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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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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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Customer Reviews

Lissette De Boer 30/06/24

Google
Giulia was incredibly helpful in booking our surf trip! Strongly recommend using AWAVE for any surf packages. We will definitely be contacting her again. Thank you!

Fabs Alegria 19/05/24

TrustPilot
Trip of a lifetime. First and foremost I'd like to thank James Colston from Awave Travel, for assisting me in every which way to help book one of the most memorable experiences I've had in my life. He was extremely responsive and answered every single question I had, even the dumb ones haha. As for AYADA, holy dooly, that place is paradise! Absolutely breathtaking, I couldn't believe I was actually walking around such a beautiful island! Big love to the staff at Magu Restaurant, seeing as how I ate there pretty much everyday, they were amazing! Very switched on and quick off the mark to help with anything that was needed. A special mention to Dhaboa and the captain who took me out surfing! I cannot speak highly enough about their friendly, helpful and straight up on point expertise. With Dhaboa picking the spots to surf and tips on where to sit to catch the best waves on the day, to the wonderful captain himself, filming and sending me videos of the waves I caught.
Absolute legends! Made my surf trip! Best holiday I've ever been on to this date.

Carlos 30/06/24

TrustPilot
Reliable travel agency to book a surf trip - Both Giulia and James were very reactive and adivsed on the best options. In our case we made a boat trip in Maldives. It is the second time we use Awave Travel to do a surftrip to Maldives and we have had a very good experience in both cases. They are a reliable and trustworthy travel agency, I highly recommend them.

Tatsiana Radchanka 04/21/2024

Google
Amazing surf camp. Felt at home there. Super nice, kind, helpful staff. Any of my requests has been satisfied. Highly recommended!

Charles Viellevoye 03/27/2024

TrustPilot
Very professional team. Giulia is always on and have an accurate answer to all my questions. The boat trip was incredibly well organised. Nothing was missing.

Emily Bullen 04/03/2024

TrustPilot
Professional and Top Notch! From the moment we started planning our trip AWAVE was responsive and professional. We had a lot of back and forth picking the perfect location and resort and James and Giulia were patient and helpful. The resort we stayed at, AYADA in the Maldives, was beautiful and relaxing- great for families and couples! It was perfect for us- we have 1 surfer in the family, he was able to enjoy the waves and we also were able to enjoy the reef and snorkel as a family. Our kids loved the kids club and the private pool on the beach villas was amazing. The alcohol is expensive if you don’t do full board but that is to be expected. Wonderful vacation and amazing travel agency! Definitely recommend!!

Cobus and Jackie Van Aswegen 10/19/23

Google
awesome last minute trip which was well communicated, friendly crew and great surf guide! waves were not the best but we realised at the time of booking that it was end of season. crew could not be more friendly and willing to help all the time - chef prepared a wide variety of food and never any complaints on that front - thanks!!!... we will be back for more!

Steve 10/07/23

TrustPilot
I've used Awave twice ... so far. This is the second time I've used Awave for a trip to the maldives. Stayed in 2 different resorts this time. They've always been incredibly prompt at replying and handled everything for us, making sure the 2 Resorts were in touch to get us transfered half way through our trip. At one of the resorts I even bumped into Giulia and Delia who were out there surfing at the time. There's no doubt in my mind that I'll use awave again if I'm booking a surf trip

Donald Ayres 11/06/23

TrustPilot
Indonesia Surf Trip/ Java/Bali/Sumba - James Colston was my representative from AWAVE - I’m an older solo surfer and James was attentive, respectful, extremely responsive from the initial planning stages all the way through the booking. And he was so patient with all my crazy questions along the way. I couldn’t have been more pleased with James’s level of service. Thank you James

Alex Daish 12/28/23

TrustPilot
Giulia was an amazing person to book with. I was overwhelmed with choices initially, but AWAVE knew their stuff and helped me with my options and even suggested delaying my trip so I could go to a certain hotel which ended up being the best decision I made all year.
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