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.
PLANT YOUR TREE
“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”– Kahlil Gibran. 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.
A time for intention and meditation. The perfect chance to experience the cloud forest from a different and holistic perspective. Take an in-spired 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
Explore a waterfall wonderland. The best way to enjoy our private trails! Your Eco-Concierge will guide you along paths that trace a pristine creek to find soothing waterfalls. Learn the fascinating secrets of the cloud forest eco-system.
DAYBREAK BIRD WATCHING
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.
Bucolic landscapes are best appreciated on horseback. Ride an 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.
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.
FOREST SUNDOWN DINNER
Savor a romantic torch-lit dinner in a private forest-surrounded setting and live a storybook romance! Surrounded by torches and accent candles, your impeccably laid out table awaits. Perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries, or a special proposal.
Enjoy lunch on a private deck overlooking the Gorrion River, with gorgeous views complementing our signature fresh and organic dishes. The perfect way for couples or families to enjoy El Silencio’s magical setting and signature cuisine, this is one of our guests’ favorite onsite activities.
Our Sommelier will guide you through a fun session to learn about wine and the secrets of food pairing, emphasizing non-traditional tropical cuisine. Elemental flavors are contrasted through two reds and two whites to best illustrate how to select the perfect wine for your favorite dishes.
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.
COOK LIKE A COSTA RICAN
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.
OXCART DESIGN SESSION
The traditional decorations of the Costa Rican oxcart entail beautiful mandalas of nature-inspired patterns. Learn to create these colorful designs from a true local master, Eco-Concierge Ronald. Embrace your inner artist through local culture!
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 Thursday at 4:00 pm. for about an hour long.
E-Bike Rental Fees:
- 1 hour $23.00
- 2 hours $28.00
- 3 hours $38.00
Mountain Bikes are offered complimentary to guest staying at the lodge.
Mountain Bike expert bilingual guide for 2 hours up to five guest $40.00
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 top level. There are three different routes in the property that are classified according to distance and level of skills as: HARD (RED 7,5km), MEDIUM (YELLOW 4km), EASY (GREEN 1,8 km).
WATERFALL LAS GEMELAS TREKKING
Live an intense Cloud Forest trekking experience at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. We have trails inside the property that will allow you to experience cross country and trekking at top level. The trail in total have approximately 8 km (5 miles). On the course you will be able to encounter lookout points with outstanding views of the property and surroundings.