Location: Bajos Del Toro, Costa Rica
Go: Floating like a cloud in the rainforest canopy near the Poas Volcano, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is one of the most secluded, tranquil and relaxing hotels in the mountains of Costa Rica. The eco-lodge hotel was created to be a sustainable yet luxury retreat for travelers who seek out unique and authentic experiences and a deep connection to nature and the genuine Costa Rican “Pura Vida” lifestyle.
Simple luxury and exhilarating adventures are the essences of the El Silencio guest experience, and their Eco-Concierge is available to schedule unforgettable experience from a torch-lit forest dinner featuring farm-to-table ingredients from our organic farm to scenic hikes and horseback riding tours in the Hummingbird Garden and cloud forest trails. Consider Zip-lining through the forest canopy or rappelling down the face of one of three roaring waterfalls on the property , or a tour of Mi Cafecito Coffee Hacienda.
El Silencio Lodge & Spa is tucked among the valleys and waterfalls of picturesque Bajos del Toro, which has been declared a UNESCO cultural heritage site. Offering the only luxury hotel experience in the area on a 500-acre private cloud forest reserve flanked by the Juan Castro Blanco and Poas Volcano National Parks, El Silencio is just 60 minutes from San Jose, making the eco-resort a dream destination for Costa Rica mountain honeymoons, family vacations or wellness holidays.
The recently renovated lodging is the essence of simple elegance and coziness. With canopied ceilings, locally sourced woods, ornamental bamboo reeds and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that slide open to a private deck, guests enjoy the surroundings in stylish, contemporary comfort. All accommodations feature panoramic mountain, river or forest views.
Food is an essential part of the guest experience at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. The healthy dining options takes the best of traditional Costa Rican cuisine and showcases the flavors, culture and culinary traditions of the finest home-cooks and restaurants in Costa Rica.
Infused with the beauty, tranquility and mysticism of Costa Rica’s cloud forest, El Silencio‘s Yoga Deck is a rejuvenating experience for mind, body and soul. Discover all of the exclusive onsite experiences, especially curated for guests at El Silencio Lodge.
And Do Good: El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a special destination that highlights environmental stewardship and people-positive initiatives. This sustainability mantra inspires the transformational experience that draws travelers from all over the globe. Beyond the impecable hospitality details, our guests find a pristine natural setting that frames unique cultural elements in a wonderful celebration of biodiversity, artistic expression, and Costa Rica’s peaceful spirit.
In addition to conservation efforts, giving back to the local community is of the utmost importance to El Silencio. El Silencio Lodge & Spa is proud to be a leader among Costa Rica’s hospitality industry and as such has responded to the trying times that their country’s tourism community is enduring. On March 27, 2020, El Silencio set up a $10,000 fund to assist their neighbors in the small rural town of Bajos del Toro. Local residents have been encouraged to submit requests for aid and they are addressing their needs quickly and efficiently.
They hope this small contribution has a large impact during these challenging times and that it inspires other hotels and resorts to share their means with their own neighboring communities. Examples of these human stories of impact are shared on their website.