Hacienda Barú Wildlife Refuge is located in the South Pacific of Costa Rica, near Dominical. It is part of Paso de la Danta (Tapir path) biological corredor, created in 2000 with a territorial extension of 82 128,17 hectares. This important rainforest extension is favoring altitudinal and longitudinal ecological processes among the Central and South Pacific. The South part of this sanctuary is bordered by Barú River, it has 330 hectares of protected areas, including three kilometers of beach and one kilometer along the river. The reserve contains assortment-attractive topography that reaches up to 300 meters above sea level and hosts several ecosystems, including primary and secondary tropical rainforest, wetlands, mangroves and coast.
Well condition-easy trails, roads and pastures offers great birding, deep forest birds including Tawny-crowned Greenlets, Great Tinamous, Forest-Falcons, Baird’s and Slaty-tailed Trogons are some of the specialties.
Open areas and the coastal side of this reserve produces White-necked Puffbird, Flycatchers, Yellow-throated Toucans, Seedeaters, Spinetails, Woodpeckers, Hawks, Lineated Woodpeckers, Sandpipers, Herons, White Ibis and Boat-billed Heron.
More than 350 species of birds have been reported in Hacienda Barú and vicinity, more than 80 mammal species and 100 herpetofauna species approx.
This is a half day birding experience into the South Pacific of Costa Rica, the drive time from Manuel Antonio area is 35 min only.
Minimum 2 persons required, for single or private group tours please send your request, we would love to personalize your experience.
Included: roundtrip transportation – Manuel Antonio and Quepos area, entrance fee, certified naturalist guide + professional assistance taking pictures and videos with smartphones + swarovski spotting scope (digiscoping technique)
Departure Time5:00 AM.
Return Time11:00 AM.
Dress CodeComfortable clothing, hiking or tennis shoes, hat.