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 department for   issuing certifications. Which is equivalent to an ISO certification, concentrated in Tourism. This program is the most prestigious certification any Tourism operation 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, living in it, are located on the way to Sensoria. (Quebrada Grande, Dos Rios, Gavilan and Bueno Aires de Upala). With a total population of the four-city combined of not 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 the web of Sensoria,  or by  our phones,  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 .(www.sensoria.cr)

Since 2014, almost 8 years ago, as part of its sustainable program, Sensoria sends its visitors on the way to  Park, all their direct clients   to the little bakery called “Marcela’s Bakery”. Dona 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 to 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 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, almost all the visitors  stays in Guanacaste. Sensoria attends visitors from all major hotels (Four Seasons, Andaz, Secrets, Rui, Rui Palace, Dreams las Mareas, Westin, W by Westin, Catalinas) and also from major tour operators (Swiss Travel, 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 is available.








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    Our Recognitions

    Dustin R
    Dustin R
    2022-06-09
    Wonderful! Wow – what an amazing place. We saw sloths, snakes, toucans, and so many beautiful flowers. The hike itself was perfect as well. I love to hike and at first I thought it was going to be too short, but there is so much time spent looking around, swimming in the thermal pools, and learning about the surroundings that I felt satisfied by the time we got back to the main facility. Our tour guide was amazing as well; he was so knowledgeable about different plants, species, and general history of Costa Rica aaaand he was so personal and kind. This place gave me and my new wife an unforgettable experience!
    Juan C
    Juan C
    2022-05-11
    Bucket list trip!! The entire experience was fantastic; from climbing the treehouse, to enjoying the hot springs and sauna, to the physical nature walk itself…it was one of our bucket list check-offs. We went at the start of the rainy season so a poncho came in handy. Dress in light clothes and light but sturdy walking shoes…stay hydrated!! Lots of flora and fauna throughout the trail…our Guide: Walter of Discova Tours was very informative and spoke English very well. Loved it!!
    Megan W
    Megan W
    2022-05-05
    Feels like a once in a lifetime experience! It was amazing! The tour guides were full of knowledge and really made the experience by spotting all the animals such as snakes, monkeys and many types of birds. The waterfalls were beautiful with amazing photo opportunities. I would recommend a poncho or rain jacket as it really is a rainforest!
    Robert P
    Robert P
    2022-04-12
    Sensoria Land of Senses a great experience The Sensoria Land of Senses is a great thing to experience. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and expressed himself extremely well in both French and English. Just keep in mind that the hike is not moderate as we were told, it the has a lot of going ups and downs stairs, some stairs are steep, Which was not expected but we were OK with it. The other thing to keep in mind is this is a transitional rain forest temperature maybe cooler, unfortunately the day we went it was hot and because of the heat we did not see any animals that we were hoping to see. the thermal springs were extremely enjoyable and relaxing after the hike. The meal was excellent no, complaint there. This is full day excursion, leave at 7:30 AM and back after anytime after 5 PM, it is a long bus drive and when the tour guide was joking about a Costarican message, he was talking he was referring to the last 30 to 40 minutes before arriving at the Park, the road is rough and you will be bounced around. If you do not to spend hours on a bus ride this may not be for you.
    Chanita J
    Chanita J
    2022-04-05
    Perfect Name for the Experience My favorite part of this experience was Walter, our guide. He was so knowledgeable, personable, passionate and patient. I experienced a great deal of natural beauty, learned a lot and highly recommend this tour. Be ready to HIKE —take a little water to wet your mouth. 🙂
    Moyez K
    Moyez K
    2022-04-03
    Unique and sensational sensoria!!! Unadulterated rain forest full of amazing wildlife ,trees , lagoons, falls and a guide who was able to explain the geography, history ,names and medicinal properties of most of the vegetation . The more than 6 hour hike did not seem long and cumbersome due to the exciting and interesting nature to explore and experience. The guide was very considerate in ensuring a slow pace with frequent rests and dips in the cool lagoons and falls. The trip was perfectly highlighted and topped off by a private session in the Jaguar thermal pool to rejuvenate the mind and body with excellent food, wine and a warm dip in the natural thermal pool surrounded chirping birds, insects and a warm breeze and small of the rain forest. Yes definitely a sensational experience in the land of the senses including the complete mind, body and soul .
    Larry
    Larry
    2022-03-24
    Found a special activity on our 5th Costa Rican vacation. Strongly recommend private tour with guide Kevin Aberto to sensoria. Kevin is very knowledgeable and passionate about the rainforest ecosystem. Kevin began preparing us with pictures and information about the wildlife at Sensoria during the 2 hour ride from Reserva Conchal. After a stop some good coffee, we stored valuables at secure free locker at sensoria and began 7 kilometer guided hike. Kevin was able spot even well camouflaged birds and lizards and helped us to photograph them incuding using a powerful zoom lens he brought. Kevin proved to be a very skilled photographer for both wildlife and for pictures of my wife and I in this beautiful forest setting. Kevin also pointed out many tree and flowering plants. Near the end of the hike we visited 7 waterfalls with pools, swimming in 5 of them including 3 thermal pools. Having finished this amazing hike, we enjoyed a late lunch of tradional food at the main building. Food was very good. This was a perfect day from beginning to end thanks to Kevin and the beautiful sensoria rainforest.
    R P
    R P
    2022-03-19
    A must!! A must do if you enjoy nature. Perfect day matched with perfect hospitality. The staff go the extra mile to make you feel welcomed.
    david c
    david c
    2022-03-17
    Indescribable! This is an amazing way to experience Costa Rica’s rain forest. The hiking, waterfalls, swimming, wild life, and scenery are incredible. Kevin was our guide and he also gets 5 stars for his extensive knowledge and personable nature. We highly recommend this excursion!
    Gao J
    Gao J
    2022-03-16
    We love Sensoria ! Our family had an amazing and magical adventure with our guide Kevin! He is very knowledgeable about all the plants and animals in the rainforest and took great care of all of us ! The rainforest tour at Sensoria is definitely the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica for our family and we would recommend to anyone who travels here with kids but not too young as it is lots of walking ! My kids are 7 and 9 . Thank you Kevin and our friendly driver for an amazing adventure!
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