SENSORIA TROPICAL:

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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    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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