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

    travelingwww245
    travelingwww245
    2024-01-06
    OUTSTANDING! Amazing Experience! I want to highlight Pablo and Luis! Pablo was our private chofer and tour guide! Luis was our tour guide as well and photographer! I just have to say WOW! Thank you both for the top notch experience! Highly recommend. Worth the drive! Suggestion to administration: make sure you allocate enough time for pick up to consider the holiday traffic from areas like Tamarindo. Our experience was sooo smooth! Thank you for this amazing experience!
    Natalie M
    Natalie M
    2023-12-27
    Unforgettable This was the highlight of my trip. One of the best experiences ever, and I’ve travelled to many countries and done many excursions. Our tour guides were amazing and very accommodating. I even lost my wallet in the car, and they brought it back to me the next day. The hike was moderately challenging. There are parts with steps, but the guides were very patient and took many rest stops. There are multiple thermal pools throughout the hike and you end in a private thermal pool with alcohol and appetizers. You have as long as you’d like to enjoy. The hike goes in a big circle so you end 5 mins from the starting point. Dinner is served at the end. The pools are not that deep and you can stand on your tip toes. I would recommend bringing water shoes and a waterproof phone pouch. Book now! It was unforgettable.
    Stephanie A
    Stephanie A
    2023-12-22
    Pablo and Issac Pablo and Issac were helpful, kind and wonderful on our tour of Sensoria! Thank you guys, we will be back to Costa Rica next year 😊
    Jun D
    Jun D
    2023-12-17
    Still waiting on a refund I had to cancel my trip to Costa Rica. I had a reservation to Sensoria. I paid several months in advance. I cancelled at least a week prior and assured I would be refunded, but it’s been a month and I still haven’t received my refund yet.
    Donna C
    Donna C
    2023-12-16
    Great feeling refreshing and safe for swimming This view is amazing and clean water. It is simple walking to the waterfall. We worn the water-shoes for the steps and trails toward the sand
    Srikanth S
    Srikanth S
    2023-11-30
    Amazing tropical rain forest experience This was one of the best tours we have done. Everyone associated with the tour – the operator, driver, guide were all very courteous and friendly. The rain forest hike was truly amazing – we are from Seattle area and we have wonderful forests but this one was a rich, lush tropical rain forest! The highlight was a nice surprise at the end with the private natural warm water pool, champagne, snacks etc.! We weren’t expecting this and so was such a pleasant surprise and we will remember this. Please do take good rain gear and hiking shoes – it does rain heavily when it rains! Thanks to everyone who put this amazing experience together!
    torresedier
    torresedier
    2023-11-17
    Exotic, enigmatic and wonderful. I can tell you this; what an amazing place! The walking trails are in good shape and the most important is the experience you would have from natural pools, waterfalls and rain forest. Paulo or diver and tour guide, was amazing, he took over a local town to have a good coffee and then Joaquin our guide was very expert on what this means, we got accessed to the private pools from cool and hot pools. Sensoria it is not an option, it must be at your top of the list. If would like to try the arroz con pollo will be a good pick, however I had the chicken wrap, was good as well.
    devinsmommy112
    devinsmommy112
    2023-11-12
    Must take this tour! The most incredible experience I’ve ever had. Pablo and Mauricio were our guides and they were amazing. We learned about different plants and wildlife during our hike and had such a relaxing experience in the thermal pools. Lunch was fabulous as well. You must experience this amazing tour if you visit Costa Rica.
    Todd A
    Todd A
    2023-11-12
    Sensoria is a must see if visiting Costa Rica Sensoria is amazing. We were shown several animals as well as educated on the different foliage. Along the trek we made a brief stop in one of the villages and enjoyed a cafe. There they showed us the coffee making process. Warning, the hike is somewhat strenuous! If you are nursing any sort of injury I would not recommend. However I’m sure they have several options available. Also the drive into the tropical rainforest is rough as you can imagine. Pablo was our transportation and our guide. He has only started speaking English 8 months but knows it very well. He did an excellent job of spoting the smallest of animals (thankfully only baby pit vipers hangout below) and also let us smell the sweetest smelling plants. We made 4 stops to experience waterfalls, mineral baths and hot springs. It was a long day but enjoyed every minute. My Wife and I highly recommend. Pablo, the top speed of a windmill is 170 but normal speed is 120.
    proessp@aol.com
    2023-11-09
    Birthday Celebration We went to Sensoria and thought it was fantastic, particularly our tour guide, Pablo. He was very knowledgeable and incredibly service-oriented. This is amazing given we were his first tour…he has a very bright future!!!
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