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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

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A great friendly place to stay, a 5 star in its own right!! All of the staff, housekeeping and waiters were more then accommodating. The food was great, from the excellent breakfast buffet (included) and the great daily dinner specials....

—  Jerry & Linda Phoenix, Az

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