Relais & Châteaux

Established in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an association of 580 of the world’s most distinct hotels and restaurants. Spanning five continents, from the vineyards of Napa Valley and Provence to the beaches of the Indian Ocean, Relais & Châteaux entices the planet’s consummate travelers with delicious journeys to discover the inimitable art de vivre of local culture.

What does it mean to be a Relais & Châteaux property?

Relais & Châteaux (R&C) believes that true travel luxury is measured by the level of personalized attention that a guest receives, prompting a unique connection to the destination itself. At R&C hotels, travelers are regaled with 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 every region has to offer.

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is proud to feature culinary excellence and its ties to Costa Rica’s agrarian legacy as one of its signature experiences. In the same vein, our curated selection of eco-adventures and exclusive cultural experiences let visitors speak to the land and commune with its essence.

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is proud and honored to belong to the Relais & Châteaux family. Our membership reinforces our commitment to excellence and bespoke details.

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.