Playa Santana is considered “the hub” of the property as many of our amenities and services are an easy walk from this locale. The Clubhouse sits directly on the shores of Playa Santana, as does The Inn and Residences. Guests can enjoy everything from poolside cocktails at the pool bar to fresh-made smoothies at El Cafe, to delicious catch of the day at La Finca y el Mar. The Clubhouse at Playa Santana is also home to Galeria Rancho Santana, housing a rotating curated collection of works by Latin American artists. This beach is a favorite for surfing, horseback riding, and sunsets. This is the perfect beach for those who wish to enjoy nearby amenities including our signature Sand Dollar Pool and Residence Pool.
Playa Rosada is our quaint, landlocked pink sand beach. This beach is best known for its unique left point reef break only accessible for those staying with us. Playa Rosada is also home to The Pool House, where guests can take a swim after grabbing a bite at OUR casual eatery, La Boquita.
Playa Escondida is Rancho Santana’s “Hidden Beach,” and home to one of our yoga platforms and guided SUP adventures. Escondida’s long stretch of pristine shoreline and crystal clear emerald waters are perfect for spotting hatching sea turtles and swimming in the tidal pools. It’s not uncommon for you to have Playa Escondida all to yourself!
Getting to Playa Duna requires a bit of step-climbing and walking. This beach 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 created by the winds whipping around the point! Playa Duna’s landlocked beach is home to our sandboarding activity!
Playa Los Perros is considered our most swimmable and kid-friendly beach. It is one of the most beautiful white-sand beaches in Nicaragua, perfect for a swim and forgiving enough for those learning to surf! Just a short stroll south toward Gigante, you’ll find the neighboring breaks of Playa Colorado and Panga Drops. The Beach & Surf Club at Playa Los Perros is home to our Surf Shop, and offers lessons, board rentals and a selection of surf gear. After you catch a few waves, relax at La Taqueria, where you’ll find a simple fresh menu featuring tacos, tostadas, and ceviches served with a variety of homemade salsas. A rotating selection of local beverages is on offer, including fresh fruit juices, buckets of beer and classic rum and tequila cocktails.