El Silencio Lodge & Spa

El Silencio Lodge & Spa enjoys a 500-acre private reserve blessed with gently flowing creeks and waterfalls. 14 luxury suites offer river or cloud forest views and private deck. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors guarantee amazing vistas of the cloud forest. Twin day beds with end tables create a perfect lounging and reading area, doubling as sleeping arrangements for quadruple occupancy.

The restaurant offers a varied menu emphasising local flavours with fresh and organic ingredients and the property has now been recognised by Relais & Chateaux, making it the first hotel to be awarded Relais & Chateaux status in Central America.

Why We Like It

We love El Silencio for its simple elegance, peaceful location and endless trails of beautiful cloud forest.


On-site activities for visitors include the tree-planting ceremony, picking organic veggies from the property garden, bird watching and the Elementos trail, a holistic journey through sensory experiences.  Trek to nearby waterfalls or venture further afield to the town of Bajos del Toro, Arenal Volcano or Sarchí, home to the traditionally painted oxcarts.  


  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa
  • Yoga


Just over an hour from San Jose, in the Poas Volcano National Park area of Bajos del Toro. 

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