El Silencio Lodge & Spa in Costa Rica is Awarded a Planet-Friendly High Five

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Costa Rica’s Certification of Sustainable Tourism program awards the highest rating to El Silencio Lodge & Spa.

A healthy destination, in both social and environmental terms, is entirely welcoming and directly correlates with the enjoyment of the travel experience-Andrey Gomez, General Manager

El Silencio Lodge & Spa in Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica became one of only thirteen properties to be awarded Five Leaves in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), an initiative led by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). In full accordance with Costa Rica’s long-standing commitment to natural resource stewardship and human betterment, the CST certification is a globally-respected tool to rate, monitor, and guide the country’s tourism industry. Its rigorous evaluation process contemplates water management, energy conservation, proper waste disposal and recycling, positive relation with surrounding communities, cultural authenticity, and safety.

Since inception, El Silencio Lodge & Spa was conceived as a natural immersion refuge. Set in a 500 acre property and flanked by two national parks, it offers an unparalleled opportunity to be nourished by nature’s raw beauty. Its construction was limited to sixteen accommodations set along the outer periphery of the property to ensure carrying capacity and avoid deforestation. More than 90% of El Silencio’s land has been registered as a private reserve, protecting its status as a biological corridor. An organic mini farm supplies most of its fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs.

General Manager, Andrey Gomez voiced his pride stating: “A healthy destination, in both social and environmental terms, is entirely welcoming and directly correlates with the enjoyment of the travel experience. El Silencio Lodge & Spa has developed a dynamic and rewarding partnership with its local communities and surrounding eco-systems. It involves the active participation and input from staff, neighbors, and guests. Attaining the five-leaf maximum sustainability rating in the CST is a cherished, collective honor. We are proud to be a living example of Costa Rica’s green leadership.”

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is an intimate wellness retreat set in Costa Rica’s pristine central volcanic region. Silencio, Spanish for silence, is befitting of a destination where daily stress is hushed by nature’s peaceful melodies. A 500-acre mystical cloud forest, crisp mountain air, hidden waterfalls, a healthy menu, spa, yoga, and premium amenities offer a seamless natural immersion experience that reflects elements of Costa Rica’s traditional rural farms and countryside homes.

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