The Ranch

Rancho Santana is a world-class resort and residential community located on Nicaragua’s pristine Emerald Coast. “The Ranch” boasts 2,700 acres of rolling hills, five unique beaches, a variety of dining options, and activities from adventure sports to a menu of wellness offerings.

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Fun For the Entire Family

Stay 3-nights or more at The Residences with your family and enjoy complimentary meals for all kids 13 and under.

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Our Accommodations

Whether you’re seeking the luxurious amenities of a boutique inn or the privacy of an ocean-view home, Rancho Santana provides unique accommodation options inspired by the rugged, natural beauty of Nicaragua’s stunning Pacific coast.

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Our Story

December of 2007 marked twenty years since six friends (our “Accidental Developers”) visited Nicaragua to scope out a piece of land for sale. They were introduced to a man named Antonio Granados, whose family owned the property. Sr. Granados personally showed them the rugged, sprawling 2,700 acres. As they walked and climbed and dined together, he shared his vision of what the ranch could be with time and with a community behind it. They were hooked.

In the years to come, our founders remained close with Sr. Granados and his family. They worked together to build homes for themselves and their friends. Additional homes brought the need for infrastructure. Roads were built, water filtration systems and electricity were put in place. More homes, clubhouses, restaurants, and the riding stables soon followed. Most recently, The Inn & Residences were created as a boutique luxury accommodation for visitors. The world took notice, and now we find ourselves among Travel & Leisure’s top hotels of the world. Rancho Santana is ever-evolving but remains ruggedly elegant.​​

Travel + Leisure

We are thrilled to announce that Rancho Santana is once again nominated for the Travel + Leisure’s 2022 World’s Best Awards. Help us spread the beauty of Nicaragua by voting for Rancho Santana.

To cast your vote, click the link in our bio
• Select “Central America”
• Select “Nicaragua” and then “Hotels”
• Select “Rancho Santana” and rate us!

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While You're Here


Explore. Surf Nicaragua’s breaks, sandboard down Playa Duna, or saddle up one of our horses for adventure!

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Relax. Retreat into The Spa in El Bosque “the forest” for a calm, cool respite away from the sun and surf.

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Make memories. Spot monkeys and visit the sea turtle sanctuary, or gather around a bonfire with some s’mores!

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Eat Fresh. Delight in fresh fare, seafood, and daily specials at one of the property’s four delicious restaurants.

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The Ranch can help with travel arrangements - Book now!

Worried about finding flight connections?

Costa Rica recently opened its land borders,
making Liberia a great place to fly into. Whether you've found your flight connection via Liberia or Managua, our team can pick you up and drive you here.

On your way back, our team can assist with testing and arrangements to leave the country!

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