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Rancho Tranquilo

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Exeter, New Hampshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is 'in transition'. We gathered the popular manager recently passed away and now the place is sun remotely from the US without much oversight. They were very responsive before we arrived, reserving two huts for our family group, assuring us there were surf boards. On arrival, the place was dirty, we couldn't tell who was 'in charge'. They...

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

After I stayed one night in Rancho Esperanza, i didnt feel so comfortable there, just not my vibe, so i moved to rancho tranquillo! Best choice i made, it is so chill and the people that work there are so friendly and everything is possible. I surfed everyday mornings and afternoons and took lessons, after 2 days i even took...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I have spent the last two weeks at Rancho Tranquilo whilst volunteering at Sea Turtle Rescue Nicaragua which is right next door. You can start most mornings by releasing sea turtles followed by great surfing. Afternoon are relaxing and chilled so you can either explore the beach, padre ramos reserve or go get an icecream of Devin. The bar is...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing! The name says it all, the Tranquilo is maximum layback and a chill place. If you live peace and harmony, this is totally it. The only voices you hear over there is the ocean and the nature. The staff is really really friendly. They serve vegetarian food and it's just perfect! Good menu with good options....

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Ahhh Rancho Tranquillo ! We stayed here a few nights and loved the place ! The cabins are quite rustic, and there is only two showers and two WC for everybody (we were only a few guests but it could not be sufficient when full). Anyway, it's a place where you can take naps in the hammocks, swim and surf...

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England
Reviewed 10 December 2015

We fell in love with this place from day one. The staff, Isabel and Mamie, are super friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Great volunteer Megan also was super helpful. Sweet little cabins where you fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Good bar cum relaxing hammock area right next to the beach - no views from here...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

A lovely peaceful and quiet place at the beach. Very welcoming and sociable atmosphere, definitely recommended for solo travellers. Tasty vegetarian food. The bus from Chinandega was a bit of a challenge but definitely worth it (a taxi to Leon is US$40) Lots of long term travellers here with inspiring stories. Would have loved to stay longer and only regret...

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Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 December 2015

My wife and I stayed at Rancho Tranquilo for a week in February of this year. An email about three weeks after we’d left from a fellow I’d met there informed us of Tina’s death. We were saddened and remain so as Tina was such a special and lovely person. I had planned to return to Nicaragua in the fall...

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Europe
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Very quiet place located directly on the beach, colorful, clean and well mantained. You can stay in dorm, private hut, or a in your own tent. There's a small vegetarian restaurant and a bar. Mamie, the chef, is very welcoming - she also has a lot of birth-related stories to tell. The night guard will open you a fresh coconut....

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Kampot Province, Cambodia
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This place is fantastic. There are not many places like this. Right on a beautiful beach off the gringo trail. You can walk for miles and not see another person, just a few cows, horses and pigs. It's like walking in an episode of national geografic. It's a lovely walk to the estuary. Mamí and Isabelita are fantastic hosts. The...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Rancho Tranquilo

Address: 100 yards from Los Zorros School, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Chinandega Department
Price Range: ₹ 389 - ₹ 1,297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Cabin 2 if a couple”
BristolCharles, 10 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There are several cabins to choose from. Just go, see for yourself which one you prefer.”
Carina850, 1 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Get the purple room, that one has a double!”
Joris-columbustravel, 21 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Cabanas are all lovely. Not sure about the dorm but looked fine from the doorway!”
jenc526, 11 Dec 2014 | Read review
“dormitory is just fine!!!”
anicar2017, 15 Jul 2013 | Read review
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