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, dusk or late night which is wonderful because the wildlife changes depending on the time of day you explore. There is a Tucan Tour - zip line a little over a miles hike from the cabins, guided by Hacienda Baru staff. The beach is secluded and runs HUGELY AWESOME waves, but also great for a morning run where you will not see anyone else out. The pool is lovely. Common area under cover with hammocks. The restaurant on-site serves delicious fresh fish and many good veggie options. The fruit at breakfast is ridiculously fresh. Jack & Diane will help to set up tours and adventures off site - they helped us organize a mangrove tour at night, white water rafting on the rio savegre, and could arrange for surfing in Dominical just 1-2 miles down the road.
No frills, great for families or large groups.
YES - internet
YES - alcohol
NO - AC
NO room service, but if you will be out later than dinner is served at the restaurant, they will make you a plate to put in your fridge for later