Slip into Central American, multi-award-winning magnificence when you book a stay at Rancho Santana on Nicaragua’s rugged Pacific Coast. Experience boutique solitude and serenity at this resort set on 2,700 acres of forested hills, stunning cliffs, and five peaceful beaches. Guests of Rancho Santana can:
- Indulge in luxurious treatments at the Spa in El Bosque with a signature therapy using local ingredients
- Explore miles of hiking, horseback riding, and secluded beaches spread throughout the grounds
- Relax poolside with ice-cold cocktail in hand, while nibbling on light bites from the pool bar
- Spend a day on the water paddle boarding, surfing, swimming, fishing, and more
With spacious rooms themed in relation to the four major elements of fire, wind, water, and earth, you’ll feel an immediate spiritual and physical connection to the lush landscape in which you find yourself.
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Rancho Santana’s boutique property hosts 38 individually decorated guest rooms within its Inn and Residences. With high ceilings accented with wooden beams, bathrooms featuring hand-painted tiles, and furniture and other design flourishes designed and built right on site, you’ll once again feel grounded in place by the contextual and complimentary fabrics and wall art. An iPad concierge in each room also adds ease of communication between guests and staff.
Spread across five guest room types and apartment-like suites, Rancho Santana offers up every room type and amenity any traveler could want from the outdoor adventurists, to beach bum, and family seeking fun in the sun. From single guestrooms with one king bed and bath and private ocean view, to the Family Suite connecting two rooms together via a shared vestibule, each room is designed for your comfort. Some rooms feature soaking tubs and separate sitting areas. The hotel’s “Residences” offers three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo-style units with full kitchens and their own separate living areas – perfect for groups getaways or multi-generation family holidays.
With its own onsite organic farm providing produce and area fishermen providing fresh catch daily, the food and dining options at Rancho Santana couldn’t get any fresher or more natural. You’ll enjoy savoring local flavors, strong Nicaraguan coffees, and delectable beach bites.
La Finca y el Mar – Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this restaurant offers guests farm-to-table dishes of organic vegetables and locally sourced seafood and meat.
El Café – For a quick pick-me-up, guests can head to el Café where Nicaraguan coffee is complemented by pastries, smoothies, and sandwiches.
La Boquita – Located at the pool at Playa Rosada, La Boquita features an open-air kitchen with outdoor dining and an ever-changing menu of wood-fired oven pizzas, raspas, and small plates, along with craft beer, wine, and cocktails.
La Taqueria – Set on the beautiful beach at Playa los Perros, La Taqueria serves beach fare like Baja-style tacos, quesadillas, and ceviche for breakfast and lunch.
With five unique beaches, an expansive spa, and options for both on- and off-site excursions, a stay at Rancho Santana means making hard decisions like whether to snorkel or swim, hike or horseback ride, or spend the day pampering yourself poolside.
Whether it’s a day at the Spa in El Bosque where you can treat yourself to massages, skincare, and body treatments using local indigenous and organic ingredients. Take a dip in the hot and cold contrast therapy pools or opt for an alternative therapy like acupuncture, reflexology, reiki, and more.
If a spa day is a little too sedate for you, head to the water for snorkeling, swimming, SUP, surfing, and bodyboarding, or head to the hills for horseback riding and hiking among the lush coastal forests.
Rancho Santana can also provide offsite tours like trips to nearby volcanos, zipline parks, and more.
Set on Pacific Coast near the small city of Tola, Rancho Santana holds the distinction of being perched on an isthmus with stunning sea and forest views along with access to five unique and beautiful beaches. Surrounded by pristine natural beauty and secluded from major cosmopolitan areas, Rancho Santana offers a reclusive retreat where relaxation, fun, and solitude come as easily as the area’s perfect surfing waves.
- Costa Esmeralda Airport is 10.8 km / 6.7 mi – about 18 minutes away by car