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Hacienda Baru

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3 Km North of Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We choose for this place because of the area, and we liked it!! The garden was super, we saw that the people really took good care of the garden. In the morning we did a bird watching tour, what we recommend for everybody! The guide knew a lot, hears a lot and let us see a lot. Not only we... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello Carolien, thank you very much for your comment and your feedback. We welcome all constructive criticism, as it helps us to get better. Clearly not everybody was performing to our usual standards, and for that I sincerely apologize. I have reviewed your feedback with our staff. We at Hacienda Baru employ almost only locals, who need more education especially... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Having spent 3 weeks in Costa Rica in cabins in various locations, this was by far our worst experience, so much so we left after one day. The cabin and surrounds were ridden with mosquitoes and to make matters worse we woke up the next morning to find ants crawling all over our belongings. The bed linen and towels were... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time for your vaulable review. We sincerly apologize that you found your stay disappointing. I have made sure to share your feedback with the team especially with the housekeeping to asure the quality of the towels and bed linen. Mosquitos and ants are a constant problem in the tropics. We, as an ecolodge, try to... More 

Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here two nights in laye April in a siperior cabin. They were nice and clean, with good beds, no bugs and nice porch. The restaurant has good food, good fruit drinks and very nice staff. They are very helpful and welcoming. The pool is nice and a good size, but it was far to hot. It gave no... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hallo Maria, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful natural Reserve. We know that the pool is getting hot, and are searching for an appropriate solution. Trees are unfortunately not a solution, as the roots would break through the walls of the pool. We hope... More 

Santa Cruz, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Highly recommend a tour (we did a hiking tour). You don't have to tour to see wildlife here but you'll see more and know where to look later when on your own. Staff were very helpful and spoke enough English. Because of the second bed in the room we had plenty of space. Ceiling fan and open windows were adequate... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello Serena, Thank you for your feedback, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, especially the hiking tour, because that is exactly what we want for you and our visitors. We will check on the red wine and find a cooler spot to keep it. We hope to see you again soon, probably for a zip-line tour and... More 

Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My friend and I recently stayed at Hacienda Baru for 3 days. I could easily have stayed here for at least a week as this was one of my favorite places during our trip. Not only was our cabin very comfortable (it has 2 rooms equipped with a fridge and cofffeemaker in addition to a stove), the trails and grounds... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello glaciersea, Thank you for your fantastic remarks, which I have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed wildlife to the fullest in our National Wildlife Refuge & Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Jack Ewing More 

Ingolf
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

First of all , full disclosure, this fantastic resort is operated by my wife's cousin and her husband, neither of whom she had met until our trip to Costa Rica. This former ranch has been allowed to revert back to its natural state and is now a top notch tourist destination. They have also been instrumental in getting the government... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello Roy, thank you for your feedback here on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased that you had an excellent night in the jungle. We transfered your feedback to Pedro, who was very happy about it. We hope to see you soon here in Costa Rica. Best wishes Jack Ewing More 

Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is an excellent place for people wanting to see birds and animals and be in a comfortable, well designed setting. We saw a three toed sloth, close enough to watch it reach (slowly) for food, saw enormous iguanas on the path to the restaurant, had monkeys play on our roof and saw many wonderful and exotic birds. In addition... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello Volunteer_11, Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Jack Ewing More 

Cotopaxi, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Stayed for 3 days in Sept 2013 and have no negatives to talk about. Comfortable, clean room (near the pool), good food at the restaurant, excellent trail system. We didn't hire any of the guides, as wildlife photographers we have spent a good deal of time in Costa Rica. Lots of wildlife, Peccary on the trail, Humpback Whales literally just... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello phototraveler81223, thank you for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you come back soon to take more photos of the beautiful wildlife of Costa Rica. Best regards Jack Ewing More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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104 reviews 104 reviews
5 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This was one of the highlight of my trip, a grandiose property right on the ocean, rain forest, mangrove, beach and canopy forest in one place !!! The hotel is very eco-friendly and fun, the location is wonderful...in half a day we stay there we saw : macaws, toucans, monkeys, lots of monkeys, basilisks, coatis, fresh water box-turtle (i think)... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello irrawady, Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Jack Ewing More 

Kosel, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

we "just" did the walking without guide tour through the wonderful grounds of Hacienda Baru. We started with the orchid garden where we were already greeted by numerous monkeys !!! then had a look at the butterfly garden...soooooooo beautiful and you can take endless close ups on them. After that we explored all these wonderful trails like : Pizote, Lookout,... More 

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello flamboyanta, thank you for your wonderful feedback. I am happy that you enjoyed reading my book. The fact, that you mention, that you could not have been more delighted with your stay means a lot to us. Because that is exactly what we exactly want for you and our visitors. We would be happy to see you soon again... More 

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Address: 3 Km North of Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Hacienda Baru Hotel Quepos
Hacienda Baru Costa Rica/Dominical

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