February 12, 2018 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

I’ve been meaning to write this review for some time and even my children have kept reminding me to do it! We had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica in the summer and El Silencio was one of the highlights of the trip. Beautiful place, lots to explore including the three waterfalls and time to relax in the outdoor jacuzzi and watch the hummingbirds fly by. Roberto was our guide and he was really wonderful, very knowledgeable and looked after me on the high wires which I wasn’t keen on but actually really enjoyed. The restaurant team and managers where also very helpful and attentive and were very happy to alter dishes for my 14 year old. The afternoon hot chocolate was a real treat. Seeing the hummingbird garden and watching these incredible birds was mesmerising. We really enjoyed the food which was interesting with a varied/healthy menu and delicious de caffeinated coffee. Thank you to all for looking after us so well.

Lully55 - Reading, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Awesome place with natural scenery everywhere you look. Very personalized treatment by the staff in a very intimate location and environment. A private get away in a beautiful natural location. The hikes are awesome and the rooms are simple but with enough touch to make the stay unforgettable. The outdoor jacuzzi is an excellent addition.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights at El Silencio celebrating my sons graduation from Earth University. Having randomly found the lodge a year earlier due to a road closure, we were wanting to return. We had stopped for lunch and were impressed with the preservation of the land, the beautiful lodge and the overall energy of the surroundings. Our stay was magical, the casitas were understated luxury, each with its own hot tub and included local building materials. They are each set far enough apart in the jungle for privacy but easy walk ability to the main lodge. The food in the main restaurant was excellent, Some of the best I have had in Costa Rica, they offer an extensive wine list and full bar. The spa offers wonderful services at reasonable prices. I had a body wrap and massage for 90 minutes that was $100. Gorgeous surrounding in the jungle accessed by a hanging bridge. Many activities on site, tree planting, property tour, waterfall hike. All either free or a small charge. We had a celebratory dinner in the cloud forest for our family. Setting was a covered pavilion with a private chef and great service provided by William. The only suggestion I would recommend is not allowing cell phone/iPads in the dining room. At lunch there was a child playing a game on her iPad at top volume while the grandparents ignored her. Not really keeping with the zen of the property. Having been to Costa Rica more than 50 times over the last 20+ years, it has been amazing to watch the transformation of the economy, tourism and structural improvements. El Silencio is a prime example of Costa Rican progress without losing the beauty of the people, surroundings or nature. It is a testament to an upscale eco lodge done right on every level. If you are looking for a getaway in a magical, nature setting, this is for you. No TV’s or nightlife but true immersion into the beauty of Costa Rica just 90 minutes from San Jose.

Tara E

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

El Silencio Lodge and Spa is truly a place in the clouds. So peaceful and tranquil you can’t help but meditate! Everyone is extremely attentive. A jacuzzi right off your bathroom, so private and outside with walls of bamboo. It seems there is water streaming wherever you go, birds singing, flowers blooming. You would think this as in the middle of nowhere, but it is only an hour outside San Jose, 30 minutes into Sarchi for shopping, 30 minutes away to the chocolate factory, also coffee tours, and activities right on the property. Zip lines, repelling, hiking, so much to do, you can’t be bored. Sit back and enjoy.

KathleenLeo - Nutley, New Jersey

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just returned from an incredible three weeks in Costa Rica and couldn't fault any of the accommodation we stayed in. El Silencio was a truly idyllic escape. We stayed for three nights at the beginning of our trip, which was perfect for de-stressing and immersing ourselves in the truly breathtaking surroundings. Our lodge had stunning wrap around views of the cloud forest, was perfectly appointed and very comfortable. The bathroom was large and doors opened onto our private jacuzzi which was welcome at the end of a long day hiking, as were the hot water bottles placed in our bed at turndown, when we returned from dinner! The estate is vast with rivers, waterfalls, zip lining, hikes (and more) all on site and you can book many activities on and off the grounds. The main restaurant served delicious food and the staff were a delight, so attentive but yet informal. We ate in their other (family) restaurant - Hierbabuena - only once. Maybe it was an 'off" night but several things weren't available off a quite limited menu and we felt the standard was not as high. My only criticism is the lack of a gym or swimming pool - on non-active and rainy days it would've been a welcome distraction! However it wouldn't deter us from visiting again.

Liz B - London

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