Natural Reserve Mirador El Silencio
Mirador El Silencio is a Wildlife Reserve located 12 km from the center of La Fortuna and only 5 km from the Arenal Volcano National Park. We have 225 hectares of protected land that includes more than 100 hectares of primary forest.
Our reserve offers 6 trails that can be hiked with the help of a tour guide specialized in natural history, or self-guided thanks to the signage of each trail. Along the way you can enjoy different scenarios such as primary forest with giant trees and plants of different shapes and colors; streams, repastos and can not miss the view of the majestic Arenal Volcano and its lake, which is achieved from the viewpoint of the reserve.
Due to its great natural beauty and its variety of animal and plant species, Mirador El Silencio has been selected on several occasions to be part of the sets of some films such as The Congo, Mini Spies 2 and After Earth, starring Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith.
The Silence Viewpoint has been selected on several occasions to be part of the sets of some films such as The Congo, Mini Spies 2 and After Earth, starring Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith.
Enjoy a great variety of plants and animals
The privileged geographical location and altitude variations that Costa Rica has make it possible to have a variety of tropical forests, and other scenarios that become home to a great diversity of animal and plant species, some of them in danger of extinction.
At Mirador El Silencio many of these species of flora and fauna can be seen in their natural habitat. Among the plant species that can be appreciated are orchids and different types of trees such as the rubber tree, balsa, ceibo, guarumo and pilote.
Reptiles are also part of our wildlife reserve; coral snakes, boa, velvet and lora, stroll through our mountains and forests. In addition, iguanas, lizards and turtles can be seen.
In the category of insects there is a great variety of butterflies of different shapes, sizes and colors, among them, the majestic Morpho butterfly that for its size and its bright blue color amazes everyone who manages to see it pass.
All these species of flora, fauna and many more can be seen during the tour of our trails.