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El Silencio Lodge, Bajos del Toro 21203 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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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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Updated 06/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#1 of 2 hotels in Bajos del Toro
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2020 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
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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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
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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LivvyjoyH wrote a review Nov 10
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My family and I stayed at El Silencio last October. It was a dream. The house was amazing, the food delicious, the staff find and the guides so knowledgeable. It is a true escape in an amazing setting.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi LivvyjoyH! El Silencio Lodge & Spa is blessed by its spectacular location. And we pledge to match the stunning beauty of our surroundings with heart-crafted hospitality. Thanks for joining us in this special wonderland! We are thrilled to learn that our upgrades and revamped menu fully delighted you! Many new surprises will be awaiting for your return... we look forward to being your hosts again in the near future.
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Kamilla H wrote a review Oct 2020
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This lodge offers a beautiful location, outstanding food and experiences and is one of the best run hotels I have ever visited. The GM clearly knows and cares about his staff, so he has made interesting and effective adjustments in the time of COVID to help the local community. Our group are all determined to return soon. The waterfall hike on property is a must do (next time we will do the horse ride). Ronald introduced us to the art of ox cart painting and we are now proudly sporting the face masks that he decorated, initially for himself and some staff members, but now they are available in the gift shop as a unique memento. Didier and Johan were fabulous bartenders in our rum tasting, making us understand the subtleties of the spirit. Kenneth took us off property to see one of Costa Rica's tallest waterfalls--we continued to rely on his expertise of local fauna and flora for the rest of the trip. Martin, Alejandro and the rest of the restaurant staff took care of us at meal times with alacrity and a real focus on customer service. And Isaac and his Belgium boss guaranteed that the meals were unforgettably delicious (pro-tip: organize a cooking class, you will not be disappointed). The first-class service continued after we left--my son forgot his bathing suit, but an employee going to San Jose took it with him and sent it to our hotel in a taxi. This type of personal and caring service is what you can expect at El Silence Lodge and Spa
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 4 weeks ago
A waterfall dreamland of cloud forest dazzle. We love to showcase the wonders of one of Costa Rica's most spectacular hidden gems with caring hospitality. GM Philippe is at the helm of a fantastic team of creative professionals that have taken challenging times as an opportunity to craft unique experiences that charm the soul. Thanks so much for taking the time to highlight your favorite experiences. Art, cuisine, mixology, and more eco-adventures will always be here awaiting for your return. Muchas gracias for joining us with your family.
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Amanda G wrote a review Oct 2020
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When we first arrived in costa rica we were met with many challenges bc of the unrest happening across the country. The first half of our trip was torture, We were ready to leave until we got to El Silencio. Their service and hospitality was impeccable. The staff was so welcoming and did everything in their power to change our perspective on Costa Rica. We did almost every activity available on the property and some of the ones out side as well with their guidance. We highly recommend going out with Emilio he is fun spirited, very knowledgable and an all together great guy. The food was michelin star quality! Praise Quentin and his expertise. His food alone is worth a visit to the property. He made our stay so special and we will be coming back just to have his food again! Now on to the spa, wow! The treatment rooms were beautifuly crafted and Gabriels hands were straight up sent from god. The gorgeous property is worth the money, whether it be for a special occasion or a splurge.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 12, 2020
El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a veritable oasis of calm, inspiration, and connection to our planet's most heavenly sights and heartfelt friendship. In essence, it fully reflects Costa Rica's long-standing tradition of peaceful democracy and Pura Vida hospitality. ¡It was a pleasure to be your hosts! Chef Quentin has infused our culinary offerings with Michelin star magic and we are proud to dazzle our guests with his bold dishes and tantalizing desserts. Thanks for highlighting the wonders of our Esencia Spa. Immersed in the forest, it triggers relaxation, connection, and the purest sense of wellness. Thank you so much for celebrating El Silencio Lodge & Spa as an impeccable destination to seek refuge and charmed bliss.
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Destination206702 wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had a great time at El Silencio Lodge, amazing attention, room and food. We also did the canopy tour Emilio and Kenneth our tour guides, made us feel really safe and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Can’t wait to go back to El Silencio.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from El Silencio Lodge, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Responded Oct 5, 2020
We look forward to your return to this cloud forest wonderland! We love to offer a blissful blend of rest, adventure, and hospitality. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and for highlighting your favorite aspects of El Silencio Lodge. A very special thanks for giving kudos to Emilio and Kenneth. They are exemplary! Gracias!
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Charlie D wrote a review Sep 2020
Atenas, Costa Rica461 contributions73 helpful votes
Almost everything was perfect for my 5-night stay at El Silencio, especially the hiking trails, waterfalls, birds, butterflies, trees, flowers and all of nature! And an in-room Jacuzzi helped too! :-) Now if the "gourmet" chef could just learn to cook bacon crispy! :-) I highly recommend this lodge for an immersion in nature while in Costa Rica!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from El Silencio Lodge, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Responded Sep 25, 2020
It was such a pleasure to be your home-away-from-home! Costa Rica's natural treasures are best enjoyed at a tranquil pace, absorbing the sensory experience that fully soothes the soul. We look forward to your return and will definitely surprise you with the crispiest bacon on record :) . We always aim to surprise our returning guests with personalized details to further enhance their stay at El Silencio Lodge & Spa.
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PRICE RANGE
$321 - $667 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el silencio hotel bajos del toro
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), Finca Organica (4.1 miles), and Blue Falls of Costa Rica (4.3 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.
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 reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.