cold rainy day which was too bad because we missed seeing the volcano/mountains and more of the lake. The location seems awesome with the view of the lake and the grounds are really beautiful. Activities were a distance away except Barbara set us up with hor…
Alex User Profile
March 2016
Hosts were awesome, made me feel right ay home. This place is great for a quiet, rustic, romantic getaway. The yoga class was great and you can get a treehouse massage after. It is perfectly located for exploring the western lake area. Staff were kind and welcoming.
Jessica User Profile
January 2016
My husband and I stayed at Mystica for just one night (unfortunately) on our trip to Costa Rica. We absolutely loved everything about it! Mystica has such a great vibe and is a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay. The grounds are beautiful and the view of the lake from the r…
Elizabeth User Profile
December 2015
Francesco and his team made us feel incredibly warm and welcomed. The lodgings were just as we expected with an incredible view of Lake Arenal. From this little tucked away gem in the mountains we were able to drive to the Rio Celeste waterfall hike, La Fortuna and the various ho…
Faith User Profile
October 2014
What a beautiful place! We had such a wonderful stay. Everything was better than the pictures. The casita was perfectly appointed. The grounds and yoga sanctuary were absolutely amazing. The brick oven pizzas and service at the Resturant were top (Website hidden by Airbnb) was th…

Hosted by Francesco

Costa RicaJoined in December 2011
Francesco User Profile
27 Reviews
I am co-owner of Mystica Lodge & Retreats along with Barbara Moglia, my business partner. We came to Costa Rica from Torino, Italy many years ago, and have put much love and energy into creating Mystica. The Mystica family is committed to sharing the beauty of Costa Rica and My…
Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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