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 also boasts two Clubhouses and three community pools that are reserved for the exclusive use of owners and guests.

Please check our Weekly Activities Schedule for details on our current offerings.  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

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.

Click here to view the daily specials and upcoming happenings.

The Clubhouse at Playa Santana

Enjoy light fare and cocktails at The Pool Bar & Cabanas, where you'll find plenty of shade, free wi-fi, and great views of the beach break at Playa Santana.

Our signature Sand Dollar shaped pool is child-friendly and sits adjacent to the Ranch’s northern beach, Playa Santana.

Gorgeous Sunsets

Gorgeous Sunsets

Take in amazing sunsets with friends and family each evening from the Santana Clubhouse.
Games & More

Games & More

Enjoy a friendly game of pool, horseshoes or bocce ball with friends while relaxing at the Clubhouse.
Stunning Views

Stunning Views

Nicaragua's diverse landscape creates a beautiful setting for Rancho Santana.
The Pool Bar & Cabanas

The Pool Bar & Cabanas

Access wi-fi at your leisure from The Pool Bar & Cabanas or from the terrace at La Finca y el Mar.

The Pool House at Playa Rosada

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.

The Beach & Surf Club at Playa Los Perros

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 tucked away under the cooling shade of the tree canopies at Playa Los Perros.

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.

Click here to view La Taqueria’s Food & Beverage Menus

Galeria Rancho Santana

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.

Surf Rancho Santana

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.

Surf Guiding

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.

At Rancho Santana, you'll find waves for every surfer!

Surf Lessons

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.

Stop by the shop to find gear from fins and surf wax to brand new surf boards. Perfect for all your surfing needs!

Stand Up Paddleboarding

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.

Try one of our FloYo or SUP classes to experience a completely different view of Playa Escondida's stunning coastline.

The Riding Stables at Rancho Santana

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.

The Riding Stables at Rancho Santana

Pura Spa

Spa packages are also available for couples and larger groups.

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.

Check out our full list of spa offerings and our current price list. To book a spa treatment, please contact

Yoga & Fitness

Set high above Playa Santana, our Yoga Studio unites the tranquility of nature with stunning, Pacific vistas you’ll only find in Nicaragua.

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.

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.

For more information on private yoga classes, or to inquire on booking a yoga retreat, please contact

Private yoga classes are available upon request. Yoga classes are offered Monday through Friday each week at the Yoga Studio overlooking Playa Santana.

Explore the Ranch

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.

Learn more about complimentary tours offered to guests of Rancho Santana Vacation Rentals.

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.

Kids Club

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!

The Kids Club Studio at The Inn at Rancho Santana. In addition to our Kids Club, guests of Rancho Santana Vacation Rentals can arrange private babysitting services by contacting our Concierge.

Our qualified and passionate staff is eager to take children on excursions to see monkeys, release turtles, collect shells and visit our very own treehouse playground!

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.

For more information on current Kids Club activities and availability, please inquire with


Discover Nicaragua via our guided tours.

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.

San Juan del Sur: Major Port City With Stellar Dining

For a taste of the “big port city” there is plenty of life in San Juan del Sur. For a good dose of beach parties and tropical nightlife, San Juan is the place to go. The 10 square blocks of the town center are bursting with restaurants serving international fare, beach-side bars, coffee shops, artisan boutiques and much more. For our more adventurous beach goers join us for a zip lining experience in the mountains surrounding San Juan del Sur.

A Magical Island: Ometepe

Rising high up out of Lake Nicaragua are Volcanoes Maderas and Concepcion, or better known as Isla de Ometepe. The ferry ride from the town of San Jorge takes you to this magical island where indigenous trees tower high above the forest floor, legends of pre-Colombian Chiefs are still told and natural ojos de aqua (natural springs) take you back in time. And whether hiking up or just gazing at the two massive pyramids of volcanic activity, the experience is sure to leave a long-lasting impression.


The early Spanish colonial jewel of Nicaragua is the quaint town of Granada. All throughout the town center are shining examples of quintessential early Spanish architecture, including churches, homes with garden courtyards, and the main square. Peruse the tables of handicrafts at the Parque Central, enjoy a silent moment in the Iglesia La Merced or walk the Market Street along with hoards of Granadenos and you’ll feel the magnetism. Then, enjoy authentic Nicaraguan cuisine on one of the Isletas of Lake Nicaragua during a sunset boat ride.

Masaya, Laguna de Apoyo & Los Pueblos

The great lake valley of Masaya. Volcan Masaya on the north side is one of the most accessible active volcanoes in the world with the Masaya crater lake nearby. Another nearby crater-lake, Laguna de Apoyo, is Nicaragua’s largest and the site of a thriving Nature Reserve. The city of Masaya is the folklore and artisan capital of the Pacific Southwest. Its surrounding pueblos (villages) – Catarina, Masatepe, San Juan del Oriente – provide those who are more shopping inclined with endless options for handmade wood furniture, pottery and tropical plant nurseries.