COSTA RICA:
Green Season or Dry Season?

If you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica, it may seem strange to you to plan beyond Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. However, if you want to experience the tropics you must consider our two seasons: The Dry Season and the Rainy Season.
Generally, the dry season, considered summer by Costa Ricans, is from mid-November to April. The rainy season(or “green season”) is from May to mid-November in most of the country, with notable exceptions on the Caribbean coast. Costa Ricans call this wet time of year their “winter”. So what does this exactly mean? Basically, if you want clear summer skies you might want to consider the dry season. However be ready for a lot of heat; up to 95°F (35°C), and probably some (or a lot) of dusty roads… along with dry brownish flora along the coastline and mountain ranges. But it’s not all dull… most floral trees in Costa Rica blossom during the dry season, providing a multi colored spectacle of magical trees. The dry season is also high season in Costa Rica, as many vacationers (local and International) doze off to the coast to enjoy the marvelous beaches and sunny skies that the country has to offer. This might mean higher prices in hospitality and in some tours.

If high heat is not for you, and you want to experience a green, lush and tropical scenery, the rainy season might be what you’re aiming for. Prices also tend to drop in most hotels and some adventure tours during the Green Season, as it is a less transited season. This also means less crowds in the favorite touristic destinations.

However, be ready for a lot of humidity, strong rainfall, and depending on your traveling plan, some over flooded rivers and (yes) bridges. With the rain, comes abundance of life. Many animals enjoy this vital season and sightings of insects, birds and mammals are more common.

What about Sensoria? Sensoria has a very peculiar location. Though our closest access is through dry pacific Guanacaste, we are located on the Caribbean Slope. This means we do not have a particularly defined Dry Season and Rainy Season. We get constant rainfall during 9 out of 12 months, and a brief intermittent Dry Season occurring between September and October, and in April. Sitting at an altitude of approximately 1500masl, Sensoria lies on transitioning altitude rainforest, and benefits from abundant precipitation, with intermittent sunshine throughout the year.

So if you’re looking for both, a sunny and a rainy experience, Sensoria may offer them both. You can plan your vacation to Guanacaste’s sunny Gold Coast during the Dry Season, and enjoy some majestic rainfall and lush rainforest in Sensoria. Or you can plan a mystic trip during the Green Season, and enjoy some sunny days along our rainforest trails.
Whatever suits you best, you can count on our guidance to help you plan your visit to Sensoria, Land of Senses and Magical Rainforest.
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    Our Recognitions

    LEW
    LEW
    2024-05-06
    WOW. A gem of an experience This was an absolute highlight of our visit. We did the luxury plus tour and spent the day walking through a rainforest seeing a variety of animals like toucans, snakes, sloths, monkeys, etc. It was spectacular! Our guides Pedro & Issac were wonderful and very knowledgeable. The waterfalls did not disappoint. Thermal pool swimming was my favorite. We had a lovely lunch by one of the pools. We didn't get to do the lookout tower due to cloud cover, but saw so much else. We were picked up in Tamarindo and one thing I will say is to plan for a 12 hour day if you do this. 6 hours of driving, minimum depending on where you are. We were partially prepared for this, but thought it would be closer to 2 hours. I would suggest saying in Liberia and doing this tour from there to cut down on transit time and fully enjoy the pools and experience more. We might have stayed a little longer if we weren't facing a 3 hour drive home! But, all in all we are SO happy we did this and if we come back to Costa Rica we will absolutely stay in the rain forest more and explore there more as it was by far the highlight.
    Lindsay
    Lindsay
    2024-04-30
    Beautiful place! Our guide, Isaac, was awesome! So knowledgable and friendly! The variety of flora was amazing, but we didn't get to see as much wildlife as I had hoped. We did see one beautiful tropical bird, 2 small snakes, a basilisk, and some leaf-cutter ants carrying leaves. No monkeys or sloths. When you arrive, they have changing rooms, and they tell you to change into your swimsuit and wear clothes on top. Then they offered like 3 or 4 different opportunities to swim, during the hike. I wish I had not worn tight athletic pants. They were such a pain to keep taking off and putting on in a super humid environment. Bring your most comfortable swimsuit, a towel, water shoes, sunscreen and bug spray. Wear loose-fitting and lightweight pants, and comfortable hiking or walking shoes. It's tempting to just wear quick-dry shorts, but the bugs will eat you alive, so wear pants. Since it's a rainforest, I debated getting waterproof hiking shoes, but ended up just wearing my Nike's, and it was totally fine. I think it always rains in the afternoon, so they just do tours in the morning, and then it will rain on your drive back.
    Marlon U
    Marlon U
    2024-04-27
    Such a great experience! Me and my girlfriend had an amazing experience! It was truly amazing having both Isaac and Johnny accompany and share this experience with us! They were wonderful and have great personalities.
    catwalsh97
    catwalsh97
    2024-04-27
    Great hike through the rainforest! Joaquin, our guide was amazing! He explained all about the eco system and animals of the rainforest. We swam in some waterfalls and beautiful thermal pools! The food and drinks were really good and the rainforest was beautiful! We saw 2 beautiful eyelash vipers!
    Danielle B
    Danielle B
    2024-04-21
    Rainforest hike and volcanic pool swims This place is beautiful. We saw tonnes of wildlife and the guides are incredible at picking it out. The pools are beautiful too. We also love the eco credentials and ethics of the place!
    Jana Elsa Muriel
    Jana Elsa Muriel
    2024-04-20
    A mini paradise on Mother Earth For me personally, since I love the rainforest and the waterfalls, the absolute highlight of our trip. It costs a little to get there but it is worth it more than a thousand times over. The pristine forest filled with streams and carefully maintained pools is a true wonder. Our guide Eri was perfect and very empathetic. Thank you very much for spoiling us!
    emike16
    emike16
    2024-03-28
    Adventure after an adventure We drove rather than taking the shuttle and that added some extra adventure. The roads are largely dirt and rocks for much of the way and you will think you are lost, but it is worth it. The waterfalls and pools are amazing. The hike is not for those not in shape, but the rainforest is incredible and you get a view of the volcano from a platform above the canopy. The chicken and rice meal was also surprisingly good and make sure you try their coffee.
    PJ A
    PJ A
    2024-03-19
    Sensoria Rainforest is a beautiful protected area of Costa Rica We had a very good time at Sensoria. The rainforest, waterfalls and scenery were beautiful. Our guide was a bit quiet but helpful and accommodating. We saw two waterfalls and were able to walk in them. The volcanic soils create the most clear and blue water we have ever seen. There were two plunge pools we were allowed to go in, as well as one thermal pool. Unfortunately the only wildlife we saw were some exotic birds and snakes (poisonous!). The property is in a type of land trust so it will not be disturbed with development, and they have motion cameras showing the wildlife within the park. The one downside is the ride to and from - horrible roads, very rough ride.
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