El Silencio Lodge & Spa
The Latin America Travel Company Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Since opening its doors El Silencio Lodge and Spa has established itself as one of the most luxurious and impressive hotels in Costa Rica. Just an hour’s drive north of San Jose, El Silencio is located within a 500 acre private reserve, nestled in a hidden valley in the cloud forest with a river coursing through. The 16 separate bungalows are dotted around the property, some closer to the river and some further up the hillside. Each one comes with a private terrace and rocking chairs, panoramic windows, local and organic luxury amenities and it’s own private, outdoor jacuzzi.
Sitting in your own private jacuzzi in the cloud forest with a glass of wine whilst watching the fireflies appear is the ultimate romantic experience!
Self guided nature trails lead to hidden waterfalls, a hummingbird garden and the well renown Esencia spa. Recently recognised by the prestigious Relais and Chateaux group, the gourmet restaurant serves exciting dishes complimented by an original cocktail menu. The dedicated eco-concierge and attentive staff go the extra mile for their guests with nice touches such as hand written notes and a hot water bottle left in your bed for when you return to your room after dinner.