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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

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08/05/2017 09/05/2017
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

El Silence Lodge is one of the most relaxing and wonderful places I have ever stayed at. Booked as a two night stop on my honeymoon, the lodge was a peaceful retreat from the world. The staff at El Silencio are so kind and friendly, and they treat you like friends rather than fawning over you as "tourists." The food...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for making us smile Aporva S! We greet every guest as a friend who is eager to learn about Costa Rica's authentic culture and nature. Caring details are our staff's imprimatur. From farm-to-table dishes to leisurely waterfall hikes, zip-lining- rappelling, oxcart painting, and coffee tasting, we hope to present every experience with intensity and feel-good charm. Please return very...

Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

It was a 2 night stay on our 14 day honeymoon. It was a perfect place to relax and just be. The staff was wonderful and super accommodating. We were welcomed and taken care of the entire stay. The lodge is simple in an elegant way. Nothing over the top, but everything was well thought out. The hot water bottles...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks Hana! We have a fantastic team who is thrilled to showcase Costa Rica's intense hospitality and caring spirit. This is key to a perfectly peaceful experience in a stunningly beautiful setting. Thank you for letting us know that our Spa professionals were exemplary. It was an honor and a pleasure to be your hosts during your special honeymoon. Warmest...

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 October 2015

El Silencio is a beautiful place with great staff, amazing customer service and so much more. We enjoyed two nights there and had so much fun hiking to the waterfalls, wandering around the grounds, hanging out in the hot tub, etc. Just the right balance of things to do and a great place to do nothing too. Beautiful surroundings right...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Yay! We are thrilled to receive expats who have found a second home in Costa Rica's beautiful beaches. It is a pleasure to offer a cool cloud-forest environment to let you enjoy our country's full natural diversity. Please visit us often! We have an excellent program of special activities like Wine Tasting Dinners, special day hiking programs, and more.

Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 October 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 18th anniversary this past week and had a wonderful time at El Silencio. It was the perfect spot for us with beautiful scenery, incredible customer service, and great food. We enjoyed the grounds immensely and visiting the organic farm and trout farms. The food that was served from their farms were incredible with great...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Congratulations to you two Kevin! And thanks for letting us set the stage for a wonderful celebration of 18 beautiful years of marriage. We love to celebrate life's best! Warmest regards!

New York
Reviewed 13 October 2015

This lodge is the perfect romantic getaway! It took us about 2 hours to get there from San Jose but the drive is beautiful! We were welcomed to the lodge with a fruity frozen beverage and a fast check-in. The main building is all glass so you can enjoy the views from everywhere. I loved the two fireplaces that were...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you found your storybook destination with us Fairytale! Thank you for taking the time to detail your favorite experiences at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Our setting definitely has an otherworldly beauty and serenity that lets you enjoy authentic Costa Rica. Hidden, pure, and welcoming. Please return very soon!

Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 9 October 2015

II am a Virtuoso travel agent and just came back from 3 lovely days and nights at El Silencio Lodge and Spa. Rooms are amazing at this boutique property located about 1.5 hours from San Jose airport up in the rainforest. This is a place to unwind, relax, refocus, rest, hike, get in touch with nature, etc. With only 37...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and incredibly thoughtful comments SB! It was a pleasure to be your hosts at both El Silencio Lodge & Spa and Hotel Punta Islita. Providing impeccable settings that showcase Costa Rica's hidden mountain and beach treasures is a true honor. Thanks for taking the time to highlight our staff's special dedication, talent, and...

Gilbert, AZ
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The staff is very attentive to ones needs and speak perfect English. They are willing to make any accommodation for you! All this in a beautiful natural setting! We took many of the excursions offered from long hikes to bird watching to a presentation on Costa Rican coffee! Again,can't say enough about the staff and their genuine care for their...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to be your hosts! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Pura Vida experiences with the Trip Advisor community. We are thrilled to be a peaceful retreat to enjoy Costa Rica's tranquil cloud forest and welcoming rural culture. And our staff is the best example of our country's heartfelt hospitality! Gracias!

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 6 October 2015

El Silencio is an amazing place with superior service and incredible food. The staff can not do enough to make your stay memorable and so very pleasant. Every detail is attended to and met with a cheerful and sincere desire to make your stay incredible. Sergio was an agreeable to our requests to dine by the fireplace and have breakfast...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Gracias Sue for your thoughtful praise of our amazing staff! We are very fortunate to be situated in one of Costa Rica's most astonishingly beautiful cloud forest regions. And we are extraordinarily graced by an enthusiastic team who welcome guests with caring hospitality and a genuine enthusiasm about sharing the best of our country. Please return very soon! Coffee, delicious...

Cromwell, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We stayed here on our honeymoon and it was an amazing experience, the staff was very friendly and did everything they could to make our stay unforgettable. The food that was served was very fresh and flavorful, There were quite a few hiking trails on the property and we found three different waterfalls on our hike. We are looking forward...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful comments and for posting an amazing set of photo memories! Seeing a Quetzal is such a special treat. It was a pleasure to be your honeymoon hosts in Costa Rica. Please return for many anniversaries! Warmest regards from all!

Sierra Madre, California
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This is a very neat property. We stayed in the private rooms which are small and seperate little cottages. We had a nice big room with a very nice bathroom. We had our own private little deck with a jacuzzi. This is a nice place to stay in the cloud forrest. We took a chocolate tour on day that the...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

We are already looking forward to your return Laura! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Costa Rica experience with the Trip Advisor Community! The Chocolate day tour is a true and delicious gem. We are delighted to take care of your tree! Warmest regards!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 and more can be enjoyed by couples and families (minimum age: 8). ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Address: Bajos del Toro 21203, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bajos del Toro
Price Range: $360 - $884 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Silencio Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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El Silencio Hotel Bajos Del Toro
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