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San Rafael Floralia Frente al Mirador del Rio, Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014
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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 via mobile

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Duisburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

After contacting Brenda by wwoof she proved to be the most reliable in the community I wrote to. I stayed two weeks at Establo San Rafael when travelling through Central America last year. For I was not used to living on a farm I thought about my stay there as an adventure. Sleeping in this lovely cabin I had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

My daughter (age 13) and her friend (age 12) and I spent nine days with the good folks of Establo San Rafael, their visiting natural horsemanship instructors, horses and guides. The two girls were thrilled, especially when their week culminated riding their horses bareback on the beach, and playing in the waves. I learned so much, and returned from my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I've been these stables twice now (just for the day), the first time trailing with family and friends and the second time on my own for instruction. I can say Brenda and her team were excellent on both occasions, demonstrating a flexible approach to make sure that everyone was well looked after, comfortable and had a great time. The horses... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Everything about Establo San Rafeal was wonderful. The area is gorgeous, the atmosphere relaxed, and the cabina was just a magical pace to sleep and hang out. Brenda and Cameroun and Abel really made me feel welcome, and part of the family, and Brenda's love of and knowledge about horses was inspiring. I loved the other animals on the farm... More 

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Address: San Rafael Floralia Frente al Mirador del Rio, Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > Santiago de Puriscal
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Number of rooms: 4
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