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Rancho Santana

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Granada, Nicaragua
Reviewed 14 March 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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MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

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...

Reviewed 10 March 2017

My husband and I visited Rancho Santana for our 1 year wedding anniversary on January 28, 2017. This was my fourth trip to RS and his fifth. We love it so much that we are building a beach rental just up the road from La Finca Y El Mar. My first trip to RS left me in awe. To be...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola! Congratulations again on your anniversary! We are glad your trip here was so special, we have so much fun creating experiences for our guests and are excited to know that we succeeded in making your time here memorable. It fills us with pride to hear you've had so many great experiences with us, we truly hope you'll come back...

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I just finished staying at Rancho Santana for the first time and we're already planning a trip back. We stayed in the Villas. This worked out great for us. It has a private pool so it's not as crowded plus you can use the beach right out front. My nine year old daughter took surf lessons and we went horseback...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing Specialist at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We love being able to share the beauty of Rancho Santana with our guests. One of our top priorities is to provide our guests with unique experiences while making them feel right at home. We are so happy to know you had such a great time and hope to see you...

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We are so thankful that we found Rancho Santana! We flew into Managua and hired the private driver to take us to Rancho Santana. While expensive, we thought it was well worth it as he stopped on the way for groceries and on the way back we did some shopping at the market in Masaya. When we do come back...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing Specialist at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you so much for your kind words. It goes without saying, we are grateful you found us too! We are so happy to read you had such a wonderful experience at Rancho and are so proud that our staff were helpful and went above and beyond to make your stay here memorable and special. We hope you will...

Reviewed 1 March 2017

The entire facility exudes a stately elegance. The setting is breathtaking and the accommodations are the finest in Central America. We enjoyed a working weekend by helping a group of talented local and volunteer veterinarians. Travelers will enjoy being away from the frantic world of tourists and all the commercialism that goes along with the masses. Our hosts and the...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing Specialist at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola William B! Thank you so much for staying with us and helping out with the clinic! Nicaragua is a beautiful country and we are proud to be able to share our piece of paradise with our guests. We're so glad you had such a wonderful stay and hope you'll be coming back again soon! Hasta luego!

San Diego, California, Usa
Reviewed 28 February 2017

If you want complete peace and relaxation on secluded, pristine beaches...this is where to find it! This spot in Nicaragua is a true hidden gem that not many people have had the good fortune of experiencing. This was our 5th trip in 8 years to Rancho Santana and every time it just gets better. Since our last trip two years...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing Specialist at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola Julie A! Thank you so much for the thoughtful review and for choosing to stay at Rancho Santana time and time again. It sounds like over the years you've been able to see the Ranch evolve as well as participate in quite a few of its offerings. We look forward to evolving more and creating even greater experiences for...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I had a wonderful weekend at Rancho Santa Ana. Excellent service, gorgeous beaches, wonderful service & delicious food. I am definitely coming back.

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing Specialist at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Rancho Santana, we work hard to make our guests have the best experience possible while staying with us. We truly have a one of a kind offering here and we are so glad to be able to share it with our guests. We hope to see you again...

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The best thing was the beautiful unpopulated beaches. We had our own for a few hours. The concierge was very helpful providing maps, account information and activity information. No need to leave the premises, but depending on where you stay on the property a vehicle is helpful.

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola Kelsie! We love being able to share the natural beauty of the Ranch with our guests. The five beaches are without a doubt one of the highlights of Rancho Santana, we are so glad you enjoyed them as much as we do! We hope to see you soon!

Houston, TX
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Rancho Santana. Our room was AMAZING with the best views (#9), food was absolutely fantastic, views to die for, endless activities and we were in great company! Oh and the surf and waves were huge and tons of fun! We did have a few hiccups though... 1) Bad communication between spa...

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MichelleC_RS, Marketing at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! We are so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the unique experiences Rancho Santana has to offer. We pride ourselves on trying to make our guests feel at home and are very sorry to hear about the issues you experienced at the...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A group of 9 of us stayed in Casa Sara and had an amazing trip. I definitely recommend Rancho Santana to the right type of people. For example, we had scorpions in our room a few times. Not a big deal but that alone might freak some people out. Keep your air conditioner cranked up. Casa Sara is probably a...

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Eduardo A, Manager at Rancho Santana, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us recently! Sounds like you got to do a bit of everything while staying with us. There seems to be some things that we can improve on and we will address those issues accordingly. We hope that you can come back and stay with us again soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre 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 )
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  • 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
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Tola
Price Range: RM652 - RM2,173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 75
Also Known As:
Rancho Santana Hotel Popoyo
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