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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

El Silencio Lodge & Spa in Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica.

Photo: Sergio Pucci/Courtesy of El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Bajos Del Toro
Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
TEL: 506-2761-0301
TEL: (888) 437-7111

Costa Rica has long been known as an eco-travel destination, but El Silencio—a serene retreat on 500 acres opened in 2008 by the owners of the nearby Hotel Punta Islita—presents an unusual level of luxury for the green-oriented adventurer. Designed by prominent Costa Rican architect Ronald Zurcher in a “rustic zen” style, the 16 cottages each feature a private deck, outdoor whirlpool, gas fireplace, and top-of-the line amenities (L’Occitane and more), and all have views of the majestic Poás Volcano. Guests can tour the 1,300-square-foot organic garden to learn about the vegetables, fruits, and herbs that are served at the in-house restaurant. And the resort lives up to its name: there are no in-room TVs or even cell-phone reception.

Room to Book:

The two suites next to the property's Gorrion Creek offer the most privacy, while numbers 10 and 8 are farthest from the main lodge and offer the best unobstructed mountain views.

Insider Tip:

The eco-concierges at El Silencio double as naturalists: take a private hiking tour to the property's three cascading waterfalls. Be sure to keep an eye out for sloths and the elusive white-headed capuchin.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast Included
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Childcare
  • Destination Spa
  • Design Hotel
  • Family Friendly
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Gay Friendly
  • Horseback Riding
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Programs
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Non-Traditional
  • Parking Available
  • Spa
  • Safari Lodge
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi
  • Wine Hotel

Number of Suites: 16

Year Opened: 2008



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