Relais & Châteaux

Relais & Châteaux, established in 1954, is an association of 580 unique hotels and restaurants throughout the world. Established on five continents, from the vineyards of Napa Valley and Provence to the beaches of the Indian Ocean, Relais & Châteaux invites travellers across the globe to savour delicious journeys, to discover the inimitable art de vivre engrained in each local culture and to share in an incomparable, unforgettable experience.


 What does it mean to be Relais & Châteaux?

Relais & Châteaux (R&C) believes that true luxury is more accurately measured by the level of personalized attention that is given to each guest. A high level of personalized attention creates a unique relationship that enhances the experience of the destination itself. Guests are treated to expert knowledge of the destination’s history, culture, and traditions. The prestige that comes with the R&C label is earned through remarkable dedication to the human experience and a commitment to sharing the best of what the region has to offer.

At El Silencio Lodge, for example, one of the most important ways to share local culture with our guests is through rich, delicious, and fascinating culinary experiences. Another way is through exclusive activities offered every day.

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is proud to be one of the members of the Relais & Châteaux family. Our commitment to our guests has always been at the heart of everything we do and we are honored to be recognized for this. 

A Delicious Journey Begins with Remarkable Cuisine...

Food is an essential part of the guest experience at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Our healthy dining takes the best of Costa Rican cuisine and showcases the flavors, culture and culinary skills of the finest home-cooks and restaurants in Costa Rica.

From the peaceful countryside to the energy of the city.  From snow covered landscapes to seaside backdrops.  From a childhood flicker to a full-on pursuit of a dream.  Chef Nicolás Di Paolo crafts dishes that embody the flavors, textures, and aromas that punctuate life’s memorable moments.  At El Silencio Lodge & Spa he is excitedly turning to Costa Rica’s agricultural riches as the raw elements of a new menu that promises delicious wellness and inspired delight.  We are honored to have him!

Unrivaled Service

Luxury and elegance take the form of attentive staff attending to every detail, providing polished, personalised service.

Misty tropical cloud forest, roaring waterfalls and colorful culture are showcased through heartfelt hospitality and upscale facilities. When you stay at our eco-lodge, our staff will make you feel right at home as you enjoy the best of everything during your Costa Rica honeymoon, wedding, family vacation or special event.

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El Silencio Lodge & Spa was the first Central American member of Relais & Châteaux,
a curated collection of outstanding small hotels that highlights the planet’s most select and truly unique destinations.