Hotel Silencio del Campo is located in the La Fortuna area, near the Arenal Volcano. It’s centrally located so there is a lot to do within a 30-45 minute drive. This is probably one of the best family-friendly hotels! I would give it an A+ recommendation.
- Rooms/Accomadations: Each room is in its own private bungalow or cabin, which is perfect for families! You don’t have to worry about the noise level with your kids, so feel free to let them laugh, and squeal and make as much noise as they want. It won’t bother anyone. This hotel also offers pack n plays with sheets for families with children. The ONLY weird thing about this hotel is they ask you not to flush the toilet paper, and to toss it in the trash can instead. It honestly wasn’t as gross as I thought it would be. I guess it’s the trade off for staying on a beautiful nature reserve.
- Grounds/Pools/Hot springs: The grounds are very well kept. It’s beautiful and charming! Banana trees, flowers, lush greenery everywhere. It is exactly what you imagine when you think of Costa Rica. There are several very pretty hot springs of various temperatures, as well as a cold (like, really cold) spring and a pool (which was just eh). One of the hot springs was too hot to take our baby into but the other two were fine. There is also a farm on property where kids can go help milk cows or pick fresh eggs from the chickens. It would truly be a great learning experience for children! We will certainly return with our daughter when she is older.
- Convenience: Hotel Silencio del Campo is located just outside of La Fortuna near the Arenal Volcano. It’s approximately a 2 1/2 drive from the Liberia airport. That may sound quite long but there are a couple great ways to break up the drive. Also, I 100% recommend staying inland in Costa Rica. You’ll be closer to attractions and the geography is 10 times more beautiful.
- Restaurant: Hotel Silencio del Campo is not an all-inclusive, but they do have an open-air restaurant on property and breakfast is included in your stay. We also ate dinner there one night, and I found both breakfast and dinner to be wonderful. I would definitely recommend the gallo pinto at breakfast. It is the traditional breakfast/lunch in Costa Rica. Prices were reasonable and the staff was super friendly. This was one of the places where the manager of the restaurant offered to hold our baby and entertain her while we ate.