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

For this tour, we invite you to enjoy our stunning private trails. Your Eco Concierge will guide you along paths that trace a pristine creek to find soothing waterfalls. Along the way, you’ll learn fascinating secrets on the rare and vulnerable cloud forest eco-system

Horseback Adventure

Pastoral landscapes are best appreciated on horseback. Take a leisurely ride along our  trails and breath in fresh mountain views of the surrounding forest during the journey.

Plant Your Tree

Everyday is earth day! Leave our forest even more beautiful than when you arrived. Plant a living legacy in Costa Rica’s carbon offsetting forests and help bring back beautiful Quetzal birds to the region. This complimentary cerem


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.


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 Tasting

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

Embark on 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 are 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.

a woman tasting various red and white wines

Wine Tasting

Our Sommelier will guide you through a unique, fun and creative experience. In this relaxed and quaint environment, you will be educated in the types of grapes which produce wine in different regions of the world. Involve yourself in discussions over the best wine to accompany a meal with your expert guide who loves to share his passion of wine with the group. The wines you have the opportunity to taste vary from every day delights to fine wines to celebrate special occasions.

Night Walk

Heed the call of the forest as sundown approaches. El Silencio’s evening hike offers a unique way to experience our natural surroundings. Attune to the night’s unique sounds and scents as your guide searches for nocturnal butterflies, amphibians, small reptiles, and other fascinating specimens

Oxcart Painting

The tradition decorating of the Costa Rican oxcart, “La Carreta”, entails beautiful mandalas of nature inspired patterns. Learn to create these colorful designs from Kenneth, Eco Concierge and local master. Embrace your inner artist through local culture and take home a piece of art to remind you of your special time in Costa Rica.