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Belton, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just left ElSilencio. Four friends stayed for 5 nights in the Villa Trogon. We loved our stay. The staff are very friendly, and the food is wonderful. Fresh Costa Rican dishes served every day and every meal. The reason we chose this place was we wanted a true Costa Rican cultural experience. This secluded place in the clouds was perfect...

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

Saludos Susan! Thanks so much for sharing the details of your special experience at El Silencio Lodge & Spa and our surroundings. Exploring Costa Rica with friends is a wonderful way to bond and celebrate life's charm and excitement. We do seek to present extraordinary paths to immerse in nature, culture, and authenticity. Warmest regards!

Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

to the Villas - earth, stones and holes and un-lit at night. Dangerous I asked for close to main area so they put us in the farthest away ! As a long standing user of Relais & Chateau this is nowhere near their usual standard

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

Thank you for visiting us in the middle of the pristine cloud forest. As the Relais & Châteaux portfolio expands, we are thrilled to offer a unique experience that blends the intensity of nature and the destination's authenticity with upscale comforts and superb service. Warmest regards!

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very special place tucked away in a cloud forest in central Costa Rica. Great suites with your own hot tub, fabulous meals in the airy dining room, and lots to do outdoors. Hiking , birdwatching, waterfalls, all in a wonderful natural setting.

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

Thanks for your visit and for celebrating the wonder of Costa Rica's cloud forest. The green scenery and connection to nature makes this a perfect destination to relax, explore, and rest.

Marion, Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just left El Silencio today and could not have enjoyed time more! The setting was amazing, the villas outstanding and the staff was suburb. We hiked, went horse back riding and the ladies in the family used the spa. It was a great chance to immerse ourselves into the rainforest. And our 2 teenaged kids were both sad to...

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

Greetings Dr. Albrecht! We are thankful for your visit and wonderful words. We certainly hope that the connection to nature stays with you and your family for a long time. Please return soon!

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough good things about the staff at El Silencio. They were unfailingly attentive and helpful to the large group of friends I was with. There is a wide variety of guided/staffed activities available and in every case the people in my group were very pleased with the staff members who sponsored the activity. The food was outstanding, the...

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

We are grateful for your enthusiastic recommendation! Thank you for selecting us as your friends' bonding getaway. We are surrounded by spectacular nature and we are thrilled to match its beauty with caring hospitality. Thank you so much for taking the time to write. Warmest regards and best wishes for many returns.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are so pleased we stayed at the El Silencio Lodge & Spa during our honeymoon. The food was amazing, especially the risotto! And every night they put hot water bottles into our bed to warm up our sheets. There were so many little touches that made the hotel feel very personal. My only complaint is that...

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

The singular landscapes of Costa Rica's cloud forest are intensely romantic and we are thrilled to share them with couples celebrating love and the beauty of a shared life. Thanks for your visit and comments. Our staff will always be eager to provide assisted transportation via electric cart to any guest that requires it. It was a pleasure to be...

Toronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited a few years ago. The drive up sets the mood for the soon to experience, relaxation overload. This property is outstanding. The grounds, the team, the food. Fantastic. Hiking and other outdoor activities available. A great place to reconnect with your special one. Enjoy

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

Thanks for celebrating us through your memories! The cloud forest is indeed simultaneously breathtaking and breath-giving :) Please return soon. We have wonderful new places to explore and activities to enjoy.

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The hotel is a beautiful hideaway, tucked away in a lush green valley. Each room comprises a luxuriously appointed, spacious villa, with bedroom, lounge, bathroom, outside seating area and (of course) a hot tub. The hotel has its own extensive grounds which reach into the valley, and easily marked trails take you through the forest. We had a guide for...

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

Thanks for celebrating your beautiful experience at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. We are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and the signature experiences that truly connect you to Costa Rica as a destination. Please return very soon! The other culinary experience you must try is learning to palm tortillas from scratch at local Doña Olga's kitchen. Fun and...

Lake Orion, Michigan
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our visit to El Silencio was planned as a family getaway to relax and enjoy the lush ecosystem of Costa Rica. We were not disappointed! The resort is a collection of lodges in a mountain top rainforest (known locally as a "cloud forest") with a strong focus on environmental preservation, fitting in with the local ecosystem, while making absolutely no...

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

Thanks for remembering us so fondly and for vividly describing the magic of Costa Rica's cloud forest. Its comfortable weather, lush vegetation, and tranquility offer a truly unique opportunity to connect with nature. Our signature farm-to-table dishes are definitely among our guests' favorite experiences and we are glad to keep expanding culinary options that reflect simple, fresh, and healthy flavors....

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to be away from people, this is where to go!!!! Each room is its own villa and comes with a private hot tub. Their beds by far were the most comfortable. It was like sleeping on clouds. The staff there super friendly and helpful. But what really impressed my husband and I was their food. Every night...

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

When deep, regenerative sleep combines with farm-to-table flavors and spectacular forest hikes... you must be at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to share your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We are thrilled to showcase unique and engaging Costa Rica experiences! Please return very soon.

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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: $404 - $1,037 (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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