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Establo San Rafael

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San Rafael Floralia Frente al Mirador del Rio, Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
Establo San Rafael
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed with Brenda and Abel the entire month of June. Brenda is the best teacher I've ever had and I learned so much from her. She takes so much time for her students and really goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. I asked hundreds of questions and she always has an answer that would improve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I can't begin to describe how amazing our stay was at Establo San Rafael! Who knew there was such a paradise hidden in the Costa Rican jungle?! Brenda and her husband Abel were gracious hosts and made us feel right at home. Coming from the big city in Texas to this intimate ranch home made me appreciate the riches of... More 

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Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We spent a great morning at Establo San Rafael. Most of us were beginners, but we felt really in control of our horses. Our guide Brenda was very kind and welcoming and gave us a short but useful introduction to horseback riding. The lunch was fantastic! We will surely come back with our kids next time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I spent nearly a month on a work study programme working with the horses, learning the basics of natural horsemanship through unlimited access to both videos and hands on practice with the horses. I really enjoyed my time at Establo San Rafael and learnt a lot. I loved the daily contact with the horses and the opportunity to try putting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Arriving at Establo San Rafael felt like coming to a hidden little paradise in the middle of nowhere and nature. For me it was the perfect place to let go of all my everyday-stuff and concentrate on just being, being with all the different animals and taking in and learning about natural horsemanship with Brenda's characterful and very diverse horses.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Whether you stay to learn or practice Natural Horsemanship, or are coming for a few days for B&B only, I can't speak highly enough of this place. Waking up in the beautiful, peaceful cabina, you will feel renewed with energy and there is not much better than greeting the day with a herd of horses at your doorstep. A hearty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I absolutely love every time I come to stay at the Establo san Rafael B&B. Brenda and her partner Abel are some of the nicest people you will ever meet, and the combination of immersion in the lush hills of Costa Rica along with the amazing cooking and the opportunities to see horses frolic in the ring below make Establo... More 

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Great place, beautiful surrounding, cute cabinas, good fresh food, nice horses (!), really nice people who gives you the feeling that you're a part of the family, a place where you can really relax and forget everything but also a place where you can be active as you like. For me it felt as a little paradise!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 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... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

i am so glad that i found brenda`s place, the place is great, the food, the rooms, and best: is like be in home!!!! I used to visit new places and people make the difference, and here i found that places where you feel like home! Every time i need to visit the area, I am sure i will be... More 

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