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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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#1 of 2 hotels in Bajos del Toro
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
Horseback riding
Meeting rooms
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Bicycle tours
Board games / puzzles
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Private balcony
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jill C wrote a review Yesterday
San Anselmo, California45 contributions29 helpful votes
I can’t say enough about El Silencio Lodge and Soa. Our family stayed here for three magical nights. We were upgraded from a two bedroom suite to a three bedroom Villa. The setting and accommodations was unbelievable. The beds were comfortable and views from all the rooms magnificent. We enjoyed horse back rides, birding, and water fall hikes. My husband and I had one of the best massages of our lives with the sounds of the rainforest as the soundtrack to our experience. I highly recommend the 90 minute deep tissue massage. What makes this hotel so special is undoubtably the service. The staff goes out of their way to make you comfortable. We especially loved the service from the restaurant Las Ventanas. Our servers were so lovely and friendly. We especially remember Carlos for making the kids feel welcome. I highly recommend going off the beaten track and staying at El Silencio Lodge to experience the magic of the cloud forest and the fantastic service this hotel offers.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Book massages in advance of your trip
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skybab wrote a review Mar 2021
los angeles15 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favorite
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
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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Cynthia N wrote a review Jun 20
8 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our first escapade without kids this year to celebrate my husband's birthday. We loved the hotel, from the first moment with the front desk excellent service and best attitude making you feel the number one guest. The spa is amazing the place is so relaxing and you feel like in another place. The rooms are so full of smal details that make you feel in the middle of the forest but with all the ammenities of a great hotel. The best place for a getaway!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Responded yesterday
Thanks for celebrating a special life milestone with us! We love to craft experiences that charm, soothe, and lift the soul. Our natural surroundings offer an inspiring setting and this inspiration drives every detail and every smile. It was a pleasure to be your hosts and we hope to see you again very soon. There are countless more adventures to share!
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patriciaDubai wrote a review Jun 12
Lima, Peru649 contributions233 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights in El Silencio and loved it. The location is unique in the cloud forest, beautiful suites with private outside jacuzzi and the most beautiful views. We simply loved it. 3 beautiful waterfalls in their site, wonderful spa (ask for Paola…the best), beautiful hikes but just seating in the terrace of your suite in the typical rocking chairs is a pleasure. Very private, beautiful room, great bed…really lovely! There is a different menu for lunch and dinner so plenty of choices. We were not specially taken by their desserts ( but this is so personal). Very good breakfast ( loved their green juice and granola). The food is great but what makes it special is that they grow most of their vegetables, and you can taste the difference. I specially loved the heart of palm salad. We took the hike to the 3 waterfalls by ourselves and its really worth it, beautiful. Did the mistic trail with Ana, she made it special with her remarks and making us feel nature. We also did the bird watching activity ( usd 35 per person) which is a real waste. We hardly walked 50 mts in the main road of the property and saw very few birds, not worth it. Just bring you binoculars and walk around or simply stay in your terrace looking. We were hoping to get the cooking classes but they were not available. The only thing that was annoying was that we were asked at what time we wanted to have breakfast, lunch and dinner. I can imagine it is because covid restrictions but it got ridiculed…I even told the nice lady who was asking us all the time that I felt like a boarding school, we are on holidays and the last thing we wanted was that kind of pressure. We said 7 pm for dinner and were told either 6,45 or 8,45… ridiculous! This is not an all inclusive hotel, we could be able to show whenever we wanted and waited if needed, but that scheduling stressed us out. How can we know at what time will we have breakfast the following day ? Or lunch or dinner ?. I really didn’t like that. For the rest of our stay… perfect. I cant name anybody specially for good service because all of the are very good, wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t mention someone. I will be back…relaxing and perfect holiday
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring warm clothes, we didnt expect it would be so cold. Dont miss the waterfalls and the spa. El...
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Response from Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Warm greetings Patricia and thank you so much for your thorough review. We genuinely appreciate our friends' feedback as the best guide to ever improve our hospitality. We have noted your observations and hope to address your concerns to the fullest extent possible. Our regrets for not being able to offer a cooking class during your stay. It really is a wonderful experience! We will certainly make sure it is available when you return to enjoy another perfect holiday in Costa Rica. Social distancing measures have posed a unique hospitality challenge but we are heartened to know that they are in place to protect our guests and staff. In the meantime, we celebrate that we are gradually returning to a safe normality. We are delighted that your stay was wonderful and that your heart has pledged to visit us again.
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Chrystal F wrote a review Jun 4
13 contributions3 helpful votes
This was our second time visiting El Silencio. The first time was in 2018 and we always said we would get married there... 3 years later we did! The wedding packages are exceptional. They truly take all the stress out of wedding planning and added small, creative details that made the big day very special. The staff is extremely professional and respectful, which makes your visit 100x better. The resort itself is breathtaking- quiet, relaxing, and secluded, but they offer many excursions such as zip lining and horseback riding. The spa is exceptional, and I highly recommend the chocolate massage! This is very well my favorite place on earth.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not rent a car and drive from the airport! The terrain is extremely hazardous. They offer a...
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Response from Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much Chrystal! Inspiring love, life, and connection is an endeavor we are passionate about! We were delighted to host your special celebration and we are thrilled to learn that we succeeded in creating a wonderful, magical, and meaningful big day! Thanks for taking the time to highlight our special wedding packages. They have been crafted with enthusiasm and professionalism, with every staff member contributing to make them unique and unforgettable. We look forward to many anniversaries!
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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.