A true tropical rainforest experience

If you’re planning a trip or vacation to visit Costa Rica, you’ll probably be expecting lush, green, vibrant, tropical, and wild sights. Sensoria falls right in place with your expectations.
Located in the Northern slope of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, right in the midpoint between Alajuela and Guanacaste, Sensoria offers a true rainforest experience, at a very close distance to Guanacaste’s most pristine white sanded beaches. If you’re visiting the Gulf of Papagayo, and wish to experience the tropical jungle of Costa Rica don’t hesitate to book a tour with us! Here’s a list of 5 amazing facts about the Rainforest in Sensoria:
1-Vibrant Biodiversity Sensoria preserves Middle-elevation Tropical Rainforest which is located along the Guanacaste Conservation Area, specifically next to the Rincón de la Vieja National Park. This means that it is within the mid point between the Dry Tropical Rainforest of Guanacaste’s Gold Coast, and the Humid and Cloud Tropical Rainforests of Guanacaste’s Volcanic Range. This results in an impressive concentration of biodiversity, featuring a vibrant ecosystem of animals and plants, that represent up to 3% of the worlds biodiversity.
2-Fertile Ground The tropical and highly humid environment found in our rainforest results in a very fertile development of ground surface. We receive constant precipitation throughout the year, as we enjoy rain during 10 months out of 12 yearly. This climate results in major transformation within the forest floor, as decaying leaves, fallen trees and organic material cycle throughout the constantly green season. This gives way to a shallow but very fertile layer of soil of approximately 2 meters deep. The fertility of the soil allows trees and plants to grow quickly without having to root their systems too deep into the ground. Therefore our trees have mostly wide roots rather than deep ones.

3- Intelligent Trees

The fertile ground is inhabited by a magnificent network of trees, which grow together in balance along the forest floor. These trees are mostly thin and tall, as their weight must be in balance with the shallow fertile layer that lays above the deeper volcanic ground. Some of these trees have evolved to be able to produce energy not only through the chlorophyll in their leaves, but also through chlorophyll in their barks and roots, optimizing their energy absorption for the low light environment in which they have evolved. Their leaves are mainly small and permit light to enter the forest floor balancing and giving way to the growth of other plants of lower heights.

4- Evolved Plants The plants that grow closer to the ground, have evolved according to the light and weather conditions. Large, prominent and dark green leaves packed with chlorophyll are very common in plants along the forest floor. These leaves are mostly shaped with a peculiar point which allows excess water to drip into the floor. These leaves have also evolved a slick, water-repelling wax that avoids excess water from accumulating on their surfaces, which could cause lower light reception and thus lower energy absorption.

5- Healing Waters

The rainforest in Sensoria grows nearby an active volcano, and is irrigated by mineral packed rivers, waterbodies and springs. These waters are widely known for their healing properties in skin, hair and body treatments, which are enjoyed not only by our visitors, but also by the breathtaking wildlife that roams Sensoria.
This perfect balance results in such a splendid ecosystem that grows intensively and provides such wonderful experiences for our visitors.

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