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Hacienda Barú

Hacienda Barú is located in the Central Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica near Dominical. A cattle farmer Jack Ewing who owned over 800 acres in this area, fell in love with nature and decided to turn the land into a nature reserve. Now 24 years later you can find one of the most diverse reserves in all of Costa Rica with a chance to see and learn about so much wildlife.

The 800 acres consist of wetlands, secondary rainforest, and primary rainforest. This reserve gives you a small, friendly vibe and if you go and visit chances are they will remember your name and you will feel part of the project as you learn just how these 800 acres have brought so much life and biodiversity back to the region. Enjoy reading some of Jack's articles as a pioneer conservationist in the area.

Reasons to Go?

  • Very close to beach town of Dominical
  • Easy flat hiking
  • Cheap entrance and tours
  • Not over the top touristy like other places

Reasons NOT to Go?

  • Located on coast and its a bit hot for hiking at times.
  • Canopy Tour is nothing special if you are looking for adventure.
  • Must be into learning about and seeing wildlife.