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El Silencio Lodge and Spa, San Jose Area

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

Room rates from:
$187 $150
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
Starting from:
$1,019 $899
Per Guest for 3 Nights
Based on 601 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, San Jose Area - 1

Luxury Suites - Includes Breakfast

Starting from
$187 $150
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, San Jose Area
Bajos Del Toro, San Jose, CC Costa Rica Alajuela


El Silencio Lodge and Spa is located on 500 acres of hills and forests only 30 miles north of San Jose City, in the Central Valley.

National parks located in the Central Valley protect the region`s primary volcanoes: Poas, Braulio Carrillo, Irazu and Turrialba, all of the offering astonishing panoramic views of the whole valley.
This region is plenty of rural villages ideal for tourists to enjoy horseback riding, bird wathching, beautiful landscapes, great scenic views and even explore coffee plantations and suggar mills. In the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, you will find an array of cultural attractions including the best museums in the country, architectural and historicd sites, art galleries.

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. 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.

For the Family

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


Distances, in miles:

  • 27 San Jose City International Airport (SJO)
  • 1 Bajos del Toro. Horseback riding, cycling, trout fishing, hiking in the mountains, climbing and rappelling down waterfalls, hot springs.
  • 25 Ciudad Quesada. Rural tourism.
  • 30 La Paz Waterfalls
  • 38 Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui. Whitewater rafting, horseback riding, boat tours, nature trail, hanging bridge and treetop adventures. Canopy
  • 42 San Jose City
  • 43 Poas Volcano National Park
  • 49 San Carlos. Boat tours, rural tourism.
  • 51 La Fortuna. Nature trail, hanging bridge and treetop adventures. Horseback riding, canopy. Rural tourism.
  • 53 Baldi Hot Springs
  • 57 Tabacon Hot Springs
  • 60 Braulio Carrillo National Park
  • 60 Braulio Carrillo National Park
  • 60 Braulio Carrillo National Park
  • 62 Arenal Volcano
  • 72 Tapanti-Macizo de La Muerte National Park
  • 74 Irazu Volcano National Park
  • 90 Cano Negro Wild Refuge. Horseback riding. Nature, bird and butterfly-watching.
  • 84 Monteverde Cloudforest Biological Preserve. Canopy, hiking, rappel, hanging bridges, tree-climbing, canyoning, zip-lining.
  • 85 Tenorio Volcano National Park. Hiking, rafting, hanging bridges, Rio Celeste waterfall.89 Maleku Indigenous Reserve


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 601 reviews