Costa Rica Natural Horseback Riding Vacations

Establo San Rafael will make your holiday an extraordinary experience to remember.fb_img_1470537715630

Learn your first words in horse here at Establo San Rafael.
Enjoy our sessions in Natural Horsemanship.
Come for the day the week or longer.


For experienced riders enhance your relationship with horses through natural horsemanship philosophy.

At ESR you can expect a very private vacation.
You will receive our full attention and we always enjoy our time with you.
This privacy gives you full access to our family of horses, which are available for your attention throughout the day, and allows us to give personal attention to your meals, including special diets
We also make special arrangements for larger groups.

The easiest way to book at ESR is to reserve your cabina with all meals for the days you would like to stay. After you are here you can decide on a daily basis if you would like sessions in natural horsemanship, riding lessons, or trail riding.
The cabinas are $45 a night single occupancy $50 double occupancy with all meals, add $15 a day per person.

Another option is to reserve our two room unit. One room with a double bed the other with two twin beds they connect to a small porch with kitchenette and Bathroom. this is a nice option for families with children.
You can decide to buy and prepare your own meals or have your meals prepared at the main house. Again deciding what horse programs you would like to partake in while you are here.

The adjoining rooms with kitchenette are $75 a night without meals, with meals add, $15 a day per person. $5 for kids under 8.   Breakfast is included for up to 4 people.

Sessions in natural horsemanship
Riding lessons in natural dressage and jumping are all $45

A two-hour trail ride is $50
A longer day ride is $90

We can also take you on many tours, please see our tours page.


We offer four different vacation packages. Click on the name of the package to learn more.



The Natural Horsemanship Retreat package.


Our Beach Trip package.


Our All Inclusive Mountain, Beach, and Tour package.


Farm stays.


We welcome horse lovers of all ages.

For experienced riders, improve your riding skills with lessons in jumping, dressage, and/or technical trail riding. Gain confidence with practice time on your own in the ring with our many different horses.


For beginners. Discover the friendship and close connection of having your own horse. Meet our horses and choose one to pair up with as if it were your very own. Spend time with your horse, washing, grooming or just hanging out. Enjoy lessons, guided trail rides, and supervised practice time in the ring.




Natural Horsemanship.

If you’re new to Natural Horsemanship we can teach you seven games that will help you develop trust, confidence, and develop your leadership skills with horses. We can also teach you how to use and ride in a natural halter.

If you are advanced in Natural Horsemanship, you may enjoy testing your leadership skills with the many different horses here on the farm. Practice games at liberty in our ring, or practice dressage and or jumping. Also, enjoy the more technical trails surrounding the farm.