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El Silencio Lodge and Spa

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

Room rates from:
$155 $124
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
WAS
Starting from:
$849 $729
Per Guest for 3 Nights
Based on 539 reviews
El Silencio Lodge and Spa is an eco-friendly sanctuary perfect for soft adventure and the absolute best wellness resort in the country.
Style: Tropic Tranquility Destination
Room & Rates
Luxury Suites - Includes Breakfast  - El Silencio Lodge and Spa - 1

Luxury Suites - Includes Breakfast

Starting from
$155 $124
Per Adult Nightly
El Silencio Lodge and Spa offers suites with a view of the river or cloud forest vistas. Each includes a private viewing deck and whirlpool, gas fireplace, complimentary mini-bar, and premium amenities including L’Occitane personal care products.
The suites do not offer TV and the minimum age to visit this jewel of relaxation is 8 years. Best suited for children who have a keen interest in nature. Daily A la Carte Breakfast is included
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El Silencio Lodge and Spa
Bajos Del Toro, San Jose, CC Costa Rica Alajuela

Location

El Silencio Lodge and Spa is located on 500 acres of hills and forests only 90 minutes north of San Jose.

Why Stay Here

  • Local Market Shopping
  • Coffee Tasting
  • Hiking
  • Mini Wine Tasting
  • Horseback Riding
  • Canopy Zip-Lining
  • On-Site Spa

Resort Details

In an immaculate area called Bajos del Toro, it is a crisp mountain air hotel with cool night time temperatures and the freshest air. Awarded as Top Hotels for Families in Central America in the Travelers` Choice 2012!  El Silencio Lodge and Spa is an eco-friendly sanctuary perfect for soft adventure and the absolute best wellness resort in the country.

Silencio, Spanish for silence, is a perfect fit for an enchanting destination where daily stress hushes and you hear nothing but the sounds of nature. Gorgeous cloud forest, lost waterfalls, healthy cuisine, a pampering spa, and premium amenities set the perfect ambiance to relax and enjoy the pristine natural beauty of Costa Rica`s central volcanic region. In accordance to its health theme, El Silencio Lodge and Spa is a non-smoking facility.

At El Silencio Lodge, the experience of ``being`` is complimented with over 5 miles of hiking trails to 3 waterfalls on-site. And what about your contribution?  EVERY Guest at El Silencio plants a tree upon departure, and that tree keeps your name and quickly becomes part of the exuberant forest. There is no experience similar to El Silencio lodge.

Accommodation Details

In an effort to further separate you from the stress of daily life, at El Silencio there is no cell phone coverage and the suites do not offer TV. As crowds can be stressful, the hotel only offers 16 suites, making each stay personal and special for each and every Guest. Imagine yourself in a place so peaceful, so relaxing that you completely forget about the outside world while being completely wrapped by the peace of a natural world.

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

El Silencio Lodge and Spa offers an exciting menu which emphasizes local flavors made with fresh and organic ingredients. Wellness-inspired dishes feature regional fish, poultry, and always fresh, organic-when-possible vegetables, fruits, and herbs. The hotel does not offer red meats, basing its offering in fresh vegetables, healthy food, poultry and fish. Wellness is not only of the body but of the mind as well. A personal Eco-Concierge is available to guide guests along spectacular hiking trails, through the forest and past hidden waterfalls to discover exuberant flora and wildlife perhaps even the mystical Quetzal Bird. Nearby activities include horseback riding, river rafting, mountain biking, and canopy zip-lining.

Pools & Spas

The SPA at El Silencio is a marvel in itself offering:

  • Massages
  • Aropatherapy
  • Stone Massages
  • Facials
  • Exfoliations
  • Body Wraps
  • Four Hands
  • Treatments with Avocado, Banana, Coffee, Chocolate
  • Over 60 Different Wellness Treatments That Will Renew You to a Point of Utmost Relaxation
Without a doubt, one of Costa Rica`s premier experiences is the El Silencio Lodge and Spa.

Entertainment & Activities

Other activities available for a fee include:

  • Wi-Fi in Conference Room
  • Daybreak Birdwatching Hike
  • Los Bajos Cultural Tour
  • Trout Fishing
  • Waterfall Rappel
  • Chocolate Tour
  • Souvenir Shopping
  • Coffee Hacienda

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The El Silencio Lodge and Spa goal is to create a relaxing natural immersion experience. The ambiance is peaceful and subdued, especially during meals. The hotel is best suited for children who have a keen interest in nature. Children must be at least 8 years old.

 

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms (+)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Deck, balcony or terrace
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing (+)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Guest Activity Desk
  • Horseback Riding (+)
  • Massage Therapist
  • Mountain View
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Wake-Up Service
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 539 reviews
from Jacksonville, Florida
Submitted on 07-05-2016
We loved the El Silencio! My wife and I are both very active, outdoorsy people so this was the perfect location for us. We came to the lodge for our first stop on our honeymoon. We booked the "Costa Rica Cloud Forest Adventure" package which included zip-lining, the hidden treasure waterfall hike, a horseback ride, and a mystic hike. We also did the 3 waterfalls hike on our own. All of it was great. The staff was all very accommodating and we really felt like they went out of our way to make sur... Read more
from West Cork Ireland
Submitted on 09-05-2016
It has a beautiful setting and the rooms were of a very high standard spacious with an outside hot tub. The grounds are beautiful and well worth exploring. The Hummingbird garden was a delight and we kept returning to it. It was a highlight in what was a very good trip to Costa Rica. Found some of the waiting staff a little too over friendly. Whilst i don't want the staff being aloof I feel that a little distance is best for all.
from Huntington Station, New York
Submitted on 18-05-2016
Great place. quite, great staff. Great food with a great chef. You get your own little house or villa here. Nestled in the cloud forest. The road getting to this resort is sick, dirt and rock road. farm to table. We picked our own vegetables and eggs from the hotels farm. Great zip lining, etc.
from Fort Worth, Texas
Submitted on 19-05-2016
This was the first stop on our honeymoon, almost 5 years ago (November 2011). I was just checking the reviews because we are seriously considering a trip back. The draws: The stunning natural setting, the amazing food, the fabulously efficient but unobtrusive staff, the lovely spa, the gorgeous hiking, and quiet like never before. We did the cultural tour and made tortillas in a local home, toured an orchid garden, etc. What a great chance to see what life outside a resort is really like! We ... Read more
from Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
Submitted on 19-05-2016
Highly recommended, full of nature awesomeness El Silencio Hotel Spa blends with Costa Rica forest to give the most comfortable, relaxing and romantic experience you could have. The service is excellent, and the food is even better.
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Submitted on 27-05-2016
We visited El Silencio for our 3rd and final stop of our honeymoon. Some of the staff were very kind, others were pretty stoic - I may not have thought so had the resort before us not been so very friendly. There are no tv's in the room, which my husband handled better than I thought he would. It wasn't a problem, we were just pretty bored the hour before bed and early in the morning when we were up because of birds. There was also no AC in the rooms. Being from Texas where we run AC 10 months o... Read more
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Submitted on 30-05-2016
We spent 3 days at El Silencio and enjoyed every minute of it ... The staff was very accommodating, excellent service, the food was excellent and the property was very relaxing. Very eco friendly. Here they seem to give attention to even the smallest details to make your stay more than just pleasant. The three waterfalls on the property are an awesome treat after a short hike through the rainforest. The organic blackberry vines are really cool bonus afterwards for a sweet bite. Something that su... Read more
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Submitted on 05-06-2016
El Silencio was our first stop of two in Costa Rica for our honeymoon (the second was Hotel Punta Islita, their sister hotel in Guanacaste). We fell in love with El Silencio immediately. Roberto was our concierge and he helped us to feel at home with a delicious welcome drink and a thorough explanation of everything we needed to know. We adored our suite with its rocking chairs on the patio (overlooking some stunning green mountains) and our private outdoor hot tub. The excursions were phenomena... Read more
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Submitted on 16-06-2016
The place is beautiful, the views from the lodges are amazing, the hikes are unique and you can walk along the river, the service was great, food too, getting there is tricky but worth it. No wi fi which sucks because it's hard to communicate with the outside world...only the lobby has wifi, no tv's is fine but need wifi...recommend the treasure hike it's a must ! Wish they had night activities
from Asheville, North Carolina
Submitted on 19-06-2016
Where should I start? Well I wanted to have a special stay in the Cloud Forest not too far from San Jose and I discovered this lodge and the Bajos del Torro area which doesnâ??t get too much coverage in the travel books. So right there I felt I had found a hidden gem and boy was I right. From the moment my wife and I arrived I knew this was going to be a perfect way to celebrate our anniversary. Yes, the scenery and the lodge itself were amazing but Orlando, Sergio, Roberto and the woman who... Read more
from Greater London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-06-2016
We had a fantastic stay as a family of 4 plus a family friend, staying in one of the villas with a fabulous outdoor hot tub and a clever indoor/outdoor fireplace. A brilliant space for 5 adults in a gorgeous green setting. The hike up to the waterfall is beautiful so long as you have the right gear for sudden downpours which we did - now I know what a cloud forest is. The boys enjoyed the horse riding and zip-lining. The food was delicious if a bit expensive, but excellent quality. It would... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 07-07-2016
My husband and I spent the second half of our honeymoon at El Silencio and absolutely loved it. Our casita (that's how they do rooms there -- perfect for honeymooners because there are no shared walls) had its own private hot tub, and was nestled among the trees, with a front porch and two rocking chairs overlooking the green mountains. They even supplied us everything we needed to make our own pour over Costa Rican coffee every morning. We did massages at the spa and they were fantastic. We ... Read more
from California, United States
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Spent 3 days here in May and I wish we have spent more time here. We drove ourselves around - yes we drove in Costa Rica - and we also drove ourselves to this property. The road can get a bit tricky, we read ahead and arrived at around 2 pm when there was still sunshine. This property has it own reserve, walking in it you will be able to see 3 amazing waterfalls. They are not tiny one, they are huge - the kind of huge that tourists would easily pay to see as an attraction. The bungalow we ha... Read more
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