A Unique Location

Tucked between the vast Pacific and immense Lake Nicaragua, Rancho Santana has the distinction of being one of the only isthmuses on the entire Pacific Ocean. An isthmus is defined as a strip of land that is bordered on both sides by water, yet connected on each end by land. This rare geographical phenomenon gives the Ranch nearly constant breezes.

These breezes are an enjoyment all their own, but also create some of the world’s most vertical waves, providing both visual drama as well as world-class surfing.

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Stunning Residential & Vacation Homes

Oceanview Vacation Rentals at Rancho Santana Nicaragua

Visitors can take in incredible ocean, mountain, and valley views from countless spots throughout the ranch.

Rancho Santana provides both resort amenities for vacationers and special group occasions as well as residential options for those seeking a second home in the sun and/or investing in emerging markets.  With the opening of The Inn, guests will delight in the unique variety of accommodations available throughout the ranch, each showcasing the rugged, natural beauty of Nicaragua’s stunning Pacific coast.  The residential component of the project is dispersed throughout the various neighborhoods of our property, which have been strategically plotted for maximum scenery and privacy.

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The Inn

A two-story, 17 room “boutique” inspired hotel featuring its own art gallery, courtyard, café, and lounge.

Ocean-View Homes

Architectural Digest could feature these lavish houses with their stylish décor.

Puerta del Mar Villas

Two and three bedroom villas with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby mountains.

Garden-view Casitas

A picturesque village of 21 two-bedroom villas delightfully landscaped with tropical flora.

The Restaurant

Situated on Playa Santana and offering authentic farm-to-table fine dining, our restaurant sources its food from its own multi-acre organic garden as well as the neighboring ocean.  Its name is La Finca y El Mar (The Farm and the Sea) and it strives to serve only ingredients locally grown on the ranch (or formerly swimming nearby!).

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La Finca y el Mar at Rancho Santana Nicaragua

Whole red snapper entree at La Finca y el Mar
Lunch at La Finca y el Mar
Fresh Seafood at La Finca y el Mar
Dining Room at La Finca y el Mar
Outdoor fine dining on the terrace at La Finca y el Mar

A Culinary Weekend with Chef Sam Talbot

February 18th-21st, 2016

Rancho Santana and its fawned-over, fresh, fine dining restaurant, La Finca y el Mar, are looking forward to welcoming Chef Sam Talbot for their next installment of A Culinary Weekend.  The event series launched as an informal and intimate gathering of foodies from near and far to reap the tasty benefits while a Michelin-star or James Beard-caliber chef is introduced to our Southwest Pacific residential resort.

Click here to learn more about our February 2016 Culinary Weekend.

Poolside cabanas at Playa Santana

The Perfect Destination

Bring your family and friends on a unique vacation. Plan your visit today.

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