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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We stayed four nights here, but could have stayed much longer. Usually doing a lot of day trips; here we spent our time right out of the door of cabin. Don't expect the ultimate luxury in the cabin, but a lot of nature experience outside. There are lot of birds right outside your front door as well as agoutis, iguanas... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

A beautiful family place, with a luxuriant garden, full of flowers, birds and butterflies. Rooms were clean and spacious, restaurant was fine (by Costa Rica standards). Swimming pool was big compared to some hotels. But the big thing was not the hotel itself but its surroundings. First of all the beach (5 min walk): pristine, untouched: just imagine miles of... More 

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Canary Islands, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We rented an economy cabin which had 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), living-room, bathroom, kitchen and outdoor sitting area with mosquito net as well as a large "private" garden. It was comfortable but not at all luxurious, but very peaceful and private. The pool area was wonderful apart from the very hot water so it wasn't that great for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This reserves e is abduty amaxi g. It's not on the main tourist trail which adds to its appeal but the forest and bird life are as good as any. We saw oodles of birds we'd not seen previously despite visiting many reserves. And though we didn't overnight there, the bungalows, pool, empty beach and general set up looked appealing.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

I initially reserved 1 night and fell in love with the place, the wildlife, the trails, and the friendly staff. I was thrilled when I found out that I could stay a 2nd night. My cabin was comfortable, clean, cozy, and perfect for my needs. The property was beautiful. I walked all of the self guided trails and saw a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This property is absolutely gorgeous... We stayed for 4 nights, 5 days this past February. 1) The room: is simple, clean and there's lots of room. Only complaint is the chairs on the outside in the verandah were very musty smelling, would recommend cleaning or replacing. I hate that smell so I didn't sit in the chairs at all. 2)... More 

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Oak Bay, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Hacienda Baru Eco Resort was top of my bucket list for years and after staying for 6 days I can't wait to return! After reading the inspiring "Monkeys are Made of Chocolate," the story written by owner Jack Ewing on how he transformed an old ranch into a wildlife reserve, I had to see it. This place is heaven for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

I stayed here with my family 5 nights and I easily could've stayed a lot longer. Everyday brought new wildlife "discoveries" and we never even got on all the trails or did the guided activities. Our list of wildlife seen here is like a zoo list. Toucans, parrots, and capuchin monkeys were seen everyday including from the pool and restaurant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Surrounded by beauty - birds singing, greenery and flowers abound. All gorgeous. Decent restaurant. Good hiking trails. Best beach ever - untouched! Breakfast was very good, lots of choice. What is there not to like? Breakfast ought to be ready at 7!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Our 3 nights at Hacienda Baru were not enough!! We had pre booked a couple of wonderful excursions to explore the surrounding areas, but didn't realise the variety of walks and interesting features within the protected area at Hacienda Baru, and would have spent more time exploring the walks on site at different times of the day to enjoy the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The lodge is located at the entrance to Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Refuge which protects 330 hectares (815 acres) of tropical forest, wetlands, mangrove and 3 kilometers of pristine Baru Beach. The refuge offers seven kilometers of well marked nature trails and a bird watching tower for a modest entrance fee. Guided tours with sharp-eyed local guides include two different types of canopy tours, five hiking tours, a camping tour and three bird watching tours. Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Refuge & Lodge is situated on Costa Rica's Southern Pacific Coast. This is a region of distinct natural beauty where forest covered mountains rise up from the dramatic Pacific coastline. The village of Dominical is just 3 km from Hacienda Baru located. Hacienda Baru Ecolodge's bungalow style cabins are large and roomy. Each one has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with one double and one twin bed. Each bungalow has a bathroom with hot water shower, living room, porch, and kitchenette. For your convenience, they come equipped with fridge, coffee maker, hot plate and fans in all the rooms. They are ideal for families. In addition to the cabins, Hacienda Baru Ecolodge is now offering six new Pool View Guest Rooms. Each of these superior units has a large bathroom, a porch and ample space for beds and other furniture. Each will normally have a king size bed and a twin bed , but they can be equipped with up to four twin beds. Each has a frige and coffee maker as well. The attractive tile roofing is made from recycled plastic bags. A well ventilated design, insulation between the roofing and the polished teak ceiling, and overhead fans all insure cool comfort for our guests. All of the teak and gmelina wood used in the construction came from Hacienda Baru's own plantations. The wood for the pine beams and cypress furniture all came from plantations as well. Not a single piece of the wood used came from a natural forest. Solar heaters provide plenty of hot water for the bathrooms. The outside walls are slate and polished teak. The new guest rooms are conveniently located right in front of our new swimming pool. Our breezy open air restaurant allows you to observe the gardens and natural surroundings as you dine. We have five private ranchos for guests that want an intimate setting perhaps for a romantic candlelight dinner or a special family meal. Our menu is primarily very tasty typical Costa Rican food, but we do offer a variety of dishes for those who either don't like or want a break from rice and beans. We offer a selection Costa Rican fruit drinks known as FRESCOS meaning refreshing, soft drinks, a selection of Costa Rican beer, you must have heard of Imperial, wines and other licors. The swimming pool at Hacienda Baru Lodge is disinfected with ozone produced by an ozone generator which injects a constant flow of this eco-friendly gas into the water. This system of disinfection allows us to maintain a very low concentration of chlorine in the pool. The chlorine level is so slight that it is imperceptible to pool users. The swimming pool is open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Guests from both the cabins and guest rooms are welcome to use the pool during these hours. Bird Watching, Canopy Exploration and Ecological Tours are our specialty. Our bilingual grass roots naturalist guides will help you discover the wonders of the tropical rainforest, such as leaf cutter ants, the sleepy sloths and the nesting site of the Common Pootoo. On our tours you can experience everything from the Rainforest Canopy to Mangrove Swamps or the Jungle at Night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hacienda Baru

Address: 3 Km North of Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: $82 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Hacienda Baru Hotel Quepos
Hacienda Baru Costa Rica/Dominical
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