Starting at $65 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: Economy Cabin, Superior Cabin and Superior Room.

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

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

Superior 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

Economy Cabin

  • Mini Fridge
  • Coffee Service
  • Kitchenette
  • Living Room
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Terrace

Superior Cabin

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

Superior Room

  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mezzanine Bedroom
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View


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


  • Overall 82.0% (12 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 82.5%
  • Comfort: 80.0%
  • Meeting Expectations: 82.5%
  • Staff: 79.2%
  • Value: 86.4%


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.