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Zip lining El Silencio
Had a blast zip lining with Ken and Milton. Felt very safe and it was a soaring experience! They were very accommodating. They treated everyone with patience and kindness. They are bilingual and shared photos! Would highly recommend this thrill!
This place is a best kept secret!!! Simply amazing! The weather, the food, the servicio, hospitalidad, and the BEAUTY!!! Ahhhh!!!!!!! You really can't get a better value, you sleep in a spa!! Family friendly too!
We stayed for 3 nights in October 2019. Everything about the hotel is incredible but the staff are the best I have experienced. Special mention to Martin in the restaurant, Kenneth in activities and Ronald the most knowledgeable guide. It’s the little touches that make this place just so special: free samples, the passion of the staff, juice in the morning and Hot chocolate on the guided walks. My partner was not feeling well, they all went out of their way to provide a remedy a juice sent to the room. I challenge anyone to have a better experience in Costa Rica. Of course it is expensive but you don’t mind paying the prices when those around you are passionate about what they do
Peaceful Surroundings - Plenty to Do
We spent two nights at El Silencio. It was part of a small family reunion in the CR. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very spacious and feel luxurious. Each room has a private outdoor hot tub. The food at the restaurant is excellent. They have three waterfalls on the grounds which make for a good hike. They offer a tour of their greenhouse, chicken coop, and trout pond which was especially fun for the kids. There’s also a spa and a hummingbird garden on site. We visited in August which was low season so we had the place to ourselves. I’d say it’s a great place to spend 2-3 relaxing nights. Would go again.
Greatest place in the world!
Where do we even begin - We stayed at El Silencio for four nights on a "mini-moon" after our wedding, and it was truly one of the best places we've ever been!!! First of all, Costa Rica is incredible and anyone considering going there should do so right away! The natural scenery is beautiful, the food is delicious, the people are friendly, etc. etc. As for El Silencio itself, it exceeded all our expectations. The hotel is set deep in the jungle, with only a few small villages and towns in the area. But the facilities, restaurant, rooms and everything are very clean, shiny and modern - very elegant and impressive. Our cabin (and I think all of the cabins) had a nice spacious patio to sit on and take in the fresh rain-forest air (and watch the occasional armadillo scrounging around), as well as a private hot tub! The tub took a little while to heat up but once it did it was perfect. The food is also great at El Silencio. There is a single restaurant where we ate all our meals, but we never got tired of the food. We had wonderful breakfasts, including an all-you-can-eat buffet one morning. All of the meals consisted of fresh, local food - much of it grown on the grounds of El Silencio itself (you can visit the organic farm, trout ponds etc. and see them for yourself!). They also deliver a complimentary bottle of fresh-squeezed juice to your doorstep every morning, and you can request complimentary hot chocolate in the afternoons. And of course, the Costa Rican coffee is pretty good too! As for activities, there is a ton of stuff to do - we stayed for four nights and were never bored. First of all, you can just hike around all you want - there are several trails on the property, which can take you to several BEAUTIFUL waterfalls, a hummingbird garden, and much more. You don't have to sign up for that, you can just go on your own. But there are lots of other, more formal activities. We had heavenly massages at the spa, we went bird-watching in the morning (and saw a family of spider monkeys eating figs for breakfast), and we went on a guided hike to another, even more amazing waterfall off the property. Finally, there is the staff, who were ALL polite, welcoming and helpful all along the way. Everyone there speaks Spanish and English (and maybe more), and they genuinely seem to want to make your trip special. We were constantly impressed with how nice and professional everyone was - two people, our bird-watching guide Kenneth and our hiking guide Bryan, stood out the most. We really can't say enough about how great El Silencio is. We saw in the reception area that they have won several awards, including something like the "best resort in Central America." That is well-deserved. Thank you to El Silencio for helping us have a truly refreshing and memorable vacation!!!
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