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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

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El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a unique luxury cloud forest hotel set in Costa Rica's pristine Bajos del Toro region. Flanked by two national parks, this all-suite and private villa hotel combines upscale comforts with an intense natural immersion experience. Outstanding features include farm-to-table cuisine, a wellness spa, an adventure park, and authentic cultural experiences. Zip-lining, rappelling, horseback riding, waterfall hiking, oxcart painting, Tico cooking lessons, free Wi-Fi, and more can be enjoyed by couples and families.
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Breakfast included
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport25 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The remote location is lovely. Ask for Milton if you need a driver from the hotel. This is a huge property nestled in a canyon. The grounds are amazing, and streams and waterfalls make it all seem like a spa. The staff and eco guides...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We loved El Silencio Lodge & Spa! This low key, luxury experience is perfect for couples, families, solo travel, girls getaways... we participated in many activities including horseback riding, zip lining, hiking, a cooking class which included visiting the organic farm on property to select...More

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Response from OutreachElSilencio, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & SpaResponded May 15, 2018

Thanks for embracing El Silencio Lodge & Spa as a gateway to the best of Costa Rica's wonders. We love to showcase our country's authentic charm, peaceful culture, and Pura Vida joy. Exploring stunning waterfalls, sharing cultural experiences with the local community, and engaging in...More

Reviewed November 2, 2018

Staff is warm, friendly, professional, flexible and happy in their work. Accommodations were wonderful and food first class! Amazing tours of property and nearby national park areas. Glad to plant trees with coaching group I was with...all very eco-friendly. Hope to visit here again.

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Response from OutreachElSilencio, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & SpaResponded 5 weeks ago

Our pristine location offers Costa Rica's best combination of luxurious rest and soothing nature. Thank you so much for highlighting the most dazzling aspects of our hospitality and eco-minded approach to upscale travel. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Spent 3 night here as part of a 3 week trip to Costa Rica. We stayed in a beautiful 2 bedroom villa with every amenity you can think of. Hot tub was very welcome after some rainy hikes as were the hot water bottles in...More

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Response from OutreachElSilencio, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & SpaResponded August 27, 2018

Saludos Eve! Discovering the hidden magic of Bajos del Toro is a fabulous experience indeed! Its stunning waterfalls, forest, and mystical landscapes are a sight that stays you forever. Thank you so much for celebrating our team's hospitality!

Reviewed August 23, 2018

The most beautiful location in the Cloud Forest within easy reach of San Jose. Enjoy the drive to the Lodge and then appreciate why it is called El Silencio. Digital distraction to a minimum and the most amazing hiking to enjoy (something for all capabilities)....More

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Response from OutreachElSilencio, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & SpaResponded August 24, 2018

We look forward to your return! It was a pleasure to share our mystical surroundings, especially the Hummingbird Garden. The sight of these tiny birds in their graceful hover is truly mesmerizing! And thanks for celebrating our special home brew! It is made with the...More

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Response from joanieh6 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no. We did the cultural excursion. That included a visit to a local supermarket and going to Doña Olga's house, where we made tortillas and then ate them with a few other local foods. We also visited a man's house... More
February 3, 2018|
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Response from MariaJBIslita | Property representative |
Costa Rica is a marvelous destination to celebrate a milestone! El Silencio is perfect for solo travelers, offering a safe and welcoming setting full of engaging experiences. Please reach out to our reservations... More
February 3, 2018|
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Response from Kevin M | Reviewed this property |
My wife & I went in the fall & loved 100% of it. Traveling alone, once you are there, you really dont need to go back into SJ so it is very safe & isolated. Make sure you arrange for their driver to pick you up. The drive... More
Room Tips
"All rooms are equally well located - I understand a room renovation will be completed by December 2018."
Aug. 23, 2018
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"Riversides Suites worth the upgrade!"
May 14, 2018
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"Go for a villa if there are 4 of you"
Apr. 1, 2018
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"Some villas are far from the main building and restaurant. #5 was fairly close. Ask when you book if you..."
Mar. 9, 2018
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US$332 - US$645 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaBajos del Toro
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