Rancho Santana Nicaragua
Comarca Limon #1, Carretera Las Salinas · Tola 48500 · Nicaragua
Date of creation:
Dec. 3rd 1997
Hotel General Manager:
5 star luxury boutique resort and vacation homes
Low-density residential and resort community with luxury amenities and services that will be added to over the next 5-10 years.
History & Story:
December 2022 marks twenty-five years since six friends visited Nicaragua to scope out a piece of land for sale. They were introduced to a man named Antonio Granados, whose family owned the property. Sr. Granados personally showed them the rugged, sprawling 2,700 acres. As they walked and climbed and dined together, he shared his vision of what The Ranch could be with time and with a community behind it.
They were hooked. In the years to come, our founders remained close with Sr. Granados and his family. They worked together to build homes for themselves and their friends. Additional homes brought the need for infrastructure. Roads were built, water filtration systems and electricity were put in place. More homes, clubhouses, restaurants, The Stables, and a boutique luxury resort, The Inn and Residences soon followed.
Most recently, our wellness sanctuary and The Spa in El Bosque, and the chapel Capilla Santa Ana were added. The world took notice, and now we find ourselves among Travel & Leisure’s top hotels of the world. Rancho Santana is ever-evolving, but remains ruggedly elegant.
Date added extensions:
2015 – Added The Inn at Rancho Santana and The Residences of The Inn
2020 – Added Capilla Santa Ana (on-site ocean-view chapel)
2019 – Added The Spa in El Bosque
Main Strengths, Special Touch:
5 pristine beaches
Authentic and rugged but luxurious amenities
Farm & Garden program that provides most ingredients for all culinary offerings
Extensive mountain biking and hiking trails
Limon 1 , Tola. Rivas, Nicaragua
Key sites/activities in the area:
Approximately 25,000 turtles lay their eggs each year on the beaches of Nicaragua. Four species migrate to The Ranch’s own Playa Escondida annually generating nearly 6,000 live hatchings each year.
The Ranch is home to a 22-meter natural sand dune where we offer complimentary sandboarding as part of our Good Life Experiences.
Kids Club (ages 4-12, kids under 4 must be accompanied by a babysitter)
The Kids Club at Rancho Santana offers programs throughout the property, including fun on the farm, and kids excursions, as well as a variety of recreational camps.
The Kids Club is a fully equipped play paradise stocked with materials and resources for art projects, story time, games, movies and more!
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Restaurants and bars:
•La Finca y El Mar: Farm-to-table fare with a Nicaraguan twist
•El Café: fresh baked pastries, coffee and breakfast
•La Boquita: Open-air kitchen and terrace dining area. Serves an ever-changing lineup of small plates and cocktails.
•La Taquería: La Taquería offers light, healthy beach bites in a rustic casual setting.
Wellness & spa:
•Hot & Cold Contrast Therapy plunge pools (at The Spa in El Bosque)
•The Spa in El Bosque: Offers massages, facials, holistic therapies and beauty services
•Treetop Yoga Studio
• Farm-to-table cuisine
Corporate & Celebration Events:
• The Board Room: 1,646.56 sq. ft. ,seating capacity – 10, indoor, air conditioning
• Sala Pacifica: measurements – 364.36 sq. ft. , standing capacity – 120, seating capacity – 96, features – indoor, air conditioning
• La Finca y El Mar: measurements – 4,113.68 sq. ft. ,standing capacity – 150, seating capacity – 100 , features – indoor, air conditioning
• The Courtyard at The Inn: measurements – n/a, standing capacity – 120, seating capacity – 48, features – outdoor
• La Boquita: measurements – 2,197.34 sq. ft., standing capacity – 150, seating capacity – 86, features – outdoor, covered
• La Taqueria: measurements – 1,086.83 sq. ft., standing capacity – 150, seating capacity – 60, features – outdoor, covered
Extra Notable Features:
• The Stables
• The Treetop Yoga Deck
•The Beach & Surf Club
• Multi-purpose court: pickleball/tennis/basketball
T+L Traveler’s Choice 2022 – #56 in the World, #4 in Central America
Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2022– in voting phase
TripAdvisor Travelers Choice 2022
Kiwi Collection’s 2021 Hotel Awards -The Best Family Hotel for 2021
Telegraph UK – Best Hotels in Nicaragua
Travel + Leisure’s 500 List 2021 - Top Resort Hotels of the World
2019-2021: Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2020 - Top 10 Resorts in Central America
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2020 - Top 5 Resorts in Central America
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2019 – Best hotels in Central America #3
Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2019 – The World’s Best Hotels and Resorts for Families
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