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Rancho Santana

World-class Surf Resort located on Nicaragua’s pristine Emerald Coast!

Situated on the Southwest Pacific coast between the vast Pacific Ocean and Lake Nicaragua, The Ranch is located on one of the Pacific’s only isthmuses. Bordered on both sides by water,  Rancho Santana enjoys consistent swells and nearly constant offshore breezes. The Ranch boasts 2,700 acres of rolling hills, five unique beaches, a variety of dining options, and a myriad of activities from adventure sports to spa treatments to entertain the whole family!

Whether you’re seeking the luxurious amenities of the boutique Inn or the privacy of an ocean-view home, Rancho Santana provides unique accommodation options inspired by the natural beauty of Nicaragua’s stunning Pacific coast.

The Resort

Fronted by the Pacific Ocean with an unspoiled dry forest landscape, Rancho Santana delivers world-class accommodations and amenities with a dedication to sustainability.

The five distinct beaches allow guests to enjoy a variety of seaside experiences. Playa Santana is considered “the hub” of the property as many of the amenities and services are an easy walk from this locale. This beach is a favourite for surfing, horseback riding, and sunsets and the perfect place for those who wish to enjoy nearby amenities including the signature Sand Dollar Pool and Residence Pool. Playa Rosada is home to The Pool House, and it is perfect for the shell collector, the experienced surfer, or those taking a stroll along the rocks at low tide back to the Clubhouse.

Waves at Rancho Santana

Nicaragua’s southern Pacific coast offers some of Nicaragua’s best surf conditions. Steady offshore breezes combine with a perfectly angled coastline to create world-class surf conditions and warm weather almost 330 days out of the year. Nicaragua has two seasons: dry season typically runs from November through May with little to no precipitation and light winds. From June through November the “green season” sees tropical conditions, sunny days marked with periodic rain and bigger swells.

At Rancho Santana, there is a great variety of waves perfect for beginners and advanced surfers alike. Playa Santana is an amazing barreling and rippable beach break with many fun peaks! Playa Rosada is a pink sand beach, known for its unique left point reef break only accessible for those staying at the resort. Playa Los Perros is home to the Surf Shop, and offers lessons, board rentals and a selection of surf gear.

Why We Love Rancho Santana

World-class surfing at Playa Santana and exclusive access to the left-hander pointbreak of Playa Rosada!

The great selection of luxury accommodations, from the guestrooms at the Inn to the secluded Ocean View Homes!

The wide selection of fun activities for the whole family and the amazing on-site Kids Club!

Ready to surf in Nicaragua?

Accommodation

The Inn at Rancho Santana is a two-story, 17 room boutique oceanfront hotel located on Playa Santana. It offers a variety of unique guestrooms and suites with spacious and private ocean-view terraces. The Residences at the Inn offer three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo-style units with a kitchen and living area.

Nestled on secluded lots the luxurious Ocean-View Homes feature their own pools and offer panoramic views of Nicaragua’s Pacific coastline. Constructed for maximum scenery, these homes require a 4×4 rental vehicle. The Puerta del Mar Villas are two to three bedrooms, condo-style units beachfront on Playa Santana, offering incredible ocean views. The Garden-View Casitas are two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin-style accommodations with kitchens and living areas, a short walk to Playa Santana.

The Cuisine

Renowned for its integrity and authenticity, Rancho Santa strives to use only the freshest natural local ingredients available. Sourced from the organic farm and garden or provided by a local co-op of fishermen, the resort dishes deliver an authentic taste of the best farm-to-table cuisine Nicaragua has to offer.

Located on Playa Santana, La Finca y el Mar serves farm-to-table fare with a Nicaraguan twist: fresh sourced seafood, meats, and organic produce. At The Inn, el Café serves freshly brewed Nicaraguan coffee alongside sandwiches, pastries, smoothies. Boasting an open-air kitchen and terrace dining area, La Boquita serves an ever-changing lineup of wood fire oven pizzas, raspas, and small plates accompanied by a selection of locally brewed craft beers, wines, and signature cocktails. At Playa Los Perros, La Taqueria offers light, fresh beach fare in a rustic, casual setting: baja-style tacos, quesadillas, ceviches, homemade tortillas and garden-fresh salsas are all on the menu.

Activities

Rancho Santana loves finding ways to provide our guests with exclusive experiences and activities and offers a weekly schedule of activities that let you explore and experience the area in a variety of different ways. Join a guided nature hike to explore the flora and fauna around the over 12 miles of trails, try sandboarding at Playa Duna, practise yoga overlooking the Pacific, go for a sunset horseback ride or on a boat fishing trip! Discover the history and natural beauty of Nicaragua through our selection of guided tours of the surrounding area! Guests of Rancho Santana can hit the links on two nearby courses, the 9-hole course at neighbouring Hacienda Iguana, and Guacalito de la Isla’s signature oceanfront 18-hole world-class course!

Wellness

The Spa in El Bosque is a 6,000 sqft spa and wellness sanctuary, built into Rancho Santana’s rugged hillside, offering visitors a calm, cool respite from the Nicaraguan sun and surf. The Spa space features a chilled relaxation room boasting a tranquil terrace with sweeping valley views, massage rooms, deluxe manicure & pedicure lounge, and private treatment cabanas. Inspired by the abundance of natural resources, the products feature indigenous ingredients and one-of-a-kind aromas allowing the guests to take a part of Rancho Santana back with them. Our salt is sourced locally from neighbouring salt farms while coconut oil, sugar, and coffee come from various regions of Nicaragua.

Kids Club

Rancho Santana is the perfect place for families to explore, discover, and experience together. Kids at Rancho Santana have access to the incredible Kids Club, babysitting services, and Kids Night Out program. The 2,700 acres are a playground for kids of all ages and the Kids Club offers programs throughout the property, including fun on the farm, and kids excursions, as well as a variety of recreational camps. At the Inn, the Kids Club Studio is a fully equipped play paradise stocked with materials and resources for art projects, story time, games, movies and more! Rancho Santana offers also bilingual and Spanish speaking babysitters.

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Rancho Santana

World-class Surf Resort located on Nicaragua’s pristine Emerald Coast!

Situated on the Southwest Pacific coast between the vast Pacific Ocean and Lake Nicaragua, The Ranch is located on one of the Pacific’s only isthmuses. Bordered on both sides by water,  Rancho Santana enjoys consistent swells and nearly constant offshore breezes. The Ranch boasts 2,700 acres of rolling hills, five unique beaches, a variety of dining options, and a myriad of activities from adventure sports to spa treatments to entertain the whole family!

Whether you’re seeking the luxurious amenities of the boutique Inn or the privacy of an ocean-view home, Rancho Santana provides unique accommodation options inspired by the natural beauty of Nicaragua’s stunning Pacific coast.

The Resort

Fronted by the Pacific Ocean with an unspoiled dry forest landscape, Rancho Santana delivers world-class accommodations and amenities with a dedication to sustainability.

The five distinct beaches allow guests to enjoy a variety of seaside experiences. Playa Santana is considered “the hub” of the property as many of the amenities and services are an easy walk from this locale. This beach is a favourite for surfing, horseback riding, and sunsets and the perfect place for those who wish to enjoy nearby amenities including the signature Sand Dollar Pool and Residence Pool. Playa Rosada is home to The Pool House, and it is perfect for the shell collector, the experienced surfer, or those taking a stroll along the rocks at low tide back to the Clubhouse.

Waves at Rancho Santana

Nicaragua’s southern Pacific coast offers some of Nicaragua’s best surf conditions. Steady offshore breezes combine with a perfectly angled coastline to create world-class surf conditions and warm weather almost 330 days out of the year. Nicaragua has two seasons: dry season typically runs from November through May with little to no precipitation and light winds. From June through November the “green season” sees tropical conditions, sunny days marked with periodic rain and bigger swells.

At Rancho Santana, there is a great variety of waves perfect for beginners and advanced surfers alike. Playa Santana is an amazing barreling and rippable beach break with many fun peaks! Playa Rosada is a pink sand beach, known for its unique left point reef break only accessible for those staying at the resort. Playa Los Perros is home to the Surf Shop, and offers lessons, board rentals and a selection of surf gear.

Why We Love Rancho Santana

World-class surfing at Playa Santana and exclusive access to the left-hander pointbreak of Playa Rosada!

The great selection of luxury accommodations, from the guestrooms at the Inn to the secluded Ocean View Homes!

The wide selection of fun activities for the whole family and the amazing on-site Kids Club!

Ready to surf in Nicaragua?

Accommodation

The Inn at Rancho Santana is a two-story, 17 room boutique oceanfront hotel located on Playa Santana. It offers a variety of unique guestrooms and suites with spacious and private ocean-view terraces. The Residences at the Inn offer three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo-style units with a kitchen and living area.

Nestled on secluded lots the luxurious Ocean-View Homes feature their own pools and offer panoramic views of Nicaragua’s Pacific coastline. Constructed for maximum scenery, these homes require a 4×4 rental vehicle. The Puerta del Mar Villas are two to three bedrooms, condo-style units beachfront on Playa Santana, offering incredible ocean views. The Garden-View Casitas are two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin-style accommodations with kitchens and living areas, a short walk to Playa Santana.

The Cuisine

Renowned for its integrity and authenticity, Rancho Santa strives to use only the freshest natural local ingredients available. Sourced from the organic farm and garden or provided by a local co-op of fishermen, the resort dishes deliver an authentic taste of the best farm-to-table cuisine Nicaragua has to offer.

Located on Playa Santana, La Finca y el Mar serves farm-to-table fare with a Nicaraguan twist: fresh sourced seafood, meats, and organic produce. At The Inn, el Café serves freshly brewed Nicaraguan coffee alongside sandwiches, pastries, smoothies. Boasting an open-air kitchen and terrace dining area, La Boquita serves an ever-changing lineup of wood fire oven pizzas, raspas, and small plates accompanied by a selection of locally brewed craft beers, wines, and signature cocktails. At Playa Los Perros, La Taqueria offers light, fresh beach fare in a rustic, casual setting: baja-style tacos, quesadillas, ceviches, homemade tortillas and garden-fresh salsas are all on the menu.

Activities

Rancho Santana loves finding ways to provide our guests with exclusive experiences and activities and offers a weekly schedule of activities that let you explore and experience the area in a variety of different ways. Join a guided nature hike to explore the flora and fauna around the over 12 miles of trails, try sandboarding at Playa Duna, practise yoga overlooking the Pacific, go for a sunset horseback ride or on a boat fishing trip! Discover the history and natural beauty of Nicaragua through our selection of guided tours of the surrounding area! Guests of Rancho Santana can hit the links on two nearby courses, the 9-hole course at neighbouring Hacienda Iguana, and Guacalito de la Isla’s signature oceanfront 18-hole world-class course!

Wellness

The Spa in El Bosque is a 6,000 sqft spa and wellness sanctuary, built into Rancho Santana’s rugged hillside, offering visitors a calm, cool respite from the Nicaraguan sun and surf. The Spa space features a chilled relaxation room boasting a tranquil terrace with sweeping valley views, massage rooms, deluxe manicure & pedicure lounge, and private treatment cabanas. Inspired by the abundance of natural resources, the products feature indigenous ingredients and one-of-a-kind aromas allowing the guests to take a part of Rancho Santana back with them. Our salt is sourced locally from neighbouring salt farms while coconut oil, sugar, and coffee come from various regions of Nicaragua.

Kids Club

Rancho Santana is the perfect place for families to explore, discover, and experience together. Kids at Rancho Santana have access to the incredible Kids Club, babysitting services, and Kids Night Out program. The 2,700 acres are a playground for kids of all ages and the Kids Club offers programs throughout the property, including fun on the farm, and kids excursions, as well as a variety of recreational camps. At the Inn, the Kids Club Studio is a fully equipped play paradise stocked with materials and resources for art projects, story time, games, movies and more! Rancho Santana offers also bilingual and Spanish speaking babysitters.

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