On-Site Experiences

While staying at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, the best of Costa Rica is literally at the doorstep of our luxury hotel. Our onsite experiences allow you to sample Costa Rica’s authentic natural landscapes, adventures, and charming culture. Find your favorite activities and experiences at our luxury hotel in Costa Rica.

When planning your onsite activities, our attentive Eco-Concierge is available to make recommendations and assist with arrangements. 

Waterfall Magic

Explore a waterfall wonderland. The best way to enjoy our private trails! Either on your own or with one of our Eco-Concierge, who will guide you along paths that trace a pristine creek to find soothing waterfalls. Learn the fascinating secrets of the cloud forest eco-system.

Horseback Adventure

Bucolic landscapes are best appreciated on horseback. Join our stable boy, Johnny, and enjoy perfect views of Poas Volcano’s heat-etched slopes, green pastures, and the charming Bajos del Toro community. This relaxed adventure provides a serendipitous chance to meet and greet members of the local community.

Plant Your Tree

Plant a living legacy in Costa Rica’s carbon-offsetting forests and help bring back beautiful Quetzal birds to the region. This complimentary ceremony is one of the highlights of the El Silencio Experience.


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 diminutive hummingbirds, black guans, and the seasonal quetzal. Great photo-ops for everyone, from newbies to experienced enthusiasts.

Rum Tasting & Pairing

You will be delighted by the refined taste of the Costa Rica’s internationally renowned Centenario rum. Our rum expert, Didier, will lead you through a tasting and food pairing, including a 25-year aged rum.

Mystic Hike

A time for intention and meditation. The perfect chance to experience the cloud forest from a different and holistic perspective. Take an inspired walk through a magical knot garden, hidden paths that embrace nature’s elements and our delightful hummingbird garden. Your Eco-Concierge will guide you through a short yet inspiring walk through the four-element trail as we focus on consciousness, happiness, and our higher purpose.

Cooking like a Tico

Foodies will love picking their own organic veggies and herbs to prepare Costa Rica’s hearty traditional dishes with our Chef. Learning about your destination’s homespun culinary favorites is one of the best ways to connect with its culture and traditions

Adventure Park

Bring out your inner daredevil! Zip-line over the forest canopy and rappel down the face of roaring waterfalls. Choose your favorite or complete both for the ultimate bragging rights.

Coffee Journey

Embrace Costa Rica’s coffee excellence. An interactive session to savor this invigorating beverage. Learn from its history, social impact, varieties, and diverse brewing methods. Features premium samples from the highlands that trim El Silencio Lodge & Spa.

Mountain Biking

Live an intense Cloud Forest mountain biking trail experience at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. We have trails inside the property that will allow you to experience trail mountain biking at a top-level. There are three different routes in the property that are classified according to distance and level of skills as: Red (7,5km), Yellow (4km), Easy (1,8 km).


Electric mountain bikes are also available and a great way to explore the neighbor community of Bajos del Toro. 

Cocktail Class

Join our bartender at Toro Bohemio Bar and learn how to master the craft of mixology while making your own cocktails with different local ingredients in this fun class. Our cocktail class is designed with 4 cocktails and is all about shaking, making and tasting! Classes are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 pm. for about an hour long.

Gorrion River Fishing

An engaging, back-to-basics option for all. The peaceful Gorrión River is teeming with rainbow trout, darting through the water in flashes of silvery color.  Follow the stream along the dense forest and enjoy a unique connection to raw nature. We provide all fishing gear. Catch & capture modality will let you enjoy your fresh trout at Las Ventanas Restaurant.