Month: September 2021

A recap of this summer at Rancho Santana.

With autumn fast approaching, we’re happy to report that it’s been a successful summer for The Ranch. More and more families are flocking to our five beaches for a much-needed change of scenery.

Our team had their hands full this summer, hosting new and familiar faces alike, including two weddings and an extended family reunion. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! So, reflecting on the end of such a great season, we’d like to share some of our favorite reviews from recent guests.

A recent guest from NY shared an effusive email with us about her stay and even wrote about us on her blog.

There are some trips that really resonate with you no matter how many places you see and Nicaragua will always be one of my favorites. It’s hard to pin down every minute detail that made the trip so memorable, but to start the people of Nicaragua are so friendly and I can’t say that for every place I’ve been. From the moment we arrived, everyone treated us as lifelong friends and that is the type of kindness that I’ll never forget. Those with true wanderlust travel to take back a piece of every place with them. You never return home the same person you left as and I can say Nicaragua has changed me.”

Sydney Braat — So Sydney NY

Sydney Braat — So Sydney NY

And she wasn’t the only one. We also got some amazing reviews on TripAdvisor:

To read numerous more reviews from recent guests of The Ranch, you can visit our TripAdvisor page here.

Horseback Trail Riding | Mountain Bike Trail Update

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Horseback Trail Riding and Mountain Bike Trails

Rancho Santana is home to many trails and as the community has continued to grow, we’ve found a need to formalize the rules for using the trails in the area. For the safety of our users and owners, we have decided to designate our trails for specific uses.

Horseback Trail Riding

Horseback trail riding is allowed on trails marked Horses & Pedestrians and Multi-purpose. Horses are allowed on trails like Ruta Los Monos and Ruta Los Arboles. Horses are also allowed on the multi-purpose trail to Playa Escondida.

Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain biking is allowed on trails marked Biking and Pedestrian and Multi-purpose. Mountain bikes are allowed on trails like Ruta a Los Perros, Ruta Bella Vista, and Ruta a Playa Duna. Mountain biking is also allowed on the multi-purpose trail leading to Playa Escondida.

Map of Trails

We’ve also taken this opportunity to update our trail map (below) and make it easier to navigate and use.

Horseback trail riding, mountain biking, and hiking map of trails at Rancho Santana.

Enjoying Rancho Santana’s Trails Safely

This change allows our community members to enjoy the trails safely and with no concern for collisions. Those who enjoy running and hiking can use all trails — always yielding to riders, but horses and bikes will be limited to their designated trails or multi-use trails only.

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mountain biking Rancho Santana activity