Cloud forest and pristine waterfalls
Set in its own portion of lush cloud forest, its stilted casitas feeling almost suspended in the rainforest canopy, the chic El Silencio Lodge and Spa offers you a secluded and peaceful escape coupled with experiences created to get you closer to nature and 'pure vida'.
El Silencio’s eco-concierge is on hand to make sure the activities you choose are unforgettable, from a romantic torch-lit forest dinner if you’re celebrating with someone special, to hikes and horseback tours through the spectacular Hummingbird Garden and along Cloud Forest trails. Go zip-lining through the forest canopy, rappel down a waterfall or discover how your morning cup of coffee is made from bean to roaster.
Food is an essential part of your El Silencio experience. The seasonal menu at Las Ventanas Restaurant is designed around what is available from the organic farm and greenhouse. Dishes showcase the very best of Costa Rican produce.
At a glance
18 suites and six villas
Restaurant, bar and private dining experiences
Plant your tree
Take part in this complimentary ceremony and plant a living legacy in one of Costa Rica’s carbon-offsetting forests. These forests are helping to entice the quetzal birds back to the area. This ceremony is bound to be one of the highlights of your stay.
Make time to experience the cloud forest from a holistic perspective, with intention and meditation at the fore. This walk will take you through the magical knot garden, along hidden paths and into the hummingbird garden. Focus on consciousness and your higher purpose as you follow the four-element trail.
Together with your eco-concierge you’ll make your way along paths beside a creek to discover beautiful waterfalls, learning the secrets of the cloud forest eco-system along the way.
Daybreak bird watching
Get your day off to a magical start surrounded by some of the area's most stunning bird species. The trails around El Silencio are home to a variety of birds, including diminutive hummingbirds, black guans and seasonal quetzals. No matter your birding experience, you can be assured of great photo opportunities.
Enjoy stunning views of Poas Volcanoes slopes, green pastures and the beautiful Bajos del Toro community on this relaxed adventure. You may also have the chance to stop and meet local community members.
Cook like a Costa Rican
Pick your own organic herbs and vegetables before you join the chef in the kitchen to prepare a few of Costa Rica’s hearty traditional dishes. You’ll learn all about these culinary favourites as well as the traditions and culture surrounding them.