Mystica Lodge & Retreats

Hwy. 142, at the turnoff near Plaza del Cafe, 13 km (8 miles) north of Tilarán, Nuevo Arenal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

It’s all about healing, yoga, and relaxation at this Italian-owned lodge, where you can enjoy treetop therapies next to the river or sway in a hammock overlooking Lake Arenal (the property is halfway between Tilarán and Nuevo Arenal). Stone pathways cut through manicured gardens, past the restaurant to lovely accommodations. Take your pick from standard rooms in the main lodge, a private villa, a two-bedroom home, or a jungle cabin where nocturnal wildlife might lead to sleepless nights. The six standard rooms have a Zen atmosphere with wooden terraces, white duvets, colorful murals, and halogen lamps mounted on driftwood headboards. For something a bit more luxurious, request the villa or house (with full kitchens) or the jungle cabin with glass walls and an outdoor waterfall shower. Most guests come here to unplug, meaning there are no TVs, phones, or Wi-Fi in the rooms. Despite the fact it's branded as a yoga retreat, you'll need to book a lesson at least a day in advance.

PROS

  • homemade breads at breakfast
  • hiking trail to stunning ceiba tree
  • lovely pool
  • yoga classes

CONS

  • Wi-Fi in common areas only
  • no closets or a/c
  • toilet paper cannot be flushed
  • limited menu at restaurant

Location

QUICK FACTS

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Quiet
Countryside
Casual Chic

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2692–1001

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms, 1 villa, 1 house, 1 cabin
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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