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Hacienda Baru

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3 Km North of Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2008

We had a great three night stay at Hacienda Baru to close out our Costa Rica trip - the wildlife preserve itself is fantastic and definitely the highlight of the stay. We saw iguanas, toucans, a sloth, a coati, a hummingbird nest, and plenty of cool bugs while walking the ~5 miles of trails. In October, there's really no one... More 

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Abilene, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2008

Other reviewers more than adequately cover the experience: wonderful opportunities for observing wildlife, knowledgeable guides, adventure activities, great food. Before my own visit I didn't get much useful information from these reviews about accommodations, but invariably high "rooms" ratings reassured me. I think those people grade on a curve! The cabins themselves are spacious and comfortable, but the bathrooms were... More 

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Richmond, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2008

Wow! Way more than I expected. The cabins were 2 bedroom with kitchen. Very spacious. The grounds are beautiful! So much hiking. We did the Night in the Jungle and the Canopy tour. So fun! We also hiked down the beach, crossed the river (wear water shoes!) to Dominical. Saw so much wildlife. We stayed there 4 days and did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2008

Our family just returned from an amazing 10 day trip to Costa Rica and I just had to write a review about Hacienda Baru. I was a little leary about what to expect becaue there didn't seem to be much info on this place, but what a pleasant surprise. [--] assured us we would love this place if we loved... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2008

Great place to stay. Such an abundance of wildlife in the reserve and such a beautiful beach at the back. This was really an oasis. Pricing for accomodation and for the activities was very reasonable. Great job keep up the good work Jack, what an amazing story.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2008

Okay, I know it sounds weird, but I do have a terrible animal phobia and I loved Hacienda Baru. My family chose to go there, and I didn't want to be a party pooper so I decided to brave it. We spent 6 wonderful nights in a spacious 2 bedroom cabin with daily housecleaning and a very secure cabin. Before... More 

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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2007

This was my ideal of an eco lodge. The cabin was spacious and clean, and the grounds were beautiful and full of birds and butterflies. We took a zip line tour and the guides were excellent and professional. The whole place is dedicated to conservation and education. It was very well run and professional. I really do wish we had... More 

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VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2007

Stay here for 3 nights. Loved what they have done here to protect the environment. The cabin was large--a 2 bedroom--at a resonable price. We loved waking up to birds calling. The beach was a nice walk away in the jungle. The beach was totally deserted, but be careful of the riptides. My kids enjoyed the tree climbing adventure. The... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2007

Our time spent at Hacienda Baru was definitely a highlight of our trip. We stayed 2 nights in the cabins and spent one night on the Night in the Jungle tour. The cabins were a great deal- 40$ (breakfast for 2 included) for a large & clean 2-bedroom cabin complete with livingroom, private bathroom with hot water, full kitchen and... More 

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Quebec
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2007

We stayed three nights at Hacienda Baru with our two children (5 and 11). It is a wonderful place to stay. The cabins are spacious, with lots of amentities and plenty of fans to keep them cool. The wildlife in the cabin/restaurant area is stunning, with birds constantly fiying around the beautiful flowers and trees. The Marioposario and Orchid Garden... More 

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