El Silencio Lodge and Spa

Bajos del Toro

About El Silencio Lodge and Spa

Highly remote and beautifully intimate, El Silencio Lodge & Spa presents a luxury eco-lodge, hidden among the lush 500-acre tropical cloud forests within Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica. Get back to nature with sustainable, authentic experiences, from farm-to-table dining, wildlife spotting and even planting a tree in El Silencio’s grounds at the end of your stay. 

The 24 private casitas and villas lie within the protected reserve, with private hot tubs boasting panoramic views and a close circuit of over 20 waterfalls to explore. With an abundance of delicious foodie experiences, nature-fuelled adventures and soul-nourishing yoga classes – getting off-the-grid never felt so nourishing.

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San Jose (70km – 90 mins)

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Unique Highlight

Tourists flock to Monteverde to experience Costa Rica’s cloud forests – and yet, Juan Castro Blanco National Park and the Poas Volcano National Park remain largely unknown. Rivalling Monteverde’s beauty, here, you can get off the radar and experience this unique ecosystem far away from the crowds. But keep it hushed – it’s our little secret. 

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The Rooms

Wake up to uninterrupted views of the mountains, cloud forest or river, with floor-to-ceiling windows, private terraces and hot tub. Fresh coffee, tea and chocolate is brought to your villa daily, perfectly easing you into the day. The 16 standalone casitas present an intimate sanctuary for two guests. For larger families and groups, the two and three-bedroom villas boast spacious hideaways for up to six guests. Meanwhile, the two Riverside Villas are perfect for extra-added opulence, perfect for a private chef to whip up some terrific meals within the villa.

The Experience

Authentic connections and delicious moments await. Dust off the cobwebs with a late morning guided hike along the Mystic Trail to some of the areas most enchanting waterfalls. Wander into the local town for a private cultural tour and oxcart painting, as you discover the traditions and culture of the region. Grab an e-bike and peddle along hidden routes through the forest and return to a harmonising aerial yoga class, suspended in the charming yoga pavilion. Hacienda Pozo Azul is a playground for adventure seekers with hanging bridges, horse riding, white water rafting along Sarapiqui River, canopy ziplining, and even canyoning down cascading falls.

Restaurants & Dining

Gastronomy leads the way at El Silencio with local and super fresh farm-to-table experiences. Los Ventanas' sublime fine dining restaurant serves up flavoursome Costa Rican fare with most of the ingredients sourced from the hotel's organic gardens, greenhouses, chicken coop and beloved beehives. Coffee and chocolate tasting experiences will set your tastebuds tingling, mixologists shake up a storm in Toro Bohemio Bar each night and private dining in the gorgeous Riverside Gazebo can be arranged for a remarkable candlelit evening with loved ones.

Spa & Wellness

Nestled beside the riverside, Esencia Spa's calming oasis is backed by the soundtrack of flowing water. Healing Sound Treatments present a holistic approach to soothing the mind, body and soul and couples massages are available to reconnect together. Be sure to visit the pavilion for the complimentary yoga and meditation classes hosted throughout the week.

The Location

Set within Costa Rica’s Central Volcanic Valley, El Silencio Lodge & Spa nestles in between two impressive national parks – Juan Castro Blanco and Poas Volcano. Off the beaten track, the enchanting setting is an hour from the nearest city of Sarchi. 70km away (approximately a 90-minute drive) is San Jose’s Juan Santamaría International (SJO) airport, making El Silencio a great place to start or end your wellness holiday in Costa Rica. We recommend visiting here before heading out to Costa Rica’s wild Atlantic coastlines.

Why Book with Health Travel?

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily a la carte Breakfast for two guests per bedroom (inclusive in hotel's rates), served in restaurant or via in-room dining
  • $100 USD equivalent Spa or Experiences credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability

Price Guide






Prices are calculated as:

Per night in low season with two sharing a double room.

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