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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is located in a 500-acre private cloud forest reserve surrounded by the brilliant green mountains of central Costa Rica.

This is prime habitat for trogons, butterflies, and colorful frogs. The reserve is yours to explore; El Silencio’s adventure park offers on-site waterfall
hikes, horseback rides, rappelling excursions, and a zip-line canopy tour.

After an active day, guests can unwind at the Esencia Spa or stretch out with a yoga class. In the evening, watch the clouds roll into the valley; this is a place of peace and stillness—a breath of fresh air.

El Silencio is a member of the Relais & Chateaux group of boutique properties; food is a highlight. The Ventanas Restaurant emphasizes locally-sourced organic vegetables and herbs, free-range chicken, and fresh trout.

Accommodations

El Silencio’s 16 spacious suites feature private patios with whirlpool spa, vaulted ceilings, and panoramic windows.

Each guestroom is equipped with security box, minibar, rocking chairs, and hairdryer. Turn down service includes hot water bottles.

Some upper category suites add Wi-Fi and televisions. Wi-Fi is available in the main lodge’s public rooms.

Amenities

A highlight at El Silencio is Las Ventanas Restaurant which features a distinct farm-to-table experience with traditional cuisine taken from the hotel’s organic garden and chicken farm.

The Toro Bohemio Bar features a cave, where guests can relax and enjoy a variety of fine wines, spirits and home-brewed beers.

The Esencia Spa offers rejuvenating face and body treatments and a meditation deck surrounded by nature.

Activities

Activities available to guests include birdwatching, zip lining, waterfall rappelling, waterfall hikes, horseback riding, cultural classes, cooking classes, coffee and wine tasting.

Your LANDED travel designer can create a tailor-made itinerary, including a stay at El Silencio and other compatible hotels around Costa Rica, private land transportation and charter flights, as well as privately guided touring.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT EL SILENCIO LODGE? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

Tcherassi Mansion

Tcherassi Mansion is the creation of Colombian fashion designer Sylvia Tcherassi; her talent for color and texture are evident throughout.

Set within the walls of a restored 18th-century family home, the hotel is located near the heart of the walled city, a short walk from Cartagena’s iconic boutiques, restaurants, plazas, and churches.

The inner courtyard houses the Mediterranean-inspired Vera Restaurant—one of our favorites.

Among the other amenities are a bar, lounge spaces, full-service spa, and concierge services.

Accommodations 

Each of the seven guest rooms is unique, featuring furniture, lighting, and textiles curated by Ms. Tcherassi. Some of the upper category rooms have private terraces or plunge pools.

Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, television, mini-bar, security box, slippers, bathrobes, and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.


The Grand Suite 

The Grand Suite spans three levels and measures 1,291 square feet. From a private terrace, guests can overlook the gardens and the colonial city.

The first floor has a large living room and a bedroom with a king bed, as well as two private shower areas and a bathtub.


Suite Rooms

Suite Rooms measure an average of 592 square feet. Each is equipped with a large bathroom and shower area, design furniture, king bed, and divan.


Deluxe Rooms 

Deluxe Rooms measure an average of 462 square feet, and feature a rainfall shower, double vanity, king bed, and desk.

  • Visits to the sprawling Bazurto Market
  • Rum tastings led by a master mixologist
  • Sunset cruises in the Bay of Cartagena
  • Bicycle or walking explorations of the street art in bohemian Getsemani
  • Private day trips by yacht to the Rosario Islands (snorkeling and beaches)
  •  Visits with sculptors and painters
  • Walking or driving explorations of the old city with architects and historians
  • Cooking classes and chef’s table experiences
  • Coffee tastings led by master baristas
  • Visits to handmade candy and ice cream shops
  • Helicopter overflights of the Caribbean Coast and The Lost City

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica

The Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo is Costa Rica’s premier beachfront hotel. Located at the tip of the gated Papagayo Peninsula community, the resort offers direct access to two beaches.

In 2018, the resort completed an extensive renovation plan by Meyer Davis Design Studio.

Accommodations

The resort has 182 rooms, suites, and villas, each with at least a partial view of either Culebra Bay or the Gulf of Papagayo.

Guestrooms feature a natural color palette, native wood, original artwork, and luxury linens. Some upper category accommodations add direct ocean views, plunge pools, and private sundecks.

Each guestroom is equipped with air conditioning, security box, minibar, television, coffee makers, bathtub, bathrobes, slippers, and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.

Amenities

Among the resort’s amenities are four restaurants, bar, a full-service spa, fitness center, beach club, hot tub, teen center, kids’ club, and game room.

Nearby, guests can access the Arnold Palmer Golf and Tennis Center, which also has a bike shop.

Activities

The “pura vida” Costa Rican lifestyle at Peninsula Papagayo offers visitors a mix of relaxation and active outdoor adventure. Visitors can zip-line, surf, sail, sport fish, SCUBA dive, snorkel, golf, ride horses, bike, and play tennis.

LANDED arranges stays at the Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo, as well as land transportation and privately guided experiences. We’ve arranged all of the favorite land and sea options for our clients, as well as helicopter charter day trips to more remote and wild parts of Costa Rica, such as the Osa Peninsula, Tortuguero, Sarapiqui, and Southern Nicoya.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT FOUR SEASONS COSTA RICA? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

Finch Bay Hotel

Finch Bay Eco Hotel is located in front of the public beach at Punta Estrada, on the southern shore of Santa Cruz Island. The hotel is a short walk and water taxi ride from the main dock in the town of Puerto Ayora.

The town, Darwin Research Center, and Las Grietas snorkeling channel are within easy reach. The white sand beach at Tortuga Bay can be accessed by trail in under an hour.

The exterior of Finch Bay hotel is full of green trees, pathways and cloudy sky.

Accommodations 

The hotel’s 26 guestrooms and suites are located in two buildings, arranged around a cactus garden, ambient temperature swimming pool, and open-air restaurant. Kayaks and snorkeling gear are available for guest use. Wi-Fi is included.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, shared porch or balcony with hammock, blackout curtains, hair dryer, and security box.

Laundry service and in-room massages are available for an additional fee.

The hotel’s 6 Finch Bay Suites offer ocean views with private balconies and hammocks. The 21 Finch Bay Rooms offer shared porches or balconies with hammocks.

Two twin beds with a rug, curtains and large windows sit in Finch Bay hotel.The Finch Bay suite features two twin beds, rug and sea-facing window.A man and woman sit on the balcony of a suite and look out over the Galapagos Islands.

Amenities

Finch Bay Hotel offers a bar, open-air restaurant, business center, massages, swimming pool, laundry service, and complimentary use of kayak and snorkeling gear.

Fresh seafood with salmon, rice and fresh veggies is served at Finch Bay.

Activities

The Galapagos Archipelago is one of the world’s most unique wildlife destinations. Giant tortoises, sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and marine iguanas can all be observed on Santa Cruz Island.

Most of our clients stay 4 or 5 nights, exploring the Santa Cruz highlands and coast, and taking wildlife viewing and snorkeling day trips to other nearby islands.

Stays at Finch Bay Eco Hotel can also be combined with Galapagos Islands cruises, before or after the cruise. LANDED has direct, wholesale contracts with the best yachts and catamarans in the Galapagos.

a man and woman walk behind an ancient tortoise in the Galapagos Islands.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT FINCH BAY? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

Hotel Eco Boutique Bidasoa

Hotel Eco Boutique Bidasoa (also known as Hotel Bidasoa) is located in the upscale Vitacura neighborhood of Santiago, across the street from the Museum of Fasion and within distance of some of the city’s best restaurants, shopping centers, and parks. Hotel Bidasoa is family-owned, and offers hospitality with a personal touch.

The hotel is also committed to environmental sustainability, both during construction and in operations; it purchases electricity from renewable energy providers, cleans rooms with only green-friendly products, has a robust recycling program, and offers electric car charging stations. The hotel is designed to use far less energy than other similarly-sized buildings, thanks to its thermal vest design and aerothermic heating and cooling systems.

Hotel Bidasoa is approximately 35-minute by road from Santiago’s international airport, and roughly 25 minutes from the city’s historic center.

Accommodations

Hotel Eco Boutique Bidasoa has 87 simple, comfortable rooms.  The guest rooms have an eco-chic aesthetic, similar to hotels we love in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. The hotel was created through a multi-year renovation of an existing hotel. The new design incorporates some of the original flooring, vintage wallpapers, and mid-century furnishing.

Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, televisions, minibars, and wardrobes.


Superior King Room

This one bedroom suite measures 365 square feet and features a king bed, working desk, full bath, and either mountain or city views.


Double Queen Superior Room

These rooms measure 365 square feet and features 2 queen beds, a desk, bathroom with shower, and either mountain or city views.


Junior Suite 

This room category measures 731 square feet and features a king bed, desk, sitting area, full bath, and either mountain or city views.


Presidential Suite 

This 2-bedroom suite measures 1,830 square feet and is furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen, 2 king-bedded bedrooms, a desk, sitting area, 2 full baths, and a private sauna.

Amenities 

Amenities available to guests include free parking, Wi-Fi, an open-air (seasonal) swimming pool, meeting rooms, buffet breakfast, lounge, and a restaurant / bar.

The restaurant specializes in regional Chilean dishes and international cuisine. Guests with special dietary considerations will find gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. The hotel bar offers organic wines, drinks, and cold-pressed juices.

Exploring Santiago 

Since 2006, LANDED has arranged experiences such as these for our guests in Santiago:

  • A day with a talented young architect exploring Santiago’s structural artistry
  • A visit to the Pre-Columbian Museum with a curator or the director
  • A market tour and cooking class at the garden kitchen of a charming Santiago socialite
  • A day with a contemporary artist at her gallery, or gallery visits
  • Wine tasting and street art tour with a Brooklyn expat
  • Helicopter flights to glaciers and hiking / picnic with a glaciologist
  • Helicopter flights to the wine valleys near the city for tastings and tours

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT HOTEL ECO BOUTIQUE BIDASOA? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.