Sensoria Eco-luxury Rainforest Experiences And its approach to community

Sensoria is a CST-Elite Tourism Operation (Sustainable Tourism Certification) on the highest level “Elite”. This certification is granted by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, (ICT), which has its sustainable department for issuing certifications. Which is equivalent to an ISO certification, concentrated in Tourism. This program is the most prestigious certification any Tourism operation in Costa Rica, may ask for. The program was validated by GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) which is the highest certification of the world on sustainability.

Sensoria is located on the north skirts of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, neighboring the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, which is World Heritage of the World because its biodiversity 5.5% of the World. It’s location is far apart from any big city, and only small towns with 75 people average each, are located on the way to Sensoria. (Quebrada Grande, Dos Rios, Gavilan and Buenos Aires de Upala). With a total population of the four-city combined of no more than 300 people.

Sensoria as part of its sustainable program promotes the insertion of the community in its operations, so every tour that goes to Sensoria, contracted by Sensoria’s website or our reservation system,  has to stop on the bakery. That way the little city of Dos Rios, improves its way of life, with all the expenditure that tourist does on the bakery with it’s bread and coffee bought on the little establishment. Even all tourist that buys the ticket thru Sensoria, the coffee and bakery are included on the entry price to the park.  Visit the web site www.sensoria.cr

Since 2014, almost 8 years ago, as part of its sustainable program, Sensoria sends its visitors on the way to the Park, all their direct clients  to the little bakery called “Marcela’s Bakery”. Doña Sabina, the owner of the little establishment has done an incredible effort, receiving with a smile and great services to all visitors. As a recognition for this hard work, Sensoria decided to paint with jaguars, pumas, tapirs and monkeys , the outside walls of the bakery.

Doña Sabina, has been very pleased with this painting. “I am on the spot of all the town. Thank you Sensoria, for this beautiful painting, I am very grateful to Sensoria to helping me over this past 8 years, they have support us during these years”, said during her speech.

Don Fernando Madrigal, owner of Sensoria, was in the inauguration of the painting, was also very grateful with doña Sabina for her help during this last 8 years, attending Sensoria’s visitors with great enthusiasm and excellent services. “Is part of our gratitude for your services toward our visitors. Also as part of our sustainability program, we have to help our community to be better, its also our responsibility” said Mr. Madrigal on his inaugural speech at the bakery.

What is Sensoria.

Sensoria is a Private Reserve that provides, Eco luxury Rainforest Experiences to all visitors, that almost all comes from Guanacaste. Sensoria attends visitors from all major hotels (Four Seasons, Andaz, Secrets, Rui, Rui Palace, Dreams las Mareas, Westin, Catalinas, etc) and also from major tour operators (Swiss Travel, Amstar, Nexus, Tui, Hotel Beds, and Tam). Also private condominiums use the services. Sensoria provides extraordinary experiences on its Rainforests, with Blue Waterfalls, and 7 thermal springs (natural pools). Sensoria is designed for nature lovers, who loves to hike from 1.5 to 4.5 miles. All tours are guided, and for privacy and security only with prior reservation is required, not walk ins are allowed. Sensoria, also provides it´s own transports, and a pickup on specific destinations.







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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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