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13 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Rancho Esperanza is a tranquil beach front hostel - the perfect hub to bring together a community of worldwide travellers looking to escape and contemplate, surf, or simply to unwind for a few days. However you choose to spend your time here, you will appreciate authentic Nicaraguan life at the beautiful beach setting of Jiquilillo, where you'll be confident that your presence is doing good not harm.

At the Rancho we have an array of different sleeping options, from dorm beds to private cabanas. There is a huge communal area where you can relax, interact with other travellers, and enjoy some of our delicious locally sourced food from our restaurant (our menu is diverse and caters for all dietary needs). Once you have enjoyed a relaxing sleep and tasty breakfast, you can make your way to the beach front which is just a 30 second walk away. You will also get to join in with some of our workshops where you can learn some of the local trades and exchange experiences with the community.

Rancho Esperanza Policy and Condition:

Cancellation Policy: 3 days before arrival.In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 14.00 to 23.00
Check out before 12.00

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit and debit cards (we do charge a credit card fee of 5% )
Taxes included
Breakfast not included

we have live-in staff who will be on hand 24 hours but not at reception specifically
No curfew
No special conditions

Reviews & Ratings

13 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
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  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
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Latest Reviews

Feb 19, 2024
I loved my stay at Rancho Esperanza. Amara was a wonderful and thoughtful hostess who goes out of her way to be helpful. They offer a variety of tours and activities that support the local community, and Ana the cook makes some of the best breakfasts (and dinners) in Nicaragua. Due to an overbooking I was lucky enough to get upgraded to a casita and it was wonderful. Very peaceful, the beach is gorgeous and I could easily have stayed here for much longer than 3 nights! Perfect place to relax.
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Female, 41+
Feb 18, 2024
We really enjoyed rancho esperanza. the staff, beach side location, activities and the food were all really good! perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle. the only two things I didn't love were the price of the food vs nearby restaurants ($6/7 for dinner vs $3/4 in the nearby restaurants) and the toilets needed to be checked a bit more as they were full at points. other than that, loved it here. I'd definitely come back!
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Couple, 31-40
Feb 16, 2024
I loved my time at rancho esperanza (we actually ended up extending our stay). The staffstaff were very accommodating. The activities were very fun (we did fishing and surfing - for the fishing trip the hotel staff cooked our catch for us to eat at dinner! There is also a bioluminesence tour which we did not have time for but sounded very cool. It is a relaxing space. We stayed in a private cabin and found it comfortable and clean. The staff were helpful and gave us a lift from the intersection.
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Female, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Shuttle Bus
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi