Hacienda Barú’s 330 hectares (815 acres) have a fantastic variety of Habitats, from wetlands and secondary rainforests in the lowlands to primary rainforest on the highland coastal ridge. Seven kilometers of walking trails and three kilometers of pristine beach are here to be explored as well as our orchid garden and butterfly garden.
We will start by leaving Manuel Antonio early in the morning 6:00 a.m. to get ther by 6:30 a.m. when the birds are just beginning to wake up. First on the agenda is a visit to a tower located on top of a knoll. The upper deck puts you in the tree tops at eye level with the birds. This is an ideal location for spotting tanagers, honeycreepers, toucans, saltators, vireos and others. From there you will hike through secondary forest until to the river whee we will have the chance to observe water birds. Petrels, jaegers, gulls, and others are likely to be found there, and, with a little luck, an osprey might make an appearance. From there it's on to the rookery where, during the wet season, you will observe egrets, herons, ibis and other water birds from a blind built over the water of the mangrove estuary.
The final leg of the tour includes secondary forest and the beach, your best opportunities to observe shore birds such as whimbrels, plovers, phalaropes, sandpipers and sanderlings, pelicans and frigatebirds. From the beach it is a short walk back to the Guide Center, where you began.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide with high quality telescope, and box breakfast; full day tour includes lunch.
Need: Lotion, sunglasses, hiking shoes, and mosquito repellent.
Rating: Easy to Moderate depending on the trails that we take.
|Number of People||Half day||Full day|
|2 pax||$100 p/p||$140 p/p|
|4 pax||$65 p/p||$90 p/p|
|6 pax||$55 p/p||$70 p/p|
For groups bigger than 6 pax, contact me.
If you have your own car to use, the price of the tours will be lower.
Due to currency fluctuations and fuel cost I reserve the right to adjust any pricing.