Welcome to Establo San Rafael

Located just an hour from San Jose but entirely off the beaten track, an unforgettable holiday nestled in lush, emerald-green mountains awaits you.

The Finest in Natural Horsemanship

We specialize in natural horsemanship, a philosophy that emphasizes working with the animal’s natural instincts and communication methods.

Horse Retreat Packages

From 5 days to a month or longer, enjoy a peaceful stay on the farm with a daily trail ride or natural horsemanship lesson.

Private Instruction

We would love to share with you the art of natural horsemanship, whether you’re a beginner, a pro, or somewhere in the middle.

Work Trade Internships

Farm stays and lessons for students interested in learning and participating in all the work that goes into running a farm.

Scenic Mountain Rides

From an hour to the whole day, take in the stunning landscape and birdsongs from atop a beautiful Costa Rican horse.

Programs for Children

Through interactions with horses, children also learn about nature, responsibility, joy, connection, and themselves.

Visit Our Bed-&-Breakfast in Rustic Paradise

Whether you’re here for the horses, the stunning landscape, or the tranquillo vibe, we welcome you to our farm-based bed-and-breakfast.

“Brenda and Abel are amazing and have created an incredible, magical place. I am extremely grateful for every moment I spent here, for they were full of growth, beauty, smiles, and abundant hospitality.”

~ Danny D., U.S.A.

Just an Hour from the Airport, but Delightfully Remote

Let us share the beauty of Costa Rica with you.

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