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This Summer, Surf Nicaragua’s Best Waves at Rancho Santana

This August, discover the most coveted wellness destination in Central America. Rancho Santana boasts 2,700 acres and is home to luxurious accommodations, world-class surfing, and boundless experiences. Rancho Santana is kicking off a series of wellness and adventure-focused retreats with the Surf and Serenity Retreat, to be hosted by South African surf sensation Tanika Hoffman. The Nicaraguan tropics make endless summer possible, with 330 days of desirable surf conditions.   

 Embark on a surf adventure to the renowned warm waters of the Emerald Coast. Uncrowded lineups and consistent swells are a luxury hard to find, but Southern Nicaragua delivers – the Nicaragua Surf Report says it all.  

With a curated itinerary, participants will enjoy daily surf lessons alongside Tanika, farm-to-table meals, and restorative yoga classes for a week. Prepare to enjoy the definition of a true surfer’s paradise on the pristine Emerald Coast.  

Surfer’s paradise
Memorable Experiences


This wellness retreat is open for beginner and intermediate surfers stoked to catch quality waves. Guests can start their day with pristine views of Playa Los Perros as they paddle out accompanied by their surf coach. Venture out to the uncrowded peaks and be ready to spot local fauna during your session at Los Perros. The neighboring break, Panga Drops, is known for holding any swell size and is a favorite among intermediate and advanced surfers.  

Cool off after a sunny surf session at any of the luxurious amenities located close by, including the open-air Taquería, home to the best Baja-style tacos. Hungry for adrenaline? Take the adventure to another level at Playa Santana, this beach break features dreamy barrels and friendly locals 




Surfing and yoga surely bring the best out of everyone. Embrace the opportunity to make unforgettable memories with a diverse group of people. Bond over bonfires, majestic views across our expansive estate, and magical sunsets. Elevate the sunset experience by contemplating the glassy ocean from a private boat that will take guests to prime surf spots. Lifetime memories will be captured daily by an experienced in-water photographer. 

Celebrate Fresh Flavors

The resort is truly a mecca for surfers and connoisseurs of fine dining. Throughout the property and on the pristine shores of the Emerald Coast, rest our four ocean-front restaurants. Our culinary team has crafted menus that celebrate the farm-to-table movement and Nicaraguan flavors. Fuel and nourish your body with dishes that highlight fresh produce and ingredients straight from our on-site farm and garden and local co-ops. 

Sign up for a unique opportunity to disconnect from the city buzz and reconnect with nature. A one-of-a-kind surfing and relaxation experience awaits. Are you up for the ride?