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Limon 1, Popoyo, Nicaragua
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Costa Rica
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent customer service. Great food. The new hotel is just gorgeous. We stayed at Casa Campana and it was awesome place, silent up to 10 people. My son surfed and we have had a great horse ride at the beach. We came back with a big smile and wanting to go back soon.

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Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Rancho Santana in July of 2014 for my best friend's wedding. It was fantastic. I stayed with friend's at Casa Guapa. Everything was perfect. The staff was friendly, food was excellent, and the spa treatments were so good I went several times! I would definitely recommend taking a trip here. Whether it's with your spouse, your family, or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two weeks at RS with our extended family staying in several villas. The property is one of the most beautiful places we've been. The facilities are nice and the staff very friendly friendly and helpful. The food is excellent and a very good value. Brian, the manager of the restaurant, was helpful with our large group getting tables,... More 

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new york
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14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at one of the villas which was walking distance from the beach and clubhouse, for 4 nights, Dec 23-27. We had heard of RS via a podcast that my husband listened to, and planned the rest of our nicaragua itinerary around staying at the ranch. It was well worth it. The villa was lovely and well-appointed, and we... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent Dec. 20-28 at Rancho Santana with our 3 kids (high school and college aged.) My husband selected the destination, and we were all a bit skeptical. It started out a bit bumpy, but by the end, we never wanted to leave! First of all, do not rent a car at the Managua airport. Rancho's rental car office closes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Our stay at Rancho was simply perfect. From learning to surf with Isabelle to horseback riding through the nearby town and on the beach, we never had a dull moment! Make it a goal to check out all five of the beaches – they're spectacular. And if you're more into relaxing, I'd recommend yoga followed by a massage. Whatever you... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Excellent resort with the right mix of luxury and nature. Many accommodation options for different size groups and prices. Clubhouse has very good restaurant and bar along with salt water pool. Highlight are the 5 different beaches each offering a different experience. We stayed at a house on a remote ridge top and felt very secure the whole time. Highly... More 

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Squamish, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

O ya, this food is exceptional- however the service semi..and the interior design is sensational- but the local loitering of teens dropping bombshell and trying to sound off how 'cool' they are? Hey been there, done that but as a more grown up muppet, I really just was trying to enjoy my fab lobster and bottle of Pinot Gris without... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I recently attended the wedding of a family member at this wonderful resort. This is a First Class resort with pools, restaurants, bar, yoga, horse back riding, golf, surfiing, fishing and many deserted beaches to just chill out at. There is a variety of accommodation to fit most budgets from sharing 2 bedroom Casitas, or 1-3 bedroom... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We rented a house here with friends, last year. It was amazing. The house was Casa Tara. An ultimate infinity pool, overlooking the water....lots of bedrooms, including a guest house....one of the very most beautiful places on earth! I recommend going to stay ANYWHERE in Rancho Santana to everyone! It's a gated community with an awesome restaurant within the property,... More 

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Address: Limon 1, Popoyo, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Popoyo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 75
Also Known As:
Rancho Santana Hotel Popoyo
Rancho Santana Nicaragua/Popoyo

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