Self Guided Trails
Nature-Trails In addition to the guided tours Hacienda Barú offers a number of attractions you can enjoy by yourself at your own pace. Both the guided tours the self guided attractions are open to everyone including lodge guests and day trippers.

Bird-Watching-Tower_1---CopyBird Watching Tower – On top of a small hill sits a seven meter tower. The combined height of the hill and the tower puts the top floor at tree top level, a perfect place for the observation of birds. For the best birding we recommend visiting the tower before 7:00 AM or after 3:00 PM.

Capuchin-MonkeysNature Trails in the Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge – The nature trails at Hacienda Barú pass through a wide variety of habitat including primary forest, secondary forest, swamp forest, wetlands, pastures and tree plantations. Some of the trails are short and some long. Some go to the beach and some to the mountain. All of the trails have informative signs with information about the flora and fauna. They will show you a wide diversity of tropical nature.

Nature-Trails-02The self guided attractions at Hacienda Barú are free for lodge guests. For outside visitors the rate is $12 for the whole day. The trails are open from daylight to dark. Special permission is needed for nocturnal hiking.

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