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The property itself isn’t just peaceful & beautiful, it’s serene. The lodges are very modern & we decided the lodge we stayed in was our dream home. The waterfalls were an easy hike & beautiful. I could go on & on about the resort’s beauty but Mother Nature paired with loving care can only be truly appreciated in person. Now, to rave about the staff... if there was a college degree in customer service, the staff must have graduated with honors. The staff went above & beyond in not just trying to make the experience exceptional, they had an aura that just radiated with positivity & happiness that you could feel how blessed they felt & wanted you to feel the same way. Pura Vida!
A paradise in Costa Rica💗
A paradise in Cost Rica! We decided to visit Costs Rica after found El Silencio online and the pictures online did not do it justice. The service The locals and staff members were the best part of our stay. We met the nicest and most warm people who took care of us and attended to our every need in such detail. We got to know the staff members on a personal level and it made the stay even more special. (A huge thank you to Merlyn from reception, Bryon, Edwardo and Kenneth(much thanks to pics) from activities and Mario, Alejandro and Luis from dining 😊). Activities We were blown away by the caliber of in-house activities. Usually we tend to venture out of resorts to find the best experiences, but during our stay at El Silencio we took advantage of the zip-lining, horse back riding and waterfall hikes situated just inside the resort, which were absolutely breathtaking. To summarize we were so impressed with the place and what it had to offer. I would definitely recommend this place if you enjoy adventure and beauty. El Silencio would remain as one of the most memorable place in our hearts. Thank you everyone!💖
I feel so at home and peaceful
I stayed in one of the bungalows for the first time in August 2020. The experience was beyond my expectations. I had my own boutique hotel for several years, so I appreciated the touches and the impeccability. When I returned to Escazu, I felt the two days had refreshed me as ten vacation days. I loved the full-sized jacuzzi outside my room, perfectly private. (Each room has its own private jacuzzi outside the bathroom). I used this jacuzzi a lot in the two days. I so enjoyed hearing and seeing the rain come down on the leaves of the lovely growth behind my room while I was warm and cozy in my special place. I also experienced the walk to the three waterfalls, a gentle and oh so lovely walk (shoes should be between tennis shoes and hiking boots, need a bit of a tread). This walk was such a great way to get connected to nature which I sorely needed after lock-down, locked in. The restaurant food, the service are just as impeccable. I especially liked the soups and the postres. Since then, I have brought several first-timers back for day trips, to have breakfast and lunch and a hike. Each time I feel more and more at home! It is an easy trip from Escazu, 1.5 hours and you can drive through Sarchi and/or Naranjo on the way.
It was such a great experience. I traveled with my son and nanny. The picked us up from SJO airport in a nice AC van. The driver offered to stop at a local restaurant so we could buy food. We were very hungry and the drive is about 70 mins to the resort. It was soo nice of him and the food was good plus cost effective. When we go to the resort, the manager gave us a free upgrade to the 2 bedroom villa. It was beautiful and very spacious. The choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner were very diverse and delicious. They even have satellite cable in English which was a plus. The villa was clean and even included a washer and dryer. My son is only 8 months so we took him to the farm, pond and garden on the grounds. Brian was a tour guide. Merlan and Milton were also great. Honestly, the whole staff were up to par. It was relaxing and peaceful the whole trip. Sometimes too peaceful because Im still a New Yorker at heart. LOL!!! I just loved it. Cant wait to go back. I also had a facial and massge on the property. I cant complain about anything. It was amazing.
Peaceful and welcoming
I spent an excellent long weekend at El Silencio, which is a lovely resort in which to retreat and recharge. I travel a lot, and I'm not sure I remember staying anyplace where the staff were so uniformly friendly, warm, and accommodating. The staff were very careful about Covid protocols, too, wearing masks both inside and outside the buildings (the other guests were similarly compliant with mask rules, which helped make me feel safe). The food is excellent (the chef has a Michelin star), and they were very solicitous regarding food allergies (my friend has celiac, and they were very careful to modify dishes to make them safe for her). The grounds are extensive enough that you never have to leave them: you can do a moderately challenging hike to multiple waterfalls, go horseback riding or ziplining, and visit a peaceful hummingbird garden all on the resort property. The accommodations are spotlessly clean and attractive, with cabins spaced far enough apart that you never hear your neighbors. If there is one demerit to mention, it's that the wifi was maddening. After the first day, the wifi stopped working in my suite, and even promises from the staff to reboot or fix the router didn't yield any results. I absolutely didn't come on vacation to stare at my phone, but since cell service was very spotty as well, folks at home had no way to get a hold of me in an emergency - my texts and emails would only load when I was at the main building for meals. Ultimately, it was more an annoyance than a tragedy, but just be aware this would NOT be a great venue for working remotely. Also, I wanted to flag that the resort exists in a kind of microclimate - if you try to Google the weather for Bajos del Toro or other towns nearby, the forecast will be completely different than at the resort itself, which was generally cooler/greyer than the surrounding area. I was there in dry season, and the vibe was very Pacific Northwest - beautiful, with no rain, but cloudy and very chilly at night. So bring a jacket! (Note that the weather also means there were no mosquitoes at the resort, which is a relief not to have to worry about.) Overall, I would recommend this resort for anyone who wants to spend a peaceful, quietly luxurious few days in the Central Valley.
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