Happenings On Site

Happenings On Site at El Silencio Lodge & Spa will let you sample Costa Rica’s authentic natural landscapes, adventures, and charming culture.  Find your favorite activities and experiences here!


Plant Your Tree (Complimentary)

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”– Kahlil Gibran.  Plant a living legacy in Costa Rica’s carbon-offsetting forests and help bring back beautiful Quetzal birds to the region. This complimentary ceremony is one of the highlights of the El Silencio Experience.

Happening on site. A girl planting a tree in Costa Rica.

Mystic Hike (Complimentary)

An inspired walk through the Hummingbird Garden and cloud forest trails.  A magical knot garden, hidden paths that embrace nature’s elements, and mesmerizing hummingbirds provide a relaxing hiking experience. A perfect chance to see El Silencio Lodge & Spa and the cloud forest from a different perspective.

Hummingbird in flight at a hummingbird garden in Costa Rica

Waterfall Magic

Explore a waterfall wonderland.  The best way to enjoy our private trails!  Your Eco-Concierge will guide you along paths that trace a pristine creek to find soothing waterfalls. Learn the fascinating secrets of the cloud forest eco-system.

The Mystic Waterfall at El Silencio Lodge & Spa Costa Rica

Daybreak Bird Watching

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 diminutive hummingbirds, black guans, and the seasonal quetzal.  Great photo-ops for everyone, from newbies to experienced enthusiasts.

Birdwatching in Costa Rica.

Horseback Adventure

Bucolic landscapes are best appreciated on horseback.  Ride an enjoy perfect views of Poas Volcano’s heat-etched slopes, green pastures, and the charming Bajos del Toro community.  This relaxed adventure provides a serendipitous chance to meet and greet members of the local community.

Three travelers exploring Bajos del Toro on horseback.

Adventure Park

Bring out your inner daredevil!  Zip-line over the forest canopy and rappel down the face of roaring waterfalls.  Choose your favorite or complete both for the ultimate bragging rights.  These thrilling Happenings On Site are perfect for fit adrenaline buffs.


Forest Sundown Dinner

Savor a romantic torch lit dinner in a private forest-surrounded setting and live a storybook romance!  Surrounded by torches and accent candles, an impeccably laid out table  awaits… Perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries, or a special proposal.

Riverside Lunch

Set on a private deck overlooking the Gorrion River.  Gorgeous sights complement our signature fresh and organic dishes.  Perfect for couples or families to best enjoy El Silencio’s magical nature and signature cuisine.  One of our guests’ favorite Happenings On Site.


Wine Tasting

Our Sommelier will guide you through a fun session to learn about wine and the secrets of food pairing, emphasizing non-traditional tropical cuisine.  Elemental flavors are contrasted through two reds and two whites to best illustrate how to select the perfect wine for your favorite dishes.


Coffee Journey

Embrace Costa Rica’s coffee excellence!  An interactive session to savor this invigorating beverage.  Learn from its history, social impact, varieties, and diverse brewing methods.  Features premium samples from the highlands that trim El Silencio Lodge & Spa.

Coffee Tasting session featuring Costa Rican coffee

Cook Like a Costa Rican

Foodies will love picking their own organic veggies and herbs to prepare Costa Rica’s hearty traditional dishes with our Chef.  Learning about your destination’s homespun culinary favorites is one of the best ways to connect with its culture and traditions.

Cooking lesson in Costa Rica

Oxcart Design Session

The traditional decorations of the Costa Rican oxcart entail beautiful mandalas of nature-inspired patterns.  Learn to create these colorful designs from a true local master, Eco-Concierge Ronald.  Embrace your inner artist through local culture!

Oxcart Painting Lesson in Costa Rica is one of the favorite Happenings On Site

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