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, a private villa (with queen bed,bathroom, kitchenette, fireplace, terrace, and pull-out sofa),and a 2-bedroom house (two rooms each with their own queen bed, a large open kitchen, living room, fireplace, outdoor shower, hot tub, two bathrooms, and terraces).
We are also proud of our newest addition to the accommodations: a jungle cabin right overlooking the forest and river, with an amazing view and a unique sensation of being immersed in nature. The jungle cabin has a queen bed, a private bathroom, a semi-outdoor shower, and a large terrace.
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.
A beautiful place to be and inbreathe with a magical garden, a lot of art, lovely people, an incredible Yoga-Room & Lessons in midst of the rainforest and its true: there was a handmade soap in the bathroom. We felt very well & welcome!
The room was very nice and clean, and there was an amazing artisanal soap on the bathroom (which I think they have for sale at the reception). Breakfast was great too, very tasty "gallo pinto" and good coffee. The view was nice and the gardens were very cool. Barbara and Francesco where very friendly and respected our space. The only bummer was the weather, but I guess it wasn't their fault (unless they have superpowers, which would turn it to a super awesome experience just for trolling m while I was trying to take pictures). Overall, a solid A+ for the hotel.
It is realy magical place
The room was very clean and peaceful
The view from the room was wanderful and the pizza and the pasta at the resturant were grate and Francesco was very helpful
It was the best place to relax
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) was the perfect ending to our stay in Costa Rica! We will be back again soon! Thank you!
Stay at Mystica was great it was very clean and the View was amazing my time there was short but great! I definitively recommend at place! Thanks Francesco!
Mystica was amazing. They could show dozens more beautiful photos of the incredible property. The room cabina we stayed in was perfect. Clean, cute, rustic but still modern enough. The complimentary breakfast was great and we enjoyed talking with other guests and sharing experiences. The staff was courteous and eager to assist any way they could. They have a meditation area down by a river with hammocks that is set in the woods that must be experienced. If you are not able to find your center there than something is wrong. A wonderful experience and we will recommend to everyone.
Thank you so much for this beautiful review, Matt. We are deeply touched that your experience at Mystica was so positive in every way. Receiving feedback such as yours is incredibly rewarding as we go into our 22nd year of being of service with all of our energy, creativity, and love. Come back to visit us any time!
We had a fabulous time at Mystica. It was a very relaxed atmosphere. The food was delicious. The hosts were great people. The kitesurfing nearby was so convenient. A real pleasure to get to know the hosts, they have done a wonderful job with the property, it has so much charm. We would much rather stay in a place like this than a hotel. We would stay again for sure.
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 Mystica with those who come to stay with us. We have a deep respect for Nature and Peace, and we love the Pura Vida way of living.