El Silencio Hike

El Silencio Hike


Located on the north face of the impressive Arenal Volcano, El Silencio Reserve is one of the closest access to the volcano facade, giving some of the best observation points of the area and the lake. It is also wide enough to show us both faces of the forest: primary forest and the one resurfacing from the ashes. El Silencio Reserve is a 556 acres property with a 247 acres primary forest where a wide variety of fauna can be seen in its natural habitat, plus, the varied flora includes majestic old trees such as the giant Ceiba and the trumpet-tree or Guarumo -sloth’s favorite meal-.

This mix of landscapes, flora and fauna turn the 6 trails available into an unforgettable hiking experience which is only 7, 45 miles away from La Fortuna town. While traveling these paths, you’ll get a closer view to the Arenal Lake and a look of the Arenal Volcano enhanced by a small lake decorating the feet of this impressive background. With the help of one of our naturalist guides, you’ll have a certainly amusing and educational time while you discover Arenal forest’s secrets and the history of our iconic volcano.


  • Water Bottle
  • Entrance Fees
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Transportation



  • Pick up at Hotel

    Our team will pick you up at your hotel or lodging place around 8:00 a.m. or 14:00 p.m. Pick up times vary depending on your location and it will be provided upon reservation.

  • El Silencio Reserve Arrival

    Hike starts upon arriving at El Silencio Reserve about 30 minutes after leaving your hotel. After a quick check in you can visit the restrooms and get prepared for a 2 hours adventure.

  • Good bye!

    After such experience, we’ll drive you back to your hotel. “Hasta luego”!