The Central Cloud Forests

El Silencio

Stylish cottages suspended in the Cloud Forest

Immerse yourself in the bucolic ‘zen’ of El Silencio hotel

This relaxing and wholesome eco-lodge imitates rural Costa Rican style and “pura vida”.

The 16 luxury, free-standing and stilted casitas peer over the 500-acre private reserve cloud forest canopy on the edge of the Juan Castro Blanco National Park. They are built with the immediate nature very much in mind, based on cottages lived in by local people and using light and dark woods, bamboo and glass, yet they remain elegantly modern, minimal, spacious and comfortable. There are no TVs to detract from the natural world around you but all rooms are equipped with gas fireplaces, private terraces and jacuzzis making your casita feel especially cosy and romantic at night.

The hotel strives to exist in harmony with its bio-diverse and delicate fauna setting. Organic gardens, a greenhouse and small farm help to sustain the hotel and its ethical concepts; guests see and taste the delicious and fresh benefits of this at El Silencio’s Las Ventanas and Hierbabuena Restaurants.

Take part in spa treatments, eco-adventures, expeditions to the Poas volcano or even do your bit and plant a tree; these are just some of ways to while away the tropical hours at the hotel. Only two hours north of San Jose, with its relaxing and private atmosphere you’ll feel a whole world away at El Silencio.



16 freestanding chalets

Two villas

Two restaurants

Yoga deck

Nature trails

Organic gardens

Farm and greenhouse

Tours to Poas and Arenal volcanos

Sarchi arts and crafts

Horseback riding

River rafting

Mountain biking

Canopy zip-lining

Tree planting

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