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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

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.


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
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Erick M wrote a review Jul 2020
15 contributions4 helpful votes
We went to El Silencio to get away from the pandemic’s bad news. We arrived early Monday, we went for the horse back riding trip (which my 8 year old daughter loved). We had an amazing lunch (trucha is highly recommended), we visited the stables, walked around the trails, went to the waterfalls, etc. Everything was amazing! The hotel staff demonstrated excellence service! Mario and Alejandro at the restaurant, Isaac at the kitchen (he made sure we enjoyed our lunch), Emilio (very nice guy) was our horse tour guide, Oscar at the front desk, and everybody at the Eco-Concierge, and Johnny at the stables let us feed and wash the horses. We received an excellent service from everybody. Also, restaurant’s staff made sure that we had a very special dinner time. We went to the farm to collect eggs and feed the younger truchas early morning. We even had the chance to use the bicycles to go around the property, and went fishing as well. Rooms are very comfortable and very well equipped. Everybody is very friendly. We will go again soon because we loved it!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are very quiet
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Response from Maria Fernández, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings Erick and thank you so much for detailing your recent experience at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. We love to enchant our guests with the finest hospitality and the most spectacular forest immersion experience. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family in a setting that fosters connection to nature, peace of mind, and respite from troubled waters. Thanks for mentioning so many of our team by name. They truly are outstanding! Fishing, hiking, horseback riding, biking, and fine dining are the perfect way to lift the spirits. And our stunning new Riverside Villas are perfect for families! Please return very soon!
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Johanna S wrote a review Jul 2020
15 contributions
We went to silencio lodge and spa and we simply felt in love with the place! The mountains are gorgeous and you can truly breathe peace and quite. The service is impecable and also very professional and respectful! The waiters are just lovely and will treat you like family 🥰 If you want the best massage of your life, book an appointment and you won’t retreat it! I assure you that you most definitely will come back! Also we had a cocktail tasting and it was outstanding! I sincerely adore this place and I wish more people know about it and would come and fall in love with it as well.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Maria Fernández, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
An enthusiastic Gracias Johanna! It was a pleasure to be your hosts, offering select experiences in our stunning natural wonderland. Our low-density development, open layout, and green setting is the perfect spot to unwind, relax, and explore. A special thanks for highlighting our unique Esencia Spa. Embedded in the forest and trimmed by the river's flowing water, it channels nature's healing energy for a truly outstanding wellness escape. We look forward to your next visit!
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Fiona T wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom137 contributions21 helpful votes
Whilst the rooms are luxurious with private hot tubes let down by the service. No room service either. The on-site hikes were wonderful including the complimentary Mystic Hike. I did not enjoy the horse ride and found the horses to be poorly trained.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from OutreachElSilencio, Guest Relations Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Responded Jul 1, 2020
Greetings from Costa Rica FionaT! Thanks for taking the time to share your impressions about your June 2019 visit. We are thrilled to learn that the uplifting experience of our Mystic Hike remains a wonderful memory. Since your visit, we have continued to expand our services and we now feature room service as an option for our guests. From our full menu and at no extra cost! Please do reach out to us with more information about your stay and your horseback riding adventure. We are always eager to listen to our visitors' suggestions and observations. El Silencio Lodge & Spa embraces hospitality as a an exciting journey of innovation and refinement. We are committed to remain at the forefront of the most luxurious tropical cloud forest destinations in Costa Rica, Our guests' suggestions are our most valuable guide. Kindest regards!
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Esther L wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
Just finished having a delicious lunch here and a walk in a magnificent garden with lush wild reserve surrounding it. The birds, crickets, creeks and waterfalls bring peace to mind. Don’t miss out having the desert at the bar. Definitely coming back soon to stay the night!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from OutreachElSilencio, Guest Relations Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Responded Jun 29, 2020
Thanks for letting us whisk you away to a blissful state of mind. El Silencio Lodge & Spa is the perfect destination to reconnect with nature through thoughtful hospitality and caring service. We are grateful for your visit and definitely look forward to your return. An overnight stay is simply idyllic!
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Nani N wrote a review Jun 2020
Curridabat, Costa Rica6 contributions
We stayed for a weekend at El Silencio and it truly could not have been more of a treat! The rooms had amazing jacuzzis, ideal beds and wonderful views. The food was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Every single thing we ordered was truly unbelievable :) The staff was the kindest and they all made us feel truly welcomed and cared for. We also did the walking trails that lead to the waterfalls and the views were spectacular! We felt completely inmersed in nature for the entire time we were at "El Silencio", somehting we much needed. We did a yoga class and we even had some massages. TOP NOTCH care, all of these were excellent as well. We cannot wait to return! The best place we've been to lately hands down. Thank you!!!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Response from OutreachElSilencio, Guest Relations Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Responded Jun 29, 2020
Greetings Nani N and thank you so much for highlighting the incredible (but very real) wonders of El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Our already spectacular architecture and design have been enhanced to further connect guests with the surrounding forest and waterfalls. Stunning details to match stunning nature! Thanks for taking the time to share your enthusiasm with the travel community. The art of exploring remains at the essence of being human and we are delighted to renew our hospitality to ensure that travel remains healthy and safe for all. Kindest regards on behalf of our team and the Bajos del Toro community.
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$321 - $667 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaBajos del Toro
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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), Catarata Caida Del Cielo (1.3 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.
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.