The ultimate goal of Rancho Santana is to provide residents and guests with the technological comforts of first world living while maintaining the quiet and rustic appeal of the area. In addition, all the technological amenities of cell phone service, satellite cable, and free Wifi are abundant.
The Ranch boasts two Clubhouses with pools that are reserved for the exclusive use of owners and guests. For a list of additional services available exclusively to guests staying in accommodations managed by Rancho Santana Vacation Rentals, click here.
The Clubhouse at Playa Santana is the social “hub” of Rancho Santana. Home to the New York Times renowned restaurant, La Finca y el Mar, its where one can go to have a drink with fellow residents or to enjoy a quiet seaside dinner with family and friends.
Accompanied by a world class cocktail selection and wine list, La Finca y el Mar’s farm-to-table concept has been thoughtfully crafted by our Executive Chef. La Finca y el Mar serves breakfast, lunch & dinner daily.
The Pool House is nestled in a private cove overlooking the beautiful pink sands of Playa Rosada. This tranquil, oceanfront hideaway is perfect for relaxing, shell collecting and catching the sunset.
The Pool House is also home to La Boquita, a full-service restaurant offering wood fired pizza, small plates, raspas, locally crafted beer and cocktails.
Located on our southernmost beach, The Beach & Surf Club at Playa Los Perros is home to another dining venue at the ranch, La Taqueria.
You’ll find a simple, fresh menu featuring items like fish tostadas and spicy pork tacos with fresh lime, cilantro and a variety of homemade salsas.
A rotating selection of local beverages, including fresh fruit juices, buckets of beer and classic rum and tequila cocktails is also available.
The Beach & Surf Club is also a convenient one-stop shop for all your ‘day at the beach’ essentials, from bathing suits and rashguards to fins, wax and surfboard rentals.
The Beach & Surf Club and La Taqueria are open daily and are available for private events.
Located at The Inn, Galeria Rancho Santana features works by Latin American masters and contemporary artists from Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and, most prominently, Nicaragua.
Galeria Rancho Santana specializes in buying, selling and consigning prestigious Central American Art & Fine Art Crafts.
The steady offshore breezes – courtesy of nearby Lake Nicaragua and the Caribbean Sea – combine with perfectly angled coastline to turn Pacific swells into world-class surf conditions almost 330 days out of the year.
The southwest coast of Nicaragua is renowned for having some of the best uncrowded surf breaks in Central America; three of which are on the beaches of Rancho Santana.
The year round off shore breezes met by consistent swells create some spectacular waves not to be missed. Let our local guides take you to the right place at the right time in order to catch the best waves in the area.
There are more than 10 different breaks within reach, whether by car or boat, ranging from fast hollow reef breaks to pumping beach breaks to massive outer reefs. View our surf map for more information on nearby breaks.
Rancho Santana offers some of the region’s best conditions for surf lessons as well as an experienced staff. Whether you’ve never been out or you’re working into an intermediate level, our surf instructors will take you to the breaks you’re looking for and show you why everyone wants to “surf Nica.” Private, group or family lessons are available for all levels.
Surf Rentals & More
The Beach & Surf Club at Playa Los Perros offers a variety of board rentals for all levels. Guests traveling long distances can avoid expensive airport fees and the hassle of carrying around large board bags. Just show up, select a board and go. Board storage is also available for more regular guests. We can also schedule a professional surf photographer to capture all your important surf moments, from first waves to the barrel of your life. Click here to learn more about surfboard rentals, surf lessons & pricing.
Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is quickly becoming a “must-do” at the Ranch. If you’re a beginner, try our SUP Adventure. Already have some experience and want to explore Nicaragua by board? Join one of our SUP Tours for the opportunity to see Las Cinco Playas like never before.
For something new, our SUP tours offer a challenging, fun, and truly unique way to experience the beauty of the Ranch while getting a great workout. Learn more about our SUP offerings.
There’s no better way to experience the varied landscapes and unmatched beauty of Nicaragua’s southern Pacific coast than on horseback. From sunset rides along the beach to cultural tours of local villages, we offer a variety of horseback riding adventures for all levels of riders — even beginners.
The horses are responsive, strong, well trained, and many are gaited. Guests are matched up to the horses according to their riding experience and each ride is tailored to the interests and time frame of riders. For equestrians, there is no comparison of experiencing a passion with the freedom and beauty of Rancho Santana.
Pura Spa specializes in three types of massage: relaxing, athletic, and deep tissue. The menu of services at Pura Spa includes ultra-luxe body polishing treatments, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and facials.
We offer the highest quality products, highlighting as many local ingredients as possible. Our facial products have been carefully chosen for their purity and are created using the best botanicals from around the world.
Yoga classes are offered daily at the Yoga Studio overlooking Playa Santana. Take a class with a professional instructor and melt away stress while taking in picturesque views of Playa Santana. And check out our Events & Retreats page for details on upcoming week-long yoga retreats hosted by guest instructors.
In addition to our daily 10:00am class, join us as we practice yoga, fitness and meditation at different locations around the Ranch. Try Rise and Shine Yoga or Morning Meditation to welcome a new day, or say “adios” to the sun during our Happy Hour Yoga classes.
Looking for one-on-one instruction or simply want to have a private class for you and your friends or family? Let us schedule you a group or private lesson during your stay.
FunLimon, a community development just across the street from Rancho Santana, also welcomes guests and residents to make use of their athletic facilities. Personal trainers are available upon request.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available for a variety of hikes and guided tours to help guests and residents uncover the natural, hidden gems throughout the ranch. With over twelve miles of marked hiking trails throughout the property, guests are free to explore at their leisure.
Walk at sunrise and sunset and you will find the monkeys gently swaying among the trees and taking in the cool ocean breezes. As the sun goes vertical, they move back into the designated green areas in the valleys. And bird watchers, you have a great natural home theater here at the ranch.
Every kid wants to have fun. Fortunately, fun just so happens to be one of our specialties. Kids Club Rancho Santana offers programs all around our 2,700 acre “playground” perfectly suited to kids ages 4-12. Here at the ranch, kids can enjoy activities like Fun on the Farm, Kids Spa, and Kids Excursions as well as a variety of other recreational camps.
The Inn at Rancho Santana is also home to our very own Kids Club Studio – fully equipped with materials and resources for art projects, story time, games, movies & more!
Our director also plans activities to compliment local happenings and events through holiday parties, dancing, hiking…and just good old fashioned games on the sands of our five unique beaches. In the process of each and every adventure, kids are also introduced to the Nicaraguan culture, arts and traditions as well as the ranch’s very own roots on the Southwest Pacific coast.
Guests of Rancho Santana Vacation Rentals also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of off-property tours we offer to places of interest in Nicaragua.
From fishing trips to luxury yachts and sunset cruises, we’d be happy to arrange a boat charter during your stay. Click here for more information about fishing & boating excursions.