Hacienda Baru – National Wildlife Refuge & Lodge
Dominical, Costa Rica – 25 years of Experience in Ecotourism The Best Value for Ecotourism and Bird

Hacienda Baru's 330 hectares (815 acres) have a fantastic variety of Habitats, from wetlands and secondary rainforests in the lowlands to primary rainforest 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.


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.

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  • Giving the Sea Turtles a Chance

    Giving the Sea Turtles a Chance

     – by Jack Ewing The female sea turtle emerged from the sea and awkwardly pulled herself up the beach with flippers that looked better suited for maneuvering around in the sea than dragging a hundred pounds of dead weight across the sand. When she reached a point where thousands of years …Read More....
  • Costa Rica’s Amazing Campesinos

    Costa Rica’s Amazing Campesinos

    How to Walk Up a Hill I still remember my fifth grade teacher, Mr. Lamb. He had been stationed in Japan after World W ar II and was married to a lady from there. He used to tell us stories about his time in Japan in the 1940s with great …Read More....
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