Most public riding establishments have old nags riding nose to tail. Alesandro operates a horse rescue. His family runs the restaurant. His sons are horse trainers and farriers and his daughter was our guide on a great ride through the area surrounding lake Arenal. We own horses at home and I guess she could tell we could ride as she told us where the best places were to go gallop is if we wanted to. The views are amazing. The horses are very well trained and appear to be bomb proof as a pack of about 6 dogs came out of nowhere and didn't bother the horses at all.
Our guide served us coffee, her dad showed off his amazing dancing costa rican stallion, and her daughter who was maybe 3 years old was as cute and welcoming as anyone could ever be. Don't forget to bring her some candy :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This tourism development is located in Nuevo Arenal, 3 hours from the International Airport Juan Santamaría (San José), 2 hours Oduver Daniel (Liberia, Guanacaste) in the beautiful city of Tilaran and facing the majestic Lake Arenal.It is a private estate that is served by Costa Rican family consists of six members have already spent more than 20 years and has built a small business environmentally friendly and self-sustaining in order to offer the visiting friend the chance to be more in contact with nature, live and learn from it its secrets and mysteries.Within our property we have trails where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano and the lake of the same name, also the largest natural Cote Lake and with its heart shape, and stunning flora and fauna.To complement can enjoy spacious and comfortable rooms, cozy restaurant with traditional food, a Tourist Information Office, Riding School, Horse Riding designed to tastes of our customers, and horse show.All to share with friends visiting the roots and customs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Stable Arenal (El Establo) Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal