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El Silencio Lodge and Spa, San Jose

4-star4 stars
Bajos de Toro AmarilloSan JoseAlajuelaCosta RicaGreat location! See map

Mountain hotel in Sarchi Norte with 2 restaurants, spa
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
Fantastic service
Great amenities
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Delicious food
28See all 28 reviews
From 756 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

El Silencio Lodge and Spa, San Jose

from $363
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Villa, 2 Bedrooms
  • Master Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (7 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Rafting nearby
Working away
  • Conference space size (feet) - 646
  • Conference space size (meters) - 60
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Private spa tub
  • In-room massage available
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Esencia Spa has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Las Ventanas - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Hierbabuena Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this family restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

El Silencio Lodge and Spa, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

  • El Silencio Lodge Sarchi Norte
  • El Silencio Sarchi Norte


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

This property does not have elevators.

Transfers via required shuttle are required and must be arranged at least 48 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 170.00 per vehicle

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around El Silencio Lodge and Spa, San Jose


  • Aguas Zarcas Church - 23.1 mi / 37.2 km
  • Aquas Zarcas Square - 23.2 mi / 37.4 km
  • Doka Estate - 26.1 mi / 41.9 km
  • Juan Castro Blanco National Park - 26.9 mi / 43.3 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 68 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 89 min drive
  • San Antonio de Belen Station - 70 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 28 reviews

El Silencio Lodge and Spa, San Jose
Amazing getaway from reality!
Amazing place to relax and disconnect from the world. Amazing service. My only reccokendation is that the restaurant is expensive vs what you receive.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
El Silencio Lodge and Spa, San Jose
Very Good8.0
Good for 2 or 3 day stay.
Good hotel. Relaxing. A lot of activities available. Limited dining options. Good for 2 or 3 day stay.
Dennis, us3 night family trip
El Silencio Lodge and Spa, San Jose
Worth the money!
El Silencio is very tucked away, but is worth the drive. It is a beautiful resort and beautiful part of the country. The service was outstanding and food exceptional. I do highly recommend El Silencio! The grounds are lovely with plenty of activities, great food and a wonderful spa. All the employees seem to be passionate about their craft, which really elevates the experience.
A Traveler, usRomance trip
El Silencio Lodge and Spa, San Jose
Beautiful cabins with jacuzzi and unbelievable views. Great food and the best service. Activities on site were awesome. Highly recommend horseback riding. I can't wait to go back.
Norman C., usRomance trip
El Silencio Lodge and Spa, San Jose
Wonderful GETAWAY from town stay!
The hotel is VERY far away from, if you are looking to get away from town, then this is a great hotel. Service was impeccable. The guided hike guide was very knowledgable and pleasant, we took a hike to the waterfalls ourselves and found it absolutely spectacular. They were very accommodating to any requests, even to help us fish in their pond to catch a trout for dinner! The farm to table menu was delicious!
Grace, usFamily trip

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El Silencio Lodge and Spa, San Jose

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