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Hacienda Baru

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We love Hacienda Baru! We can make our own pot of coffee and watch birds in the early morning. The day is spent walking trails and cooling in the pool before sunset on the beach. It is a great place to fully unwind and immerse and not drive or participate in the outside world. That does bring the constructive criticism-since...

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello NatureLove35805, Thank you for sharing the travel experience you had at Hacienda Baru with others here on Tripadvisor. The fact, that you mention, that our place was without doupt beautiful means a lot to us. We love to read that you enjoyed everything, not only the hotel and grounds, also the activities 100% . Because that is exactly what...

Cheyenne, Wyoming
Reviewed 8 April 2015

This fantastic place in Costa Rica is a tribute to the wonders of nature. Jack Ewing and staff have done a superb job of providing a haven for flora and fauna in this beautiful setting on the coast. It was a pleasure to meet Jack after having read his marvelous book, "Monkeys are Made of Chocolate." We stayed three nights...

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello GRM59, Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Jack Ewing

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Located about 3 hours from San Jose, this is a great place if your looking to get off the grid. The owner, Jack Ewing, has gone to great lengths to maintain this natural setting, while making it accessible as well. A great little oasis away from everything..

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello Trey, thank you for telling us, how much you enjoyed your stay. This will surely help other travelors, who would like to visit us. Best Regards, Jack Ewing

Crestview, Florida
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Stayed here for a few days in a two room cabin. No A/C, but the temperature was beautiful and there is ceiling fans. You can make fresh coffee in your room daily. Screened in porch area for relaxing and listening to the night sounds or leaving your wet sandals. Abundance of wildlife freely roaming the area, beach in walking distance...

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello Ann, Thank you very much for your review of our Hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We would be glad, to welcome you once more, whenever you are going to visit Costa Rica again. Best Regards, Jack Ewing

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Has everything: walking trails, two toed sloths, long sandy beach, friendly staff, comfortable cabins and rooms, good food at restaurant, zip line, guided walks, capuchin monkeys, pool, iguanas, and lots of birds. Since there was only wifi in the restaurant and office area we were able to enjoy the natural surroundings without being tethered to the Internet. We stayed in...

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello LR_Makenna, fantastic how you enjoyed your vacations in our Wildlife Refuge. Thank you very much for sharing your vacation experience with other travelers and we hope to accommodate you soon again. Best Regards Jack Ewing.

Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We had a spacious room with a large shower room, a few steps across the grass from the swimming pool. The staff are friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed good Costa Rican food in the restaurant. When I ordered a banana flambe, there was a dramatic show of turning off the lights and pouring a good quantity of alcohol over...

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello Miriam, first of all I would like to thank you for having stayed with us. We are glad, that you enjoyed your room, the restaurant, our guides and of course the nature surrounding Hacienda Baru. We are aware, that the pool gets very warm, an planted more trees around the pool, which need their time to grow and give...

Minnetonka
Reviewed 16 March 2015

My husband and I traveled through Costa Rica on a recent birding trip (2015) with another couple. At another birder's urging, we booked a few nights at Hacienda Baru. The grounds were lovely, the guides were helpful and generous with their tips, and the food was so good we did not go into Dominical but just hung out there for...

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello Kathy, thank you for reviewing us on tripadvisor. For us it is the best to hear, that you enjoyed your stay that much, that you would like to come another time. We are proud, that Hacienda Baru has a vide varity in birds and other native animals and plants. It is great to have guests that are appreciating this...

Winnipeg
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Although the cabins are basic, they met all of our needs. No a/c but the fans were great for nightime to sleep. The trails are amazing and we saw monkeys, iguanas, sloths, wild pigs and ant eaters almost every day that we walked them. Kids loved the pool and the ocean was great and warm to swim in. It is...

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello rdparis, thank you for writing about us on tripadvisor. We love to heard, that you enjoyed Hacienda Baru and the sourroundings including the National Wildlife Refuge. The economy cabins are basic, if you would like to have a little bit more comfort your next visit, I would recommend you the superior cabins. Thank you again for recommending us and...

Menomonee Falls, WI
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I learned of Hacienda Baru through reading owner Jack Ewing's book "Monkeys are Made of Chocolate". When my wife and I were looking for a place to stay on our second trip to Costa Rica, we decided to give it a try. We were very pleased with our experience! We stayed in a Superior cabin. It was clean and comfortable....

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello AV8OR_8, Thank you for reading my book and actually visiting Hacienda Baru. All our employees are working hard at the restoration of the nature and giving visitors an insight of the spectacular wildlife and nature that Costa Rica offers. The night in the jungle is one of the best ways to discover its uniqueness. We are happy, that we...

Columbia
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Hacienda Baru employs local guides who have worked at the hacienda for numerous years and who are intimately familiar with the wildlife of the area. Each year when we visit we make a point of signing up for a 5-hour birdwatching tour with guide Pedro, and every year we see something different. We are thrilled that the efforts of Jack...

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hdabaru, Manager at Hacienda Baru, responded to this review

Hello EvergreenColumbia, Thank you very much for your comment here on Tripadvisor. We are proud, that our work for the wildlife shows results, such as the return of the Scarlet Macaw. We enjoy sharing the unique nature of Costa Rica with the help of our experienced guides. The staff of Hacienda Baru thanks you again for your review. Best Regards...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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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: $112 - $114 (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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“The cabins are nice”
452davidh452, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Make a point of enjoying the beautiful teak rooms”
311brianh311, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request the newer cabins near the pool”
PeterHarg, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We rented surfs & boogie boards in Dominical at Patron's and enjoyed the beach right at Hacienda Baru.”
isacote45, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“rooms are all similar, we've stayed three times and been completely happy each time”
britt824, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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