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.