Hacienda Barú

Dominical, Costa Rica

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Hacienda Barú is one of the most incredible spots we have found in nearly two decades of traveling throughout Costa Rica exploring every nook and cranny.

Jack Ewing has been restoring 815 acres around a core of primary growth with loving care since 1972 and has built one of the best spots around for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

In 2009 they opened their six new guest rooms fronting onto the new simming pool. They are constructed of teak and gmelina wood from the Hacienda\'s legacy plantations and roofed with tiles formed from recycled plastic bags. Solar hot water rounds out the ecological family style designs with large bathrooms.

Set in the heart of the Hacienda Barú wildlife refuge a short walk into the forest from the \'private\' beach there are also six two bedroom family style cabins with kitchens that serve as a base for exploring the trails through the wet forests, estuaries, along the beach and up the backing hills to an incredible view. The Flight of the Toucan is one of the most educational and fun explorations of the treetops anywhere and highly recommended as well.

We applaud Hacienda Barú as a model for what tourism should mean to the land, water, visitor and surrounding community. It is always the first place we check for availability when we are taking friends or family on their first visit to Costa Rica!

Please reserve early as space is limited in this incredible, unique and wonderful spot. Recommended.

Amenities & Features


Double occupancy from $60

Website & Contact

phone: (506)2787-0003 fax 2787-0057

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Nearby Activities & Attractions

Nearby Hotels & Lodges

Finca Ipe
Pacific Edge
Necochea Inn
Cabinas Brisas del Mar
El Coquito del Pacífico
Rancho La Merced
Hotel Tucan
Cabinas Los Laureles

The nearest town is Dominical, 2.8 km away and Quepos (Manuel Antonio) Airport airport is 33.3 km.

Please note that distances for nearby hotels, attractions, activites & other points of interest are in a straight line. Distances by road may be significantly longer!

The exact gps map coordinates of Hacienda Barú are latitude 9.27113, longitude -83.8817. (exact GPS coordinates are accurate to within a few meters, gps data labeled approximate is within a few hundred meters)