Welcome to Establo San Rafael B&B
Located just an hour from San Jose but entirely off the beaten track, an unforgettable holiday nestled in lush, tropical mountains awaits you.
Natural Horsemanship Programs and Holidays Since 2004
Natural horsemanship, a philosophy of learning that emphasizes the horse’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 your choice of a daily trail ride, natural horsemanship session or riding lesson.
The best teacher is the horse
We would like to share with you what we love about natural horsemanship. Whether you’re a beginner, advanced, practice jumping or dressage.
Work Trade Internships
Farm stays for students interested in learning Natural Horsemanship that would like to participate in all the work that goes into caring for the horses.
Bitless Mountain Rides
Our trail rides are from one to five hours. Take in the stunning landscape and birdsongs while enjoying the partnership of a beautiful Costa Rican horse.
We Welcome Families
Through interactions with horses, children also learn about nature, responsibility, joy, connection, and themselves. A great experience for everyone!
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.
A note, if you are usung GPS to get here, take the rout that will pass through the town of San Antonio.