Welcome to Hacienda Baru – National Wildlife Refuge & Lodge!
If you’re looking for an immersive nature experience in Costa Rica, Hacienda Baru is a must-visit destination. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Pacific coast, this renowned wildlife refuge and lodge offers a unique blend of adventure, relaxation, and conservation. With its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and abundant wildlife, Hacienda Baru is a nature lover’s paradise.
About Hacienda Baru
Hacienda Baru is a private nature reserve located on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, near the popular tourist town of Dominical. Spanning over 330 acres, this vast reserve is home to a diverse range of ecosystems, including primary and secondary rainforests, mangroves, wetlands, and beautiful sandy beaches. Hacienda Baru has been a model for sustainable ecotourism and conservation efforts in Costa Rica for over 40 years, and it’s recognized as one of the country’s most successful private wildlife refuges.
Wildlife and Conservation
One of the main highlights of Hacienda Baru is its incredible biodiversity. The reserve is home to over 300 species of birds, including toucans, parrots, and the iconic scarlet macaws. It’s also a sanctuary for various species of monkeys, sloths, anteaters, and other mammals, as well as reptiles and amphibians. The diverse range of flora and fauna at Hacienda Baru provides a unique opportunity for wildlife observation and photography.
Hacienda Baru is committed to conservation and sustainability. The reserve implements various ecological practices, such as reforestation, waste management, and environmental education programs. The lodge’s facilities are designed with eco-friendly practices in mind, using renewable energy, water conservation measures, and sustainable construction techniques. By visiting Hacienda Baru, you are directly contributing to the conservation efforts and supporting the protection of the region’s unique ecosystems.
Activities and Adventures
Hacienda Baru offers a wide range of activities and adventures for visitors of all ages and interests. Guided nature hikes are a fantastic way to explore the reserve’s trails, learn about the local flora and fauna, and spot wildlife in their natural habitat. The reserve also offers thrilling canopy tours, where you can soar through the treetops on ziplines and get a unique perspective of the rainforest. For those who are looking for a more relaxing experience, the reserve’s beautiful beaches provide an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing.