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Comarca Limon #1, Carretera Las Salinas, Tola 48500 Nicaragua
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 07/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 42 Speciality lodging in Tola
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Rancho Santana, set serenely in the Southwest Pacific offers a collection of distinctive seaside experiences. Though little more than two hours from Nicaragua's capital city of Managua by car, the property has grown into a quiet community that enjoys purity, authenticity, and a somehow romantically rustic elegance. Both residential and resort, "the ranch" boasts over 2,700 acres of majestic land along two miles of shoreline which include five unique beaches. And while this paradise is the perfect setting to do nothing at all but sunbathe and stargaze, its remarkable range of terrain, unique climate and soothing coastal breezes make it a coveted destination for the more active and adventurous traveler. Tucked between the open sea and the immense Lake Nicaragua, "the ranch" has the distinction of being one of the only isthmuses on the entire Pacific Ocean. This unique geographical phenomenon creates gentle tropical breezes, which when paired with year-round warm ocean waters make the beaches' surfing conditions some of the most coveted on the planet. With the early sunrise, "shredders" of all ages and origins take to the breaks of Las Cinco Playas de Rancho Santana, which include some of the world's most vertical waves, providing both visual drama as well as world-class surfing. Lookers-on walk the water's edge watching the surfers dance across the waves while just yards behind them fisherman bring in what will be the evening's fresh catch in the clubhouse's renowned restaurant, La Finca y el Mar.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Hiking
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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JuliaMangen wrote a review 18 Oct
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Rancho was the perfect place for our Honeymoon. Romantic, amazing food and activities. The staff is friendly and were so graceful with my horrible spanish speaking. Loved that I got to practice with them. SO WORTH THE MONEY
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Hola Julia, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. It was our pleasure to be able to welcome you for your honeymoon, we feel honored to have been a part of such a special occasion in your lives and are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay. We hope to have you back soon! Hasta pronto
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Lindsey_Graff wrote a review 13 Oct
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If you want to truly enrich yourself with the Nicaraguan culture, go to Rancho Santana. You will be blown away by the service levels, the farm to table food and beverage, the endless activities offered and the beauty of the land they sit on. I have never felt so enriched in every way from visiting a resort before. Authentic is THE definition of Rancho Santana!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Hola Lindsey, We are so pleased to hear such wonderful comments about your recent stay at The Ranch. We can assure you it was our pleasure to help you plan your visit. We are especially proud that we were able to make you feel enriched as this is the ultimate compliment to us. In everything we do, we strive to enrich this community and keep our experiences down to earth and authentic. We hope you will visit us again soon! Hasta pronto!
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cowabungacoach wrote a review 3 Oct
Jensen Beach, Florida1 contribution
If you don’t know about It…you’re missing out….The most helpful and kind staff, in one of the most beautiful places, where you can get away and everyone on the property feels like family! Plus the waves are amazing! Just don't change the vibe if you visit!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Hola! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We agree that the highlight of The Ranch is the incredible views of the ocean. We hope you will visit us again sometime soon!
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Ajford413 wrote a review Aug 2021
Northampton, Massachusetts1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our entire family went to Rancho Santana for a weeklong stay. From the moment we arrived, it was an impeccable experience. First, the Ranch is situated in a beautiful part of Nicaragua, with incomparable views of the ocean from the Clubhouse and guest rooms. The large property has many beautiful spots, including beautiful restaurants, secluded beaches, a surf club next to an excellent taqueria, and a spa that will blow you away with its natural, harmonious and calming aesthetic. Secondly, the guest experience at Rancho Santana is incredible. The staff is accommodating and attentive, happy to help with any question or concern. We truly felt that we were fully taken of during our whole stay. And third, it’s a place where you can choose to either enjoy a relaxing, secluded stay, or interact with the people and communities involved with Rancho Santana. The Ranch works closely with the local Nicaraguan communities, and I loved discovering the region’s food, nature and people during my stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Hola! Thank you so much for the lovely review. We've got to say, its stories and comments like these that make us proud of what we do. We're pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful experience and were able to enjoy the sense of community we cultivate here at The Ranch. It was our pleasure to have your family visit and celebrate your family reunion with us. We hope you will visit us again soon. Hasta pronto!
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Q1518PSchris wrote a review Aug 2021
Miami, Florida1 contribution
Rancho Santana is an all in one paradise. Great amenities, service, food, views, and no lack of things to do. Stayed for a week. Rooms were beautiful. Highly recommend the SPA. Only issue is actually getting there. But that is more an issue of the state of the world.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Hola Chris! Thank you so much for the kind review and comments. This type of feedback is always encouraging and lets us know that our hard work is paying off. After all - we do it all to make sure our guests have the best possible experience. Thank you for staying with us, we hope you will continue to visit for years to come! Hasta pronto!
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PRICE RANGE
USD 333 - USD 345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rancho santana hotel popoyo
LOCATION
NicaraguaRivas DepartmentTola
NUMBER OF ROOMS
96
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rancho Santana
Which popular attractions are close to Rancho Santana?
Nearby attractions include Popoyo Beach (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rancho Santana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rancho Santana?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rancho Santana?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Rancho Santana?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rancho Santana?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Finca y el Mar, Magnific Rock Café, and Pili's Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rancho Santana?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Rancho Santana have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rancho Santana offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Rancho Santana offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rancho Santana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Rancho Santana have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.