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El Silencio Lodge

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Exclusive eco-lodge offering beautifully furnished suites housed in individual luxury cabins scattered within lush tropical grounds.

The exclusive El Silencio Lodge (featuring in the Relais & Chateaux portfolio) is located within its own reserve at Bajos Del Toro in the region of Póas Volcano National Park, and consists of a clutch of very smart, first class cabins scattered across fiercely wooded hillsides.  Each of the individual cabins is surrounded by lush foliage, providing plenty of privacy. The accommodation is roomy and beautifully furnished, and each cabin-suite has a comfy living area including minibar and gas fire, private terrace with river or cloudforest views, small outdoor Jacuzzi, and luxury bathroom.

The semi-al fresco restaurant serves local dishes fused with international influences, with many ingredients being fresh and organic. There is a spa beside the river offering massage, beauty treatments and yoga. The lodge has numerous jungle trails to explore led by your own personal guide (somewhat imaginatively called your ‘eco-concierge’) with waterfalls and plenty of flora and wildlife to enjoy. Other activities that can be organised include river rafting, horse riding, kayaking, forest canopy zip-lining. There’s also an emphasis on interacting with the local community and visits are organised to the nearby town of Sarchí - home of the Costa Rican oxcart.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Cabins excellent. Busy at weekends.

    GS, Taunton
  • "Stunning location. Stylish lodge and sumptuous cabins. Far and away the most comfortable beds. They do bang on though about eco-tourism and being organic and although most (but definitely not all) of…

    GA, London
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Our Expert's Opinion

A truly first-class experience in the Costa Rican jungle, this lodge has everything you’d expect from the Relais & Chateaux brand. Our private guide really ensured we got the most out of our stay and their enthusiasm definitely enhanced the experience. I’d recommend chatting to them when you arrive to plan out your stay or at least get an idea of everything the lodge has to offer.

Kathryn
Kathryn Rhodes Travel Expert Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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