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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 Condé 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
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
- Organic Cuisine
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Multilingual Staff
- Private Whirlpools
- In-Room Amenities
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
- Cultural Classes
- Mountain Biking
- Ecological Excursions
- Nature Walks
- River Rafting
- Cultural Tours
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Nature Hikes
- Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
- Spring Break
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for El Silencio Lodge & Spa
We loved El Silencio Lodge & Spa! This low key, luxury experience is perfect for couples, families, solo travel, girls getaways... we participated in many activities including horseback riding, zip lining, hiking, a cooking class which included visiting the organic farm on property to select our produce for a salad and a wine tasting class. All of these experiences were excellent. We also went off property for another waterfall hike to Catarata Del Toro and we also visited the nearby village of Bajos Del Toro where we walked around and made tortillas by hand in a home of a local family. We loved our experience and hope more people can discover this property with the perfect mix of relaxation and activities. The staff was excellent and took very good care of us and all guests. The spa is a can't miss, what a beautiful space and excellent treatment options! We loved all of our meals at El Silencio. The Trout is delicious... many of the dishes are quite inventive and unexpected presentation. They have unique soups each night along with a special butter each evening at dinner. The service was excellent and they were very helpful with the wine list! We really loved El Silencio and can't wait to visit again!
One of the best hotels in Costa Rica for couples that just want to relax in the middle of the mountain. The private jacuzzi is one of the best things you will have as well as the great service from the people that work at the hotel.
This place was amazing! Really took my breath away. We were greeted with fresh hot towels and a delicious refreshing fruit beverage. We climbed to the 3 waterfalls they had, and later took a refreshing dip in our own private hot tub. The room was beautiful with an amazing view of the forest from our bed. The food was delicious as well and the people were beyond nice and helpful. I highly recommend and would definitely go back.
Lianet M - Coral Springs, Florida
We spent the second half of our Costa Rican honeymoon at El Silencio Lodge & Spa and loved every minute of it. We came from spending time on the Pacific coast, so we were ready for the cooler cloud forest environment! We were greeted with smiles and sincere welcomes before being led up to our slice of heaven on the hillside. Our suite was so peaceful! Big windows to enjoy the scenery, a patio with rocking chairs, and our own hot tub! We were well rested and pampered the entire stay. The staff's attention to detail is unrivaled. We enjoyed fresh squeezed juice on our patio every morning (delivered as we snoozed!) and hot water bottles in our bed when we returned from dinner. The food was delicious! We enjoyed traditional and contemporary dishes with fresh ingredients and phenomenal service! We enjoyed many of the activities on the grounds - horseback riding, a cultural tour of Bajos del Toro, a romantic rainforest dinner, a guided hike, and an aromatherapy massage. We opted for the honeymoon package that included all of above, and for a luxury eco-resort, we were thrilled with the affordability! Lastly, El Silencio's commitment to the environment and the local community did not go unnoticed! They are making a lasting impact and we are happy to have been a part of their family for a brief stay! We cannot wait to visit again!
Nicole F - Chicago, Illinois
We spent 2 nights here. Having visited 3 other hotels in the area we were a little disappointed with El Silencio as it didn't seem to have anything like the character of our other hotels. It seemed to miss a bit of that Costa Rican magic. Our room was comfortable but we could have been anywhere in the world. We were only able to visit the main restaurant as the other one on site was fully booked or closed. The main restaurant was pricey and the menu fairly unimaginative. However we did enjoy a very tasty beef steak on our second night. We were taken on a walk and this was excellent thanks to a very knowledgeable and helpful guide. I'd say this is a good place to relax but don't expect anything majorly knockout.
Feefifofum40 - Oxford, United Kingdom