Rancho Santana is a world-class resort and residential community located on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. It boasts 2,700 acres of rolling hills and two miles of rocky and dramatic shore, broken up by five distinct beaches nestled in their own hideaways. Make the Ranch your home, visit for a stellar vacation, or host a special event.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
The Perfect Destination
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“Through its artistic details, innovative food and drink options, commitment to nature and high level of service, the Inn at Rancho Santana achieves the delicate balance of chilled-out luxury."
"The place that best encapsulates Nicaragua’s balance between five-star luxury and rustic charm, though, is Rancho Santana."
“Rancho Santana is simply stunning.”
"Inexpensive beautiful land and a cost of living at fraction of what it is in the U.S."
"The Next Luxury Destination: Nicaragua"
"The ease of purchasing land, tax incentives, low crime and a laid-back lifestyle on a gorgeous stretch of coast make it appealing"