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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is an eco-lodge set amongst lush cloud forest just over an hour from San Jose in Bajos del Toro offering beautiful suites and villas, picture-perfect panoramas, and a whole host of pampering and nature-based activities.

At a Glance

  • Just over an hour from San Jose's Juan Santamaría International Airport

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows presenting spectacular river or mountain vistas

  • Private viewing decks from each suite

  • Set in 500 acres of private tropical rainforest

  • Sanctuary for soft adventure and wellness

  • Voted #6 resort in Central & South America by Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2015

Eco/ethical tourism, Spa & health, Wildlife

Insider's View

The hotel has 11 Suites but only 2 River View Suites, these are located right on the bubbling torrent which streaks through the property and offer more privacy in their outdoor jacuzzis that some of the other rooms.

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Insider's View

Time your return from any activity in the forest just as the sun goes down, then relax in the hot tub just as the fireflies come out and light up your evening in the most magical way!

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to El Silencio Lodge & Spa or take a look at our itineraries to San Jose and Central Valley


El Silencio Lodge & Spa is an eco-friendly hideaway set in a 500 acre private reserve surrounded by tropical cloud forest and waterfalls. The lodge features 16 cottage-style suites, each with a private terrace, fireplace and Jacuzzi and as well as stunning spacious two-bedroom villas.

Food is prepared with fresh local ingredients from the organic garden. Guests can explore the surrounding nature trails accompanied by a private eco-concierge. As well as exploring the surrounding cloud forest and national parks, it is also a great place for rediscovering your inner self. The Lodge’s spa has a range of pampering treatments and a yoga deck overlooking the gardens.


El Silencio has 16 suites with superb views of the cloud forest and new two bedroom villas that are ideal for families (up to 6 guests). Built with environmentally-friendly materials, each suite features a private whirlpool, a fireplace, a complimentary mini-bar, and upscale amenities. Suites do not have TV sets or WiFi and are best suited for adults.

The villas feature a master bedroom and a second bedroom with two full beds and each bedroom features an independent bathroom. The villas have a full kitchen plus dining area, private heated whirlpool and Wifi and satellite TV.


Children over the age of 8 are very welcome at El Silencio.


Las Ventanas Restaurant serves dishes based on home grown ingredients and the Esencia spa offers a range of pampering holistic treatments and an al fresco yoga deck.


El Silencio is a great base for a range of outdoor activities from nature trails, coffee tasting, horse riding, hiking, river rafting, bird watching, tours to nearby Juan Castro Blanco National Park, Medicine Forest Walk, night hiking, chocolate and coffee tours, rappelling, canopy zip-lining, and visits to the Arenal and Poas volcanoes.

Location & Directions

Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is located in Costa Rica’s Central Volcanic Valley in Bajos del Toro. It features a 500 acre private cloud forest reserve and is flanked by the Juan Castro Blanco and Poas Volcano National Parks.

When to go

November to April is considered the best time to visit Bajos del Toro in Costa Rica. The ‘Green’ season, from May to October, receives the most rainfall however can still be a good time to visit with sunshine in the mornings and tropical showers in the afternoon. The quietest period is April to early June. The rain can be particularly heavy in September and October.

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to El Silencio Lodge & Spa or take a look at our itineraries to San Jose and Central Valley

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