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Hacienda Barú

Hacienda Barú is an 800-acre National Wildlife Refuge situated on Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Coast. It is one of the few places on the Pacific Coast where a strip of forest comes down to three kilometers of protected beach. Hacienda Barú encompasses a variety of habitats, from wetlands and secondary rainforests in the lowlands to primary rainforest on the highland coastal ridge.

Hacienda Baru Lodge and Tour Operations (www.haciendabaru.com) are managed separately. However, we share the same vision for the refuge and work together closely.

Hacienda Barú Vision:

To understand and protect this biologically diverse area through research and education, engaging the local community, and making the most sensitive use of its resources.

Hacienda Barú Mission:

To actively manage and improve Hacienda Barú's natural and intellectual resources for the benefit of its principal stakeholders (students, researchers, guests, owners, employees, and local communities).

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