Just down the road from Corazon del Rio
Hacienda Baru is a National Wildlife Refuge which conserves 330 hectares (815 acres) of tropical rainforest, mangrove, wetlands, river bank, and beach front. This wide variety of ecosystems means a high level of biodiversity, and that is why Bird Watchers have sighted over 365 species on the refuge. Eleven ecological tours are available including rainforest canopy tours, hiking tours, overnight tours and bird watching tours. Hacienda Baru has been catering to Ecotourism and Birding in Costa Rica for more than 30 years.
While it’s possible to explore these paths in the peace and quiet of your own company, we recommend you follow a local guide, whose impressive knowledge of the area can help you spot animals and plants that would otherwise remain hidden in the dense vegetation. Guides will carry a telescopes so you can get an up-close view of the animals. They are usually very good at taking photos through the telescope with your cell phone camera, to file away your memories. It is best to plan a trip in the early morning hours, we at Casa Corazon del Rio have arranged a 10% discount with Hacienda Baru for our guest, if we book a group several days or even weeks in advance. We feel this is a must see for any guest interested in learning about and seeing Costa Rica's wildlife.