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Activites in Rancho Santana

Live in a place like no other

We love finding ways to provide our guests and homeowners with exclusive experiences and activities. Whether you are looking to explore our extensive trails, peer into an active volcano, or practice your tree pose while overlooking the Pacific – we provide a range of activities for everyone to enjoy.

Las Cinco Playas

Rancho Santana is built on providing unique experiences, as demonstrated in our 5 unique beaches. We provide opportunities to cross paths with like-minded guests and community members, as well as offer peace and solitude for those that prefer a bit more privacy.

Watch the sun go down with cocktails at The Clubhouse at Playa Santana, or catch the surfers chasing Playa Rosada’s complicated left point reef break at the Pool House.


Nicaragua is known for being one of the few places on the planet with at least 330 days of offshore winds each year and Rancho Santana offers some of the region’s best surf conditions.

With 3 breaks on property and 9 breaks within
close distance, accessible by walk or car, you’ll find a variety of waves that are perfect for beginners and seasoned surfers.

Yoga and Fitness

From our Yoga platform to our athletic facilities and gym equipment or the 17 miles of hiking trails, Rancho Santana has everything for those looking to stay healthy & active during their stay.

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is also a “must-do” activity at The Ranch.

The Stables

There is no better way to experience the unmatched beauty of Nicaragua than on horseback. From sunset rides with ocean breezes to cultural tours of nearby villages, we offer a variety of horseback adventures for all levels of riders.

Owners can also bring their own horses at The Stables, our team has years of experience in horse training and provides a range of other services to help care for your horse.


Rancho Santana offers a weekly schedule of activities that let you explore and experience our property in a variety of different ways.

Join a guided nature hike to explore the flora and fauna, grab your sneakers and climb the giant sand dune of Playa Duna and sandboard down the hill until your toes touch the Pacific Ocean, or get ready for a challenge with a mountain biking experience along our 17 miles of trails.


We share our property with a diverse wildlife population who also call The Ranch home. Come along with a member of the Guest Experience team to spot howler and spider monkeys as they sway and sleep among the trees.

Playa Escondida’s remote sands are also known for being a nesting spot for critically endangered Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles. Since 2013, our partnership with Paso Pacífico, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting ecosystem conservation, has been critical to protecting these nests. If you’re lucky, you may even see hatching during your stay!


Sea a different side of Rancho Santana! Explore the Pacific by a fishing boat, luxury yacht, or sunset cruise. Enjoy the beautiful water and coastline while expert guides assist in setting rods and bait or anchor in nearby Redonda Bay for swimming and snorkeling.

Back at The Ranch, La Finca y el Mar can prepare a lunch or dinner of sushi or tacos with your fresh catch! Boat trips set sail from nearby Gigante – a small fishing village and beach town.


Guests of Rancho Santana can hit the links on two nearby courses, the 9-hole course at neighboring Hacienda Iguana, and Guacalito de la Isla’s signature oceanfront 18-hole world-class course by David McLay Kidd.

Unique Experiences

Our team is passionate about making sure you experience Rancho Santana to the fullest during your stay. We offer a weekly schedule of complimentary experiences for you and your family to enjoy.

Take a tour of our organic farm & garden, or sit around a bonfire with your family (with Nicaraguan S’mores!) on the beach.

Off-Site Activities and Tours

Discover the history and natural beauty of Nicaragua through our selection of off-property guided tours.

Whether you’re looking for a taste of the city life in San Juan del Sur or Granada or exploring the volcanoes of Masaya, Maderas and Concepción, your experience is sure to leave a long-lasting impression!

Life at Rancho Santana

If you’re interested in hearing more about life at Rancho Santana and have some questions, our team is here to help.