El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2019:

  • Upgrades not applicable - all suites
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • One 'Coffee Tasting Experience' for two, once During Stay
  • 250g of gourmet Costa Rican coffee
  • Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

For 2020:

  • Upgrades not applicable - all suites
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two guests per bedroom in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • One 'Coffee Tasting Experience' for two, once During Stay
  • 250g of gourmet Costa Rican coffee
  • Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 20 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Zen
Adventure Ecotourism Local Immersion

El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Address:
El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Valverde Vega, Alajuela
Bajos del Toro, 21203
Costa Rica
Nearest Airport:
Juan Santamaría International (SJO)
16 mi / 25 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Business Center
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Culinary Program
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Meal Plans Available
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Villas

Services

  • Car Rental Desk
  • Concierge Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Salon
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Spa


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar

About Us

As one of the most unique and tranquil luxury Costa Rican resorts, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is an inspired natural immersion retreat that celebrates Costa Rica’s charming cloud forest highlands. Located on a 500-acre private reserve nestled between the Juan Castro Blanco and Poás Volcano National Parks, this unique destination draws visitors who want to live a transformative, nature-immersion experience. Misty tropical cloud forest, roaring waterfalls and colorful culture are showcased through heartfelt hospitality and upscale facilities. Our local staff will make you feel right at home as you enjoy your honeymoon, wedding, family vacation, or special event. Our eco resort was created to be a luxury retreat for travelers who desire authentic experiences where they can achieve a deep connection with nature.

Sustainability

As part of our commitment to being one of the foremost resorts in Costa Rica, El Silencio Lodge & Spa features an array of sustainable programs and initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint and protect and preserve the vital natural resources of the surrounding cloud forest.

El Silencio Lodge & Spa promises a sanctuary where visitors can reconnect with our planet’s inspiring melodies. But our holistic concept of wellness goes further. We envision a tourism model that protects its stunning natural surroundings, fosters the personal growth of staff, and promotes the development of neighbor communities. Harmonizing the well-being of all stakeholders is key to El Silencio's uplifting experience, fully reflecting Costa Rica’s happiness mantra.

Engaging the services of Responsible Business Alliance, El Silencio Lodge & Spa has designed a sustainability model that is perfectly tailored to its natural setting and social context El Silencio Lodge & Spa authentically reflects the cultural legacy and traditions of Sarchí, Zarcero, Naranjo, and other landmark regional towns. More than 95% of our staff is local, imprinting the guest’s experience with the signature hospitality that characterizes our human context. In turn, El Silencio Lodge & Spa gives back through employment opportunities, local purchases, and the growing relationship with its closest neighbor, the Los Bajos del Toro community.

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is proud to hold the maximum Five-Leaf Rating in Costa Rica’s Certification of Sustainable Tourism. This initiative, championed by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT), is a globally-respected tool to rate, monitor, and guide the country’s tourism industry. Its rigorous evaluation process contemplates water management, energy conservation, waste disposal and recycling, positive relations with surrounding communities, cultural authenticity, and guest safety.

Best of the Best

Escape in eco-friendly fashion at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Just 20 freestanding accommodations — built on stilts to minimize environmental impact — dot 500 acres of cloud forest (which is mostly private reserve). By offsetting carbon and using premium, planet-friendly materials, the zero-harm lodge promotes a holistic concept of tourism. A guest’s well-being derives not just from experiencing the stunning environs and unique culture of the surrounding communities, but also from taking part in preserving them. Hike to hidden waterfalls, enjoy cultural experiences, savor organic specialties and sleep in upscale “rustic Zen” suites.

Advisor Tip

Ideal destination to enjoy the wonders of the cloud forest, located between two national parks. Perfect location for first stop arrivals to San Jose Int. Airport, also ideal wellness destination.

Sustainability

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Location

Address
El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Valverde Vega, Alajuela
Bajos del Toro, 21203
Costa Rica
Nearest Airport
Juan Santamaría International (SJO), 16 Miles / 25 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Suites

Suites

Our luxurious guest suites at El Silencio Lodge & Spa are terraced along the hillside granting extra privacy and picture-perfect mountain, forest or river views. Each spacious suite is equipped with premium amenities, including a private outdoor viewing deck with traditional handcrafted rocking chairs and soothing heated outdoor jet-pool. All rooms offer cloud-comfort king sized beds for the most regenerative sleep experience in Costa Rica. Floor-to-ceiling windows guarantee amazing views of the mist-covered cloudforest surroundings.

Maximum occupancy: 4 people (2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults)

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
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Two-Bedroom Suites

El Silencio Lodge & Spa’s Two-bedroom suites are an excellent option for friends and families who wish to spend time together in premium accommodations. The spacious layout features two separate bedrooms and a shared bathroom. Featuring premium amenities, gas fireplace, heated outdoor jet-pool and traditional handcrafted rocking chairs. A master bedroom with a king bed and a second room with two queen beds, features cloud-comfort bedding ensuring the most regenerative sleeping experience in Costa Rica. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors guarantee amazing vistas of the surrounding cloud forest and crystalline rivers.

Maximum occupancy: 4 people

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
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Two bedroom Villas

Our Private Villas are the perfect option for families, extended stays or friends traveling together.

All immersed in nature, the Two-Bedroom Villas will be the perfect option for family or a party of six. A master bedroom with an ultra-comfortable King bed and a second bedroom with two queen beds bookend the large common areas. Each bedroom features an independent full bathroom.

Maximum occupancy: 6 people

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mini Bar
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Three-Bedroom Villas

Our Private Villas are the perfect option for families, extended stays or friends traveling together.

Three bedroom Villas are fully equipped with homelike amenities and spacious lounging, dining and reading areas transport guests to a magical living space immersed in Costa Rica’s fabled mountain landscapes and tropical cloud forests.

All immersed in nature, the Three-Bedroom Villas will be the perfect option for family or a party of six. A master bedroom with an ultra-comfortable King bed, a second bedroom with two queen beds and a third bedroom with one Queen size bed bookend the large common areas. Each bedroom features an independent full bathroom.

Maximum occupancy: 6 people

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mini Bar
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Ecotourism, Local Immersion
Vibe Zen
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 20
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

The hotel will make every effort to accommodate requests for early arrivals and late departure. A special luggage room will be available always. Recommended arrival time: No later than 6:00 pm.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Please use either a valid cc (Visa, Master Card, or American Express) or an executed wire transfer. There will be no reimbursement or credit for no-shows or unused services.

Cancellation Policy

General Modification/Cancellations(Excluding the Holiday Season)

  • EARLY REQUESTS: Modification or cancellation requests sent at least 30 days prior to check-in are fully refundable
  • LATE REQUESTS: Modification or cancellation requests sent at least 29-15 days prior to check-in are subject to a first-night penalty
  • LAST-MINUTE REQUESTS: No-Shows or modification/cancellation requests sent 14 days or less prior to check-in date are not refundable

Holiday Season Cancellations(December 20th- January 3rd)

  • EARLY REQUESTS: Modification or cancellation requests sent at least 90 days prior to check-in are fully refundable
  • LATE REQUESTS: Modification or cancellation requests sent at least 89-61 days prior to check-in will incur in a 50% first-night penalty
  • LAST-MINUTE REQUESTS: No-Shows or modification/cancellation requests sent 60 days or less prior to check-in date are not refundable

Accepted Forms of Payment

We accept all major credit cards.

Terms & Conditions

  • Check out time: 11:00 AM
  • Recommended arrival time: No later than 6:00 PM
  • Reservation policies for Holiday Season are: Minimum 2 nights stay
  • All reservations must be paid in their entirety no less than 30 days prior to guests’ arrival. Otherwise reservation must be guaranteed by a voucher or credit card in accordance to the negotiation with the hotel.
  • Reservation policies for Holiday Season are: A booking of a minimum of 2 nights is required for reservation that include lodging from December 20th through January 3rd. A 10% non-refundable deposit is due upon booking and remaining balance is due by October 1st of the present year for travel dates. No credits or reimbursements. Otherwise reservation must be guaranteed by a voucher or credit card in accordance to the negotiation with the hotel.
  • A 10% non-refundable payment will be charged to your credit card upon making your reservation. 40% of your reservation total will be charged to your credit card on July 1st. This is non-refundable. The final 50% of your reservation total will be charged to your credit card on October 1st. This is non-refundable. No shows will be charged in full.
  • Pets: We apologize for any inconvenience, but pets are not allowed on the premises.
  • Dress code: Rugged for day adventures and comfortable for lounging. Cozy casual is El Silencio's style!
  • TV: Suites do not feature a TV set. The view is so spectacular, you certainly won't miss one! There is one large LCD screen in the main lodge's Meeting Room where DVDs are available for your enjoyment. Both bedrooms in the Chalets feature flat-screen TVs with satellite television.
  • Smoking: In accordance to its health theme, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a non-smoking facility.
  • Restaurant: Features wellness dishes specializing in regional fish, free-range poultry, and fresh produce from our own organic garden.


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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2019:

  • Upgrades not applicable - all suites
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • One 'Coffee Tasting Experience' for two, once During Stay
  • 250g of gourmet Costa Rican coffee
  • Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

For 2020:

  • Upgrades not applicable - all suites
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two guests per bedroom in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • One 'Coffee Tasting Experience' for two, once During Stay
  • 250g of gourmet Costa Rican coffee
  • Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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By: Chris11_7


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2015

Stayed 4 nights at this beautiful lodge. Their property provides a very Peaceful, Quiet and Beautiful destination for those looking for a more secluded vacation. Wish i had time to stay more nights! Friendly staff & ECO-Concierge were very knowledgeable and accommodating during our stay. All our excursions were one on one which was very good for us since this was our Honeymoon. On-site adventure park was very exciting with safety put first. Beautiful hiking trails with lots of wildlife and natural treasure to be found. This is a very ECO friendly establishment with conservatory at the top of their priority list. The food was delicious for every meal we had, and the SPA experience was phenomenal. If you need a place of serenity and a destination to clear your head, this is the place. Very Genuine Staff, will definitely be coming back to stay again!!
Travel Advisor:  Julia Fisher

great quiet getaway

By: derek b


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2017

great quiet getaway
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas
Not Recommended

Not quite

By: Picky


Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2018

Beautiful location and nice accommodation. Dining was good but not great as one might expect from a CR members. We had 2 major nits: our arrival was rushed leading to later inconvenience and confusion about the room and facilities. Second, the trails were not adequately described or marked. As has always been our experience in CR, the entire staff was warm and attempted to be helpful and responsive. We would not return

Get away from it all

By: Docp


Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2018

Our time at El Silencio was the perfect balance of escaping into environmental wonder with pampering, great food and as many experiences that you want to do
Travel Advisor:  Becky Lamb