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.
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!
Countryside, Mountains, Tropical
San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)
If you rent a car please call us for directions. The GPS can send you on a ruff road.
Nature area, Horses, Picnic area, River
Other, Cottage, Homestay, Farm, Apartment, Ranch
Board games, Electric vehicle charging, Outdoor grilling, Pool, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi
CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Private entrance
Bird watching, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Trail riding, Natural horsemanship sessions, Sight-seeing
Abel Gonzales, Brenda Nasse
Cats , Dogs , Horses and farm animals
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.
Comes free with cabinas
Restrictive , Vegetarian Allergies, Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free
Vegan Chocolate Cake