Rancho Santana is a world-class resort and residential community located on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. It boasts 2,700 acres of rolling hills and two miles of rocky and dramatic shore, broken up by five distinct beaches each offering their own unique experiences.
Rancho Santana provides guests the technological comforts of first world living while maintaining the quiet and rustic appeal of the area. The Ranch boasts two clubhouses with pools, a Beach & Surf Club with a convenient one-stop shop for all your “day at the beach” essentials, art gallery, riding stables, spa, yoga and fitness studio, kids club, on and off-property tours, stand up paddleboarding, surf lessons and rentals, horseshoe pit and bocce ball court. It will be easy to fill your day with a variety of different activities, but make sure to leave a few hours for total relaxation at the beach. The natural beauty is remarkable. Soak in the sun, and take in your surroundings; admire the crystalline ocean, vibrant wildflowers, and array of reptiles and animals like the critically endangered Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles.
When hunger stirs, enjoy four on-site restaurants each renowned for its integrity and authenticity. Refresh your pallet with homemade ice cream at el Café, or keep it spicy with a fish taco at Los Perros’ La Taqueria. Eat like a King at La Finca y el Mar by ordering the signature Surf and Turf, prepared with fruits and vegetables grown from its own organic garden. Each meal will deliver an authentic taste of the best farm-to-table cuisine Nicaragua has to offer.
An awe-inspiring property in a unique location, visiting Rancho Santana is a vacation you won’t want to miss!
Services & Amenities
THE INN & RESIDENCES:
Rooms are only a few steps away from Playa Santana beach!
- Guestroom/Suite: 409-710 sq.ft.
- 3 Bedroom Residence: 1,800 sq.ft.
Ocean-View Home with infinity pool, multi-level indoor and outdoor living areas, fully equipped kitchen and grill, and direct access to Playa Escondida beach!
- 4 Bedroom Home: 6,000 sq.ft.
- Kids club
- Tennis court
- Beach access
- Riding stables
- Pool bar and cabanas
- On and off-site tours
- Yoga and fitness studio
- Galeria Rancho Santana
- Stand up paddleboarding
- Four onsite dining venues
- Grocery store - La Tienda
- Surfing rentals and lessons
- The Clubhouse at Playa Santana
- The Pool House at Playa Rosada
- Pool table, horseshoe pit and bocce court
- The Beach & Surf Club at Playa Los Perros
- Wireless internet
- Pre-arrival grocery service available
- Complimentary onsite shuttle service
- In-home dining (available upon request)
- Airport transportation (available upon request)
Please Note: While the Inn rooms do not have a T.V. there is WiFi to stream on your devices. All 3-Bedroom Residences have T.V. and full kitchen. Guests must rent a 4x4 vehicle while staying in Villa Escondida; you may do so through the onsite Dollar Rental Car facility.
View our detailed Trip Guide below for further information about the property, location, transportation, residence details and amenities, dining recommendations, activities and attractions!
Playa Santana is a favorite surfing and fishing destination for both guests and residents. For those who wish to enjoy a beach with the most amenities nearby, Playa Santana meets those expectations as The Inn, clubhouse, and pool bar & cabanas are only steps away.
Playa Rosada is a quaint, pink sand, land-locked beach. The Pool House and La Boquita, one of the newest dining venues, is located here. A perfect beach for the avid shell collector or to enjoy a beautiful sunset, barbecue or picnic.
Playa Escondida is known as the “hidden beach.” It is a long stretch of sand land-locked within the Rancho Santana grounds, and is practically cut off from the world. You won’t have to worry about lack of privacy here as it’s not uncommon to have the beach all to yourself.
Playa Duna is another land-locked beach within the compound. Very few people have ever been on it as it requires some hiking and climbing to reach. However, as difficult as the climb may be, your efforts are rewarded with stunning rock formations and famous dunes.
Playa Los Perros is the southernmost beach and nearly four miles long. You can visit the Beach & Surf Club for you to rent the perfect surfboard for an afternoon surf lesson. With virtually no rocks along the beautiful white sands, it is one of Nicaragua’s best swimming beaches.