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Comarca Limon #1, Carretera Las Salinas, Tola 48500 Nicaragua
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 09/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 39 Specialty lodging in Tola
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Hiking
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish

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Stefany M wrote a review Apr 2020
Brentwood, California11 contributions
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Our second trip to Rancho and as always, we had an amazing time. The property is tucked in a preserved forest and along the pacific coast. The food at all of the restaurants are spectacular. All the staff members are extremely friend and attentive! Can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 7, 2020
Hola Stefany, We're so happy to hear you had an amazing time staying with us once again. We take pride in creating a one of a kind experience for our guests. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us!
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Alyson B wrote a review Mar 2020
Florida15 contributions
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Rancho Santana is a beautiful, high end secluded resort on the pacific in Nicaragua l. It is very peaceful and quiet with lovely rooms, high-end amenities and delicious cuisine. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. There are several experiences on the property but you need a shuttle or car to drive there. There are 5 beaches but again, you need shuttle or car. The waves in Nicaragua are WILD! It is also breezy which is nice or can hurt a bit while you stand on the beach getting hit by sand! The sunsets were extraordinary! This isn’t the type of place you go for a crazy night life, but if you are looking for a wonderful, relaxing vacation with some adventures as well, then I definitely recommend it!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded Mar 16, 2020
Hola Alyson! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We're so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy some down time at the Ranch, we do our best to offer a variety of activities and experiences, but we definitely agree that the highlight is in the beautiful surroundings and beaches. We are incredibly to hear our staff were not only helpful but made you feel right at home. Please visit us again soon!
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Travelfoolish272 wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Very attractive and comfortable resort with great amenities. The rooms are gorgeous and very comfortable. The service was impressive from room cleanliness and the overall service of all the staff I interacted with. But my favorite is the tranquil but yet professional atmosphere of the resort and the friendliness and sincerity of the staff.
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Hola! Thank you for sharing. We're so happy to hear you had such a wonderful time at the Ranch, and we're very proud of our amazing staff who always work so hard to great lasting memories for our guests. We hope you will visit us again soon.
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Cyndee C wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
great service, beautiful setting, great food, several amenities or activity options, great spa services and yoga facility. Food was fabulous, best chicken sandwich ever. Great Hamburger and the fish dishes were outstanding. Good wine list. Bar servers were very attentive. The pools were clean and well maintained. Wi-Fi everywhere.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Mar 16, 2020
Hola Cyndee! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad to hear you had a great stay at the Ranch and were able to enjoy some incredible activities and experiences while you were here. We hope you will visit us again soon!
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abby m wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York46 contributions10 helpful votes
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We chose Rancho as a surf destination for our family vacation with teenage boys. It ended up being perfect for surfing but so, so much more. Truth be told, I felt a little hesitant to travel to Nicaragua amidst security concerns, but before, during and after our stay at Rancho I never, ever felt at all unsafe. The transfer from Managua was seamless (albeit long)- count on 3 hours, but I never felt safety compromised and the Managua Airport was great. Upon arrival the accommodations were luxurious, and the surroundings were gorgeous. The on site garden was amazing...and the farm to table food was so fresh and delicious. We spent a few hours each day hiking on the extensive trails that wind throughout the property (felt 100% safe- more so than in many place I have recently visited), did spa treatments, horseback riding, dune surfing and yoga. Each beach is more beautiful than the next- make sure to visit them all. It was an amazing trip and I can't wait to go back soon.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Hola Abby! Thank you for sharing your experience. It is reviews and comments like this that make us proud of the work we do and the amazing staff we have at the Ranch. We're glad to know you and your boys were all able to find something enjoy every day, and we can't wait to have you guys back!
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PRICE RANGE
$333 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rancho santana hotel popoyo
LOCATION
NicaraguaRivas DepartmentTola
NUMBER OF ROOMS
96
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rancho Santana
Which popular attractions are close to Rancho Santana?
Nearby attractions include Popoyo Beach (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rancho Santana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rancho Santana?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rancho Santana?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Rancho Santana?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rancho Santana?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Finca y el Mar, Magnific Rock, and Pili's Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rancho Santana?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Rancho Santana have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rancho Santana offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Rancho Santana offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rancho Santana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Rancho Santana have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.