ABOUT THE RANCHO

Rancho Esperanza is a tranquil beach front hostel - the perfect hub to bring together a community of worldwide travellers looking to escape, contemplate, surf or simply to unwind.

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 - no harm. At the Rancho we have an array of different sleeping options, from dormitory beds to private casitas. There is a large communal area where you can relax, interact with other travellers and enjoy some of the 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.

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WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING

'Rancho Esperaza is a wonderful down to earth central American experience.  We fully enjoyed our time with Amara and the staff, appreciated their meals and hospitality and clean comfortable palapas located in the idyllic Jiquilillo fishing village.  The rancho’s location provides opportunities to experience the many natural wonders of the region from volcano hikes to estuary kayak expeditions, ocean fishing and great surfing right off the rancho beach.  We truly loved participating in the sunset releases of sea turtles managed by local community members.'  

Ross Clark