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Hacienda Baru

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3 Km North of Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

A friend and I stayed at Hacienda Baru during our trip to Costa Rica and it was the best place we visited. It is environmentally conscious and allows tourists to get a glimpse of the rainforest and its animals in a natural setting. There is an array of animals and plants from monkeys to butterflies, and it is a natural... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

For those of you wondering if I only write good reviews - check my other contributions. I'm as honest as they come because I actually rely on TripAdvisor reviews when making my travel plans. This wonderful hotel was easy to find - just a few minutes northwest of Dominical. The lobby was equipped with WiFi and had some basic supplies... More 

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Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

My wife and I stayed at Hacienda Baru for three days in June 2010 as part of a 20 day wildlife and birding trip to Costa Rica. It was very easy to find and we were impressed by the well-maintained grounds, gardens, and pool. We had reserved a casita/cabin but were also shown one of the rooms since it was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

My friend and I booked reservations at Hacienda Baru due to the reviews on this site. However, when we arrived in Quepos, we were incredibly disappointed to find out that this property is actually in Dominical - approx 2 hours south of Quepos. If you're planning to stay in Dominical, I'm sure this place will be great, sadly, but we... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

Stayed for 4 days with my 2 daughters, 18 and 21. We loved the location. Well, truthfully we loved everything about the place. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The activites were fun and laid back. We enjoyed being right in the jungle. Walking thru the jungle to the beach we saw so much wildlife. The food was fine... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2010

It wasn't terrible, but I've been to better places for similar pricing. The staff made no particular impression on any of us in our group. The location of the place is such that it's a long walk or a cab ride to get to any kind of shopping or restaurants - so you're isolated to some degree if you don't... More 

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mamamccoy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2010

My husband and I were very impressed with this place. The staff was very friendly, the rooms were fresh and clean, the food was so good (and breakfast is included with stay), and the vibe so relaxed. The grounds are well kept, the water is so fresh, and you can drink it right out of the faucet. The pool is... More 

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Colorado
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

Hacienda Baru isn't fancy, but it has everything you need, plus the location and expertise in natural ecosystems that make it perfect. Its far enough from Quepos to be away from it all, yet close enough to the beach, the rainforest, and all the animals. We were extremely comfortable and loved all the nighttime noises, although they were loud for... More 

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Scotland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2010

The other reviews are right and right to be glowing about an environmental feelgood experience which largely seems to be the creation of Jack Ewing who runs the place and has spent more than 30 years allowing pasture to revert to the rainforest full of birds, mammals and more that it is now. We stayed in the cabins which were... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

What a great little place - perhaps the most memorable of our 2 week / 4 hotel vacation. We stayed in a "superior" cabin which was very spacious and included a fridge (if you are here in March you are going to need cool drinks!!!) You get to listen to the birds and the crickets and beetles singing and humming... More 

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