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The  Hotel Resort Villas Río Mar is located at a small distance from Hacienda Barú,

where daily tours are organized to live an unforgettable experience in Dominical.


Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Refuge  is a region of indistinct great natural beauty, where forest covered mountains rise up from the dramatic coastline. Hacienda Baru’s 330 hectares have a fantastic variety of habitats, from wetland and secondary forest in the lowlands to primary forest on the highland coastal ridge. 

Hacienda Baru offers:
- Canopy Tours,
- Rainforest walks
- Mangrove walks, bird watching, tree climbing and more…

The Flight of Tucan Canopy

Our Rainforest Zip line Tour imitates the flight of the chestnut-mandible toucan, as it leaps off a branch, swoops down through the forest and then up in to another tree. On this tour, 8 separate cable rides take you from one ridge top to another, across valleys and streams.

There are 14 land based platforms and 1 tree platform with a great view of the coast. You will have 2 guides on this tour; one of whom speaks fluent English. This is a great way to see and learn about the forest and have lots of fun at the same time.

Times: Monday – Sunday 8 AM / 11 AM / 2 PM
$40.00 per person

The Mangrove Walk

This hike takes you through the secondary and successional forests of the lowlands where the walking is easy and the bird watching is wonderful. A platform provides you with a view of a rookery where several species of water birds nest in the rainy season. For the Mangrove Walk, we recommend light clothing, binoculars, repellent and a bottle of water.

Times: 6:00 AM and 3:00 PM
$25.00 per person

The Rainforest Experience

On the Rainforest Experience you will hike through primary and secondary forest with one of our excellent, local naturalist guides. While in the more remote parts of the refuge you may enjoy the jungle that surrounds you without distractions, and this is a simple wonderful way to experience the rainforest. For the Rainforest Experience we recommend light clothing, binoculars, repellent and a bottle of water.

Times: 7:30 AM
$30.00 per person

Hotel Amenities

  • Spacious tropical gardens
    Spacious tropical gardens. Relax in nature. Enjoy the exotic flowers and plants of our spacious tropical gardens and observe wi..
  • Large swimming pool with pool bar
    Large swimming pool with pool bar. Take a refreshing dive in the large pool and enjoy the sun & tropical gardens from a sunbed, while s..
  • Quality restaurant & room service
    Quality restaurant & room service. Taste our delicious International dishes and local specialties. The restaurant is open from 7 am to ..
  • Cozy bar with international sports programming
    Cozy bar with international sports programming. Socialize with friends & family, meet new people or watch your favorite team at our cozy bar. We ser..
  • Tour & Transport services
    Tour & Transport services. Our experienced tour desk offers a great variety of exiting tours. We can also arrange transport and..
  • Kids’ play area
    Kids’ play area. While you are relaxing by the pool your children can play in the pool, baby pool or at the adjacent ..
  • Jungle trail
    Jungle trail. Explore the jungle and its wildlife by walking our jungle trail. Spot sloths, frogs, exotic birds, m..
  • Massage, nail studio, and other body treatments
    Massage, nail studio, and other body treatments. Relieve yourself from tensions by having one of our massages, body scrubs, body wraps or facials. We..
  • Outside gym
    Outside gym. Keep your training schedule and workout in nature! We have 5 outdoor fitness equipment stations inst..
  • Tennis court
    Tennis court. Well, that's just aces! Villas Rio Mar is the only hotel in the area with a tennis court. We have te..
  • Miniature golf
    Miniature golf. Have fun with the whole family playing some challenging miniature golf..
  • Billiard table, darts, foosball, board and other games
    Billiard table, darts, foosball, board and other games. Have a good time playing some games with friends & family. Villas Rio Mar offers several games for y..