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El Silencio Lodge & Spa
(from) US$ 315

El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Costa RicaBajos del Toro


Awaken all the senses

Las Gemelas Waterfalls Hike

Experiences - July 2019

Las Gemelas Waterfalls Hike

Las Gemelas

Since the surrounding cloud forests is constantly covered in clouds, rushing water is not hard to find. For this tour we invite you to enjoy our stunning private trails! Your Eco-Concierge will guide you along paths that trace a pristine creek to find soothing waterfalls. Along the way, you’ll learn fascinating secrets of the rare and vulnerable cloud forest ecosystem. A challenging and well worth hiking session to reach a pair of Costa Rica’s most stunning azure waterfalls. The vibrant glowing blue color is caused by reflections of the volcanic mineral content of the water, creating a sight to behold and photograph!



Vinicio Porras

“Mercadito is my favorite experience because it lets travelers fully immerse in our unique culture, cuisine, and traditions. You even learn a little Spanish! We provide a shopping list, $10 in local currency, and drive you to a regional community market to find and select the best vegetables and spices for a traditional Olla de Carne stew. Followed by a hands-on cooking lesson with our Chef. This fun and engaging experience is a foodie’s dream treasure hunt!”

Vinicio Porras - Eco-Concierge

Pozo Azul Rainforest Adventures


Pozo Azul Rainforest Adventures


A complete eco-park for adrenaline enthusiasts! From white-water rafting down the Sarapiquí River to ziplining or rappelling. Choose your favorite or favorites for the ultimate Costa Rica adventure experience.

Daybreak Bird Watching


Daybreak Bird Watching


Daybreak Bird Watching


Daybreak Bird Watching


Daybreak Bird Watching


Start your day surrounded by some of nature’s most enticing bird species. El Silencio trails are peppered with the area’s most exciting feathered species including the Long-Tailed Silky Flycatcher, Golden Route Chlorophonia, and the Resplendent Quetzal (especially in May and June). Great photo opportunities for everyone, from beginners to experienced enthusiasts.

Painting Traditions

Oxcart painting class
Ronald Jiménez

“Costa Rica’s traditional oxcarts are recognized by UNESCO as a precious cultural patrimony of humanity. Graced by intricate designs of kaleidoscopic beauty, they are the most iconic graphic elements of our heritage. I am proud that the roots of this art form can be traced to my hometown, the community of Sarchí (30 minutes away from El Silencio). I learned the technique from my grandparents and I am honored to share this emblematic art form with our guests. Teaching how to paint a memento of an oxcart wheel fills me with pride.”

Ronald Jiménez - Eco-Concierge

Arenal Volcano Hotsprings


Set in Costa Rica’s lush northern plains, Arenal Volcano is one of Costa Rica’s most iconic landmarks. A magnificent towering volcano that’s surrounded by wild vegetation and an underground maze of steamy hot springs. Perfect for therapeutic relaxation.

Horseback Adventure

Horseback Riding

Horseback Adventure


Pastoral landscapes are best appreciated on horseback. Take a leisurely ride along our trails and breathe in fresh mountain air. Take your time to relish in the exceptional mist-covered mountain views of the surrounding forest before a quick stop at our organic greenhouse.

Espiritu Santo Coffee Hacienda

Coffee Tasting

Visit an active coffee farm to learn everything about one of the planet’s most sought-after beverages. From planting to brewing, coffee production is explained in a fun interactive session. Learn about Costa Rica’s historical ties to this marvelous crop and the special attributes that grow the world’s best coffee.

Discover why booking with Relais & Châteaux is a world of privileges