Hacienda Barú is a National Wildlife Refuge located on the
Pacific coast of Southern Costa Rica. Its more than 775 acres
of diverse tropical habitat--seashore, riverbank, mangrove
estuary, swamp forest, secondary and primary tropical wet
forest--have the same protected status as a national park. Over
320 species of birds and 105 species of mammals have been
Hacienda Barú's first class lodging is very clean, comfortable
and quiet. Cook in your cabin or enjoy top quality tipical
Costa Rican cusine at the moderately priced, open air
Near the bungalows there are 3 km of walking trails, a bird
observation tower, and two kilometers of isolated pristine
beach for your enjoyment.
Hacienda Barú offers a number of guided tours including hiking,
horseback riding, over night camping in the jungle or on the
beach and canopy exploration. You can zip through jungle on
cables in an aerial rainforest adventure or ascend to the crown
of a massive rainforest tree. The variety of activities
available Hacienda Barú will fill your days with pleasure and
How to Get Here?
On the Southern Pacific Coast near the town
of Dominical. There is a choice of two routes
from San Jose:
San José - Quepos - Hacienda Barú
(305 km, 5:15 hours) You will see the
Hacienda Barú sign about 47 km south
of Quepos on the road to Dominical.
The road from Quepos is not paved.
San José - San Isidro de El General -
Dominical - Hacienda Barú (169 km,
3:45 hours) 37 km after San Isidro the
road dead ends. Turn right and go 2 km.
and then left on the road to the beach.
You will see the Hacienda Barú sign's