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Things to do in Costa Rica

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is located in the picturesque town of Sachi where the colorfully-painted wooden oxcart is considered a traditional and cultural icon of Costa Rica.

With its gorgeous tropical beaches, awe-inspiring nature and terrific cultural opportunities, Costa Rica is the ideal place for an unforgettable vacation. The environmental attractions just moments from El Silencio Lodge & Spa will fascinate your senses. From the magnificent volcanoes to the lush forests to the spectacular waterfalls, you’ll be delighted by the stunning atmosphere that surrounds you at every turn.

Considered approximately the same size as the state of West Virginia, Costa Rica is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species. In fact, almost four percent of the world’s species live in Costa Rica, which is viewed as one of the most biologically diverse nations in the world. This means you can see an incredible array of exotic life while visiting this beautiful country.
If you’re seeking outdoor adventure, Costa Rica is the ideal terrain to explore. From hiking on mountain trails to rappelling across the highest treetops to rafting through rivers, there’s no shortage of fun activities to experience. You can also zipline, enjoy a horseback ride or dive in the deep, blue waters. For a calmer expedition, feel free to bird-watch or float through the skies on a hot air balloon.
For great shopping and dining options, Avenida Central is a terrific area for you to wander. Located on the main boulevard in San José, it’s packed with terrific eateries and a wide assortment of shops.
There is so much to see and do during your stay in Costa Rica. The list of exciting opportunities may seem overwhelming. But no matter what exhilarating path you choose, you’re sure to experience a delightful time in this breathtakingly stunning country. When planning your trip to El Silencio Lodge & Spa, allow our Eco-Concierge and staff to recommend nearby activities and things to do that will make your stay in Costa Rica an unforgettable experience.

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Magic Waterfalls

Since the surrounding cloud forests is constantly covered in clouds, rushing water is not hard to find.

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Situated in the San José Highlands, Zarcero is the capital of Alfaro Ruiz and a peaceful place to relax.

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steam coming from the center of a volcano

Parque Nacional Volcan Poas

Ever wonder what it would be like to look inside an active volcano? Then this spectacular attraction is perfect for you!

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Parque Nacional del Agua Juan Castro Blanco Costa Rica

For great bird-watching, this national park offers a fantastic landscape.

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Bajos Del Toro

Waterfalls, streams and pools are lovely aspects of Bajos del Toro.

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Catarata Del Toro

This spectacular waterfall is gorgeous to behold.

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