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Hacienda Baru Lodge

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3 Km North of Dominical, Dominical Costa Rica See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We have mixed thoughts about this eco-lodge. Some pros: It’s in an amazing setting with two very nice hiking trails. There is a nice pool and a gift shop and a decent restaurant. Standard CR breakfast is included. The shower is hot and has good...More

1  Thank ChicoRanMan
Response from hdabaru, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hacienda Baru LodgeResponded 20 August 2018

Dear ChicoRaMan, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your experiences here at Hacienda Baru Lodge on Trip Adivsor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on our trails. Thanks for your comment. Thank you, Silvia Pereira

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We are back here in 2017 again and we do not go back to many places! Many folks have been here 15 years in a row! The biodiversity is incredible, accommodations are great value and food and staff are all great! Did zip lines, guides...More

1  Thank Lindasogreat
Response from hdabaru, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hacienda Baru LodgeResponded 24 December 2017

Dear Lindasogreat Thanks for your kind words. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. It was an honor and a pleasure having you all here: your family is really unique. Mr. Jack is always happy to talk with the guests...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

This eco-resort on a national wildlife refuge is the real thing! Our hacienda rooms were simple but adequate and clean. There is no air conditioning, so as to save on electricity. I was concerned that this would be uncomfortable, but each evening as the sun...More

Thank Karen M
Response from hdabaru, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hacienda Baru LodgeResponded 5 July 2018

Hello Karen, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hacienda Barú and also liked your experience in the rainforest. Hopefully you will always keep your Night in the Jungle and the Flight of the Toucan in...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Hacienda Baru has everything right. All the staff are friendly and helpful. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and speak excellent English. The restaurant has delicious food. The beds are comfortable and you can step out of your room and view beautiful birds each morning. There...More

2  Thank kadala
Response from hdabaru, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hacienda Baru LodgeResponded 5 July 2018

Hello kadala, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and had a good time at Hacienda Barú. We hope that we will see you again one day! Muchas gracias y pura vida. Nathalie Stein

Reviewed 31 May 2018

This property lives and breathes the environment. We had the privilege of meeting Jack, the owner and ecologist on our arrival day, as well as so many of his amazing team. Everyone was friendly and helpful at th resort. The guides were particularly knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank ShazzaG181
Response from hdabaru, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hacienda Baru LodgeResponded 12 June 2018

Dear ShazzaG181, Thanks so much for your thoughtful review! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to Hacienda Barú. zip-lining is always a very special experience and we are proud, that we can offer it to children of the age of...More

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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.

Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
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Quirky Hotels, Safe, Quaint, Great View
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
US$96 - US$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
hacienda baru hotel quepos
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasDominical
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Diana C
14 December 2016|
Response from Robert_Hick | Reviewed this property |
The Baru is about 1 hour and 20 min south of Jaco. The road is all in good repair and easy to drive. I do not know what the hotel has for local transport but I am sure they can arrange a taxi from Dominical and probably... More
Joan R
25 October 2014|
Response from hdabaru | Property representative |
Hello Joan, Puntarenas is a bit far from Hacienda Baru to get here just for one day. You would have to spend 3 hours in a taxi just for one way. Our beach is really beautiful. It is very natural and it is not crowded... More
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chana T
23 October 2014|
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Response from hdabaru | Property representative |
Hello Chana, we are glad, that you want to stay in our beautiful wildlife Refuge. The price in Febuary for 2 people would be 102 Dollars and the price for 4 people is 135,60 Dollars. The rate also includes access to the... More
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Room Tips
"We stayed in a 2 bedroom cottage and enjoyed that though we were not inside very much."
19 Jun 2018
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"We liked the newer rooms by the pool."
21 May 2018
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"The Superior Cabins offer great value and are spacious."
22 Apr 2018
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"choose between cabin and small house with kitchen, parking is safe with security and you have a safe in the..."
10 Apr 2018
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