Establo San Rafael Horseback B&B
The B&B for nature and horse lovers

By Car

The directions to the farm by car are as follows.

From Lindora, get on the highway going towards Ciudad Colon, take the Ciudad Colon/Puriscal exit. Pass through Ciudad Colon and head straight up the mountains towards Puriscal. Follow the winding road for about 25 minutes. Before you get to the center of Puriscal you will pass through the town of San Antonio. Then on the left, you will see a furniture store called CREDIMUEBLES  Turn left immediately go down the steep hill. Follow this road down, down straight until it turns to a gravel road. Stay straight on the gravel road, past the cemetery. Veer left at a  union, following the signs towards Floralia. Go down for another 1/2 mile until you see a  house with a large white gate where a road turns off to the left. Take this left, a hard, hairpin left turn. We are the third entrance on the left-hand side up on this road. Look for the Establo San Rafael sign

Getting to the farm by Bus

From the airport, when you are leaving the airport walk past all the taxi drivers heckling you and take a bus into the center of San Jose.  Once you are in San Jose you take a taxi to the “terminal de Puriscal” also called the Coca Cola station in San Jose.  The bus from there leaves every twenty to thirty minutes and you pay about two dollars as you are getting on the bus. Take the direct bus to Puriscal, it should take you about one hour. In Puriscal the bus drops you off at the main plaza. The bus stops to get to San Rafael Abajo are located on the left side of the old church when facing the front steps. There are buses that leave at 12 noon and 4 pm that are going to San Rafael and Floralia.  If you miss those buses you can take a taxi. You can tell the taxi driver that you are heading to San Rafael Abajo, to “El bar de Sonia Perrilla ” The farm is across the street from the bar.  If you take the bus you will get off at the “entrada de Punta Lanza” which is ½ hour into the trip. Take the sharp left down the dirt road and walk about 500 meters down the hill, on your left look for the Establo San Rafael sign, that is the farm.


San Rafael Abajo, Santiago de Puriscal, San Jose, Costa Rica