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Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge and Ecolodge

Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge and Ecolodge, Dominical

At a Glance

    Pros

  • prime wildlife viewing
  • excellent guides
  • trails and outdoor activities

    Cons

  • older cabins are not fancy and have small, basic bathrooms

Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge and Ecolodge Review

Base yourself in this comfortable eco-lodge and you can explore vast tracts of surrounding forest, mangroves, and a Blue Flag beach with nesting turtles. The six original cabins have sitting rooms with wood furniture, kitchenettes, screened-in porches, and lush flower borders. Each cabin sleeps three or four people. Six handsome guest rooms built with plantation teak have high ceilings, tiled showers, and small porches looking onto a swimming pool. A solar heated system provides plenty of hot water for showers. Linger for an hour or two atop a lofty bird observation platform in the hotel's rain-forest canopy, zip along the canopy tour, climb a 114-foot-high tree with ropes, or stay overnight at a shelter in the heart of the forest or in a platform tent in the jungle. Excellent local guides interpret the miles of trails, or you can follow the self-guided trail. Owner Jack Ewing is a great storyteller and local historian. There's also a great gift shop here with lots of local crafts and nature books.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off Costanera Hwy., 3 km (2 miles) north Dominical Dominical, 11909
  • Phone: 2787–0003
  • Website:
  • Location: Dominical

    Hotel Details

  • 6 cabins, 6 guest rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 04-01-2013

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