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Establo San Rafael B&B

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San rafael abajo Santiago de Puriscal, Santiago de Puriscal 10405 Costa Rica
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#1 of 2 hotels in Santiago de Puriscal
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We have two cozy cabinas, each with their own shower and bathroom. We also have two adjoining rooms with a kitchenette and a private bath. We also offer two single rooms with a shared bathroom. All rooms are located on our beautiful horse farm. Enjoy our new pool and gardens; breakfast is served on the porch overlooking the mountains and riding arena. You may choose to ride our horses on the mountain trails surrounding the farm, or try a session in natural horsemanship. We also give lessons in natural dressage, or jumping. If you are not interested in riding, it is also nice to just relax and enjoy the farm or hike to the nearby waterfall.
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Sylvie L wrote a review Mar 2020
17 contributions3 helpful votes
Establo San Rafael was a bit difficult to find but once we got there, we were well received by Abel. He showed us around and even offered an extra room if we needed it. The pictures and description were accurate to the location. The rooms were comfortable. There was no air conditioning but it wasn't necessary. We were able to sleep with the windows open as there were screens on the windows. Abel even offered to make us dinner to save us from having to go up to town to a restaurant. It is a farm yard setting therefore there were farm sounds (rooster/horses). This was not an issue for us because we knew it would be that way. We enjoyed our one night in this farm setting in the valley. Very peaceful.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Racer3923 wrote a review Feb 2020
Ontario41 contributions7 helpful votes
What an amazing adventure and an AWESOME time! My wife and I spent 4 days at Establo San Rafeal and the experience was incredible. Brenda and Abel are wonderful hosts who strive to take care of everything for you. Abel's meals were simple but oh so good! Brenda and her interns take such great care of all the horses (and all the other animals around the farm). We did two rides during our visit, Three River Ride and The Lookout. All I can say is WOW!!! If you love riding and want an amazing adventure... Establo San Rafeal is the place you need to visit! I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Catherine T wrote a review Dec 2019
Rosemere, Canada2 contributions
We were a family of 4 with 2 kids looking to get a different experience for Christmas. That’s what we got. Abel and Brenda were wonderful host. The food was excellent! Expect a farm stay with no luxury but your kids will be happy learning about horses and other animals. We felt at home! If you’re passionate about horses you should go!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank you, you were all a pleasure. 😍
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Ziggy108 wrote a review Jun 2019
Portland, Oregon7 contributions1 helpful vote
Brenda and Abel are wonderful humans who clearly take pride in their (top notch) work. After seeing how some other places in CR treat their horses, my time at Establo San Rafael was a breath of fresh air. Without using a bit on her horses and engaging in totally in-tune, non-threatening methods with her many horses, Brenda is a wiz at all things Natural Horsemanship. Besides being a gifted horse whisperer, she's a natural teacher and gentle human. Often times animal lovers can be a little hard for us fellow humans to interact with socially - and that's NOT at all the case with Brenda. She is kind, patient, wise, and easy to get along with. As for the place itself... it's both basic and beautiful. It feels like whatever the opposite of corporate is. (I guess that would be homey?) Every morning I was greeted with the wonderful songs of the many birds on and around the farm, the gentle sounds of the horses, and the occasional crowing rooster or bleating goat. Walking out the front door I'd see horses and the beautiful, green mountain straight ahead. It's not the Ritz, but a different kind of paradise entirely. In the evenings the frogs chant as the sun sets, and the sound of the crickets gave me peaceful sleep each night. The meals were hearty and tasty, and the other people on the farm (interns, other guests) were multi cultural and very fun to talk with. As a solo traveler who doesn't speak Spanish I'll also mention that I felt very safe here. I could still have alone time as I wanted it, though, and enjoyed quiet time in a hammock, dunking in the pool, and hiking to the nearby waterfall and swimming hole. This place is truly a gem. I hope to come back again and again!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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MVM1935 wrote a review Aug 2018
Canada73 contributions13 helpful votes
Cheers to Brenda and Abel, They have beeen hosting and teaching ...amazingly. Brenda is a practionar of Natural Horsemanship.She is absolutely gifted with Human and horses.Abel....can guide you and is a excellent Chef....with a big heart. The horses are all well trained.... The location is peaceful and gorgeaous.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Room Tip: They are all good .everything you need....in a middle of Mother Nature...
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$61 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSantiago de Puriscal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Establo San Rafael B&B
What are some of the property amenities at Establo San Rafael B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Establo San Rafael B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Establo San Rafael B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Establo San Rafael B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mirachos Bar Restaurante, Chicharronera la paila, and El Kristal.
Does Establo San Rafael B&B have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Establo San Rafael B&B offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Establo San Rafael B&B?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Establo San Rafael B&B?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.