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 luxury hotels in the Costa Rican mountains. Our eco resort was created to be a luxury retreat for travelers who seek out authentic experiences and a deep connection to nature.
El Silencio Lodge & Spa is an eco-luxury hotel in Costa Rica’s tropical cloud forest. Costa Rica’s beautiful landscapes are to be enjoyed in stylish comfort. El Silencio Lodge & Spa’s upscale suites are interspersed in a tiered layout for unrivaled mountain views. Misty tropical cloud forest, roaring waterfalls, and colorful culture are showcased through heartfelt hospitality and upscale facilities. The local staff will make you feel right at home as you enjoy your honeymoon, wedding, family vacation, or special event.
Simple luxury and exhilarating adventures are the essence of the El Silencio guest experience. A torch-lit forest dinner featuring farm-to-table ingredients from their organic farm and a curated wine list. Scenic hikes in the Hummingbird Garden and cloud forest trails. Zip-lining through the forest canopy or rappelling down the face of a roaring waterfall.
Food is an essential part of the guest experience at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. The dining options have been crafted to showcase the flavors, culture and culinary traditions of Costa Rica. Guests enjoy the opportunity to dine in a pair of distinctive settings – Las Ventanas Restaurant and Hierbabuena Restaurant – which feature ingredients sourced from their organic mini-farm.
The sound of flowing water, whispering breezes, nourishing earth, and the primal flicker of candles converge in harmony for relaxing massages and wellness body wraps at the Esencia Spa. Standout features include the al fresco Yoga Deck and the Conical Room, designed to channel the Costa Rican forest’s essential life energy.
Tours of Espíritu Santo Coffee Hacienda or sampling local goods and cuisine at a nearby country market. El Silencio Lodge & Spa is located in picturesque Bajos del Toro on a 500-acre private cloud forest reserve flanked by the Juan Castro Blanco and Poas Volcano National Parks. Just 90 minutes from San José, this eco resort is a dream destination for Costa Rica mountain honeymoons, family vacations or wellness holidays.
Suites are interspersed in a tiered layout for picture-perfect mountain views. All feature premium amenities, including a private viewing deck with traditional handcrafted rocking chairs and a soothing heated outdoor jet pool. Their king-sized bed features cloud-comfort bedding for the most regenerative sleeping experience in Costa Rica. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors guarantee amazing vistas of the cloud forest.
Premium Riverside Suites offer the same luxury amenities as the standard Suites plus additional comforts like the most convenient access to the Restaurant and Main Lodge, complimentary WiFi (connection may be slow due to the mountainous topography), and the endless whisper of the river’s flowing water. Riverside Suites are perfect to enjoy the most relaxing Costa Rica getaway.
Master Suites offer an exciting option for friends and families who wish to enjoy spacious premium accommodations. The ample layout features two separate bedrooms and a shared bathroom. Framed by wonderful river views, Master Suites feature the privacy of a Villa and a tranquil but more lively setting, close to the new family-friendly Hierbabuena Restaurant.
Private Villas are the best for families, extended stays, or friends traveling together. Two bedrooms, homelike amenities plus spacious lounging, dining, and reading areas transport guests to a magical living space, immersed in Costa Rica’s fabled mountain landscapes and tropical cloud forests. A master bedroom with ultra-comfort king-sized bed and a second bedroom with two full beds bookend the large common areas.
Explore a waterfall wonderland. The best way to enjoy our private trails! Your Eco-Concierge will guide you along paths that trace a pristine creek to find soothing waterfalls. Learn the fascinating secrets of the cloud forest eco-system.
Daybreak Bird Watching
Start your day surrounded by some of nature’s most enticing bird species. El Silencio’ trails are peppered with the area’s most exciting feathered species including diminutive hummingbirds, black guans, and the seasonal quetzal. Great photo-ops for everyone, from newbies to experienced enthusiasts.
Bucolic landscapes are best appreciated on horseback. Ride an enjoy perfect views of Poas Volcano’s heat-etched slopes, green pastures, and the charming Bajos del Toro community. This relaxed adventure provides a serendipitous chance to meet and greet members of the local community.
Bring out your inner daredevil! Zip-line over the forest canopy and rappel down the face of roaring waterfalls. Choose your favorite or complete both for the ultimate bragging rights. These thrilling Happenings On Site are perfect for fit adrenaline buffs.
Forest Sundown Dinner
Savor a romantic torch-lit dinner in a private forest-surrounded setting and live a storybook romance! Surrounded by torches and accent candles, your impeccably laid out table awaits. Perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries, or a special proposal.
Enjoy lunch on a private deck overlooking the Gorrion River, with gorgeous views complementing our signature fresh and organic dishes. The perfect way for couples or families to enjoy El Silencio’s magical setting and signature cuisine, this is one of our guests’ favorite onsite activities.
Our Sommelier will guide you through a fun session to learn about wine and the secrets of food pairing, emphasizing non-traditional tropical cuisine. Elemental flavors are contrasted through two reds and two whites to best illustrate how to select the perfect wine for your favorite dishes.
Embrace Costa Rica’s coffee excellence! An interactive session to savor this invigorating beverage. Learn from its history, social impact, varieties, and diverse brewing methods. Features premium samples from the highlands that trim El Silencio Lodge & Spa.
Cook Like A Costa Rican
Foodies will love picking their own organic veggies and herbs to prepare Costa Rica’s hearty traditional dishes with our Chef. Learning about your destination’s homespun culinary favorites is one of the best ways to connect with its culture and traditions.
Oxcart Design Session
The traditional decorations of the Costa Rican oxcart entail beautiful mandalas of nature-inspired patterns. Learn to create these colorful designs from a true local master, Eco-Concierge Ronald. Embrace your inner artist through local culture!