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El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bajos del Toro
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Our recent stay at El Silencio was completely magical. This exclusive gem in the cloud forest surpassed all of our expectations. From the superior accomadations to the fresh organic food to the warm and friendly staff, we started our Costa Rican vacation on a completely satisfying note. We would return in a heartbeat, and, we can't wait to do so.

Room Tip: Our room, #2, was perfect.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

Our heartfelt thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with the Trip Advisor community. Thank you for choosing to start your Costa Rica vacation at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. We hope that you do plan a return visit in the very near future. Perhaps you could even combine your stay with a visit to our sister beach property, Hotel Punta Islita. Warmest regards!

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

The best place my husband and I have ever stayed for unwinding & relaxing in nature. Very secluded and SO peaceful. The staff was incredible, by far the best service we have experienced at any hotel. Every one that we came in contact with made our stay special. The food was excellent, having organic gardens and trout ponds right on the property is a bonus. Benicio, the concierge that helped us plan our tours was so attentive and helpful with everything. The tour of the local town was a highlight for us & meeting the gracious people who live there. Beautiful views, hiking trails to the waterfalls, & watching the clouds gently roll in over the mountain tops from our bungalow, what more could you ask for? Spending 3 wonderful days & nights at El Silencio as part of the "Amigas in Costa Rica" package that includes staying at their other lovely property Hotel Punta Islita. Would highly recommend this particular package if you would like to experience the beauty of the cloud forest as well as a stay at an an upscale beachfront resort complete with infinity pool & swim up bar. All of the details are taken care of by the professional and amazing staff, including private dinners, spa treatments and tours at both locations. And the drive between the hotels is an adventure I'm glad we did not miss.

Room Tip: We had bunglow # 1, offfered great views and privacy, set high up on the hill a short walk from the...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

It is quite exciting to make our guests’ “best ever” list. Thank you so much for your kind enthusiasm about El Silencio Lodge & Spa. It was wonderful to have a chance to pamper you an d your husband with Costa Rican hospitality. And a special thanks for visiting our sister property, Hotel Punta Islita. ☺ Many blessings!

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at El Silencio Lodge in early February.

Hotel Grounds: The grounds are beautiful.

Rooms: We stayed one night in a Casita #11. It is a nice casita up the hill with a great view. We loved the hot tub and deck! Heat it up before you head to dinner and it will be ready when you return. The bed and bath linens are fantastic and robes were soft and plush! The casita is cold at night and they do provide a small space heater but it does not give off a ton of heat. They do place hot water bottles in your bed during turn down service which makes up for it! There is not a TV or radio in you casita so you are definitely getting away from it all! There is Wifi in the main lodge building.

Restaurant: The food and staff were wonderful. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all great with a variety to choose from. For dinner you can order a 3 course meal or do a la carte.

Service: The staff all around was very attentive. One of the breakfast serves was kind and took a few great photos of us outside the main lodge building.

I recommend staying there for two nights to enjoy all of the things El Silencio has to offer.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

Thank you so much for your thorough and insightful review! I am delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your stay and that our staff’s friendliness stood out as part of the experience. Thank you for visiting Costa Rica!

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

By far one of the best experience We have had in a hotel, the service is great, the location is fantastic! If you want a relaxing hotel and you love nature this must be a stop for you. Keep it up! It was one of the best weekend in years..

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

We feel quite blessed by our location and it is an honor to showcase its wonders with the best service possible. Thanks for letting us know that we fully succeeded. I hope that the relaxation from your fantastic weekend lingers for many months! Saludos!

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at El Silencio Lodge. I woud highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to relax, unplug, and enjoy nature. El Silencio is in the most beautiful location, but another great thing about the lodge is he people who work there. Benicio was a wonderful concierge! He was incredibly friendly, respectful, and knowledgeable about the area. He took us on a beautiful hike to a secluded waterfall that our family will never forget. The waiters like Henry and Francisco were so incredibly thoughtful and kind as well. For example, our San Francisco 49ers were playing in the superbowl and the staff was kind enough to bring our dinner to the tv room so that we wouldn't miss a second of the game. If you want to get away from it all and enjoy the rainforest, but still be in a four star hotel El Silencio is the place to go in Costa Rica!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Thank you so much for choosing El Silencio Lodge & Spa as your unwinding destination in Costa Rica. It is especially wonderful to learn details about how our staff made your stay special. They truly are a phenomenal team of caring individuals. Muchas gracias for taking the time to write about your experience.

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

My only regret was only spending one night here. Two nights would be perfect so you could hike all the trails. Staff was completely professional and top notch. Having a private hot tub is a great touch. Quick drive back to SJO airport makes this the perfect spot to start or end your visit to Costa Rica. As they say "Pura Vida"! Thank you for a great stay!

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

You are most welcome! Thank you for giving us a chance to share the amazing natural treasures of Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica. Even in one day, it is truly worth to relish in the relaxing beauty of a natural immersion paradise. We certainly hope to have a chance to see you again in the very near future. Hopefully, you can have a chance to stay for three nights or more. That would give you a chance to enjoy our selection of nearby eco and cultural experiences plus our day excursions. Warmest regards!

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

on our way in our hired car it was not easy to find the right exit from the panamerican highway. indications we had were not on the signs and unfortunately El Silencio Lodge has no signs on the road anywhere until almost at their location. Our stay there was fantastic. The personnel incl. management were competent, friendly and very helpful. The cooking was superb, we really enjoyed our stay. The walkway to the falls is well maintained and easy going. The ride on horseback we enjoyed in the company of two staff and the hike on the following day keep in very good memory. Orlando was our knowledgable and helpful friendly guide. The room (suite) was clean, spacious and pleasent. The outdoor jacuzzi an absolute must, very relaxing at the end of day.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to share your impressions with the Trip Advisor community. We are thrilled to learn that your stay was fantastic, allowing you to enjoy many of Costa Rica’s favorite sights and experiences. I would love to learn more about your experience with the drive in hopes of improving the directions and maps we provide our guests. Please write to me at: outreach@grupoislita.com Saludos!

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Address: El Silencio Lodge, Bajos del Toro 21203, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bajos del Toro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bajos del Toro
Price Range: $334 - $775 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Silencio Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 and more can be enjoyed by couples and families (minimum age: 8). ... more   less 
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