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Rancho Santana

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#2 of 33 Specialty lodging in Tola
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Comarca Limon #1, Carretera Las Salinas, Tola 48500 Nicaragua
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Augusto C Sandino Airport49 mi
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My girlfriend and I recently stayed a week at Rancho Santana. It was my first time in Nicaragua so I was a little apprehensive. We landed in Managua and took a small charter plane to Tola and drove the remainder of the way. As soon as we arrived we were greeted warmly by a
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Property's Favorite Review
We recently returned to New York City after an amazing week long vacation at Rancho Santana. It is truly a very special place that has not left our minds ever since. The property was developed relatively recently, but has an old-world feel and one never forgets they are in
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I stayed at the residents of the inn at Rancho Santana and had a truly one of a kind experience. With beaches, pools, hiking trails, and nature just yards away it's a perfect getaway whether its adventure or relaxation you are seeking. The staff truly made us feel like family
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Response from NahimaBonilla, Front Office Manager at Rancho Santana
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Alexa, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so happy your vacation exceeded expectations and proud to hear Yanira went above and beyond to make your trip a special one. I will let her know how much of an impact she made on your experience. We love being able to share this beautiful property with our guests, whether it be through on-site activities like monkey scouting, horseback riding and of course, surfing, or off-property tours we do our best to highlight the best of this beautiful country. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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The staff did an amazing job from start to finish- I was really impressed with the talent and great people that management has hired. We had Rancho Santana pick us up from Liberia(SW fly's direct to Liberia) and the transportation went smoothly- even across the boarder (they
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Response from NahimaBonilla, Front Office Manager at Rancho Santana
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hola, Thank you so much for your kind review. We truly appreciated your kinds words about our staff. We love that you experienced a taste of true Nicaraguan hospitality. We do our best to create a one of a kind experiences that will leave an imprint on our guests long after they leave. We hope to see you again soon!
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We have recently returned from a trip to Nicaragua where we spent almost a week at Rancho Santana in a Puerta del Mar Villa (2 adults, 3 kids). The beauty of this resort is outstanding, and all (yes, ALL) of the staff are incredibly friendly, helpful and genuinely want you to
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Response from MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana
Responded Apr 16, 2019
Hola Chelsea! We're so happy to hear you had a wonderful time vacationing at the Ranch. We love hearing from our guests and we truly feel proud knowing that the Ranch exceeded your, and your family's expectations. We do our best to highlight the beautiful rustic nature of this property while providing our guests with a variety of activities and experiences. Whether it be adventure packed family getaway or a relaxing escape for those who prefer some quiet we aim to create a unique and memorable experience for all. The Ranch is home to some breathtaking sights but we find it is our staff who make it a truly one of a kind destination, we'll be sure to share your comments with them. We hope to see you again soon!
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$256 - $508 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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