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Oxted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the bungalows No.25 at the rear of the site away from the main road and within a few yards of the swimming pool, our quirky room was perfect. We had our own iguana living by the front door. We took an enjoyable 2 hour walk on one of the self guided walks spotting lots of...

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Nuevo Colon, Costa Rica
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hacienda Baru was a very pleasant experience for us. Although it seems to cater to birders and naturalists, we picked it because it was midway between where we live in Costa Rica and Boquete Panama where we were going for the J & B Festival. We stayed just overnight. The location is wonderful, on the Pacific side, and about...

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have been coming to Costa Rica a few years now and have always missed the Toucans. I asked Freddy from freddytours to make this wish come true and as always he didnt disaapoint. He took us here to Hacienda Baru. TOUCANS GALORE!!! I'm one happy camper now that I have experienced Baru. This is a great tour easy to...

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Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived just in time to drive the short distance down to the beach (we could have walked) and see a magnificent sunset. We came back to a beautiful pool that was just the right temperature and perfect for cooling off. Afterwards we went to our cabin and found a lovely room all built with vaulting ceiling and all out...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 3 nites onsite and 1 nite on the jungle tour. Took the self-guided routes adjacent to the property and spotted numerous wildlife. Excellent overnight tour into the jungle along with the night hike after dinner. Red venous frog in #2 pic.

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Meriden, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on a trip organized by friends. The staff was friendly and professional and the grounds immaculate. Birds and wildlife watching is right outside your door but don't miss out on their private trails. The beach is a 10 minute walk.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a good place to stop with a nice pool to cool off in and easy access to an empty beach. Lovely birds and very well laid out trails. Staff were very helpful and charming. Food cheap and cheerful with good burgers and chips and lovely fruit platters. I loved the values of this place, the fact that they...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The surrounding forest and hiking trails are a great way to see the plants and animals of the rainforest. Some of the amenities, like the pool, are good for entertaining kids. The service was great, people were very helpful to us. However the cabins we stayed in are in need of repairs. Also we found the food served at the...

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San Rafael, California
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We cannot say enough good things about the folks at Hacienda Baru. They offer the most fantastic selection of jungle tours, ziplining, etc. Their guides are absolutely wonderful ... extremely patient, knowledgable, friendly and funny. We had a fantastic time on both their hikes as well as the zip-lining. We strongly recommend these guys if you're in the area and...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Really enjoyed our visit to Hacienda Baru. All the services were top notch. Our room was basic but very clean and freshened daily. The restaurant was very good, a buffet breakfast then a great selection on the menu for lunch and dinner. They have added a swimming pool since our last visit and it was a huge hit with the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: $118 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Make a point of enjoying the beautiful teak rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 311brianh311, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request the newer cabins near the pool”
 of 5 bubbles PeterHarg, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We rented surfs & boogie boards in Dominical at Patron's and enjoyed the beach right at Hacienda Baru.”
 of 5 bubbles isacote45, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“rooms are all similar, we've stayed three times and been completely happy each time”
 of 5 bubbles britt824, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The new rooms are great for couples and near the super clean pool”
 of 5 bubbles Robert_Hick, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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