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