If you are looking for a destination which offers the adventurous traveler an abundance of outdoor activities as well as resorts to enjoy pristine environments & quiet beaches – Costa Rica is a great choice.
Visitors can fly through the rain-forest canopy on a zipline, go white-water rafting, climb a volcano, relax on a white-sand beach, check out colorful marine life while snorkeling, or try to hook a big one on a deep-sea fishing excursion.
Costa Rica is also synonymous with ecotourism—travel that incorporates education about the environment and promotes preservation of natural resources. Approximately 25% of the country’s land has been set aside in protected areas, earning Costa Rica a reputation as an environmentally sensitive country and leader in ecological conservation.
The country has a large number of national parks and nature preserves that boast a rich array of birds, mammals, reptiles and rain-forest plants. The variety of birds, in particular, is astounding: Some 850 species are packed into a relatively small area.
There is no shortage of some absolutely wonderful accommodation options and one of my personal favorites is a boutique resorts, hidden in the tropical cloud forest of the highlands. The El Silencio Lodge & Spa – the perfect place for a serene and inspiring escape! Silencio in Spanish means “silence,” and that is what awaits you during your stay in this magical place. Whether you are looking for a relaxation getaway, an immersive retreat for nature lovers or even a wellness retreat – you’ll find it here.
Sixteen upscale cottage suites are interspersed in a tiered layout creating the perfect place to be. Imagine yourself sitting out on your deck with the soothing sounds of the jungle and your favorite book in hand or a relaxing bath in your own outdoor circular whirlpool (every suite has one).
It’s true that you could spend your time just relaxing, doing yoga and meditation – but if you’re an activity junkie you’ll need to stay for at least a week to do all this resort has to offer. Start with hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, then try zip lining and white water rafting, and then follow that up with a mellow horseback riding excursion.
After a day of activities, enjoy one of the many wonderful treatments in the hotel’s nature-immersed spa using some of Costa Rica’s best natural healing ingredients. Their menu includes various massages (Swedish and Thai), body wraps, aroma therapy, yoga, and combination treatments: like acupressure with simultaneous deep-breathing exercises. Your body will thank you for sure!
In the calm of the evening enjoy one of their mouth-watering home cooked meals, carefully prepared and served in the lodge’s Las Ventanas Restaurant. All meals are made with local ingredients, and their on-property garden supplies most of the organic herbs and vegetables.
Whatever you do at the El Silencio Lodge & Spa, it will be a reviving experience for every part of your being and sure to give you a fresh outlook.
Feeling excited about visiting Costa Rica? Contact me and let me show you the different options for an unforgettable itinerary, created just for you.
May all your travels stir your soul and change your life forever – Ales.