Hacienda Barú Lodge
Nature trails, canopy ropes, beach and butterfly house at this large conservancy close to Dominical.
This is where you want to go to experience rain forest hikes, canopy tours on zip lines, a botanical garden, and several other attractions. Just down the road is Baru Beach, good for surfing or long walks with hardly anyone around. Hacienda Baru started as a private nature reserve meant to protect a…
A local legend and pioneer to the conservation initiative similar to Jane Goodall.
Exploring this tropical environment with an experienced, local naturalist guide has been described by many of our guests as an unforgettable experience. Your mere presence in the habitat that contains more life, in terms of biomass and biodiversity, than any other on the planet is overwhelming. You…
Private Wildlife Refuge, an alternative to avoid the crowds inside Manuel Antonio National Park. Guided tours offered. Contact your host to reserve.
“The Flutterby House is an amazing little beach hostel in Uvita with great vibes, yummy food, and tasty drinks. We really appreciate the sustainable practices they follow and love supporting them. The Flutterby House is located a 5-minute walk to the famous "Whale Tail" beach ($6 entry to the beach most days), making it a great spot to grab some food and a cold drink after a swim, sunbathe, or surf lesson. *If you're planning on spending any nights in Uvita and want a budget-friendly option near the beach, we highly recommend checking out their website to see the cabins and bunk options that are available - we love the Flutterby!”
“Just three kilometers south of Dominical lies Dominicalito, a quiet fishing village with smaller waves than its neighbor to the north. The waves here can be very kid friendly, but it’s always a good idea to watch out for rocks when entering and exiting the ocean, particularly at lower tides. Dominicalito is also a great place to purchase fresh fish when local boats arrive during the afternoons.”
“Bakery, breakfast bagels, Argentinean empanadas, pizza. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ”