It is our desire to make your experience at Hacienda Barú both entertaining and educational; to deepen your appreciation for the wonders of the tropical rainforest. Hacienda Barú´s guides are sharp-eyed and well trained. The majority come from local communities and have been familiar with the flora and fauna since childhood.
On all our tours the guides carry a spotting scope to help you see wildlife close up. We believe that the terms ecological tourism or ecotourism imply education about the habitats or culture that you are visiting. We have designed our canopy exploration experiences to be educational and fun.
Our adventures fall into 3 different categories Canopy Exploration, Birdwatching, Hiking and Night Hikes. In this way we give you the chance to explore the rainforest from many different aspects.
Our Gift Shop is well known in the area for having a wide variety of gifts. Not only will you find T-Shirts, Hammocks and Jewelry, but also a beautiful selection of Costa Rican made Arts and Crafts. Our policy is to buy (as much as possible) from local artisans who work with local materials of a sustainable resource.