June 13, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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El Silencio Lodge & Spa in Bajos Del Toro, Costa Rica

Located on 500 private and lush acres, punctuated with hidden waterfalls and a tropical cloud forest, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a cutting-edge eco-retreat in Costa Rica. Ideal for honeymoons, relaxation getaways and wellness travel, come to this secluded hideaway to release the stress and tension of everyday living . Named to the Cond Nast Traveler Hot List and top the Travel + Leisure It List, this acclaimed resort is a sensory experience and a destination where the sounds and sights of nature prevail over everything. El Silencio Resort & Spa features an environmentally-immersed spa, organic cuisine and deluxe meditation rituals - all with the purpose to renew and re-energize its guests.

The 16 zen-like suites appear to be one with their surroundings, with each abode resting on stilt-like pillars to ensure the natural topography remains uninterrupted. The suites contain ceiling tiles crafted from bamboo, wood floors cut from wide planks, ambient and energy-efficient lighting, gas fireplaces and expansive viewing decks to give you a serene perspective of your environment. Each stay includes three daily meals at the signature restaurant, where ingredients are locally harvested. The spa provides necessary healing, the open-air yoga room adds focus, and the conical room was created to channel energy from the region's forest. A stay here is not just about pampering and indulging though, it is about embracing beauty. Visit a nearby volcano, do some canopy zip-lining, participate in a tree-planting ceremony, or help pluck veggies from the resort's organic garden. You are sure to depart El Silencio Lodge & Spa feeling revitalized, with a greater respect for your planet and more.

Location of El Silencio Lodge & Spa

El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Next to Gorrion River
Bajos Del Toro, Costa Rica

Nearest Airport: SJO

Amenities for El Silencio Lodge & Spa

  • General Information
  • 16 Suites
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Only 8+ Years Permitted
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Organic Cuisine
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Gardens
  • Private Whirlpools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
  • Activities
  • Cultural Classes
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • River Rafting
  • Rappelling
  • Cultural Tours
  • Bird Watching
  • Meditation
  • Zip-Lining
  • Horseback Riding
  • Nature Hikes
  • Interests
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
  • Spring Break
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for El Silencio Lodge & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful setting in a private reserve in the cloud forest. There are 3 or more waterfalls on the property that require a nice hike through the forest. The food is fantastic as are the waiters and all of the staff

kathyPS - Fountain Valley, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in room 16, which was a Riverside Suite. I thought it wasn't going to be very private since it was located right next to the main dining lodge, but I was wrong. No one walked in front of our suite, which faced the river. We felt like we were in our own little mountain villa! The sound of the river was soothing. Be sure to take some down time to rock in the chairs on the deck. The private hot tub was fantastic after hiking each day. The shower was HOT and had great pressure. The bed was comfortable. Being in the cloud forest, it was cool in the evenings. The VERY BEST PART of this resort is the FOOD!!! OMG!!! We have traveled extensively, world wide, and no place else compares when it comes to the food. The price is spendy though. We wish there were less expensive options. On the last day they opened up another restaurant that was less expensive. It would be nice to have that option open year round. But we traveled during their low season, so understand. The service is also outstanding. I'm sorry that I don't remember all their names. They offered to launder our clothes that became very wet and muddy while hiking. That was sweet! We stayed 3 nights and felt it was perfect.

SeattleSimba - Albuquerque, New Mexico

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the staff at El Silencio was fabulous: my husband and I felt very welcome, and there was always a member of the staff available to help us or answer questions. Cooking empanadas with William was awesome, and we loved being able to hike to three different waterfalls. A great place that's off the beaten path for couples to enjoy each other's company.

kasim851 - Athens

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Biggest let down of our entire time in Costa Rica. Your suite is just a pre-fab cabin which does give it a relaxing mountain feel, however the property is let down by the dining/restaurant experience at the lodge mainly from one of the male waiter who was extremely arrogant. They need to do more service training in F&B and on our first morning their coffee service was worse than Denny's or United and when asked for strong he guy said you get an expresso for a charge! (on day 2 we had Roberto who was brilliant and offered us Costa Rican drip coffee without question). On a positive the lodge has the bed/sleep experience I have had for years (and I stay every week at a Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, Westin etc) so at least they have got something right! Don’t bother with the tours at the hotel. The Waterfalls are $36 via the hotel and if you drive the 15mins down the road to them it is $14. The adventure park is only 4 zip lines and and certainly not worth it compared to other zip lines you can do in La Fortuna etc and you rappel down 1 cliff face that is about 30m. Not worth the $68 they charge but started our day with an adventure activity at 8am. The horse ride is $50 and went at 2pm..(once again not worth that much for what you do) I would not recommend you book a package with inclusions as the weather can change and you do not get any refund for unused activities due to incumbent weather. Not that you should be using internet on stay like this but be mindful it only works in the main lodge. This place is really a weekender for locals living in San Jose Recommend you look at Pacuare Lodge as an alternative for those interested in nature and the outdoors where the lodge is on the riverfront and it takes your breath away.

OneAdventure - Sao Paulo, SP

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beauty and amenities exceeded our expectations. The property is Relaix/Chateau and it lives up to the expectation. You could hike all day every day from this area, but the other activities they offer are definitely worth investigating. This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we connected with the Grupo Islita group to make the arrangements for a car from San Jose (SJO) international airport to El Silence. Our driver was lovely and wonderful about stopping for photos and pointing out points of interest along the way. His knowledge of the various birds and their calls was an unexpected additional benefit as we made our way up the mountain. The point of this is that if you are specific about what you want when you book through Grupo Islita, they will make sure you get what you want. We spoke with both Dixie (fabulous individual) and Angie. I believe there are others who are also wonderful. We also booked Punta Islita through them and departed from Liberia airport. I will cover the Puntal Islita Resort in another post. The food at the main dining area in the lodge was unbelievable. Truly worth making the trip to El Silencio if you are even remotely close. The food is local. Most is from the gardens on the premises. the chef is excellent and the dinner service is absolutely attentive. The breakfasts were part of the package and delicious. This is not a continental buffet, however they do have a quick breakfast option if you are on your way out. The tour guides on the premises are kind, knowledgeable and technically very good at their jobs. We were impressed with the safety equipment used in the zip lines and repelling and had a lovely time taking these adventure right on the property. As I noted, the property is stunning and the service is wonderful. The property is also small enough to consider for a lovely formal event! Advice: Be specific when booking. It helps you and them when you get there. Ask specifically about age limitations. We met folks at Islita that said there kids were too young for Silencing and yet we met many young little whippers on the property. IF you go in season between the properties consider taking one of the national airlines. The private flights are pricey but much much cheaper if you book on your own. Look into Prestige Wings and CarmonAir and T Our stay was three nights and it was just right for us. Oh! ..I almost forgot the Spa. Completely under rated! We had some of the best services. Again organic local products. The aestheticians were good the massage therapists were also lovely.

far_away_8 - NYC

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