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A nice way to explore the nature around Dominical and in your own way is hiking. Nearby Dominical there are numerous hiking trails where you can enjoy the rainforest and wildlife and end your day relaxing in our hotel resort.

1-Chirripo National Park

chirripoThe full hike to Chirripó will take a whole day. It is possible to climb to Mount Chirripo, as a trail leads to the summit.

This trail is 16-km (10 mi) long and easy to follow. It does not require technical climbing ability but requires reasonable fitness.


2- Hacienda Baru

hacienda baru This place is great for short walks. Here you can see a large number of animal species and variety of birds, especially in the morning.

Nature Trails in the Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge – The nature trails at Hacienda Barú passes through a wide variety of habitats including primary forest, secondary forest, swamp forest, wetlands, pastures and tree plantations.


3-Walking along the Rio Baru

rio baru This is a short walk along the Barú river about 4 miles away.
Especially when you go jogging in the mornings or evenings when the weather is not that hot, you can see a lot of vegetation and some birds.



Hotel Amenities

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  • Jungle trail
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