If you have ever visited Nicaragua, you know how enchanting this country can be. The people are joyful, proud, and welcoming; the setting is unlike any other—unspoiled, lush, and uncrowded. The Emerald Coast especially, has long been a place of relaxation—everything here from the pristine ocean and the vast forest invites you to experience mindful wellness.
Rancho Santana is a perfect marriage of all the things that make Nicaragua the ideal wellness destination. An enormous property with miles and miles of forests and five different beaches set in the rural town of Limón. An oasis of tranquility, a welcome pause from the hustle and bustle of city life, a place where you can reconnect with nature and with yourself.
A celebration of Nicaraguan ingredients and traditions with a twist, our menus feature fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients from our farm and garden and trusted suppliers. Nourish your soul with a holistic approach to wellness and enjoy the ritual of sharing a delicious culinary experience with loved ones at any of our four distinct restaurants. After all, nothing unites and brings people together like flavorful, carefully, and thoughtfully prepared food.
One can argue that wellness is a state of mind, something that can be found across the world. Rancho Santana is certainly not the only destination with a wellness component, but what sets it apart? According to Wellness Director Eva Avjean, “The Ranch offers a truly immersive experience, from the moment you walk up the steps up The Spa in El Bosque your worries and stressors melt away. The Spa is a space of calm, positive energy, inviting you to surrender to stillness and escape from the sensory overload of the outside world. This positive energy resounds in everything we do at The Spa, including the therapists and attendants.”
Begin your experience at The Spa in El Bosque in the plunge pools, the contrast therapy will leave you revitalized. After, pamper yourself with treatments ranging from wellness massages and facial treatments to holistic therapies such as acupuncture, thai massage and more. When you leave—if you ever do—you will be feeling renewed and floating on a cloud long after.
When it comes to moving your body, the property offers space for a whole range of physical activities that will improve your overall health. Nestled among the trees, our Yoga Studio fills you with the sounds of nature and an unrivaled view. Here you will experience yoga and wellness like never before, the extra elements of complete tranquility and calm are present throughout the class. Unwind in the majestic view of Playa Santana, a wonderful reminder of our place on this earth.
At our wellness resort, we’re home to some of the best breaks in the region. When you surf on one of our beaches, you’re sure to be charmed by our waves, the friendly regulars, and the lack of huge crowds.
Not a surfer? Try a natural wellness hike along our trails, and you may get a glimpse at the local fauna. Home to flocks of butterflies, monkeys, and even deer, the ranch remains a sanctuary for wildlife living on this property.
The escape from sensory overload can be found in every corner of The Ranch—whether you enjoy the more classic examples of physical wellness or spend time embracing adventure. Whatever your choice, the soothing, and healing presence of nature – its sounds, smells and picturesque views – is always present, inviting you to relax, rejuvenate, relive and reconnect.