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El Silencio Lodge and Spa

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

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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
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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


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. 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


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
from Willemstad, Curacao
Submitted on 11-14-2017
This place knows how to do everything right, down to the smallest detail. An often rainy area, the staff will walk you with umbrellas most places, park your car in the lower lot, clean your shoes, make you hot chocolate, light a huge fire in the stone fireplace, and warm up each of the suite's private jacuzzis. Victoria who runs the front office is incredible. The waterfalls on property are enormous, a very relaxing and comfortable place with incredible food and service. Make sure to arrive ... Read more
Submitted on 11-12-2017
We spent the first two nights of our honeymoon here at the end of October. It was the perfect way to unwind after our wedding and enjoy being alone together. The suites are amazing (comfiest bed we've ever slept in) and so cozy with your own hot tub and deck. We loved that the suites have no tv/wifi so you can completely check out but then have access at the main lodge when need be. The meals were great. Staff was also top notch- Roberto welcomed us when we arrived and also took us on our hors... Read more
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from Fullerton, California
Submitted on 11-11-2017
This resort is quite far from any city so we had to eat all meals in the restaurant there , buy I really loved the place. The grounds are huge- we took a 2 mile hike to a waterfall & didn't see any other people. Staff is great, food good. Only drawback that my friend pointed out is that there is no entertainment. She felt isolated. The rest of our group was happy to have drinks at happy hour, sit on our private veranda & enjoy the view. If you are not an introspective person, this may not b... Read more
Submitted on 10-30-2017
We will be back. Went with my wife and 10 month old son. The staff was wonderful, the grounds were gorgeous, and the rooms were perfect. The level of service was unparalleled. Pure relaxation and immersion in nature. Pura Vida.
from Atlanta, United States
Submitted on 10-24-2017
El Silencio has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed in. Completely immersed in nature, gorgeous hikes, and outstanding staff who could not be more accommodating, gracious, and kind. Thank you William, Roberto, David and everyone else for being such wonderful hosts. The waterfalls are so beautiful and the food, much of it grown on site or locally sourced, is amazing! We will definitely come back!
from Houston
Submitted on 10-02-2017
The location is pristine and staff so courteous and truly interested in us. Knew my name and my wife's. Food and restaurant outstanding. So very comfortable lodge and individual cabin/mini lodge. Butterfly garden lifelong memory. Hikes gorgeous and went for 4 hr horseback ride into the valley-horses are absolutely loved and well taken care of, and guide Danny and horseman Johnny careful and knowledgeable. William offered so many options for activities. Martin and team at restaurant masters of m... Read more
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Submitted on 08-29-2017
The Lodge is amazing, really peacefull, not big but spacious and with an eco design concept! The food is Top Gourmet Costarican and very delicious!! The hotel infraestructure is really nice and new, and dont forget to get a relaxing massage there and going to the spa!
from Santa Ana, California
Submitted on 08-20-2017
The moment you walk into El Silencio Lodge and Spa you will be amazed at the gorgeous lobby and captivating views. You are surrounded by lush rainforest and greeted by the friendly staff. Oriel our bartender and waiter was extremely friendly and made our three night stay even more pleasant. The rapelling and zip lining located on the property is a must! Take the painting class and coffee tasting with Ronald and also wake for Eduardo, another friendly bartender. You won't be disappointed!
Submitted on 08-19-2017
Its always worth a question, whats the real soul and highlight of the place you just visited.. i will try to catch this in a few words.. silence, pease and relaxiation must be the key words that cover everything from arrival where your private concierge explain everything and offer full assistance to your needs. The place by it self is surrounded by water and the silent noice that comes along.. the small bungalows offers private outdoor spa.. a bliss.. Enjoy time, perfect service and nature.. yo... Read more
Submitted on 02-09-2017
We could not have had a better stay. We traveled through Costa Rica on our honeymoon and this was our favorite place to stay! The first day the power was out and the staff was so helpful providing lanterns. The dining area was beautiful and we even had a romantic meal by the fireplace. Our favorite parts were the food, the hiking and horseback riding and OMG the spa. We had, hands down the best massage we have ever had. It was so lovely. I would definitely go back. After learning that th... Read more
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