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Rancho Santana

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Concord, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights at Rancho Santana and absolutely loved it. The location is second to none with remarkable beaches and beautiful sunsets. The staff was friendly, accommodating, and did an astounding job. Special thank you to Jason Sevilla, Taylor Manza naros, Bayardo Cerda, and Oscar Zapata who went above and beyond in working and enhanced our stay with their...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you so much for the kind review. We are pleased to hear you loved your stay at Rancho Santana, we take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can and are sure our staff loved creating a memorable experience for you much as you loved staying with us! We hope you can come back...

Manhattan Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our time at Rancho Santana. We rented one of the ocean view homes on a cliff with a pool (it does not get any better than that!). You do need to rent a car but it's super convenient. The service at the resort was extraordinary. They cared about all of our needs. The food was very good and...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay! We truly do our best to create unforgettable experiences for our guests and we are so pleased you enjoyed so many of the different activities that make Rancho Santana special. We're so excited your time here was so well spent and we look forward to improving our offerings...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in one of the rental homes. One of the nicest we've stayed in anywhere and really reasonably priced. Beautiful resort. Lots of room and some incredible beaches. The ones you have to work a little to get to are totally worth it! Really friendly staff and multi talented. We had a cook come to the home several nights, and...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola! We're thrilled to hear you had such a great time at the Ranch! It sounds like you got to enjoy a lot of the activities that make Rancho Santana a special destination. We work hard to provide the best services possible for our guests and are always happy to hear the hard work has paid off. We appreciate your...

Spicer, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Rancho Santana and had a great 4 days. Five beaches, great 3 bedroom villa, wonderful people, great food. Seems like this place has to be one of the last "best kept secrets!" There were never more than 50 people on a mile of beach! Also a very safe place!

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for sharing your experience! Nicaragua is a beautiful country and we're incredibly proud to be able the share our piece of it. We're always glad when our guests get to truly enjoy everything the Ranch has to offer! We hope you can come back again soon! Hasta pronto!

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to visit. We stayed at a small bungalow close to the main building (5 minute walk) and enjoyed all the comforts of a home with the amenities of a hotel and club house close by. Note, however, that you will be paying close to American prices for everything there vs..what you might expect for being in Nicaragua. That...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! It sounds like you and your kids got to enjoy quite a lot of our amenities while you were visiting. We do our best to provide meaningful experiences for our guests, so we're really happy to hear you had such a great stay at the Ranch. We...

Managua, Nicaragua
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Inn at Rancho Santana while attending my sister's wedding. We are Nicaraguan but had never come to the resort. Wow, were we pleasantly surprised. The Inn is exquisitely decorated, the rooms are perfectly appointed, and the views priceless. The best part was the huge balcony with a chaise lounge and arm chair .... a great place...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola Deanna! We're so happy to hear your time here was so well spent! We love it when Nicaraguans get to experience the #ranchosantanagoodlife and everything it has to offer! Nicaragua, as you know, is a beautiful country and we are so thankful we get to share this piece of it with our guests. We take great pride in providing...

Decatur, Georgia
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

We came here for a friend's birthday and stayed at Casa Brown, a seaside home. We were steps away from the beautiful ocean and also had a pool. The home was in great shape and comfortably sleeps 6. The resort itself was amazing. The people are so friendly and the food was excellent. A lot of the food (such as...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for your kind words! We do our best to create memorable experiences for our guests and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time here. We hope you and your kids can come and visit us soon, we're sure they would enjoy The Kids Club, surfing classes, hiking and our other kid-friendly activities! Hasta pronto!

Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the casitas at the Rancho Santana for 2 nights. Had a great stay. The resort has very nice beaches ( though no water sports available), beautiful pool areas and views. Also offers lighted tennis courts which was a big plus for our family. There is a family of howler monkeys on the property. The restaurant offers gourmet...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for your thoughtful words, we love hearing from our guests! We're pleased to know you had such a great stay. We believe in complementing the amazing nature and views of Rancho with the best experiences and amenities possible . We're glad you enjoyed our tennis court and outdoor yoga and wish you had a chance to experience...

New York
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We recently got married at Rancho Santana Playa Rosada and still beaming with joy! Our entire experience, from coordinating the wedding remotely (from NYC) with Erik & Marivy to the actual ceremony/reception, was seamless! They responded to emails promptly, were extremely flexible and accommodated our many requests. We rented 3 Villas and a few Casitas which were all stunning. The...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you so much for choosing Rancho Santana for your wedding, we can assure you it was as much a pleasure for our team to plan it as it was for you! Our top priority is to balance the rustic nature of the Ranch with the best experiences and services we can provide while still making our guests feel...

Granada, Nicaragua
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing time at Rancho Santana. The staff is very professional and every attention to detail was observed. The concierge service was always available and they provide cell phones to their guests for immediate solutions. 5 beaches to choose from and surfing for all levels. 5 stars.

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Hola Philip! Thank you for writing about your experience! We agree that our five beaches are the highlight of the Ranch and to enhance them, we try to provide the best guest services we possibly can. We're so glad our staff proved to be helpful and attentive and are overjoyed to hear you had such an amazing time. We hope...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rancho Santana, set serenely in the Southwest Pacific offers a collection of distinctive seaside experiences. Though little more than two hours from Nicaragua's capital city of Managua by car, the property has grown into a quiet community that enjoys purity, authenticity, and a somehow romantically rustic elegance. Both residential and resort, "the ranch" boasts over 2,700 acres of majestic land along two miles of shoreline which include five unique beaches. And while this paradise is the perfect setting to do nothing at all but sunbathe and stargaze, its remarkable range of terrain, unique climate and soothing coastal breezes make it a coveted destination for the more active and adventurous traveler. Tucked between the open sea and the immense Lake Nicaragua, "the ranch" has the distinction of being one of the only isthmuses on the entire Pacific Ocean. This unique geographical phenomenon creates gentle tropical breezes, which when paired with year-round warm ocean waters make the beaches' surfing conditions some of the most coveted on the planet. With the early sunrise, "shredders" of all ages and origins take to the breaks of Las Cinco Playas de Rancho Santana, which include some of the world's most vertical waves, providing both visual drama as well as world-class surfing. Lookers-on walk the water's edge watching the surfers dance across the waves while just yards behind them fisherman bring in what will be the evening's fresh catch in the clubhouse's renowned restaurant, La Finca y el Mar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Santana

Address: Comarca Limon #1, Carretera Las Salinas, Tola 48500, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Tola
Price Range: $150 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 75
Also Known As:
Rancho Santana Hotel Popoyo
Rancho Santana Nicaragua/Tola
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chichofilo, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Loved my room on the north side of the hotel. 2nd floor balcony is awesome. Rm 13 perfect.”
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