Barking Horse Farm - Horseback Riding Vacations in San Rafael de Puriscal, Costa Rica!

Barking Horse Farm in San Rafael de Puriscal / All Regions
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Great trail riding in the mountains of Costa Rica on happy, healthy horses trained in Natural Horsemanship. Farm animals, art cottage and nature hikes

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Costa Rica has some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. A great way to see and experience them off the beaten path is by horse back. We are located in a small mountain village in rural Costa Rica, surrounded by farms, forest and jungle, rivers and water falls and miles and miles of awesome riding trails through the mountains.
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: We offer sight seeing trips to indigenous reserves, rainforest national parks and to Pacific coast beaches.
Traveling by car:
Public transportation is excelent in Costa Rica. By car it is a one hour drive from the capitol city of San Jose.
Traveling by plane:
We provide pick up service from the airport.
Pickup service is possible
Traveling by train:
no train

nearby /
on the property

Restaurants, Lake/river for swimming, Fishing, Mountain biking, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Shopping, Fitness Center

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

National Historic Sites, Theater, Galleries / Museum, Cinema, Beach, Diving, Golf course, Tennis court, Water skiing, Surfing, Canoeing / Kayaking, White-Water Rafting
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Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Dude/Guest Ranch, Farm, Riding Stable, Children's Holiday Company
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
no limitation

General description:

Great trail riding in the mountains of Costa Rica on happy, healthy horses trained in Natural Horsemanship. Farm animals, art cottage and nature hikes

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding facility
  • Shower facilities for Horses
  • Riding area / bridle-path

Details of the Riding area

We have a dressage ring, an 8 stall barn, pastures, and miles and miles of trails though the mountains that surround the farm. Short rides, full day rides, and multiple day rides are all available.

More details of the property

We are located only an hour from the international airport but in a very rural area surrounded by mountains, jungles, rivers and tropical flora and fauna. We will take you on the best riding trails.
What we have to offer
  • Horses for guests available
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Weekly
  • Long Term stays
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Reduction for Non-Riders
  • Supervised Children's Activities
    (no limitation)
  • Wellness / Fitness offers

Additional Animals on the property

We have Ibero Americanos, Criollos and Quarter horses. They vary in age and character.

Other offers and explanations

Participants are limited to 6 riders per trek to provide an individual and personalized trekking experience. Maximum 4 treks per season,
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >10 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Horses height 148 cm & up, Ponies
Riding (trained for / saddle):
English / Classic, Western, For guided Trail Rides, also Ride on your Own
More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
We have Ibero Americanos and Criollos which are both Costa Rican breeds. Strong and agile they perform well on the rugged mountain trails. Trained in dressage, jumping, and natural horsemanship.
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • also with your own horse
  • Ride on your own
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
  • Weekend Rides
  • Short Week 3-5 days
  • 5-8 days
  • 9-14 days
  • Trailrides on request
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
No restriction
Riding experience:
No restriction
Demand on rider:
average demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 90 kg - 200 lbs

Guest lodgings

4 Bedroom Vacation Home on the Ranch

1 Vacation home :
available to rent by the day, week, or month. Horse leasing is available for longer stays. Local guides and a cook available. $150/per night with a $50 one time cleaning fee.
Amenities - special features:
Room service / Cleaning
Kind of Catering:
  • Full-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
  • Wholesome food
  • Organic Farm
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
Phone, Washing machine, Dryer, Internet access, Internet-/ E-mail service, Safe

Rates and contact

Rates of the Horses for rent

Notes to the rental costs:
Packing trips are possible.
Barking Horse Farm
First name:
Last name:
Costa Rica
+ 506 2416 3869
Phone 2:
+ 506 8966 0258

You can contact us with the following languages:

email us or call us / Skype: ehawk58
What’s App: 01-805-449-1757
Costa Rica (011) 506-2416-1393
USA (001) 850-677-3780

E-Mail address: Inquiry

Company: Barking Horse Farm
Zip/Postal Code: 0000000
Street: San Rafael
Country: Costa Rica -- All Regions -- San Rafael de Puriscal
Phone: + 506 2416 3869
Phone 2: + 506 8966 0258