Starting at $121 per night


The two star Hacienda Baru Lodge is an ecolodge located just north of Dominical. The lodge is a fantastic option for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Amenities of Hacienda Baru include: bar, swimming pool, restaurant, hiking trails, beach access.  the lodge also offers guests complimentary internet as an added benefit.

Hacienda Baru is located on a private reserve that protects hundreds of acres of rainforest.  There are trails running throughout the property and they offer a nice selection eco-adventure and nature observation activities.  The property also extends to a beautiful beach area that is within a 10 minute walk from the rooms.  Visitors also come to this area for activities like: reptile and amphibian exhibit, surfing, hiking, biking, dolphin and whale watching, sport fishing, national parks, rainforest tours, swimming, birdwatching and other fun activities.

Though the area offers many options, you can also simply relax by the pool or read a good book in the hammock hut at Hacienda Baru.

Hacienda Baru Rooms and Amenities

Generally, Hacienda Baru rooms are rustic and include: Two Bedroom Cabin, Three Bedroom Cabin and Pool View Room.

Two Bedroom Cabin room amenities include: kitchenette, natural ventilation, living room and porch. Bedding options include 2 doubles and 1 single.

Three Bedroom Cabin room amenities include: natural ventilation, porch and kitchenette. Bedding options include 1 king, 1 double and 1 single.

Pool View Room amenities include: hot water, view of the tropical rain forest, in-room safe, porch and natural ventilation. Bedding options include 1 king and 1 single.

In summary, Hacienda Baru is a great ecolodge for true eco-tourists.  The lodge has basic amenities, but is in an amazing location and the staff is wonderful.

Hotel Tags

  • Budget
  • Ecolodge
  • Family
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Trails
  • Resort Activities
  • Gardens
  • Parking
  • Wifi

Room Amenities

Three Bedroom Cabin

  • Style Description
  • Fan
  • Mini Fridge
  • Coffee Service
  • Kitchenette
  • Living Room
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View

Two Bedroom Cabin

  • Style Description
  • Fan
  • Mini Fridge
  • Coffee Service
  • Kitchenette
  • Living Room
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View

Pool View Room

  • Style Description
  • Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Coffee Service
  • Mezzanine Bedroom
  • Terrace


Latitude: N 9° 16' 16.07"
Longitude: W 83° 52' 54.12"


  • Overall 88.2% (28 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 89.3%
  • Comfort: 83.6%
  • Meeting Expectations: 88.6%
  • Staff: 87.9%
  • Value: 91.9%


Best place for us. Recommend include some of Baru's own tours in 3-day stays. Better value in these than in anything else we tried i CR.


Wonderful surrounds, pool and better food than expected also. Being able to walk to the beach was a huge delight. We saw sloth here and other wildlife. Yes, the lack of A/C is noticed but the fans and pool and being distracted by beauty make up for it. We also did the zip line tour which was really nice and full of wildlife to see also. Very safe. Peaceful even (for an adventure).


We loved this place. The only reason I am giving a slightly lower score for comfort is that the beds are kind of hard and there is no air conditioning. Just good for people to be aware.


Great beach and lots of monkeys. A really good guide and tour here.


Really great for seeing wild life and excursions. Not so great on the purely hotel aspects (especially the food). We were prepared for this so we still enjoyed our stay here.


Really hot (no AC), the beds were hard and the sheets were terrible -- scratchy and stiff -- so it was difficult to sleep. Finally borrowed an extra fan from the front desk for a little relief. Loved the pool (had it all to ourselves) but there really wasn't much else to do here. The butterfly garden was empty except for two birds that had eaten all the butterflies! The restaurant was so-so, with few options. The beach wasn't inviting and required a long drive over a very poor road to get to it. We left a day early.


The quality of the food in the restaurant was mediocre (both breakfast and dinner).


Enjoyed our stay here. Appreciate the educational concept of the hotel. Limited eating opportunities w/o a car.


Great location in nature reserve. Reception staff not as helpful as other hotels


All Excellent. Truly appreciated the generously sized cabins with cooking areas, laundry service, towels, pool, many trails to explore, well stocked gift shop, great restaurant and menu, kindness and tolerance of people who have limited Spanish skills. All the staff were very excited to be sure we had a full, wonderful experience. I would stay here again.