Establo San Rafael B&B

San Rafael Floralia Puriscal Santiago de Puriscal, San Jose , Costa Rica (Show map)
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Establo San Rafael is a perfect getaway located only an hour outside San Jose. Enjoy breathtaking views of mountains, hike the surrounding trails. Cool off in our pool or near by waterfall. Snuggle in a hammock with a page turner, find peace on a swing overlooking the garden, or play with one of our many furry friends. You may choose to take part in one of our Horse activities. ride horses through sugarcane fields, rivers and charming villages; We can also arrange to take you on other types of tours in the surrounding area to accompany your stay. We have two cute tropical style Cabinas each with a double bed, a bathroom, and hot showers. And another APT unit with two adjoining rooms, one with two single beds and one with a double bed. It has a private back porch with a kitchenette, bathroom and hot shower. We are not in a tourist area and we do not book many clients at a time so your stay will be a personalized experience. We offer natural horsemanship sessions riding lessons and trail rides. We ride technical mountain trails for the experienced rider. But we also welcome beginners. No experience is necessary. for non riders you may enjoy a short hike to the nearby waterfall. .We have a spacious porch with hammocks and beautiful gardens if you just want to hang out. We can provide all meals here at the farm. We will plan in advance for any special diets. We can make also arrangements to pick you up at the airport. Please email us for more information. Thank you.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Paradise for any animal lover

5 on January 28, 2014

I had a wonderful stay at Establo San Rafael with Brenda and her partner Abel. They are excellent hosts and the food was plentiful, fresh and delicious. As a guest at the farm you can completely make yourself at home, swinging in a hammock on the porch, looking out over the ring where the horses love to play and at the surrounding mountains bathed in sunshine is utter bliss. The horses (and all of the other animals) are extremely well looked after and very well loved. For me this trip was a perfect opportunity to relax in a horsey atmosphere, learn about natural horsemanship (in which I was a total beginner so don't be afraid to give it a go even if you never have before!) and to get to experience the real 'Tico' lifestyle. Tourism has not really hit Puriscal, the nearest town, and riding around the surrounding villages is a fabulous experience of authentic Costa Rican countryside. I could not recommend Establo San Rafael highly enough for a horsey retreat for any animal lover!

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Rooms & Rates

Cabina blue

Tropical style Cabina with privet bath and hot shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $55

Cabina green

Tropical style Cabina with private bath and hot shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $55

connecting rooms APT.

Two connecting rooms with hot shower and Kitchenette on privet back porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $75

Cabin room 1

single bed room in cabin

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $20

Cabin room 2

single bed room in cabin

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $20

Cabin room 2

single bed room in cabin

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $20

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Tropical


San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)

Directions to property:

If you rent a car please call us for directions. The GPS can send you on a ruff road.

Area Attractions

Nature area, Horses, Picnic area, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Homestay, Farm, Apartment, Ranch

On-site amenities

Board games, Electric vehicle charging, Outdoor grilling, Pool, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Private entrance

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Trail riding, Natural horsemanship sessions, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: flexable
  • Check Out:: flexable
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: percentage based on number days.
  • Cancellations: No refund on deposits



Abel Gonzales, Brenda Nasse

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Horses and farm animals

About the innkeepers

Our goal is to provide you with a personalized holiday away from the busy tourist areas in Costa Rica. Our home cooked meals and farm life atmosphere are perfect for a quiet retreat or family getaway. Relax in the garden swing or hammock, take a hike to the nearby waterfall, or walk down the riverside. We have horse activities for beginners and advanced riders as well as children and seniors.

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Comes free with cabinas

  • Serving Location: sun porch or in main house kitchen., Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Allergies, Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free

Signature Dish

Chocolate Cake
Vegan Chocolate Cake