Building a community sustainably along the Emerald Coast

Building a community sustainably along the Emerald Coast As we come upon our 25th anniversary, we can’t help but reflect on how far we’ve come from the days of a single Clubhouse at Playa Santana to the expansive resort and residential community that is Rancho Santana today. Although we’ve grown exponentially here at The Ranch, many… Read more »

Surfing in Nicaragua: Why the Emerald Coast is a favorite among seasoned and beginner surfers

Surfing in Nicaragua: Why the Emerald Coast is a favorite among seasoned and beginner surfers If you’re unfamiliar with surfing, you may be wondering where to start. Knowing which break to try, or what board to choose can be confusing and crowded beaches can make learning a little tricky for novice surfers – that’s where Rancho Santana comes… Read more »

A recap of this summer at Rancho Santana.

With autumn fast approaching, we’re happy to report that it’s been a successful summer for The Ranch. More and more families are flocking to our five beaches for a much-needed change of scenery. Our team had their hands full this summer, hosting new and familiar faces alike, including two weddings and an extended family reunion.… Read more »

Unveiling a new Turtle Sanctuary.

For years, our team has provided shelter for turtle hatchlings at Playa Escondida, saving and guarding the eggs to maximize their chances of survival. These efforts are part of our core contribution to sustainability and giving back to nature. Every year, about 25,000 turtles lay their eggs on beaches across the country, with many of… Read more »

Discover The Spa in El Bosque – an oasis of relaxation and wellness.

Bosque in English translates to Forest, and beautifully describes the elevated and transported effect that a visit to the spa offers guests. From the sense of arrival – a hand-laid stone pathway that weaves through lush landscaping to stairs that steadily climb up and into towering trees – to the sweeping views of seemingly never-ending… Read more »