Nicaragua’s Rancho Chilamate proudly offers ‘horseback rides of a lifetime’ and 4 guest rooms to choose from. Accommodation rates includes breakfast and our famous family style dinner with wine and beer. Arrive as guests, leave as Friends. Giddy up!

What’s Going on at the Ranch

Night walks at Rancho Chilamate

Wildlife photographer Luke Massey and I, Katie Stacey, have been the managing couple here at Rancho Chilamate for nearly a month and a half now - and boy how the time has flown!  We came from three years of telling wildlife and conservation stories...

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A Helping Hand (and a Rasp) for our Cowboy Toño

Sometimes you just want to help make someone's dream come true right? Toño wants to grow up to become a proper Farrier and I would love your help to make that happen. We're raising some money to send him to course in Columbia. Check it out! WE CREATED A GO FUND ME...

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Don’t take our Word for it….



“Once in a lifetime”
Every member of RC was hard working, gracious and genuine. Rancho Chilamate is not only committed to guests, but also to the local community. I thank….(more)


North Carolina

Absolute perfect balance of rustic meets Luxury”
One of a kind… the scenery, the architecture, the artistic flair, the food and the people … there aren’t many places that touch the soul and warm the heart as much as this one ..(more)


Vanessa & Ross

United Kingdom

“You must come here!”
…for a marvellous experience in a very special place…our favourite place in Central well…enjoy the intimacy of a feast among new friends…you will not regret it! (more)


Skye & Chris

Vancouver, Canada

Running with a horse, and feeling the full power of his speed carry me across the sand, was one of the most exhilarating things I’ve ever done. I’ve been horseback riding all over the world…but I’ve never left the saddle smiling as wide as I did at Rancho Chilamate..(more)

Alex in Wanderland

International Blogger

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