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Beach Front-Panga Drops & Playa Colorado Breaks with Pool View

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Villas A11 a 950 sq. ft., 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo with custom made furniture. The condo is a 2nd floor unit that over looks the pool as well as Los Perros point. Villas A11 has a fully equipped kitchen, a/c units in both the bedroom and living area, Claro TV, DVD player, wifi internet and a battery back up system that automatically powers on in case of a power outage. This condo is most comfortable for 2-4 people with a king bed in the master bedroom, a queen futon in the living room and a queen inflatable mattress.

Hacienda Iguana is the ideal community for those who want to surf, golf, explore or just kick back and relax on a breathtaking beach. It is a very secure community with 2 sets of gates to enter, guards posted around the community as well as full time guards at the condo complex. The security staff in place insures that you will feel very secure and comfortable to roam around the community and beach as you please. That being said the whole area is very safe and you will find that the local community is extremely humble, friendly and helpful.

Villas A11 is located just about 70 yards north of Panga Drops surf break. Panga Drops is an consistent break that breaks on a horse-shoe shaped rock reef. This wave generally has a mellow take off and a more vertical and playful inside section. This break can be good for long boarders or short boarders. Panga Drops amplifies swells and is usually bigger but more forgiving than Colorados. At the very north end of the beach (70 yards north of the condo) there is a point break, Los Perros Point, that needs a good swell with the right direction to break, but with the perfect combination it can provide very fun rights. The world class wave, Colorados is just a 15 minute walk south of the condo. Colorados is a fast, barreling beach break with many peaks and A frames. It is a challenging break and best for intermediate to expert surfers.

For those that don't surf there is Spa and plenty of other great adventures, activities and day trips you can enjoy. We can arrange surf trips by boat of fishing trips leaving from Iguana if you can swim or paddle out to the boat or out of Gigante if you prefer to load the boat from shore. There are some great hikes in the area to get out and enjoy the amazing views, clean air, nature and wildlife viewing. Hacienda Iguana has it's own challenging 9 hole golf course. A round of golf (18 holes) with golf cart and clubs is only $45/person. On Wednesdays there is an organized afternoon golf scramble for guests and residents. Other available activities in the area include massage, yoga, surf trips by boat or taxi, surf lessons, fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking, SUPing, hiking, bike rental, moped rentals, moto rentals, catamaran tours, transportation and/or day trips to get a taste of culture in the surrounding cities or to go visit volcanoes, crater lakes and other natural attractions throughout southern Nicaragua.

Our rental management company, Nicaragua Family Getaways, is located in Hacienda Iguana and we are around and available for anything you might need and any to help with any questions or concerns you might have. We provide an info guide in the condo, with information on activities, hikes, day trip ideas, maps, a restaurant guide, local restaurant menus etc.

Within the community of Hacienda Iguana there are currently five restaurants. The restaurant at the beach club serves healthy and delicious plates for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a great beach bar with happy hour specials. Don Eloy’s bar and restaurant serves sandwiches, wings, bar food and pizza, has a full bar and is open for lunch and dinner. This is also a great place to watch sports games. Scoops and Spokes is an artisan ice cream, coffee and panini shop that also offers bike rentals and tours. Vana tacos is a new taco shop and is open for lunch and dinner with veggie, chicken and carne asada tacos and burritos. Casa Madera is a new restaurant with local Nicaraguan cuisine, open for lunch and dinner, and located in the wood house just east of the golf condos. Don Eloys, Scoops and Spokes and Vana Tacos are all located in Iguana’s growing commercial center where you will also find NSR Surf Shop, Stop and Go Surf Market (groceries), Satori Spa and gift shop and our office, Nicaragua Family Getaways.

There is also now a free community shuttle (6 person golf cart) that circles the interior roads of Hacienda Iguana during the day offering free rides to guests. This is a great way to access surf breaks, the beach club, restaurant and bar, the Golf Pro Shop and/or Iguana's Commercial Center.

Satori Spa and Gift Shop is open in the Commercial center of Iguana and offering wide variety of Spa services - massages, facials, nails and waxing. And offering beautiful local gifts, artisan leather bags and wood craft.

Just outside of Iguana’s gates (3km away) there is the new Rivera Market Place with an Avis Car Rental Company, BAC Bank Branch and ATM, Rivera Market/Grocery Store and Board Port Surf Shop, surfboard storage and sales. There are a multitude of other great restaurants within a 15-20 minute drive from Hacienda Iguana.

More Details

Property Manager
Nicaragua Family Getaways
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About Nicaragua Family Getaways

We bought this condo in 2009 after one trip down, we instantly fell in love with it, you will understand why when you get there. My father and I own the place, I am Zach, my dad is Andy. We are from Houston Texas.

Nicaragua Family Getaways purchased this condo in 2009

Why Nicaragua Family Getaways chose Rancho Santana

We bought at this location because the waves are world class, the beach is absolutely stunning, awesome sunsets and the people are very friendly.

What makes this condo unique

You will have direct access to Playa Colorado as well as the other breaks on the beach. Otherwise you would have to take a boat to get here because it is a private community. This is the only one bedroom for rent in iguana.


Rancho Santana Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , And a queen inflatable mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Cleaning service is provided every other day. Meal package options are available upon request.


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Beach Front-Panga Drops & Playa Colorado Breaks with Pool View
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Amazing room and very well kept. Staff was extremely helpful and will definitely be back

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mammoth Lakes, CA USA

Epic beach rental and community!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Nicaragua and Hacienda Iguana, and my husband and I had an amazing experience! The rental had all the amenities we needed and the interior was better in person than expected. Our 1 Br unit had a comfortable king bed, a nice shower with hot water, and the ultimate bonus of reliable air conditioning. We enjoyed the beautiful views of both Los Perros and Panga Drops from the balcony deck, and were stoked on the pool right in front of our building. We decided not to rent a car, but instead rented beach cruisers from Scoops & Spokes, which turned out to be -the perfect way to get around for a very reasonable rate. The HI staff was excellent, especially our properrty manager, Ryan. He was always available to help with any issues, concerns, and especially providing us with everything we needed to know about local surf breaks, things to do, taxi rides to other beaches, and places to eat both within the HI community and surrounding areas. And the food was excellent. Even though we stocked up on some food from the grocery store in Rivas, we were surprised with the variety of healthy food options available within the community--all within beach cruising distance. Overall, we had the best time ever at Hacienda Iguana; we met so many great people --both locals and vacationers/surfers, and definitely hope to come back to this Central American paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family trip

  • 4 of 5

Our first trip to Nicaragua. We had such a great time. All the staff was extremely helpful. The condo was great and after touring many other places around there, we were assured this was the right spot! Pool was great for us and the kids. The beach/waves were perfect right outside the condo for all of us. Great boogie boarding! Great surf lesson from Ryan, massage from Shanel, homemade cake from Red Rythmic cafe, in-house lobster from Roger, and excellent help from Lindsey, CJ, and Roger as well. Hope I didn't miss anyone. It felt like home while we were there. Beach club is an amazing restaurant, great tacos from Vana Tacos, and also the ice-cream at Scoops and Spokes. Oh, and Jen showed us the turtle hatchlings making their way to the ocean.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surfers paradise !

  • 5 of 5

We booked at Hacienda Iguana hoping to be close to a good surf break but away from the touristy San Juan Del Sur beach area. We were not disappointed ! The surf break was within steps of our condo, and the beach - so beautiful. The view from our condo was spectacular. The staff were very friendly and happy to transport us around the grounds on the golf cart. The location is remote, so unless you have a rental car (Avis has great rates and is located just outside the gated area) it is not convenient to travel beyond the grounds. I would recommend (as many other travellers have) that you come well stocked with food and drinks if you plan to cook meals at your condo. The beach side restaurant had good food(yummy breakfast) but if staying longer than a few days you might want a bit more variety. Overall a most relaxing holiday with great surfing on your doorstep !

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Hacienda Iguana a number of times, and every time we are more impressed. The condo layout is perfect, and the location could not be better. Every time we have visited, we have been greeted by Uliana and the rest of the staff at Hacienda and they have bent over backwards to help us in any way that they can. We live in Nicaragua so we have visited a number of beaches and this is BY FAR the best.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hacienda Iguana condo a fantastic experience for chill getaway & good times fun!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this condo for two nights and as first impressions go we arrived and checked in seamlessly to jaw dropping views of beautiful, open beach surf and a super inviting pool just below our balcony. Our days included long walks on the pristine Playa Colorado picking great variety of seashells, watching surfers, taking a cool off swim and a couple times found ourselves at the Beach Club restaurant & bar for great food, drinks and atmosphere. The condo amenities were clean & plentiful with a large kitchen for cooking and entertaining (which we did one night with a group of 8), comfortable master bed with AC and clean, modern bathroom. The balcony patio was great for outdoor eating, wave watching while reading my book or just snoozing in the hammock. All around great experience and we would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Emerald Coast International (ECI)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hacienda Iguana Beach Club, Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hacienda Iguana Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hacienda Iguana Beach Club, Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Playa Iguana (Playa Colorado)

Hacienda Iguana is most well known to surfers as it is the community that boasts the world famous surf break, Colorados, as well as 2 other breaks, Panga Drops and Los Perros Point but is truly a wonderful vacation spot for anyone. Hacienda Iguana's 3 kilometer beach is absolutely gorgeous and there is a 9 hole golf course within the community. Activities available in the area include; massage, yoga, surf trips by boat or taxi, surf lessons, fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking, SUPing, hiking, bike rental, moped rentals, moto rentals, catamaran tours, transportation and/or day trips to get a taste of culture in the surrounding cities or to go visit volcanoes, crater lakes and other natural attractions throughout southern Nicaragua.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates- (Includes cleaning every 2nd or 3rd day)
November-September: $120/night for 1-2 people or $140/night for 3-5 people
October (rainy month): $100/night for 1-2 people or $120/night for 3-5 people
Holidays (Christmas, New Years and Easter): $190/night, 5 night minimum
*7th night free for rentals from Oct to Feb (excluding holidays) and 10th night free for rentals from Mar to Sept

**Please make your payment by e-check for free. If you choose to pay by credit card we ask that you cover the 3-4% credit card transaction fee which can be paid in cash upon arrival.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made more than sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the rental period will be fully refunded less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations made thirty (30) to sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the rental period forfeit 20% of the Deposit plus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations thirty (30) days or less from the beginning of the rental period forfeit all of the deposit. For any cancellation, if Iguana Surf Rentals is able to rent the property for the same dates and fee then the deposit will be fully refunded less a $50 administrative fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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