Rancho Santana is within driving distance of two international airports that service most airlines.

  • Managua Airport (MGA) – 2-2.5-hour drive
  • Liberia Airport (LIR), located in Costa Rica – 4-hour drive.

In compliance with local protocols, all travelers require a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before arriving in Nicaragua.


When leaving the country, you will also need a negative COVID-19 test. Protocols and requirements vary depending on what airport you will be flying out of and to which country. Our team is on hand to assist with travel arrangements and exit Covid-19 testing.

From Thomas on TripAdvisor:

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.