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El Silencio Lodge and Spa

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

Room rates from:
$155 $124
Per Adult Nightly
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Starting from:
$989 $909
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 - 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
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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from Zurich, Switzerland
Submitted on 02-07-2017
This is a great place, which brings peace to the mind and allows to truly disconnect from everything. It is set in the middle of a cloud forest area, with very nice and large private bungalows, each one having its own Jacuzzi. The attention to nature is paramount and everything is done in a very eco-friendly way. A large part of the products used in the kitchen are produced locally, they have their own organic farms and I would highly recommend to try the trout...absolutely delicious! But what ... Read more
from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Submitted on 02-07-2017
El Silencio was amazing. The location is stunning!! Hiding in the cloud forest among nature, you really cant beat it! The staff is very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The rooms are very spacious, clean and the bathroom was huge! Each room has its own outdoor jacuzzi which was very nice for chilly nights! I did several excursions including 2 hikes and an art class and loved all of them. The food is excellent with a fairly extensive menu to choose from and 2 dinner restaurants. If you ar... Read more
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from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 02-02-2017
Everything about El Silencio is wonderful. El Silencio is an ecological wonderland. Beautiful Villas with private hot tubs and porches. Great food (I recommend the trout, which is raised on the property). Fabulous nature hikes. We stayed for only two nights and I wish we could have stayed many more.
Submitted on 01-21-2017
We had an amazing experience here and can't wait to return! A very ecologically minded spa resort making a small footprint in the jungle! Hiking, zip lines, cooking lessons and aroma therapy spa treats await you.
from Las Vegas
Submitted on 01-19-2017
This Lodge and Spa is a hidden gem high in a cloud forest! Individual cabins are spacious with luxurious touches, including an attached jacuzzi spa! Very large, modern bathrooms. Lovely wood and glass main dining room with attached cozy bar/lounge area with fireplaces. All meals were exceptional! The El Silencio has their own trout ponds and hatchery, grows their own fresh greens, and have their own hens that lay fresh eggs! Hiking trails to several waterfalls are a short walk away. This w... Read more
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Submitted on 01-14-2017
We flew into San Jose. We rented a car and drove to El Silencio using GPS on my phone. Very beneficial while driving because there are no signs and would of missed many turns without GPS. Location is mystical. We hiked to the waterfalls, had massages, went to the stables and more. The people who work here are very pleasant. The food is excellence. A must!!!!
Submitted on 01-07-2017
Really looked forward to staying at this Relais & Chateaux property. It did not disappoint. Our room was lovely. The property was beautiful. The breakfast buffet was excellent. My only disappointment was the hot tub was not hot enough [others in our group said theirs was too hot]!
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from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 01-04-2017
El Silencio is beautiful and awesome and truly one of a kind. It takes your breath away... the rooms, on site hikes, food, spa and extraordinary staff. We had not idea what to expect and were blown away. This is a piece of heaven.
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from M├╝nchen, Deutschland
Submitted on 01-03-2017
We stayed three nights starting on New Year's Eve. We highly recommend the place if you are seeking for a quiet hideaway. Room: fantastic, spacious, clean and comfortable. The jacuzzi is great. However, as there is not heating in the bathroom my girlfriend and myself felt cold in there. Spa: my girlfriend described her massage as wonderful and extraordinary. Kudos to Gabriella for that. Activity: All the hiking and zip lining we booked were a great experience. We also highly recommend to explor... Read more