Equestrian homes in Costa Rica offer the perfect combination of natural beauty, world-class amenities, and the opportunity to pursue a passion for horses in a stunning and exotic location.

Owning and enjoying horses in Costa Rica isn’t just a hobby, it’s a way of life for those who appreciate the country’s natural beauty and outdoor lifestyle. For those seeking a luxurious way of living that revolves around equine companionship and the thrill of horseback riding, Costa Rica offers plenty of opportunities to fulfill those dreams with stunning equestrian homes.

Whether it’s the joy of riding, the satisfaction of caring for these majestic animals, or the sense of community that comes with being part of the equine world, equestrian home ownership in Costa Rica provides a level of fulfillment that is hard to find elsewhere.

What makes an Equestrian Home?

“Horse lovers seek more than just a place to house their animals – they look for a property that offers ample space for their horses to roam, state-of-the-art stables with ideal feeding and hydration facilities, a large riding hall for year-round training and leisure, and easy access to transport their horses.”

Market Profile of Costa Rica's Luxury PropertiesClari Vega, LX Costa Rica

An equestrian home or property is specifically designed to cater to the needs of horse owners and their horses. These properties offer a variety of features, ranging from basic stables and arenas to luxury homes and entertainment areas. Equestrian properties can range from small private farms to large-scale commercial facilities, and can vary in their amenities.

Riding Arenas

Riding arenas are a key feature of an equestrian property. It’s where passionate homeowners get the perfect vantage point during a training session. They provide a safe and controlled environment for horse riding and training, and can be used for various disciplines. These include dressage, show jumping, and western riding. The size and type of arena can vary, depending on the intended use and the size of the property.

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El Cortijo Equestrian Estate combines the elegance of refined opulence and the practicality needed for horse owning. It includes top-quality boarding, training and event facilities.


Stables or barns are a crucial element of an equestrian property, providing shelter and space for horses to live comfortably. These structures can be simple or elaborate, depending on the size of the property and the number of horses it accommodates. Ideally, they should be well-ventilated, well-lit, and have adequate space for horses to move around freely.

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Horse stables at Equine Sunset Home in La Guácima, Costa Rica.

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El Cortijo Equestrian Estate‘s beautiful horse stables

Pasture Areas

Pasture areas are essential for providing horses with access to grazing and exercise. The size and layout of these areas can vary. This will depend on the number of horses and the type of vegetation in the region.

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Pasture areas in city properties may be reduced, but there is still plenty of space to enjoy and share.


Other features that may be found in equestrian properties include wash racks, tack rooms, feed rooms, and storage areas for equipment and supplies. In addition, many luxury equestrian properties also offer extra amenities such as entertainment areas. These can add a special touch if they immerse an equestrian theme through decorations or viewing points towards different facilities.

Finding your Equine Passion in Costa Rica

For many horse owners in Costa Rica, the emotional aspect of horse ownership is a significant part of their passion for these majestic animals. The bond between horse and rider can be incredibly strong, with riders often describing their horses as companions or even friends. The care and attention that goes into maintaining horses can be a fulfilling experience, with many owners finding joy in grooming and spending time with them.

Horseback riding itself can also be an emotional experience, with many riders describing the feeling of being in sync with their horse in an almost meditative state. Whether it’s a leisurely trail ride through the countryside or a more competitive event like dressage or show jumping, horseback riding provides a sense of freedom and connection to nature that is hard to replicate. For those who appreciate the beauty and power of these animals, owning and riding horses can be a lifelong passion. It can bring joy and fulfillment to their luxurious lifestyle in Costa Rica.

Read more about Equine Passion & Real Estate with Juliane Maurach, one of our LX specialists.

The best Locations for High-End Equestrian Homes in Costa Rica

When it comes to purchasing a luxury home with equestrian facilities in Costa Rica, it’s not simply buying a house. It means investing in a lifestyle for your family and your horses. Costa Rica offers many amazing locations where you can own a horse property with a luxury home. Some of the best places to consider include:

La Guácima and Alajuela Equestrian Homes

La Guácima is just 20 minutes from Escazú, San José, and the SJO International Airport.  This beautiful town is situated in the central valley region of Costa Rica. It’s known for its mild climate, stunning mountain views, and lush greenery. It’s an ideal location for those who enjoy horseback riding, with many nearby trails and riding areas.

La Guácima is becoming increasingly popular for its equestrian homes. This region is well-known for its tranquil countryside and warm, welcoming community. Equestrian homes here are typically set on larger properties, replete with custom-built barns, fenced pastures, and professionally designed riding arenas. Their proximity to the renowned Los Reyes Equestrian Club and the serenity of rural Costa Rican life make La Guácima a highly sought-after locale for those seeking a peaceful equestrian lifestyle without sacrificing the conveniences of modern living.

Equine Sunset is a stunning equestrian home in La Guácima with an impressive, dynamic contemporary design.It sets a unique warm and elegant tone. It is located in Villas del Arroyo on the west side of Costa Rica’s Central Valley, an eco-friendly gated community boasting coveted privacy and nature. The combination of a prime construction and a spacious surrounding is sure to be a horse lover’s dream like no other.

Equine Sunset offers seven full horse stables featuring high-quality construction, large dimensions and well-thought-out design. An 800m2 horse pen filled with white sand is reached from natural stairs where spectacular views can be enjoyed. This area also includes three storage spaces for both horse and home maintenance. Manicured gardens and built-in water fountains create an oasis-like feeling for anyone entering this exclusive house. Multiple terraces and social areas are designed to entertain and enjoy a high-end lifestyle.

Guanacaste Equestrian Farms and Homes

Located in the northwestern part of the country, Guanacaste is known for its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and dry tropical forests. It’s a popular destination for equestrian enthusiasts due to its wide-open spaces, scenic trails, and horse-friendly communities. There are several options for horseback riding near the Nosara and Guiones area, well-known for the strong community, surf and high-end homes in the area.

Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is a haven for equestrian enthusiasts, boasting picturesque horse farms and luxury homes designed with riders in mind. Surrounded by the region’s verdant landscape, these properties offer extensive amenities such as large paddocks, riding trails, stables, and training arenas. In Guanacaste, you can enjoy a day of horse riding while immersing yourself in the breathtaking views of pristine beaches, tropical forests, and spectacular sunsets. The region’s mild climate in many areas provides perfect conditions for horse keeping year-round. Guanacaste’s equestrian lifestyle offers a unique blend of luxury and rural tranquility.

San José Equestrian Homes

If you prefer city life, San Jose may be the right choice for you. As the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose offers a vibrant city atmosphere, while still providing easy access to nearby riding areas and equestrian facilities. It’s a wonderful blend of rural setting just minutes away from top riding facilities in Santa Ana and other parts of San José.

San José’s equestrian homes exemplify the perfect amalgamation of luxury and countryside charm. Nestled amidst lush green landscapes, these properties feature modern amenities, expansive barns, riding arenas, and paddocks for horses. Their strategic location grants quick access to the city’s hustle-bustle, while the immediate surroundings whisper the tranquility of rural life. Whether you’re an experienced horse rider or a city dweller looking to explore the equestrian lifestyle, these homes provide an idyllic balance, making them an incredible investment for the horse enthusiast residing in the heart of Costa Rica.

Friesian Villa is a great example of an equestrian home located in the spacious mountains of Escazú, San José. Friesian Villa offers high-end independent living for horse-lovers. It features an open-riding pen and beautiful wooden horse stables for six. Its unique blend of classic, colonial and contemporary design is shown in its impeccable marble flooring, stone and wood details, high ceilings and warm tones. It offers great views of the city and nearby mountains, as well as a mellow, homey feeling in every space. This way, it reflects the warmth that is characteristic to equestrian loving. Friesian Villa awaits in a discrete area that offers privacy and security.

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International Equestrian Homes in the LX Network (Ocala, Wellington, & more)

Wellington Expansive And Elegant Equestrian Estate

Wellington Expansive and Elegant Equestrian Estate by LX partner from LeadingRE, Illustrated Properties Real Estate, takes the Equestrian lifestyle to a whole different level. This remarkable barn and covered riding arena is located in the sought-after and secure Grand Prix Village South. With an expandable arena, it is possible to train throughout the year.

The barn boasts a fantastic second-floor owner’s lounge that features a complete kitchen with high-end Monogram appliances. These include a wine fridge, chef’s gas Thermador range, and a large island. Additionally, the barn has a spacious screened-in lanai, which is ideal for entertaining and enjoying the equestrian lifestyle. Downstairs, there is a sizable lounge, two air-conditioned tack rooms, a feed room, two half baths, and an office.

Ocala Home and Unique 80-acre Horse Farm

Ocala Home and Unique 80-acre horse farm listed by our LeadingRE partners Royal Shell Real Estate offers an exclusive chance. It entails a stunning property of exceptional quality and extraordinary aesthetics. Located on a charming and picturesque street in the central NW Ocala, this property boasts a prime location.

The farm is truly impressive, featuring lush fields, picturesque barns, and rolling hills set in a serene park-like environment. The main residence is custom-designed and inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs. It features gorgeous mahogany walls and ceilings, exquisite brick wall murals, and an enchanting English garden. The enclosed pool and summer kitchen make for a perfect outdoor entertainment space.

Rancho Santa Fe, California

Presented by the LX partner from Luxury Portfolio International: David Kramer at Hilton Hyland 
$98,500,000 | 6 BD | 7 BA
Located in the affluent Rancho Santa Fe community in San Diego, this luxury 77-acre equine estate, epitomizes the equestrian lifestyle with its state-of-the-art barns, multiple riding arenas, green pastures, and private trails. This horse property boasts a large luxury residence, two guest homes, a six-unit apartment building, a private tennis court, lap pool, and a “Recreation Pavilion” with a 2-lane bowling alley. It’s just minutes from the beach, Del Mar Racetrack, and the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, with an ideal Southern California climate.

Greenwich, CT Oldfield Equestrian Estate

Greenwich, CT Oldfield Equestrian Estate is one of LX partner William Raveis‘ beautiful properties. Nestled in the serene and picturesque countryside of Greenwich’s renowned great estates, “Oldfield Farm” stands out as an exceptional equestrian estate.

Sprawled over 18.39 meticulously maintained acres, it features a classical villa surrounded by lush grounds, top-quality horse facilities, and even a stick and ball field. Offering an exquisite blend of privacy, convenience, timeless charm, and contemporary amenities, this property boasts a warm and inviting atmosphere. Its elegant floor plan accommodates both comfortable everyday living and grand entertaining.

66 Camino de Milagro – New Mexico Equestrian Estate

Camino de Milagro is an exemplary equestrian estate in Santa Fe, represented by our LeadingRE partners at Santa Fe Properties. Perfect for those seeking a luxurious lifestyle and horse ownership, the 25-acre compound nestled against National Forest offers unobstructed 360-degree views, privacy, and security.
Read more about this equestrian property in the Tesuque foothills of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The beautifully appointed home features timeless details and finishes to accent artful living inside and out. It includes custom equestrian features such as private gated access, four stalls with heated waterers, a private wash stall, and a heated tack room lounge with bathroom and wet bar. The open-air arena with sweeping views, personal trail system, and turnouts near the main house with access to the Santa Fe National Forest complete the equestrian amenities.

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