Stylish cottages suspended in the Cloud Forest

Facilities & services
  • 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

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 the native-style cottages and using lots of light and dark woods, bamboo and glass, yet they remain elegantly modern, minimal, spacious and comfortable. There are no TVs or internet but they 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 Restaurant and Hierbabuena Restaurant.

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.


Positive Impact

Protecting the Cloud Forest

As part of their commitment to being one of the most significant eco resorts in Costa Rica, El Silencio features an array of sustainable programs and initiatives, all aiming to reduce their environmental footprint and protect and preserve the vital natural resources of the surrounding cloud forest.

El Silencio is a holder of the maximum Five-Leaf Rating in Costa Rica’s Certification of Sustainable Tourism. This initiative, championed by the Costa Rican Tourism Board, is used to rate, monitor and guide the country’s tourism industry. Its rigorous evaluation process considers everything from water management, energy conservation and waste disposal, to recycling, positive relations with surrounding communities, cultural authenticity and guest safety.

El Silencio also takes great pride in the cultural legacy and traditions of Sarchí, Zarcero, Naranjo and other landmark regional towns. El Silencio gives back through employment opportunities, local purchases and growing relationships with its closest neighbours, in fact, more than 95% of their staff are local people.


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