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El Silencio Lodge and Spa by Relais and Chateaux is a luxury getaway that is “located on a 500-acre private reserve nestled between the Juan Castro Blanco and Poás Volcano National Parks, this unique destination draws visitors who want to live a transformative, nature-immersion experience. Misty tropical cloud forest, roaring waterfalls, and colorful culture are showcased through heartfelt hospitality and upscale facilities.”
So, you can see why we here at All World Travel would want to know about this great Costa Rican resort and the 11 great tours that it offers.
- Daybreak Bird Watching Tour (2 Hours)
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 the Long-Tailed Silky Flycatcher, Golden Route Chlorophonia, and the Resplendent Quetzal.
- Adventure Park (2.5 Hours)
Bring out your inner daredevil! Take your pick of ziplining over the rainforest canopy, rappelling down the face of roaring waterfalls, or both. These thrilling adventures are available right onsite and are the perfect fit for adrenaline buffs.
- Pozo Azul Rainforest (6 Hours)
A complete eco-park for adrenaline enthusiasts! From white-water rafting down the Sarapiquí River to ziplining and/or rappelling. Choose your favorite or favorites for the ultimate Costa Rica adventure experience.
- Horseback Adventure (2 Hours)
Pastoral landscapes are best appreciated on horseback. Take a leisurely ride along our trails and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Take your time to relish in the exceptional mist-covered mountain views of the surrounding forest before a quick stop at our organic greenhouse.
- Arenal Volcano Hotsprings Adventures (10 Hours)
Set in Costa Rica’s lush northern plains, Arenal Volcano is one of Costa Rica’s most iconic landmarks. A magnificent towering volcano that’s surrounded by wild vegetation and an underground maze of steamy hot springs. Perfect for therapeutic relaxation.
- Cultural Expedition to Bajos del Toro (2 Hours)
Embrace the living culture of Bajos del Toro, highlighting unique elements of Costa Rica’s rural communities. Explore Don Martín’s private orchid garden and learn to palm fresh tortillas at Doña Olga’s home.
- La Tirimibina Raw Chocolate Tour (4 Hours)
A former cocoa bean plantation embedded in the Sarapiquí River basin lets visitors live a hands-on chocolate-making session. From cracking open the raw cocoa fruit, to hand grinding and adding your favorite complementary flavors for the perfect organic chocolate experience. Yum!
- Sarchí The Oxcart Path (6 Hours)
The colorful town of Sarchí, Costa Rica is home to one of the country’s most famous crafts, the traditional oxcart, which is recognized by UNESCO as an example of world cultural heritage. Local craftsmen carry on the legacy, transferring the memorizing patterns onto authentic practical art pieces. Perfect for finding the ideal gift or trip memento.
- Del Toro Waterfalls (2 Hours)
A challenging hike down to the base of a roaring 400-foot waterfall that sinks into an extinct volcanic crater. Enjoy the sounds of tropical birds and howler monkeys as you make your way down the steep jungle path. Take time to rest and enjoy breathtaking views from lookout points along the way.
- Waterfall Magic (2 Hours)
Since the surrounding cloud forests are constantly covered in clouds, rushing water is not hard to find. 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 of the rare and vulnerable cloud forest ecosystem.
- Las Gemelas Waterfall Hike (2 Hours)
A challenging and well-worth it hiking session to reach a pair of Costa Rica’s most stunning azure waterfalls. The vibrant glowing blue color is caused by reflections of the volcanic mineral content of the water, creating a sight to behold and photograph!
*All Photos and Tour information are from El Silencio Lodge and Spa.
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