Also known locally as ‘Playa Jiquiliste,’ Playa Santana is where you’ll find some of the best surfing in Nicaragua. The Inn & Residences at Rancho Santana are located directly on the shores of Playa Santana, and the Clubhouse at Playa Santana is just a short stroll away. This beach is a favorite surfing, swimming and fishing destination for both guests and residents.
This quaint, land-locked beach is home to The Pool House, where guests can easily access the pink sands of Playa Rosada after enjoying a quick bite at La Boquita, one of our newest dining venues. Perfect for the shell collector, a stroll along the rocks at low-tide leads you back to the Clubhouse at Playa Santana. Surfers are also drawn to Playa Rosada’s challenging left-point break.
South of Playa Rosada lies Playa Escondida (“Hidden Beach”). Playa Escondida is a long stretch of sand that’s practically cut off from the rest of the world. Like Playa Rosada, it is landlocked within the Rancho Santana grounds.
Playa Duna demands some tough walking and step climbing. This beach, however, rewards your efforts with stunning rock formations and absolute privacy. Be sure to turn the corner around the submarine rock to see the famous dune.
Our southernmost beach connects a long stretch of uninterrupted coast — nearly four miles in this case. And just a short stroll south towards Gigante along the beach, you’ll find the neighboring breaks of Playa Colorado and Panga Drops. At the Beach & Surf Club at Playa Los Perros, you can pick out the perfect surfboard rental for an afternoon surf session or your entire stay.