El Silencio Lodge & Spa - Costa Rica - Alajuela, Costa Rica

Grupo Islita

Grupo Islita is an independent Costa Rican hotel development and management enterprise. Its select properties artfully blend upscale comfort, cultural authenticity, and an unwavering commitment to sustainability. Grupo Islita’s mantra is to prompt the ongoing betterment of our natural and human surroundings while inspiring the soul of the consummate traveler.

  • Karin Zurcher

Partner and Managing Director, Karin Zurcher was born and raised in Costa Rica. Her extensive travels through Costa Rica instilled a genuine appreciation for its marvelous beaches, mountains, and landscapes. After earning a degree in Political Science from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, she founded one of Costa Rica’s first on-line travel agencies. Following her hotelier father’s footsteps, she conceived El Silencio Lodge & Spa as a novel addition to Costa Rica’s luxury tourism offerings. Karin is an avid runner and a wellness enthusiast.


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Reservations: +011 (506) 2231-6122 • Fax: +011 (506) 2232-2183 (7:00 am to 7:00 pm).

Hotel: +011 (506) 2476-0303 (Desk Hours: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)

Toll Free from US & Canada: 1-866-446-4053


Grupo Islita Hotel Punta Islita Virtuoso Hotels and Resorts CST -Certification of Sustainable Tourism