Explore the Beauty of the Region
And fall in love with our Costa Rican horses.
All our trail rides are bitless. Whether you are a biginner or an advanced rider, you will find a trail ride that provides you with an unforgettable experience.
Floralia Loop, 1 hour
This loop is great for everyone, especially those who don’t want to spend too many hours in the saddle. Get a taste of horseback riding while taking in the beautiful views of the mountains, pass through a little town, and even a section of forest. This ride offers a chance to trot and canter if you want.
Cost: $55 USD per person
Bella Vista Loop, 2 hours
Ride through quiet farmland with beautiful views of the mountains. See how sugar cane and bananas grow as we pass local farms. Ride through the little town of Bella Vista. This ride offers chances to trot and canter if you want.
Cost: $65 USD per person
Three Rivers Loop, 3 hours
Ride up to a beautiful ridge with 360-degree views of the mountains then descend into a lush tropical valley. Along the way cross three rivers. This ride includes trotting and cantering over difficult terrein and is recomended only for experienced riders.
Cost: $75 USD per person
Tabarcia Town, 6 hours (including 1.5-hour lunch stop)
Climb to a ridge with a 360-degree view, descend into the valley and cross rivers to have lunch at a local restaurant in a quaint village. Pass by local farms, homes, and patches of rainforest. This ride includes trotting and cantering over difficult terrein and is recomended only for experienced riders.
Cost: $95 USD per person
Overlook Loop, 6 hours (including 1-hour lunch stop)
Ride through private farmland and climb to a stunning overlook with vast views of the Tabarcia Valley over lunch. You will be trotting and cantering over difficult terrein so we recomend experienced riders only.
Cost: $85 USD per person
Off the Beaten Track, Our Lush Surroundings Set Us Apart.
Journey through rolling, green mountains inhabited by cane and cattle farmers.
Cross rivers, take in the amazing views, and appreciate wildlife.
Our Horses Are Our Partners.
A typical day in the life of one of our horses may include one natural horsemanship session and no more than one lesson or one trail ride a day. Participating in many different things like jumping, dressage, and natural horsemanship games, these are definitely not routine trail horses!
Living in the setting of a natural horsemanship farm, our animals desire connection with their human riders. With our horses you won’t just be a passenger; you will be a partner. For this reason, we suggest that beginners take one or two riding lessons before setting out on the trails.
At Establo San Rafael we understand that our horses are living creatures. We don’t push them to ride the same trails over and over throughout the day, and we do not overwork any of our animals. We have an 86kg (190lb) weight limit for our two-hour ride and 77kg (170lbs) for longer rides.