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

What’s different about Establo San Rafael’s trail rides. We understand that Our horses are individuals. We don’t ask them to ride the same trails over and over throughout the day. They are never overworked. Their day may allow one natural horsemanship session and no more than one lesson or one trail ride a day. They participate in many different things, like jumping, dressage, and natural horsemanship games, therefore they are definitely not routine trail horses. they desire the partnership of their rider. We recommend beginners start with a riding lesson or two before setting out on the trail.

With our horses you won’t just be a passenger, you will be a partner with your horse. We are located in a rural location that is not a tourist area. When you ride with us you will ride in mountains inhabited by cane and cattle farmers. Many families have been here for generations. There are rivers to cross, amazing views, and lots of wildlife.  

Experienced natural horse people will appreciate some time before the ride for natural horsemanship games to get to know your horse. People new to natural horsemanship may like to try a class of seven Natural horsemanship games to understand basic communication with the horse.

because our horses are not routine trail horses we recommend beginners take one or two riding lessons before setting out on the trails.

You are also encouraged to help in the grooming and tacking process before the ride.

Floralia Loop, 1 hour:
This loop is great for everyone, especially those who don’t want to spend too many hours in the saddle. Get a taste of horseback riding while taking in the beautiful views of the mountains, pass through a little town and even a section of forest. This ride offers a chance to trot and canter if you want.
Cost: $55

Bella Vista Loop, 2 hours:
Ride through quiet farmland with beautiful views of the mountains. See how sugar cane and bananas grow as we pass local farms. Ride through the little town of Bella Vista. This ride offers a chance to trot and canter if you want.
Cost: $65

Three Rivers Loop, 3 hours:
Ride up to a beautiful ridge with 360-degree views of the mountains then descend into a lush tropical valley. Along the way cross three rivers. This ride offers a chance to trot and canter if you want.
Cost: $75

Tabarcia Town, 6 hours (including 1.5-hour lunch stop):
Climb to a ridge with a 360-degree view, descend into the valley and cross rivers to have lunch at a local restaurant in a quaint village. Pass by local farms, homes, and patches of rainforest. Cover a considerable distance with lots of trotting and cantering. Lunch included.
Cost: $95

Overlook Loop, 6 hours (including 1-hour lunch stop):
Ride through private farmland and climb to a stunning overlook with vast views of the Tabarcia Valley over lunch. This ride offers a chance to trot and canter if you like.
Cost: $85

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