Below, you’ll find recent media coverage of Rancho Santana.

For media inquiries, please contact Allison O’Brien at US (410) 864-2510 or Teddie Davies, Collective-NY at US (212) 353-2903.

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T+L World's Best #85 Rancho Santana

Winner of two Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards in both 2017 & 2018. 
The Inn at Rancho Santana is one of the Top 100 Hotels in the World and one of the Top 5 Resorts in Central America.

CNN LogoThe Emerald Coast:
Nicaragua’s hidden jewel

“Nicaragua is one of the safer places to travel
in Central America according to the 2017 Global Peace Index.”

Media Los Angeles Times6 Reasons to Visit Nicaragua’s Rancho Santana Resort

“Fronted by the Pacific Ocean with an unspoiled dry forest landscape, upscale resorts like Rancho Santana have emerged to deliver world-class accommodation with authentic Nicaraguan hospitality.”

Equestrian Living


“I have told friends who like to travel—and especially those who like to eat well and ride horses in beautiful places—that Rancho Santana is a destination they would love.”

Vogue February 2015

“…For couples seeking sun farther south, there’s the soon-to-be-open Inn at Rancho Santana, a seventeen-room hacienda-style property on the southwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua, where the vibe is old-world beach club meets surfer chic.”

ForbesA New Reason To Go To Nicaragua Now: The Inn At Rancho Santana

“…Rancho Santana, a residential and resort community with dozens of privately owned and rentable houses, villas, casitas and condos on 2,700 acres, is opening an intimate inn next month. It will make a particularly picturesque corner of the country’s Pacific coast accessible to couples or others who want to stay in high-luxury, local-feeling surroundings, without renting one of the larger accommodations

GQ LogoNicaragua’s Emerald Coast Is the Off-the-Beaten-Path Beach Destination of Your Dreams

“Rancho Santana offers both charm and grit with tons of on-site activities. Surf lessons and expeditions are easily arranged, and the food and drinks here were the best I had in Nicaragua (try the ceviche and fish tacos washed down with the resort’s signature jalapeño-infused tequila cocktail).”

cn-traveler-logoThe Hotel Report: Upcoming

“Nicaragua continues its hotel growth with the opening next month of Inn at Rancho Santana, a two-hour drive from the capital city of Managua, on the southwest Pacific coast. The 17-room main building will house an art gallery and a café, and the entire ranch property—all 2,700 acres—is available for guests to hike, mountain bike and horseback ride, or surf and kayak along the five beaches on-site

Travel & Leisure

5 Luxury Family Vacations

Nicaragua: If the country is the next Costa Rica, then the Inn at Rancho Santana ($$) is its next great family getaway. The 2,700 acres along the Pacific coast offer plenty to keep the gang busy, like mountain biking, horseback riding, and surfing.”

New York Times logoCheck In: Hotel in Nicaragua Offers Secluded Luxury

“Through its artistic details, innovative food and drink options, commitment to nature and high level of service, the Inn at Rancho Santana achieves the delicate balance of chilled-out luxury.”

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Opening Report: The Inn at Rancho Santana, Rivas, Nicaragua

“With the colonial-luxe clubhouse (wood-lined rattan chairs, silk pillows, a scarlet billiard table), sand dollar-shaped pool, oceanfront spa and La Finca y el Mar restaurant, the Inn strengthens the social core of the ranch near Playa Santana, one of five nearly deserted beaches

Travel and Leisure March 2015

T&L Family
Let’s Stay Together

“Five retreats around the world that prove just how luxe a trip with the kids can be…”

Elle UK October 2014

Unspoilt. Undiscovered. Unbelievable.
Is Nicaragua the new Central American Hotspot?
We think so.

“The place that best encapsulates Nicaragua’s balance between 5-star luxury and rustic charm, though, is Rancho Santana.”

Food & Wine LogoThe Inn to Escape to in Nicaragua

“While Cuba is getting more than its fair share of let’s-go-there-now attention, Nicaragua’s newly opened The Inn at Rancho Santana is reason enough to give the Central America getaway (accessible via direct flights from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Houston and Atlanta) a serious look

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South for Winter: Rancho Santana, Nicaragua

“Embracing yoga and surfing comes naturally at this pacific coast playground

Martha Stewart WeddingsBest Beaches: Book a Room with a View

“If you want to recharge in the sun and sand, choose one of these shorelines – each is honeymoon-worthy in its own way.”

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Bright Colors & Playful Patterns Ruled at This Destination Wedding in Nicaragua

A romantic, elegant celebration with a distinctly Latin American vibe.”

Bridal Guide Weddings AwayDiscover the Allure of Nicaragua

Surf-friendly Rancho Santana, a sprawling gated coastal community, sports five beaches, various surf breaks, a working ranch, a taco stand, a restaurant, multiple pools, a beach-cabana spa, a recently launched intimate hotel and more.”

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Sleep & Eat:
Rancho Santana Inn, Costa Esmeralda, Nicaragua

“What’s particularly intriguing is that the roads throughout Rancho Santana are left unpaved. They have the equipment; they just prefer to leave the land undisturbed

jetsetterHotels We’re Most Excited for in 2015

“The quiet 2,700 acre resort hamlet of Rancho Santana on Nicaragua’s southwestern shores will get some slick boutique digs in 2015. Centered around the sweeping Las Cinco Playas, the resort area formerly only offered casitas, villas and privately-owned homes, but the 17-room Inn at Rancho Santana will offer a more accessible way to visit this protected coastal area


“Not that you needed another excuse to book a Central American getaway, but here’s one anyway: this 17-room palace in Nicaragua, where you’ll be more than happy to burn through your vacation days

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Our Ultimate Guide to Shoulder Season Travel

“The moment you drop your youngest kid at the dorm, the school calendar no longer rules your life. You never have to fight the high-season crowds of summer and spring break again. Suddenly, fall is wide open, and we know just where to make the most of it

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Top Luxury Surf Resorts

“The property encompasses five different beaches, and is just minutes from 10 different breaks, ranging from the easy, rolling shore break at Playa Los Perros (where the property also runs an onsite surf shop) to barreling, more formidable swells of Playa Santana and Popoyo

Fashion WeeklyLa Vie En Ruffian: An Escape To Nicaragua

“The next day, we headed to the fabled Rancho Santana, a world-class resort set on thousands of acres overlooking the Pacific. Arriving through the multi-mile manicured driveway, we knew we were in for a five star experience

First Life August 2015

Holiday Heaven

Do You Want to Take the Whole Family?

“For a unique family beach holiday, head to Nicaragua’s southwest coast and the Inn at Rancho Santana

american-way-logo Undiscovered Country

Five Star Tourism

“Luxury tourism is taking hold on the Pacific side, and The Aeropuerto Costa Esmeralda, scheduled to open this winter, will put the Emerald Coast within easy reach

Robb-Report-LogoSneak Peek: The Inn at Rancho Santana, Rivas, Nicaragua

“A Pacific coastline with all of California’s beauty but none of its crowds: Welcome to Nicaragua

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The Tropical Chic Destination Wedding of Our Dreams

“Simple yet chic. Elegant yet casual. Tropical with a splash of topnotch style. This destination wedding is all this and more

ColumnM logoSecluded Resort in Nicaragua is Plain Beautiful

“…expect nothing less than swathing interiors and comfy amenities—only with the tag of being secluded

Bloomberg LogoFive Reasons You Should Go to Nicaragua Right Now

“The Inn at Rancho Santana, two hours outside Managua, rests along two miles of glistening shoreline. The hotel, which opened in March 2015, resembles an old hacienda—the spacious rooms open onto a charming central courtyard

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6 Serious Surf Getaways

“Women who want to learn how to surf are often dismissed by instructors. Not so at these surf-centric escapes

For media inquiries, please contact Allison O’Brien at US (410) 864-2510 or Teddie Davies, Collective-NY at US (212) 353-2903.
Rancho Santana is owned by Tola Development Group LLC Compania Limitada.