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The Stable Arenal (El Establo)

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Ohio
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I stopped here as part of an included meal on an Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) multi day packaged tour of Costa Rica. I did not do the horse back riding so I can't comment on that. What I did find that yes, mainly this is a tourist restaurant; however, in no way would I call it a "tourist trap". The...

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Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We went riding as a family and it was amazing! Our guide, Carlos, was nice,and good with all of the horses, and amazing with kids. Of all the stuff we've done in Costa Rica so far, this was one of the best! Carlos took us on an unforgettable ride through the jungle. We rode for an hour on a deserted...

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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this place by accident and were so happy we did! Alexander and his wife have a delicious thing going with homemade yogurt and cheese and food made with tradition and love. Absolutely delicious! Paul and Amanda Cinadr

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Palmer, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Although the owners of this ranch/hotel/restaurant were very nice, the place is awful. The porch is large, open and comfortable. But the rooms - NOT. We had our choice of the six rooms, I would have chose to leave, but my friends wanted to stay. The room we selected they did not have a key for, so we had to...

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Our family had the great fortune of booking a horseback ride and lunch with Alexander and his lovely family. There were 6 of us, ages 67-4, and the horses were just right. Alexander led a small pony with my 4 year old on it and she had a blast. We loved chatting with him up the hills and overlooking the...

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This was my very favorite hotel on our trip to Costa Rica. Everything was first class. The bed was very comfortable with quality bedding. Our room had a shower and also a wonderful oversized bath tub. The one wall was glass that overlooked the mountains and the view was spectacular. We were able to sit on rockers and watch the...

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London
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Carlos and his family were brilliant with my wife and autistic teenage son, they rode for a couple of hours over the Costa Rica hills and enjoyed the wild splendours of the region. A laid back place that does what it's says .......horse riding at its most natural!

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Denver
Reviewed 15 March 2014

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...

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Eagle River, Alaska
Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

Seeing a dancing horse may be a once in a lifetime event for most, seeing one in Costa Rica is a great treat. The family owned and operated store next to a stable brings joy to your stay. The moves the horse makes inspires the crowd to clap and smile.

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Yorktown Heights, New York
Reviewed 29 December 2013

On the recommendation of the homeowner we rented from, and many of the guests who signed their guest book and mentioned it, we booked lunch and an afternoon ride at El Establo for my wife and I and our four daughters (aged 11 thru 19). Despite all the many exciting activities we have done on this wonderful tour of Costa...

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about The Stable Arenal (El Establo)

Address: 3.5 km from Nuevo Arenal (New Arenal Town) on the road towards Tilaran, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nuevo Arenal
Price Range: ₹ 2,455 - ₹ 3,956 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Stable Arenal (El Establo) 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Go to another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 346danh, 8 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We were on the 9th level where the view was wonderful. I'm not sure about value because we were on a family adventure trip booked with Intrepid so we got an inclusive price for the entire week.”
 of 5 bubbles wanetab, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Didn't stay but the horse riding was the best”
 of 5 bubbles PPM2010, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
“We did not stay in the accommodations offered at El Establo, but ate in the open air restaurant and enjoyed the horseback riding.”
 of 5 bubbles nwgale, 29 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Don't go !!!”
 of 5 bubbles allaust, 6 Nov 2011 | Read review
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