Located 1.5 hours away from San José (approximately 68 km/42 miles), in the quiet community of Bajos del Toro Amarillo, and situated in a 500-acre private reserve, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a mystical natural immersion retreat to delight in the charming highlands of Costa Rica’s central volcanic range.

Featuring bright green landscapes & waterfalls, farm-to-table cuisine, a select spa, and an exciting eco-adventure park, it showcases the intensity of Costa Rica’s cloud forest mountains.

  • Great for birdwatchers, nature lovers and photographers.
  • Also for honeymooners that are into nature.
  • Excellent option for clients looking for a sophisticated, secluded place to relax set in a natural tropical environment.
  • Not recommended for small children, as there are not many suitable activities available, and also due to the hotel’s quiet atmosphere.
A full service spa is available, featuring mystical design elements and Magical Knot meditation gardens. A Yoga platform will be ensconced in the lush forest to enjoy the purest mountain air, colors and sounds of the forest.
Other facilities and services include meeting room, give shop, bar, parking area, and transportation. The restaurant’s menu emphasizes on local flavors and organic ingredients. Costa Rican dishes are prepared with inspired flare and an international twist. Activities available are hiking trails through the forest and past hidden waterfalls, horseback riding, lake kayaking, river rafting, fishing and canopy zip-lining.

The lodge offers 16 luxury suites, each features a private viewing deck of the river or cloud forest, whirlpool, gas fireplace, complimentary mini-bar, private bathroom w/hot water, safety box, 400 thread count cotton sheets, 6″ pillow-top mattress covers, and luxury personal care amenities.





CST_inglesThe Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program – CST – is a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Board and it is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission. The certification is based on an accreditation of a scale of 5 “levels” of sustainable tourism achievement.

CST gives you reliable information regarding companies that make efforts to improve their management and operations to offer a sustainable product. It is also a good tool to differentiate those companies that are truly engaged with sustainable practices, from others that claim to be sustainable but are inconsistent in their actions.


The range of prices scale is based on the following criteria:

$          Refers to Budget accommodation: ranging from $70-100

$$        Medium: $100 – 150

$$$      Upscale: $150 – 200

$$$$    Premium: $200+

These measures are meant to be used as a reference only and they are calculated on double occupancy, standard room, quoted in U.S. Dollars and include a 13% sales tax; on both high and low seasons.

You can always refer to these prices as selection criteria.