Welcome to Establo San Rafael

Bed and Breakfast accommodations as well as a natural horsemanship equestrian center offering natural horsemanship retreats, horseback riding vacations, family farm holidays, and tours in Costa Rica.


Learn or expand upon your Natural Horsemanship, improve your dressage and jumping with natural horsemanship techniques, and test your skills and partnership on the rugged mountain trails. Establo San Rafael is also a great place to begin your journey with horses, starting with beginner riding lessons and an introduction to natural horsemanship.

For those who long to combine a vacation with their skills and passion for horseback riding, Establo San Rafael Equestrian Center is the ideal destination. Located away from any tourist areas, we are surrounded by cane fields and cattle farms in the tropical mountains of Puriscal. We welcome all levels of riders, individuals, couples, and families. Our horses have many different horsenalities to suit your personal preference. Let us customize your equestrian vacation to suit your specific needs and expectations. Our farm is approximately one hour from San Jose. We provide airport pick up for our clients.

Expert training

Our riding vacations are not only tailored to the experienced rider, but are also a good way for the beginner to achieve a solid foundation in the sport of horseback riding in a relatively short period of time.

Everything we do is based in Natural Horsemanship

What is natural horsemanship?

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There are lots of beautiful trails surrounding the farm with river crossings, breathtaking views and waterfalls. Horseback ride through sugarcane fields behind farms and through charming small villages.



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The hiking around the farm is amazing! Just a short hike from the farm there is a refreshing waterfall. We hope to see you dropping in soon.

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