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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 7 February 2017

El Silencio was amazing. The location is stunning!! Hiding in the cloud forest among nature, you really cant beat it! The staff is very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The rooms are very spacious, clean and the bathroom was huge! Each room has its own outdoor jacuzzi which was very nice for chilly nights! I did several excursions including 2 hikes...

1Thank JBrianne715
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

It was a delight to be your hosts! Thank you for selecting us as a special destination and thanks for taking the time to review our property. We always hope to offer engaging experiences that let travelers fully enjoy Costa Rica's friendship mantra and spectacular nature. Please return very soon!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Everything about El Silencio is wonderful. El Silencio is an ecological wonderland. Beautiful Villas with private hot tubs and porches. Great food (I recommend the trout, which is raised on the property). Fabulous nature hikes. We stayed for only two nights and I wish we could have stayed many more.

1Thank KJNolan
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Warmest greetings KJNolan! Thank you so much for exploring the magic of the mountain cloud forest with us. There is always a flower to be found, a stream to follow, and friendship to celebrate. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to your return.

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing experience here and can't wait to return! A very ecologically minded spa resort making a small footprint in the jungle! Hiking, zip lines, cooking lessons and aroma therapy spa treats await you.

2Thank Ramona H
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Congratulations on your anniversary! Thank you for letting our setting and eco-adventures echo and amplify your joyful celebration. A shared life is beautiful!

Las Vegas
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This Lodge and Spa is a hidden gem high in a cloud forest! Individual cabins are spacious with luxurious touches, including an attached jacuzzi spa! Very large, modern bathrooms. Lovely wood and glass main dining room with attached cozy bar/lounge area with fireplaces. All meals were exceptional! The El Silencio has their own trout ponds and hatchery, grows their own...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Magical serenity and fun activities that elevate the spirit and foster a connection to nature are exactly what we aim to offer to our guests. Thanks for letting us know that we fully succeeded. The cloud forest is truly enchanting!

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We flew into San Jose. We rented a car and drove to El Silencio using GPS on my phone. Very beneficial while driving because there are no signs and would of missed many turns without GPS. Location is mystical. We hiked to the waterfalls, had massages, went to the stables and more. The people who work here are very pleasant....

1Thank Natasha R
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for celebrating El Silencio's mystical magic! It was a pleasure to jumpstart your amazing Costa Rica vacation. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 7 January 2017

Really looked forward to staying at this Relais & Chateaux property. It did not disappoint. Our room was lovely. The property was beautiful. The breakfast buffet was excellent. My only disappointment was the hot tub was not hot enough [others in our group said theirs was too hot]!

1Thank asava
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Serenity and a special connection to nature is key to the El Silencio Lodge & Spa's cloudl forest experience. It was a pleasure to be your hosts! For optimal hot tub temperature we strongly recommend talking to our Eco-Concierges. They will make sure they are at the perfect temperature! Warm regards!

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 January 2017

El Silencio is beautiful and awesome and truly one of a kind. It takes your breath away... the rooms, on site hikes, food, spa and extraordinary staff. We had not idea what to expect and were blown away. This is a piece of heaven.

Thank cherylws
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Surprising our guests with an amazing, unique, and heavenly experience is our passion! Thanks for visiting and embracing the experience with such intensity. Warmest regards Cheryl!

München, Deutschland
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed three nights starting on New Year's Eve. We highly recommend the place if you are seeking for a quiet hideaway. Room: fantastic, spacious, clean and comfortable. The jacuzzi is great. However, as there is not heating in the bathroom my girlfriend and myself felt cold in there. Spa: my girlfriend described her massage as wonderful and extraordinary. Kudos...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Warmest regards Marcus! It was a pleasure to be your hosts. We are delighted that your heavenly experience at El Silencio Lodge & Spa was peaceful and relaxing. Thanks for celebrating our connection to nature and the land. We sincerely appreciate your feedback as the best way to ensure that we ever improve the guest experience. Happy 2017!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This past August, I stayed here with my family (parents + brother); we'd previously spent the earlier portion of our trip in the southern part of Costa Rica (Puntarenas). We weren't sure what to expect of El Silencio - as it's difficult to access (due to being located in the depths of a Costa Rican cloud forest via steep mountainous...

2Thank Ciara R
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks Ciara for remembering us so fondly from your August stay. Your description of El Silencio Lodge & Spa (and the cloud forest experience it offers) as ethereal is magically appropriate. We are proud to welcome guests with warm, heartfelt hospitality and superb little details that highlight the region's peaceful pace. Warmest regards and our best wishes for an...

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful place I've been to in Costa Rica. The absolute most serene Beauty that I've ever seen. The staff is unbelievable and very knowledgeable about everything there. Anything you need the staff is already thought of it before you asked. It's a great place anyone that wants to get away to luxury and happiness should go to El...

Thank Gabriel C
MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Serene beauty and bliss are the defining elements of this wonderful region of Costa Rica. Thank you for letting us highlight the country's happiness mantra. It was a pleasure to be your hosts! Happy New Year!

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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 

Additional Information about El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Address: Bajos del Toro 21203, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bajos del Toro
Price Range: ₹ 17,866 - ₹ 42,474 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Silencio Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“I would imagine all of the rooms are perfect because they are your own personal bungalow with lovely views of the cloud forest”
 of 5 bubbles jennifersF9348XQ, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Villas are the most private + quiet suites that El Silencio has to offer; be aware that villas are the only suites that offer WiFi.”
  • Some of the Cloud Forest's foliage surrounding our villa
  • Our villa's path leading to the hanging foot bridge that connected us to the hotel.
  • Our villa's private (and stunning!) hot tub overlooking the Cloud Forest.
  • Our villa's private deck!
  • My parents enjoying our villa's private hot tub!
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“be prepared for a walk uphill, but well worth it”
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