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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This was my second visit (first in 2006) and was even more enjoyable. Well-signed off the Costanera Sur, personable staff beginning with the owner, Jack Ewing, who remembered me because of photos I gave him for the website. Spacious cabin with kitchen/fridge. Fans circulated the air nicely at night despite the heat/humidity. The pool is delightful and perfect for lowering... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This accomodation, run by Jack & Diane (oh yes, from the heartland), is a rustic retreat of cabins on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, just north of Dominical. Each cabin has a kitchenette, living room, clean linens, screened-in porch and umbrellas for the wet season - very useful. Hacienda Baru offers guided walks on their trails at dawn,... More 

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Easton, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The restaurant was great and offered a lot of vegetarian options. We went on two of the tours and enjoyed both. I would definitely recommend the zip-line and canopy climbing tour. The lowland birding tour was OK. We are avid birders and did not feel that our guide for that tour was as knowledgeable although he was very kind and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

We stayed here as part of a wedding party and had about 5 full cabins. The pool was great, the trails were nice and the breakfast was also great. It's a ways to walk into Dominical, but a short taxi ride away. the staff was friendly and the whole place was very relaxing. We also did a canopy tour/zip lining... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

My boyfriend and I loved our stay here. We had the economy cabin, which had more than enough room for us - 2 bedrooms and one master bedroom, a kitchenette, fridge, and living room area - felt like a little temporary home. We didn't need all the room, but that was the least expensive room available and we wanted to... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Hacienda Baru is a great place to zipline and learn about wildlife, but if you are looking for comfort, I would advise against staying in the economy cabins. The bathrooms were, quite honestly, not clean, the rooms barely adequate. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, and Jack and the staff of Hacienda Baru are doing wonderful work. We just wish we'd... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We really love Hacienda Baru! The cabins are simple and adequate. The restaurant is reasonably priced and we still talk about the fresh fruit juices and how good they tasted after hiking. We did the "night in the jungle" stay. Wow. What a fantastic memory. Be warned, it's a LONG hot hike but so worth it. My only complaint is... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Six of us ranging from 65 to 5 in 2 cabins. The pool and gardens are beautiful and wonderful to see all the monkeys scrambling about the trees. We did the ziplining and the morning wildlife walk. The guides and staff are kind and amazingly informative. They engaged the young kids about leaf cutter ants and all sorts of wildlife... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Hacienda Baru for four nights over New Year's (2012) in a 'Superior Room' near the pool and took advantage during our three full days there of walking most of the trails available to all who stay there. We also took a birding walk, from about 5:30am until early afternoon, with one of the... More 

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Marietta, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

We would have liked to stay here for more than one night. Next time. Beautiful trails. And we liked the butterfly garden. Great morning guided hike--saw toucans, sloths, and owls. No monkeys--too many homosapiens in high season, I think. We enjoyed hiking on the trail to the pristine, natural beach, and had a great time playing on the beach and... More 

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