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Toro Amarillo, 1 kilometro al Norte de la Iglesia de, Bajos del Toro 21203 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 hotels in Bajos del Toro
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2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Bicycle tours
Board games / puzzles
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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teamfloyd85 wrote a review Jan 10
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The lodge took care of our family and knew the logistics to move and feed us. The staff was extremely helpful, catering the different age groups ranging from 6-18. The rooms are breath taking just like the views and and clear distinction that the pride of resort to keep it looking prestige
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks! It was a pleasure to host your amazing family getaway. El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a marvelous destination for all ages. The perfect blend of comforts, foodie delights, and adventures cater to all travel styles. All aspects of our hospitality are geared towards helping visitors craft amazing memories to last a lifetime. Thanks for choosing us as your gateway to Costa Rica's Pura Vida essence.
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skybab wrote a review Mar 2021
los angeles15 contributions1 helpful vote
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A paradise in Cost Rica! We decided to visit Costs Rica after found El Silencio online and the pictures online did not do it justice. The service The locals and staff members were the best part of our stay. We met the nicest and most warm people who took care of us and attended to our every need in such detail. We got to know the staff members on a personal level and it made the stay even more special. (A huge thank you to Merlyn from reception, Bryon, Edwardo and Kenneth(much thanks to pics) from activities and Mario, Alejandro and Luis from dining 😊). Activities We were blown away by the caliber of in-house activities. Usually we tend to venture out of resorts to find the best experiences, but during our stay at El Silencio we took advantage of the zip-lining, horse back riding and waterfall hikes situated just inside the resort, which were absolutely breathtaking. To summarize we were so impressed with the place and what it had to offer. I would definitely recommend this place if you enjoy adventure and beauty. El Silencio would remain as one of the most memorable place in our hearts. Thank you everyone!💖
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from El Silencio Lodge, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Responded Mar 27, 2021
Hi Skybab! It was a delight to be your hosts and it was a delight to read your glowing review of El Silencio Lodge & Spa. We are proud of the caring hospitality that our team has crafted over the years. It's been a team effort, engaging our neighboring communities, and the best selection of professionals. Our unique combination of eco-adventures, fine dining, luxurious accommodations, and pristine forest is only surpassed by the authentic friendship that permeates the lodging experience. We thank you back, wholeheartedly!
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History4fun wrote a review Jan 9
Herndon, Virginia195 contributions54 helpful votes
We spent two nights here during our recent trip to Costa Rica. It is a beautiful setting in a cloud forest. Even though it rained during one of the days we were there, it did not stop us from our hikes to nearby waterfalls. There are three waterfalls in the property and number of other water falls nearby. There's a hummingbird park within the property. We took up 3-4 activities offered by the property - bird watching, hikes to water falls, etc. Jose and David (Mambo) were outstanding. Very relaxing and refreshing. This area is still not commercialized (yet) like some of the other larger cloud forest areas.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Hi! Charming our guests with truly magical experiences is our hospitality mantra. Thanks for exploring this secluded wonderland of mist and waterfalls. Hiking at Bajos del Toro offers a uniquely intense connection to nature and we are proud to highlight some of the area's most stunning sights. It was a pleasure to be your hosts and we sincerely thank you for taking the time to relive your dazzling experience in this TripAdvisor forum. Happy 2022!
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DmitryP wrote a review Jan 4
Moscow, Russia10 contributions8 helpful votes
A little bit of paradise in the middle of Costa-Rica. Be ready for fairly cold weather and a lot of rain.It is a cloud forest! But staff is warm, facilities are great, hiking is super. Good restaraunt and nice bar. Excellent place to stay for 2-3 nights!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Saludos Dmitry! El Silencio Lodge & Spa is Costa Rica's hidden emerald paradise. Deep within the cloud forest wonderland, we have crafted a destination that embraces nature in its whimsical intensity. Rain, sunshine, mist & blue skies take turns to create a meaningful spectacle to be enjoyed in premium comforts and services. Thanks for joining us in this adventure. We look forward to your return!
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J B wrote a review Dec 2021
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We booked El Silencio as part of our holiday family vacation and loved every minute we spent there. From learning about stingless bees and honey tasting with Luis Zamaro and Francisco Hidalgo, to being treated to delicious cocktails by Johan, learning to fish with Bryan, horse riding, painting and hiking, we all had a blast. Highly recommend this secluded piece of Costa Rican heaven.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Creating a must-have experience is our passion! Thanks for letting us craft a minute-by-minute magical getaway. Costa Rica's best wonders are secluded and unspoiled and we are proud to be the most select of its cloud forest destinations. A special GRACIAS for taking the time to highlight the attentiveness and charm of so many of our team members. Each and every one of them holds a special gift that is shared in authentic friendship. Best wishes for a bright 2022!
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$321 - $667 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaBajos del Toro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to El Silencio Lodge & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Poas Volcano (4.6 miles), Blue Falls of Costa Rica (4.3 miles), and Finca Organica (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Silencio Lodge & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at El Silencio Lodge & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at El Silencio Lodge & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at El Silencio Lodge & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Silencio Lodge & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Las Ventanas Restaurant, Restaurant Tipico Toro Amarillo, and Restaurante Nene.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Silencio Lodge & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at El Silencio Lodge & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Silencio Lodge & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does El Silencio Lodge & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is El Silencio Lodge & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.