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Hacienda Baru

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3 Km North of Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hacienda Baru is a nice spot. On the property they have some fun activities and some good trails for exploring. I did the tree climb and the zip line. Each activity was on the property and cost $40. It was worth it. A spotter travels with you to point out wild life with his telescope. The staff was pleasant and... More 

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hacienda Baru was our favorite place to stay in our two week trip! We got a little cabin. It was clean, private and comfortable, with a fridge and simply kitchen, living room area and private screened porch. The pool and gardens are lovely. The reserve has many hiking trails along which we saw A LOT of wildlife: birds, sloths, coatis,... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello Caitlin, we are honoured, that we were your favourite destination here in Costa Rica. It was a pleasure hosting you. Thank you very much for your recommendation here on tripadvisor and we hope to see you soon again here at Hacienda Baru. Best Regards, Jack Ewing More 

Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent two nights with my family in one of the newer rooms near the pool. The rooms are a nice size and comfortable, the only downside being the lack of air conditioning, but as this is an "Eco-lodge" this is to be expected. They are as environmentally friendly as any place I've seen. The pool being steps away was wonderful... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I went up early in the morning with Carlos (a very scary looking guy (crabby resting face)). The moment we entered the jungle across the road he began to lighten up. When his feet left the ground, he was like a child filled with joy! We took our time in the tree and talked about the environment and ecology. I... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello Gina, we are glad to hear, that you enjoyed your tree climb with Carlos. We will make sure to pass on your wonderful feedback. We are proud, that we can offer our tours to a wide range of people with different ages and different phsysical conditions. You are a great example for many who did not yet have the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our birding tour spent 2 nights here. We hiked several of the trails and visited the tower. Found some fine birds here including several nests.Also have access to the beach. Butterfly garden was quite nice. Food was good but not special. The pool was cold but very refreshing at the end of a hot day. The rooms lack AC but... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello Randall, we are very happy to hear, that you enjoyed the birding here at Hacienda Baru. Our specialised birding guides are always happy to help visitors to identify birds and help them to add some new species on their birding list. Please feel free to come back for some more birding. Best Regards, Jack Ewing More 

Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had a small house with two bedrooms. One became infested by ants but this was quickly and efficiently dealt with. No wifi in thee room, but at resturant. Good food and a bird Tower and trails to explore.

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello Sitta, thank you or your review. We are glad, that we could solve the ant-problem quickly, so that you could enoy every moment of your vacacions here. Thank you for staying at Hacienda Baru. Best Regards, Jack Ewing More 

Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There's been one consistent factor in all of my trips to Costa Rica (four trips and fifth planned) and that has been Hacienda Baru. I've loved each of my stays so much at this Eco Resort that each time I land in San Jose I make this my first stop regardless of the other places I'll be traveling to. It's... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello JProbsty, thank you very much for your great review. We are really thrilled to hear, that you enjoy Hacienda Baru that much, that you come back as often as you can. I only have to correct you, that none of our rooms has AC. All rooms and cabins are only equipped with fans. Furthermore a tapir hasn t been... More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Our stay at Hacienda Baru was the highlight of our Costa Rica trip. You do need to arrive with the proper expectations - a clean, comfortable but no-frills room that puts you in the middle of an amazing wildlife refuge. This is NOT a luxury hotel with room service or A/C. However, we loved the airy superior room, which was... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello RHugo, what a great review for our hotel. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with others here on tripadvisor. We hope that a lot of our future visitors will find Hacienda Baru in the same way special as you do. Best Regards, Jack Ewing More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We did not stay at the resort, but enjoyed the property, and namely their canopy zip-line tour. The tour was so we'll done, informative, and well paced. The rest of this incredible area was a cattle ranch/ rice farm in the early 70's. Owner Jack Ewing changed the entire operation 4 years later, letting the space return to secondary growth... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello Reed, we were so happy, that you had a great experience zip-lining. Our guides always give their best to share their passion for nature with our guests. Thank you for reading my book, it was a pleasure meeting you. You are always welcome to visit us again here at Hacienda Baru. Best Regards, Jack Ewing More 

Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

the country on a half dozen trips there, Hacienda Baru is the one place I to which I always return. The variety of environments, the accessible trails, the very knowledgable guides, and the proximity to surfing, kayaking, whitewater, and Drake Bay, make it in outstanding choice. The small restaurant/bar offers simple but very good food, all reasonably priced. Hacienda Baru... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello TMWildMed, it is wonderful that we are one of your favourite destinations here in Costa Rica, we feel very honoured and thank you for supporting our work. See you on your next trip. Best Regards Jack Ewing More 

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