Getting to Rancho Santana

There are two international airports within driving distance of the Ranch – Managua (MGA) and Liberia (LIR).  A third international airport, Costa Esmeralda Airport (ECI), just recently opened 15 minutes from our gates, complete with its own Customs Department and duty-free shop.  In addition to private charter flights, Sansa Airlines currently offers 10 scheduled commercial flights from  Liberia to Costa Esmeralda Airport each week.  La Costeña Airlines also offers private charter flights from Managua to Costa Esmeralda.  View Costa Esmeralda’s flight schedules, or contact us for assistance in securing a private flight.

Rancho Santana can arrange ground transportation for guests arriving or departing at any of the above airports, and our on-site agent at the ranch can assist you with reserving a rental vehicle.  The most convenient travel route will depend your arrival and departure times.  Click here for details on our transportation services & rates.

If arriving from Liberia, the estimated travel time to the ranch is roughly 4 hours.  Please note: travel times via ground transportation can be delayed due to increased traffic at the border, especially at peak travel times.  In addition, rental vehicles cannot be driven across the border.

to Managua, Nicaragua Find Flights
from Dallas, TX American (*new route) 3 hours
Miami, FL American Airlines/TACA 2.5 hours
Houston, TX United Airlines/COPA 3 hours
Atlanta, GA Delta 3.5 hours
Newark, NJ (EWR) Delta/American Airlines 7.5 hours
Ft. Lauderdale, FL Spirit 3 hours
New York, NY (JFK) American Airlines 6.5 hours
Toronto, Canada (YYZ) Air Transat (flight #TS162) 5 hours
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from Charlotte, NC* U.S. Airways 4 hours
Los Angeles (LAX) Delta/Southwest (new flight #6920)* 5.5 hours
Chicago, IL* United Airlines 5 hours
Newark, NJ United Airlines 5 hours
New York, NY United Airlines 6 hours
Miami, FL American Airlines 3 hours
Dallas, TX (DFW) American Airlines 4 hours
Newark, NJ United 5.5 hours
Minneapolis, MN (MSP) Delta/Sun Country Airlines 5.5 hours
Houston, TX (Hobby) Southwest/United 3.5 hours
Baltimore, MD Southwest (*new route Flight #809) 4.5 hours
Los Angeles, CA Delta 5.5 hours
New York, NY (JFK) JetBlue 5.5 hours
Boston, MA JetBlue 5.5 hours
Toronto, Canada (YYZ) Air Canada/Sunwing 5.5 hours
to Costa Esmeralda Airport - Rivas, Nicaragua Find Flights
from Managua La Costeña Airlines (Private Charter Only) 0.5 hours
to Costa Esmeralda Airport - Rivas, Nicaragua Find Flights
from Liberia Sansa Airlines 0.5 hours