El Silencio Lodge & Spa

708 Alajuela Province Alajuela
Bajos del Toro, 20101
Costa Rica



As one of the most unique and tranquil luxury Costa Rican resorts, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is an inspired natural immersion retreat that celebrates Costa Rica's charming cloud forest highlands. Located on a 500-acre private reserve nestled between the Juan Castro Blanco and Poás Volcano National Parks, this unique destination draws visitors who want to live a transformative, nature-immersion experience.

Misty tropical cloud forest, roaring waterfalls and colorful culture are showcased through heartfelt hospitality and upscale facilities. Our local staff will make you feel right at home as you enjoy your honeymoon, wedding, family vacation, or special event. Our eco resort was created to be a luxury retreat for travelers who desire authentic experiences where they can achieve a deep connection with nature.

Exclusive Amenities

  • Full Breakfast for each guest daily (included in the rate)
  • $100 USD Hotel/Resort credit per room, per stay 
The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out

Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM


Number of Rooms: 24

The Suites Deluxe, Two-bedroom Suites and Private Villas at El Silencio Lodge & Spa are designed to take full advantage of Costa Rica’s breathtaking landscapes. The ambience is that of utter seclusion and solitude, with décor and amenities on par with the best hotels in San José. 

Our Costa Rica lodging is the essence of simple luxury and elegance. With canopied ceilings, locally sourced woods, ornamental bamboo reeds and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that slide open to a private deck and outdoor whirlpool, guests enjoy the surroundings in stylish, contemporary comfort. All accommodations are arranged in a tiered layout to provide unparalleled cloud forest views.

Total Accommodations: 24

  • Suites: 16
  • Two-bedroom Suites: 2
  • Two-bedroom Villa: 2
  • Three-bedroom Villa: 2
  • Two-bedroom Riverside Villa: 2

Available Room Types

Suites Deluxe

Two-Bedroom Suites

Two-Bedroom Villas

Three Bedroom Villas

Two Bedroom Riverside Villas

Guest Services

24-Hour Front Desk

24-Hour Security

Activities Lounge

Airport Transportation

Baggage Storage Services

Beer Tasting

Bike Rental


Biking Tours

Bilingual Guides

Bilingual Staff


Business Services

Cocktail Making Classes

Coffee Tasting

Complimentary Wireless (WiFi) Internet


Concierge Desk

Cooking Classes

Culinary Experiences

Custom Itinerary Planning

Dining Experience

E-Bike rental

Environmental Program


Guided Excursions

Guided Tours


Health and Wellness Center



In room tea & coffee making facilities

In-House Chefs

Laundry Service

Luggage Storage

Massage Service

Nature Walks

Oxcart Painting

Private Transfer

Room Service

Safe-Deposit Boxes


Tours & Excursions



Wine Tasting





Bar and Restaurant

Bicycle Rentals

Bird Watching

Complimentary Wireless Internet Access

Cultural Events

Esencia Spa

Events Facilities




Fresh Water Pool



Handicap-accessible Rooms & Facilities

High-Speed Internet Access

Hiking Trails

Horseback Riding

Hospitality Desk

Hot Tub

Hummingbird Garden


Living Areas


Lobby Lounge

Lounge Area

Lounge Bar

Massage Treatments

Mountain Biking

Nature Tours

Non-Smoking Rooms and Suites

Open Kitchen/Dining Area

Outdoor Hot Tub

Outdoor Terrace

Parking Facilities


Riverside Gazebo


Spa & Wellness Center

Spa Treatments

Sun Deck

Valet Parking

Valet Service



Wildlife Viewing


Yoga Studio

In-Room Dining
In room dining from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Las Ventanas Restaurant

Sophia's Coffee

Toro Bohemio Bar


Driving from SJO/Juan Santamaría Airport to El Silencio:

  • After exiting the airport take Calle La Candela and Highway 122 towards Bernardo Soto Highway (Autopista in Spanish) / Road 1 (Carretera in Spanish) in San Antonio, by heading west on Calle La Candela.
  • Then turn right towards Carretera 122, turning right at Vidrios Don Antonio towards Road (Carretera) 124.
  • Turn left and pass by Cafeteria La Estacion (on the right).
  • Drive from 1 mile and turn slightly left onto Bernardo Soto Highway (Carretera 1).
  • Keep driving on Bernardo Soto Highway/Road 1 for 28.5 miles (about one hour) then turn right towards Road 141 in Zarcero.
  • Continue towards Highway 141, pass by "Costumbres Comida Típica de Turno" (on the right).
  • Turn left at Macrobiótica "Healthy Bay" towards Avenue (Avenida in Spanish) 1 / Road 141, continue towards Road 141, pasa by IMP Publicidad (on the left), keep driving in Road 141 for 11.7 miles, until you reach the Zarcero's Church and Park on your right.
  • Turn right at "Almacen Lucky" towards Central Avenue (Avenida Central in Spanish), pass by "Mirandas Restaurante Zarcero" (on the left).
  • After 1.42 miles turn right towards Street (Calle in Spanish) Tres Hermanos, turn right at the 1st intersection. Then, turn right towards Calle Palmira. Pass by Bar Restaurante Los Cipreses (on the left in 0.2 miles). Continue straight and go past the church (on the right in 0.27 miles).
  • Continue Street al chayote, this street turns slightly to the right to get on the road Zarcero - Bajos del Toro (where El Silencio Lodge is located).
  • Keep driving for 3.8 miles and pass by Bosque de Paz Lodge (on the left in 2.7 miles), then turn right at Valle de Truchas towards Road 708, finally turn right and continue until you right the entrance where our guard welcome you. 


Nearby Airports

San Jose [Juan Santamaria International], Costa Rica — 30 Miles

Company Info

Cruisestar.com - Galaxsea Cruise and Tours

1718 Crystal Peak Cir.
Bajos del Toro, 20101
Costa Rica

(800) 662-5450