Hacienda Baru

Nearest Town: Dominical
Area: Baru
Amenities: Locking Safe Box, Ceiling Fans

Prices from: $50

Hacienda Barú 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. Hacienda Barú’s 330 hectares (815 acres) have a fantastic variety of Habitats, from wetlands and secondary rain forests in the lowlands to primary rain forest on the highland coastal ridge. Seven kilometers of walking trails and three kilometers of pristine beach are here to be explored as well as our orchid garden and butterfly garden.

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. Our Mission is to protect the wildlife habitats of Hacienda Barú, while educating our visitors about its biological wealth. Learn more about the history of Hacienda Baru’s evolution from a working cattle ranch to a National Wildlife Refuge & Lodge.

Guest Casita

Ideal for families, with plenty of space to stretch out and relax.

Our six guest cabins have a panoramic view of the Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Refuge protected rain forest up on the ridge and are located within a short walk from the 3 kilometers of beach that belong to the Wildlife Refuge as well.

Each cabin has two rooms, one with one double bed and another with a double and a single. The cabin has a fully equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, a double burner heating pad and small sink. All the dishes, utensils and dish towels that you will need are provided.

There is also a living room area where if you like an additional bed can be added. The bathroom has a hot-water shower. There are fans throughout the cabin and a safe for guests to store valuables.  Your front porch is a great place for early morning and afternoon reading, bird watching and coffee drinking.  Each cabin has its own parking space and a small open garden surrounding it.

Superior Rooms

Superior Rooms with a view of the rainforest an ozone purified pool.  Hacienda Barú Lodge is now offering six new pool view guest rooms. Each unit has a king size bed and a single bed (bedding configuration can be changed according to guests’ needs), a large bathroom with hot water shower and a safe.

Your front porch is a great place for early morning and afternoon reading, bird watching and coffee drinking.  The attractive tile roofing is actually 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. Not a single piece of the wood used came from a natural forest.

All of the teak and gmelina wood used in the construction came from Hacienda Barú’s own plantations. The wood for the pine beams and furniture all came from plantations as well. Solar heaters provide plenty of hot water for the bathrooms.

When we built these superior rooms we decided to go ahead and put it a new swimming pool which is right across from the new rooms. Our pool at Hacienda Baru lodge works with an Ozone Purification System and uses only 1/10 of the amount of chlorine that a regular pool would use. Our guests are certainly enjoying a cool dip after hiking in the jungle or a run on the beach.

Our lodge sits right inside the Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Refuge, with a view of the forest behind, across and up on the mountain side. Three kilometers of beach and the Pacific Ocean are just a short walk from your front door.

Room Pricing

High Season 2012-2013:   From December 16, 2012 until April 15, 2013

Green Season 2013:         From April 16 until December 15, 2013

All prices are in US Dollars
Cabin – maximum of five persons
Room – maximum of four persons
2012- 2013
Economy Cabin – rate for 1 or 2 persons
Superior Cabin – rate for 1 or 2 persons
Superior Room – rate for 1 or 2 persons
Each additional person over 10 years
Each additional child under 11 years

Rates do not include 13% sales tax

Rates DO include breakfast

Each economy cabin has two double beds and one single bed distributed in three bedrooms. It also has a bathroom,
living room, kitchenette and porch.
Each superior room has a king size bed and a single bed, but we can add a second single bed or we can re equip the cabin with up to four single beds.

Phone 1: 2787-0003


Cancelation Policy: We need a credit card number in order to guarantee your reservation. Your credit card will not actually be charged until after your arrival at Hacienda Baru. You may cancel your reservation at no charge if you do so more than 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival. If you cancel during the last 14 days you will be charged $25 US. If you do not cancel and do not arrive as scheduled, your lodging will be held for you for the first night only, and your credit card will be charged for that night.