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El Silencio Lodge and Spa

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

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
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Based on 523 reviews
Room & Rates
Luxury Suites - Includes Breakfast

Luxury Suites - Includes Breakfast Special Rate
Starting from
$155 $131
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


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


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.


  • 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 523 reviews
Submitted on 12-04-2016
Very much appreciated our stay in this R&C reference hotel. The integration into the nature around this hotel is worth the stay. The only disadvantage we encountered: the heating in the villas was unsufficient to dry our clothing. For the rest, all amenities are perfectly implemented to give you a great stay (very nice villa's, great walking opportunities, ZIP-lining on family level, etc.). A great place
from San Anselmo, California, United States
Submitted on 16-04-2016
My husband and I spent 2 nights at El Silencio in the middle of a 10 day trip to Costa Rica. It was the perfect hotel for a mid trip breather. If you are looking for an active nightlife and a social atmosphere this may not be the right place for you, but if you are looking for peace, tranquility and an abundance of gorgeous hiking trails this is the perfect place. This resort is very quiet and if it is complete privacy you are longing for, look no further. The rooms are freestanding houses that... Read more
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 25-04-2016
This is a wonderfull place where you can enjoy nature in Costa Rica...highly recommended! Beautifull views, walks and everything you need to have a good time with your couple. Excellent food at the restaurant and the most excellent customer service in all the employees...
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 01-05-2016
My husband and I spent three nights at El Silencio to celebrate our third anniversary. It could not have been a better experience. Sitting on the patio in beautiful locally-made rocking chairs enjoying my morning coffee and a peaceful afternoon rain shower was amazing. Day 1: Milton picked us up at the hotel near the San Jose airport and drove us to El Silencio. We were greeted by Ronald, our eco-concierge for the trip, who coordinated all of our activities and led our first hike - Hidden Trea... Read more
Submitted on 02-05-2016
My wife and I stayed here for our 10 year anniversary. Everything was top notch from the service to the food to the accommodations. There were lots of sites and physical activities to experience. The staff was as good as I have ever experienced with everyone going up and above to help. I highly recommend it.