Wilderness Basecamp

El Silencio Lodge

Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica

Prices From: $185

Find crisp mountain air, mist-draped forest, and unspoiled nature in Costa Rica's spellbinding central volcanic valley. El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a planet-friendly sanctuary for adventure and inspired wellness.

Silencio, Spanish for "silence", is befitting of a destination where daily stress is hushed and the sound of nature blooms. Explore and enjoy five hundred private acres of carbon-offsetting tropical cloud forest, hidden waterfalls, premium suites and amenities, cozy fireplaces, a river-trimmed Spa, and tantalizing local flavors.

El Silencio Lodge & Spa offers 16 luxury suites with river or cloud forest vistas. Each features a private viewing deck and whirlpool, gas fireplace, complimentary mini-bar, and premium amenities including L'Occitane personal care products.

A river-trimmed 3000 sq ft Spa features five unique pampering ambiances, including el Silencio's Conical Room, a singular design structure with an apex that channels the energy of the surrounding forest. Relaxing shades of green, the crystalline sound of flowing water, and fresh and organic ingredients are the signature elements of El Silencio's spa treatments.

The exciting menu emphasizes local flavors and fresh and organic ingredients. Costa Rican traditions are transformed with inspired flare and a savory international twist. Wellness-inspired dishes feature regional fish, free-range poultry, and always-fresh, organic-when-possible vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Three daily a-la-carte meals are included in the lodging rate.

A personal Eco-Concierge guides travelers along spectacular hiking trails, through the forest and past hidden waterfalls to discover exuberant flora and wildlife… perhaps even the mystical Quetzal Bird. Nearby activities include horseback riding, river rafting, mountain biking, and canopy zip-lining.

The nearby town of Sarchí is home to the Costa Rican oxcart. A national emblem, it reflects the country's insertion in the coffee world markets of the mid 1800s. Although rarely used today for transportation, its intricate patterns remain a cultural legacy. The best oxcart artists still create these masterpieces in Sarchís workshops and craft stores.


Region: Central America

Nearest Airport: SJO

Bajos del Toro
Costa Rica


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General Information

Rate includes:
* Lodging in Deluxe Suite featuring a gas fireplace, premium bedding, and L?Occitane personal care products.
* 3 daily a-la-carte meals per person (including non-alcoholic beverages).
* Personal Eco-Concierge per party.
* Complimentary daily minibar per Suite.
* One Mystic Hiking guided tour per party.
* All taxes and service charges.

Minimum age to visit El Silencio Lodge & Spa is 8.

Cancellation Policies

There will be no reimbursement for no-shows or unused portion of services.
Cancellations must be received in writing and are only valid when cancellation confirmation is issued by El Silencio Lodge & Spa.
Cancellation requests received 29-15 days prior to arrival will incur a first-night penalty charge.
There will be NO REIMBURSEMENT for cancellation requests received 14-0 days prior to arrival.

HOLIDAY SEASON CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: (applicable for stays between Dec 20th - Jan 2nd)
A 50% deposit is due by October 1st.
Full payment is due by November 15th.
There will be NO REIMBURSEMENT OR CREDIT for cancellations.