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Rancho Santana

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Limon 2, Popoyo, Nicaragua
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Rancho Santana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friends of ours got married at Rancho Santana and we are SOOOO thankful they did! At first, we had our doubts- we're like, "You REALLY want us to fly to Nicaragua, take a 2 hour bus ride to some resort? I mean, we love you, but really??" Upon arrival to the resort... we totally got it. The stunning views, excellent... More

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La Jolla, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful clubhouse, amazing location, great service and the restaurant is as good as any 5 star restaurant in the world. Also, my girlfriend had a medical emergency when we were there and managers Erik Wetz and Alberto Payan were so helpful and did everything they could to support us in this manner...very professional and will help make every experience special.... More

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I ( 2 aduls, 2 adult children and 2 teens) just got back from a week at rancho Santana. We rented a beautiful home called Casa Cognoscenti on the ranch. It has amazing views, an awesome pool and the funishing were absolutely beautiful. It was our first trip to Nicaragua and we certainlychose well. Staying at the... More

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Hidden Hills, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would never have chosen to go to Nicaragua for a family vacation, but my two teen sons were begging to go there for a surf vacation because of all the left breaks around Santana. My expectations were low, and those expectations were blown away. the weather was fantastic-usually sunny and hot, but also usually dry. Weather-wise, the wind was... More

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Mercer Island, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

staying at rancho santana was better than I expected. the condo we stayed in was in a great location near the club house and beach. we could walk most places, but rented a car so we could get to the other beaches on the property which were quite a distance away. the food at the resort was reasonably priced and... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I selected this resort because of the location and other reviews. The beauty of the property is breath-taking. Views of the Pacific Ocean are easy from nearly every Villa. The club house and sand-dollar pool overlook the Ocean. Sunsets are spectacular. This property has been in existence since 1997 and their plan for growth is strategic and well placed. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We'll Be Coming Back! We booked our trip through Waterways Travel and stayed at the Ventana a las Olas house. My husband had been wanting to do a surf trip for several years. We are so happy we chose to stay at one of the homes at Rancho Santana - it really met and exceeded our expectations. Here is why:... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Came here thinking it would be just a beach hangout. It had so much more. Horseback riding, surfing, hiking, car tours. And there is so much to do if you look a bit. Facilities were great and food was too.

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Jupiter, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you like classy accomodations, adventure, and world class food, you'll love Rancho Santana. I've been there four times in as many years. I like it so much I got hitched there. Here's why I love it: It's NOT a resort - you don't feel like you are staying in a cookie cutter room. The Villa's feel like cozy mansions... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My fiancé and I stayed 5 days in one of the villas on the beach at Rancho Santana. I have to say that not once were we disappointed. The villa was incredible and was just steps away from the beach, pool, restaurant, and the spas. Our maid was friendly and quite efficient each day. The restaurant food and service was... More

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Stephanie J, Marketing Specialist at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Saludos John! We are so glad you and your fiancé had the opportunity to experience “the good life” here at Rancho Santana. You’re right that the villas are in a great location if you want to be close to the main amenities! Next time you visit, make sure to rent a car (even for a day!) from our on-site rental... More

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Address: Limon 2, Popoyo, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Popoyo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Rancho Santana Hotel Popoyo
Rancho Santana Nicaragua/Popoyo

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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 nestled in their own hideaways. Make the Ranch your home, or visit for special events. ... more   less 
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