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Adventures on the Lakes, Rivers & Volcanoes of Nicaragua

Ometepe Volcanoes in Nicaragua

Find Adventures on the Lakes, Rivers, and Volcanoes of Nicaragua

Nicaragua is known as the land of lakes and volcanoes. And with 19 volcanoes throughout the country, and a name believed to be derived from a Nahuatl word and roughly translated to “kingdom surrounded by large bodies of water”, it is no wonder why.  Out of all 19 volcanoes in Nicaragua, seven remain active to this day, including some of the ones on this list.  Across the country, there are many experiences to explore, from zip lining to hiking and so much more, Nicaragua’s landscape naturally lends itself to adventure.  

Hike the Famous Volcanoes of Nicaragua

For those wanting to explore the vast variety of volcanoes across Nicaragua, Rancho Santana offers 3 different tours featuring some of the most prominent volcanoes in the country: The Masaya Volcano, Mombacho in Granada, and Concepción and Maderas on the volcanic island of Ometepe. 

Explore Nicaragua beyond The Ranch with any of our guided experiences to these volcanoes, each offers a singular experience and is great for hiking and taking in nature.   

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Masaya Volcano

The Masaya Volcano is one of the most popular tourists stops in Nicaragua and perhaps the most famous volcano in Nicaragua because of its location near Managua and the cultural city of Masaya. Once called the mouth of hell, this volcano is an obligatory stop at sundown, the best time to take in the full splendor of the crater and its red lava, a truly unique and unforgettable spectacle for the eyes.   
For that reason, the Masaya Volcano is often the last stop on our Granada & Masaya – Lakes & Volcanoes tour.  
Although the Masaya volcano is active, it has not had any significant eruptions in over 14 years and remains a safe and popular place for sightseeing. 

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Mombacho Volcano

Located in Granada, Mombacho volcano is truly a sight to see, this natural reserve is sure to wow you with the vast variety of flora you will see, it is also a great favorite for hikers.  
And it is no wonder, as it features three different trails traversing the cloud forest and ranging in length and difficulty. Explore the incredible panoramic views throughout the volcano, and even go as far up to the main crater to get a first-hand experience of its fumaroles. 
To top off your visit to this impressive volcano, you can zip line across the treetops to get a full scope of the forest. 

Ometepe Volcanoes in Nicaragua

Concepción & Maderas 

Ometepe is a natural wonder, just a 30-minute drive and ferry ride from The Ranch this island is home to not only one but two remarkable volcanoes – Concepción and Maderas.  
The 10-hour hike up Concepción and its shorter alternative up Maderas volcano are sure to deliver adrenaline, impressive views, adventure, and a challenging workout.  
However, the island is also just an all-around beautiful place to spend the day with panoramic views of lake Nicaragua, and our experienced tour guides are happy to take you sightseeing.  

Volcano Boarding on Cerro Negro

Volcano Boarding on Cerro Negro ​

And lastly, for those looking for the ultimate adventure, Nicaragua’s Cerro Negro Volcano might be just the right fit.  
This active volcano is known for its sand boarding experience, which requires an hour-long uphill hike before sliding down 2624.67 ft (800 m) on a wooden board over the rock and ash to the bottom.  
This may sound intimidating, but it is certain to be rewarding, adrenaline-filled, and exciting. It’s an adventure you’re not likely to be able to experience anywhere else. 

Discover the history and natural beauty of Nicaragua through our selection of off-property guided tours.

Nicaragua Hiking Trails at Rancho Santana

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Nicaragua Hiking Trails at Rancho Santana

With a variety of natural landscapes and a sense of the undiscovered, Nicaragua offers a great variety of trails and adventure sports to enjoy. From the hilly forests up North in coffee country Matagalpa, Estelí, and Jinotega, to tropical volcanoes, there is no shortage of natural beauty to explore and terrain to cover. The Emerald Coast is famous for its phenomenal waves, but there is so much more to explore beyond our incredible surf breaks. The tropical-dry forest, seaside cliffs, and mountains beckon those hungry for nature and adventure—making it a hiker’s paradise.

What to expect on Rancho Santana's hiking trails?

The Ranch alone is home to over 16 miles (ca. 26 km) of trails, varying in difficulty from shorter, flatter terrains that anyone can enjoy to uphill long-distance hikes. No matter the choice, our trails always manage to make an impression with sightings of natural marvels.

Complimentary Nature Hikes are ideal for those who prefer guidance when exploring our extensive trails. Our experienced guides will share the best natural wonders around The Ranch and adjust the length and difficulty to suit your needs. 

If you are looking for a challenge, the majestic Mt. Mohosa, a short drive from The Ranch, offers scenic views of the Mombacho volcano. Reward yourself at the summit with a delicious picnic with snacks and drinks fresh from our kitchen while relishing the view.

Amazing animals to see while hiking Nicaragua

Like most things in Nicaragua, the beauty lies in the fact that wildlife and flora remain relatively undisturbed. When hiking, you are bound to run into a plethora of animals. Spider and Howler monkeys, deer, iguanas, land turtles, and other animals often make an appearance within our extensive trail system. Perhaps the most colorful and eye-catching of them all is the national bird of Nicaragua, the Guardabarranco, a wonder for visitors who are charmed by its beautiful colors and tail. 


Especially common when hiking our trails are the beautiful swarms of butterflies, and guests typically remark on their exotic colors and varieties. 

Nature takes on new life in the dark. Some of our wild residents are nocturnal and can therefore be seen at night. Our guides are happy to lead a Nighttime Nature Hike.

Monkeys in a tree habitat supported by Rancho Santana’s commitment to sustainable travel

Beautiful plants or trees to find while hiking in Nicaragua

Hiking trails are sure to enchant with a spectacle of flowers and trees. The fertile Nicaraguan soil is well-suited to growing tropical flowers and plants. In the lush green forests and on trails, you will find some local favorites, including the sacuanjoches – the national flower of Nicaragua—known as Plumeria Alba. The variety most emblematic is white with a yellow center and can be seen throughout The Ranch, most notably at La Boquita in Playa Rosada


Another common tree you will see along hikes in Nicaragua is the African tulip tree, tall with bright red flowers; this tree makes a strong impression. While you explore our trails, keep a look-out for our in-trail arboretum. Many of our most emblematic trees are labeled. Get to know the famous genízaro (monkey pod), ceiba, caoba (mahogany) trees, and more. 

Beyond The Ranch, you are welcome to explore some of the most impressive destinations in Nicaragua. Off-property experiences are tailored to your needs and likes, many guests opt to hike Nicaragua’s famous Mombacho volcano—a must for guests who are fans of adventure. Ometepe Island is also a popular destination, this full-day tour can include a hike up the emblematic Maderas Volcano. 

Beaches of Nicaragua

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Guide to Nicaragua's Beaches

Nicaragua is the perfect vacation destination for people looking to relax on the beach while basking in the warm, tropical climate. Its beaches stretch up to
470 miles touching the Caribbean Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. Many sites, activities, and attractions can make a vacation
worthwhile regardless of the
Nicaragua season.

Best Swimming Beaches in Nicaragua

Swimmers can have the time of their lives by checking out these Nicaraguan beaches:

Playa Blanca

This beach north of San Juan Bay creates the perfect environment for any swimmer. It is secluded and is the only Nicaragua beach with white sand. Therefore, visitors can enjoy swimming on this free beach without disturbance.

Playa Los Perros

Nestled in the serene environment at the breaks of Colorado and Panga drops, Los Perros has the perfect sea views. It is also near numerous luxurious amenities where a swimmer can cool off after lying in the sun all day.

Playa Pochomil

With its extensive sandy beaches, swimmers at Playa De Pochomil can enjoy uninterrupted swimming sessions while taking in the view. There are also quiet areas to wind down nearby.

Playa Guasacate

Playa Guasacate’s mood gives surfers and swimmers the perfect relaxed environment to enjoy their activities. The friendly neighborhood and beautiful mix of beaches make it ideal for your laid-back and relaxing vacation.

Tide Pools

Tide pools can form on any beach, and Nicaraguan beaches are a great place to see exotic wildlife up close. The beautiful marine life swimming in the clear waters is fun for the whole family.

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Nicaragua Beaches for Surfers

Nicaragua beaches are known for their excellent surfing, and there is no shortage of waves for surfers of all levels to catch.

Playa  Santana

Playa Santana is renowed for its multiple peaks along the beach. This beach break provides powerful barrels that go left and right. It is best to surf mid to high tide. Santana also serves great waves for bodyboarders.

Playa Popoyo 

Playa Popoyo is the best destination for expert-level surfers who want a wild ride. There is always a big wave to catch. Most surfers outdo each other in Emerald Coast Nicaragua, creating a healthy sense of competition

Best Hiking Beaches in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a hot spot for beach hiking. Hikers can enjoy the beautiful Nicaraguan landscape while feeling the sand slip through their feet on any of these beautiful beaches.

Playa Gigante

Playa Gigante is a small area, but the scenery makes it feel vast. The tidal waves hit hard, and it has an exciting getaway that hikers can climb through.

Cliff Hike

The cliffs in San Juan del Sur provide the perfect hiking challenge. People start the trail from the fish market as they head to the lighthouse. Once there, one can behold the beautiful views and have an exciting trail back through ancient fort houses.

Playa Escameca

This rocky 800m beachline provides an exciting trail to Playa Yankee. Though relatively short, it is an exhilarating hike because of the area and the wildlife on view.

Estuary and Cave

The estuary at the end of Escameca Grande is home to various wildlife, including monkies, birds, and fish. Visitors can rent a paddleboat for a 20-minute journey to the cave

Playa Duna

The dune at Rancho Santana’s Nicaragua Beach Resort provides the perfect challenge for any hiker. It takes effort to meander through the dune steps and rock formations, but the stunning views at the end are worth the challenge.

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Best Nicaragua Beaches Wildlife

Nicaragua beaches host numerous types of exciting wildlife and sea creatures that will thrill travelers.

Playa Chacocente

Sea turtles are a favorite for vacationers on Nicaragua beaches. Playa Chacocente is a wildlife refuge center that nurtures and protects sea turtles. If visitors time their trip right, they might even see turtles laying their eggs along the sandy shore.

Playa Escondida

Though people refer to this beach as a ‘hidden beach, there is no shortage of people in the area. In addition, the presence of sea turtles in the tide pool area makes it a perfect place for people to watch them hatch.

Wildlife Watching

Nicaragua beaches host a variety of wildlife that people can enjoy watching while relaxing in the sand.

Playa Amarillo

Playa Amarilla hosts monkeys, cows, pigs, and fish. In addition, it has a fishing area where the tourists can enjoy fishing and watching how the wildlife interacts with the people.

Playa Rosada

Playa Rosada is famous for animals shell, providing the perfect spot for shell collectors. It’s also perfect for surfers or people who need quiet relaxation time.

Planning your summer holidays? Discover our beachfront vacation homes on the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua.

Taste of Nicaragua: Farm-to-Table

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farm to table restaurant in Rancho Santana nicaragua

Taste of Nicaragua: Farm - to - table

We are humbled to have inherited land where we can continue to keep alive the legacy of Nicaragua’s rich culture. Our expansive community boasts 2,700 acres which gives shelter to unique flora and fauna. Tropical temperatures range from the mid-80s to the low 90s, allowing for generously fertile soil year-round. As we prepare to celebrate our 25th anniversary, we continue to reflect on the promise we pledged the first day we discovered The Ranch: to honor the land and our natural resources. One of the ways that we do this is through our farm-to-table program. 

Our Garden

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At the heart of our sustainability plan is The Santana Farm and Garden. Our garden is peacefully nestled on 1.7 acres where our farmers grow leafy greens, fruits, and vegetables, including tomatoes, corn, papaya, and one of our favorites, the sweet pineapple.  

Through the years, we have gardened the land with love, respect, and patience.  Instead of using chemical pesticides, The Santana Farm uses herbs, plants, and fungi to fight pests. Furthermore, our team is conscious of making the most of all processes on The Ranch, using waste and manure from The Stables and our kitchens for composting and later fertilizing. By doing so we reduce waste and have greater control over the outcome of our produce.  

Our Farm

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farm cows in rancho Santana Nicaragua

Discreetly settled on an 80-acre hill lies our farm where all of our animals are ethically, sustainably, and humanely raised. The Santana Farm is a true haven for the cows, goats, chickens, pigs, and sheep that enjoy roaming through the vast property. 

We are not fans of chemicals-additives and hormones; for this reason, we use high-quality feed to nourish our livestock. On our spacious farm, we produce prime meat and top-quality dairy products. The great quality of our dairy products translates to a delicious result that our guests can enjoy in the form of eggs, yogurt, and cheese.  

Discover Seasonal Flavors

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Our guests enjoy flavorsome and fresh meals at any of our four on-site restaurants as well as La Tienda. To continue honoring our commitment to support farm-to-table food, our team of experts work with the ingredients that mother nature provides per season. For this reason, our menus are refreshed every three months.  

Guests start their day with a Nicaraguan breakfast at El Café. Order our Nica Bowl featuring gallo pinto, eggs, creole cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo. This dish is made that much tastier with views from the expansive terrace overlooking our sweeping gardens that lead to our namesake beach, Playa Santana.  

Our renowned Chuleta de Cerdo from La Finca y El Mar is our signature dish and one of the few that is served year-round. An example of a seasonal dish is the tasty pescado frito con arroz (fried fish with rice) made with delicious catch of the day, salsa tipitapa, steamed rice, and pinol. 

Featuring an open-air kitchen and terrace dining, and a casual menu of wood-fired pizzas, raspas, sushis and other small plates, La Boquita is the perfect spot to catch the sunset and enjoy truly farm-fresh ingredients that were harvested that very same day.  

Corn is our star ingredient at La Taquería. This ancient grain can be traced back in history, as the base of the Nicaraguan diet, implemented since native civilizations. From Baja-style tacos to burritos and ceviche, La Taquería is a guest favorite for a reason. 

Rancho Santana embraces and celebrates authentic Nicaraguan culture; from the way we steward the land to the traditional dishes that are incorporated into our menus.  During your visit to Rancho Santana, you can look forward to magical sunsets, warm hospitality, and a fine dining experience rich in local culture, creative expression and farm-to-table food. 

If you’re interested in learning more about how the food, we serve at The Ranch is grown and sourced you can join one of our on-site guided tours of the Garden and The Santana Farms. 

3 Ways to Embrace Wellness at Rancho Santana

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3 Ways to Embrace Wellness at Rancho Santana

If you have ever visited Nicaragua, you know how enchanting this country can be. The people are joyful, proud, and welcoming; the setting is unlike any other—unspoiled, lush, and uncrowded. The Emerald Coast especially, has long been a place of relaxation—everything here from the pristine ocean and the vast forest invites you to experience mindful wellness.
Rancho Santana is a perfect marriage of all the things that make Nicaragua the ideal wellness destination. An enormous property with miles and miles of forests and five different beaches set in the rural town of Limón. An oasis of tranquility, a welcome pause from the hustle and bustle of city life, a place where you can reconnect with nature and with yourself.

Nourish your body and soul

A celebration of Nicaraguan ingredients and traditions with a twist, our menus feature fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients from our farm and garden and trusted suppliers. Nourish your soul with a holistic approach to wellness and enjoy the ritual of sharing a delicious culinary experience with loved ones at any of our four distinct restaurants. After all, nothing unites and brings people together like flavorful, carefully, and thoughtfully prepared food.

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spa wellness rancho santana

Surrender to Stillness

One can argue that wellness is a state of mind, something that can be found across the world. Rancho Santana is certainly not the only destination with a wellness component, but what sets it apart? According to Wellness Director Eva Avjean, “The Ranch offers a truly immersive experience, from the moment you walk up the steps up The Spa in El Bosque  your worries and stressors melt away. The Spa is a space of calm, positive energy, inviting you to surrender to stillness and escape from the sensory overload of the outside world. This positive energy resounds in everything we do at The Spa, including the therapists and attendants.”

Begin your experience at The Spa in El Bosque in the plunge pools, the contrast therapy will leave you revitalized. After, pamper yourself with treatments ranging from wellness massages and facial treatments to holistic therapies such as acupuncture, thai massage and more. When you leave—if you ever do—you will be feeling renewed and floating on a cloud long after. 


When it comes to moving your body, the property offers space for a whole range of physical activities that will improve your overall health. Nestled among the trees, our Yoga Studio fills you with the sounds of nature and an unrivaled view. Here you will experience yoga and wellness like never before, the extra elements of complete tranquility and calm are present throughout the class. Unwind in the majestic view of Playa Santana, a wonderful reminder of our place on this earth.

At our wellness resort, we’re home to some of the best breaks in the region. When you surf on one of our beaches, you’re sure to be charmed by our waves, the friendly regulars, and the lack of huge crowds. 

Not a surfer? Try a natural wellness hike along our trails, and you may get a glimpse at the local fauna. Home to flocks of butterflies, monkeys, and even deer, the ranch remains a sanctuary for wildlife living on this property. 

The escape from sensory overload can be found in every corner of The Ranch—whether you enjoy the more classic examples of physical wellness or spend time embracing adventure. Whatever your choice, the soothing, and healing presence of nature – its sounds, smells and picturesque views – is always present, inviting you to relax, rejuvenate, relive and reconnect.

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Which Airport Should You Use to Get to Rancho Santana?

Which Airport Should You Use to Get to Rancho Santana?

Rancho Santana is many things: a haven for those seeking a new lifestyle, a destination to escape the hustle and bustle of busy lives, a community of like-minded people, and a place to reconnect with nature without sacrificing the luxury and comfort of first-class amenities.
Indeed, the remote, undiscovered nature of Nicaragua and the Emerald Coast is a huge part of why many guests visit us at first and then—keep coming back. And while we love the quiet undisturbed nature of our beaches, we’ve got to admit, figuring out travel to The Ranch – especially in these times – can seem complicated. But rest assured – traveling to Nicaragua isn’t as tricky as it may seem, with two international airports within driving distance, flight routes can be found from most major US locations.

Traveling through Costa Rica

Located only 1 hour from the Costa Rica border, Liberia International Airport in Costa Rica offers a larger array of flights and connections to choose from, making it a popular choice. 

To enter Costa Rica you will need only your regular paperwork. Rancho Santana can arrange transportation services from the airport directly to the Costa Rica – Nicaragua border. Once you’re at the border, all you need to do is present your paperwork (negative PCR test, entry form, a tourist card, passport) at customs. Once you’ve successfully made it to the other side of the border, a Rancho Santana driver will pick you up and drive you the rest of the way to The Ranch. 

Whether you’re wondering about travel requirements for crossing the border or are concerned about the drive, you can count on our team to help arrange the logistics of getting to The Ranch. 

Traveling through Managua

On the other hand, you may be traveling from a location with connecting flights to Managua International Airport in Nicaragua’s capital city, in which case you will not need to cross the border. In this case, travelers who are not vaccinated must provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test to enter Nicaragua, taken at most 72 hours before your trip. If you are fully vaccinated, you will be able to travel without testing. 

You will also need a tourist card, and your booking information.


Our team will arrange pickup and drop-off service for you and your party. 

All Rancho Santana drivers are English speaking and will be waiting for you promptly upon your arrival with cold water for your ride to Rancho Santana. Nothing more to do than sit back and relax! The goal for us is to make sure the entire process is easy, stress-free, and comfortable. But don’t just take our word for it, take a look at some of our reviews.

A really nice hotel

We have been homeowners at Rancho Santana for many years and have sold our home. We came down for a visit and stayed for the first time at the Inn. The reservations team was super helpful in getting us in and out with their transportation from Liberia, Costa Rica. With Covid requirements, there are a lot of steps, but they assisted us in every way. They even recommended an online antigen test for our return to the states that we were able to perform over a video call online from our room in about 5 minutes. Don’t let the border crossing scare you. They have folks helping you with bags, paperwork, etc. all the way. Yes, it’s a bit of a hassle, but there is no place on earth more relaxing, so all those transport troubles will melt away after your first Nica Libre at the bar.

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If you’re concerned about travel requirements upon leaving the country, our team can also assist with COVID-19 testing, provided you travel with self-tests and other necessary preparations.
In the last few months, as travel restrictions have loosened around the world and travelers growing used to the requirement, reservations have increased exponentially. If this trend continues, we can expect Costa Esmeralda Airport—the small local airport 15 minutes away, to reopen in the near future.

So if our five secluded beaches, luxury amenities, and services are calling out to you for some well-needed relaxation and rest, we will make sure the process of getting down to Rancho Santana is just as seamless as your stay. For more information about travel arrangements, you can contact Us.

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. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! So, reflecting on the end of such a great season, we’d like to share some of our favorite reviews from recent guests.

A recent guest from NY shared an effusive email with us about her stay and even wrote about us on her blog.

There are some trips that really resonate with you no matter how many places you see and Nicaragua will always be one of my favorites. It’s hard to pin down every minute detail that made the trip so memorable, but to start the people of Nicaragua are so friendly and I can’t say that for every place I’ve been. From the moment we arrived, everyone treated us as lifelong friends and that is the type of kindness that I’ll never forget. Those with true wanderlust travel to take back a piece of every place with them. You never return home the same person you left as and I can say Nicaragua has changed me.”

Sydney Braat — So Sydney NY

Sydney Braat — So Sydney NY

And she wasn’t the only one. We also got some amazing reviews on TripAdvisor:

To read numerous more reviews from recent guests of The Ranch, you can visit our TripAdvisor page here.

Horseback Trail Riding | Mountain Bike Trail Update

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Horseback Trail Riding and Mountain Bike Trails

Rancho Santana is home to many trails and as the community has continued to grow, we’ve found a need to formalize the rules for using the trails in the area. For the safety of our users and owners, we have decided to designate our trails for specific uses.

Horseback Trail Riding

Horseback trail riding is allowed on trails marked Horses & Pedestrians and Multi-purpose. Horses are allowed on trails like Ruta Los Monos and Ruta Los Arboles. Horses are also allowed on the multi-purpose trail to Playa Escondida.

Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain biking is allowed on trails marked Biking and Pedestrian and Multi-purpose. Mountain bikes are allowed on trails like Ruta a Los Perros, Ruta Bella Vista, and Ruta a Playa Duna. Mountain biking is also allowed on the multi-purpose trail leading to Playa Escondida.

Map of Trails

We’ve also taken this opportunity to update our trail map (below) and make it easier to navigate and use.

Horseback trail riding, mountain biking, and hiking map of trails at Rancho Santana.

Enjoying Rancho Santana’s Trails Safely

This change allows our community members to enjoy the trails safely and with no concern for collisions. Those who enjoy running and hiking can use all trails — always yielding to riders, but horses and bikes will be limited to their designated trails or multi-use trails only.

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Perfect your surfing with lessons and rentals at Rancho Santana

Child on surfboard with forest in the background while taking lessons at Rancho Santana Nicaragua surf resort.
Surfing in Nicaragua Rancho Santana

Nicaragua Surf Resort

Surf Ranch Hotel and Resort in Nicaragua

It’s no news that The Ranch is one of the best surf resorts in Nicaragua. Rancho Santana is home to some of the best beaches if you want to surf the Emerald Coast. So it’s easy to see why surfing has long been a favorite pastime for guests and residents alike. 

Your Nicaragua Surf Trip

Keeping in mind the recent surge in residents and extended stays, The Beach & Surf Club has recently created a package geared towards those who’d like to work on improving their surfing skills over the course of a month. 

Our Nicaragua Surf Resort Provides Rentals and Instructors

The package includes all Surfboard rentals during and after lessons, video and photo analysis and evaluation of 2 lessons, and a minimum of 8 surf lessons with one of our expert instructors. The number of lessons can be increased for those who would like more extensive training as well.

Perfect Your Surfing on Some of the Best Surf Breaks in Nicaragua

If you and your family are interested, feel free to contact our team and learn more about the package and discover the best time to surf in Nicaragua.

Child on surfboard with forest in the background while taking lessons at Rancho Santana Nicaragua surf resort.

Discover Our Commitment to Sustainable Travel

Monkeys in a tree habitat supported by Rancho Santana’s commitment to sustainable travel

New Levels of Sustainable Travel

We’re happy to announce that we’re officially members of  The Green Globe Standard as part of our commitment to sustainable travel. This is excellent news for The Ranch as it’s something we’ve been working towards since last year intending to expand our vision and horizon and become a more sustainable brand as a whole.

Green Globe and Sustainable Travel

Green Globe is the premier worldwide certification and performance improvement program catering specifically to the travel and tourism industry. Green Globe provides assistance to organizations to improve their economic, social, and environmental sustainability and also recognizes and awards sustainable practices. A membership and subsequent certification from Green Globe is a badge of honor for companies in the tourism industry that support sustainable travel, and we hope that it will allow us to hone into new markets.

Sustainability at Rancho Santana

As new members, our first goal is to implement changes and measures to not only improve practices but also provide training to staff to ensure meaningful and long-term changes to our outlook as a team. Of course, The Ranch is already off to a good start with efforts such as our on-site Farm and Garden, the use of our Solar Farm, beach cleanup initiatives, and turtle sanctuary, however, this doesn’t mean there isn’t room to improve. 

We look forward to taking on this new challenge and taking our sustainability sustainable travel initiatives to the next level.

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