Starting at $119 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

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

Two Bedroom Cabin

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

Pool View Room

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


Latitude: N 9°16'16.07". Longitude: W 84°7'5.88"


  • Overall 87.2% (22 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 88.2%
  • Comfort: 84.5%
  • Meeting Expectations: 86.8%
  • Staff: 85.9%
  • Value: 90.5%


Hacienda Baru is a paradise. Accommodation is fairly simple but clean and comfortable. The pool is great and the restaurant is excellent. Good value and extensive choice. The guided tours are wonderful. The night tour which we arranged direct with the hotel was the ultimate highlight of our holiday. A night in their hilltop camp and we saw a fer-de-lance!


This is a really lovely property. Amazingly big pool, attended by many forest creatures most hours of the day. Comfortable rooms and beds, nicely quiet considering its proximity to the highway, good Typico food at the restaurant, nice trails to walk. Several of the attraction were out of service, but we weren't there for them - just to relax and enjoy the Baru refuge.


Nice hotel too far to walk to the town of Dominical.


Another fantastic experience!


Very cool place, and a big beautiful pool. Trails were awesome and there was wildlife all around the property. The beach is stunning - miles of completed deserted beach, gorgeous sunsets - but don't expect to swim here it wouldn't be safe. Only thing to note is that the cabins are semi "open-air" and all in a row - so you can hear literally everything your neighbours do and say. There is no privacy. Otherwise really liked this place.


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.