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Rancho Esperanza

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our week long visit to Rancho Esperanza was heaven. We relaxed on the beach, rode the waves, explored the community with Sara our wonderful cheese-making instructor, climbed coconut trees (or tried), sipped on local beer, chowed down on fresh fruit, and had endlessly interesting conversations with the other wonderful visitors. All of the people staying here are open-minded and fun-loving,...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed a week to relax a bit while travelling for a longer time. We booked a private hut and included our food. All the food is served family style at large tables so people start talking. Because there is no wifi, nobody is distracted by their phone. Most people stay for some time so you get to know each...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful wide beach, perfect if you want to surf, less perfect to swim because of the waves. The Rancho Esperanza is only a few meters behind the beach with easy access, you won't be able to see the sea from your cabaña though. We had a cabaña with private bathroom. The bathroom itself was the best part, because the shower...

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Montreal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 5 days with my husband and kids (7 and 10 years old) at Rancho Esperanza and it was so relaxing! We really loved our stay. Here are the highlights: PROS: - The rancho is on a great stretch of beach with soft sand and perfect waves for the kids playing or learning to surf - The food is...

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Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prepare yourself for that you'll have to s**t in bucket, and sleep next to bugs, spiders and small lizards. If you can handle that, and want at place where you can let everything go and just relax without having to do a whole lot then this is the perfect place for you.

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get to Rancho Esperanza is a bit of a hike. We decided to take a taxi from Leon to Jiquilillio which is pricier than a chicken bus but we were short on time. Nate was wonderful with arranging the taxi for us both to and from the ranch. When we first arrived at the ranch we were unsure of...

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Rancho Esperanza is a very calm and relaxed place, you should not miss if you go to Nicaragua. The host and the other staff are very friendly and helpful all time, the food is absolutely delicious and varied and if you don't want to eat at this place you can easy go to the village Jiquilillo and find some options...

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Keene, New Hampshire
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I have done a lot of travel and have had my fair share of sketchy lodging experiences. This was NOT one of them! The Rancho is extremely well-run, clean, and the owners go out of their way to help you. My friends and I spent a week there in early February and were impressed with all of the activities offered,...

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Went as a beginner surfer to learn. Was a success. beach was beautiful and very clean. Waves were good to learn on. Very soft black sand with long tides. Food was delicious every meal. Cabins were cozy.

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Brisas de Zicatela, Mexico
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We camped at Rancho Esperanza with our van, it was quiet, with good food and plenty of good people around. The staff was super friendly, and so were Nate and his wife, the owners. This is a lovely space, with cabañas painted with beautiful art, hammocks everywhere, family style meals(with vegetarian options) and also with a very clear mission to...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our idyllic backpacker get away combines low-impact, natural living with projects that actively benefit the village. Whether you are looking to escape, contemplate and create, or just unwind for a few days Rancho Esperanza lets you appreciate authentic Nicaraguan life at a beautiful beach setting while you are confident that your presence is doing good not harm. We offer eight bamboo cabanas, two dormitories, and camping. Surf rentals, community excursions, Spanish classes, kayak and boat tours, hiking trips to Volcano Cosiguina, and volunteer opportunities available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Esperanza

Address: | In front of the Claro Antenna, Playa Jiquilillo, Jiquilillo, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Chinandega Department > Jiquilillo
Price Range: ₹ 453 - ₹ 1,490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Rooms in main rancho louder. Rooms in the cabanas will definitely be quieter and own washroom facilities.”
KevinT547, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a cabana with private bathroom and shower, very clean”
JodyP662, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Get a cabana with private bath. If you are a light sleeper, it might be wise to get a cabana closer to the beach.”
BVW2014, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
“We loved our cabana with private bathroom, but it all looks good.”
BVW2014, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in the dorm! It served me well but maybe not the best for someone who is disturbed by noise as it it on top of the common area...”
SvenFischer, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
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