Podcast conversation with Jennifer Perez

El Silencio. The silence.

This week on Adventures in Luxury Travel I was joined by Jennifer Perez, of El Silencio Lodge and Spa in Costa Rica.

This Relais & Chateaux property is nested in between two national parks on 500 acres in the cloud forest of Costa Rica. Don’t let “cloud forest” let you think there is no sunshine. The days we were there in October each started off with hazy clouds and by lunch time it was bright blue skies.

El Silencio has 24 rooms from suites up to 3 bedroom villas. It’s an ideal getaway for a couple, group of couples or a small yoga retreat. They are family friendly so you can bring your kids – but know that although the individual rooms have jacuzzis, there is not a central resort pool.

As a Relais & Chateaux property, trust the food will be incredible – both in taste and presentation.

El Silencio shares the country of Costa Rica’s focus on sustainability. 90% of their staff are local, they offer programs to connect with the local community, lead conservation efforts and provide little trees for guests to plant during their visit.

Here are some of the activities you can enjoy while there:

At the lodge:

  • Hike to waterfall – guided or unguided
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Zip lining
  • Rappeling waterfalls
  • River fishing Culinary
  • Rum tasting
  • Cooking class
  • Coffee tasting
  • Cocktail class
  • Wine tasting

Nature and culture:

  • Birdwatching
  • Night nature walk
  • Oxcart painting

Off site:

  • Hands on chocolate making at cocoa plantations
  • Coffee plantation tours
  • Volcano hot springs
  • Hikes to waterfalls
  • Cultural experiences – make fresh tortillas
  • White water rafting

Relax and luxuriate:

  • Spa, including a beautiful couples treatment room
  • Relaxing in your outdoor jacuzzi
  • Private yoga, meditation, aerial yoga classes
  •  9a complimentary daily classes include variations of slow flow yoga and sound healing

*Your exclusive gift when booked through Truvay Travel – lunch or dinner for two at Rancho Orquideas, the private venue perched next to the river.

More details https://www.elsilenciolodge.com


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