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.