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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My mother warned me before coming to Rancho La Puerta, "You know you are going to be one of the youngest people there?" Knowing that this was going to be the opportunity of a lifetime, and that I would most likely never again in my youth have the time spend a week traveling solo to focus on my mental, physical...

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Roberto A, General Manager at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Dear Sarah W., Thank you for writing such a great summary of The Ranch and our offerings. We often get asked if The Ranch is a great place to visit as a solo traveler. Starting with the morning group hikes or runs, and participating in any of our 50 fitness and wellness classes offered daily, allows our guests to align...

Ridgefield, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great time. Beautiful setting, and a good chance to relax and learn a bit more about health and fitness. We enjoyed morning hikes, and in my case a couple of morning runs. I took a few swimming classes (improving stroke technique), and tried Pilates for the first time. The food was fresh, tasty, and...

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Roberto A, General Manager at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jason R., Thank you for your review and descriptions of The Ranch. Our co-founder, Deborah Szekely, is still active at The Ranch and involved in helping shape this beautiful experience. Siempre Mejor!

Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you are interested in spa treatments, the offerings here are outstanding and unusual. If you want to reset your body and psyche, the culture, cuisine and climate serve to facilitate. If your perfect day includes a hike before breakfast, meditation, yoga and an art class before lunch and an afternoon and evening of exercise for the body and mind,...

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Roberto A, General Manager at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Dear Disinclined, Thank you for your great review and endorsement. We have over 50 miles of hiking and running trails and 50 fitness and wellness classes daily. There are always opportunities to explore and experience new things. Siempre Mejor!

Atlantic Beach, Florida
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The ranch is fabulous! Our priority is vegan food with no compromise and they met our expectations! Then accommodations and activities... well no issues here as well. We had a very nice private casita and a full range of activities ranging from extensive hiking, yoga and mediation to presentations by expert guest teachers in lifestyle, health and wellness. Yes. We...

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Roberto A, General Manager at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Dear Katdenl, Thank you for the great review. When The Ranch started in 1940 we were a lacto-ovo-vegetarian facility. Some things have changed since then but our commitment to our vegetarian roots, organic produce and the freshest ingredients has not. Every day we have gluten free options and can serve a plate of deliciousness to accommodate almost any dietary need....

Reviewed 16 November 2016

My daughter and I loved our week at the Ranch! We hiked every morning and took advantage of lots of yoga and pilates classes and more. The food is delicious - but I would like to see even more low calorie options. We loved relaxing by the pool after lunch. There were interesting speakers and the Bingo with Barry night...

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Roberto A, General Manager at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Dear Susan W., Thank you for the wonderful review and feedback. We'll get the cabbage coleslaw recipe to you soon via our blog where you can find many recipes from The Ranch, Executive Chef Denis Roa and others. You can always request alternative courses during meals. Siempre Mejor!

Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Third visit in last four years. Excellent activities, accommodations and service. They do magical things with veggies. Highly recommend early morning hikes, breakfast hike,meditation. You can stay busy all day.

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Roberto A, General Manager at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Dear Steve R. Thanks for your review. You've mentioned three popular reasons people visit us at The Ranch; hiking, meditation and nutrtition. Every day we strive toward excellence in each of our daily 50 fitness and wellness activities. We look forward to your next visit. Siempre Mejor. #savortheranch

Lake Orion, Michigan
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My wife has gone to Rancho several times over the years with her sister, and I always thought of it as the "Girls Get-together Place." As a way to get her to stop working so hard and take a long-overdue vacation, I booked a week at the ranch for us together so I could be sure she didn't cancel. It...

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Roberto A, General Manager at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Dear Hajster, Thank you for this fun review. You've summed up a Ranch experience so well. We look forward to your return. Siempre Mejo!

chicago
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I have visited the Rancho many times and it is always stunning in its beauty, serenity, and friendliness. Walking the paths the scent of flowers and rosemary and sage lift one's heart simply by brushing by them. The food is fresh and beautifully presented, always delicious and varied. The staff is professional, caring, and accommodating. Whenever I go, I always...

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Roberto A, General Manager at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Dear ChicagoJbrody, Thank you for your thoughtful review. As our live's get busier, we strive to provide an environment where guest can detox from distractions and focus on an inner journey and rejuvenation. Siempre Mejor!

Longboat Key, FL
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Rancho la Puerta As travel and food writers of books and blogs, Maralyn Hill and I enjoy seeking new places around the world. Yet we frequently return to "The Ranch" for the ultimate fitness, spa, learning, and culinary experiences. Rancho La Puerta offers the irristable combination of relaxation and stimulation. We are inspired to hike new trails, dine organically on...

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Roberto A, General Manager at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Dear amberbach, Thank you for your review and highlighting some of the reasons we consistently win international awards. Siempre Mejor!

Seattle,
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I've gone 12 times to the ranch and am very familiar with it's changes over the last 25 years and probably won't go again. I'm sure you've read dozens of glowing reviews on the ranch this won't be one of them for your travel dollars you should get an objective review. The clientele is predominantly white aging baby boomer and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The world's first fitness resort established in 1940, this spa is located right across the border in Mexico and is nestled on 3,000 private acres of rolling terrain. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho La Puerta Spa

Address: Carretera A Tijuana Km 5, Tecate 92046-3057, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Tecate
Number of rooms: 84
Also Known As:
Rancho La Puerta Hotel Tecate
Rancho La Puerta Tecate
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“close to dining area and classes is ideal.”
 of 5 bubbles jasonr122, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay closer to the dining hall to be closest to all activities.”
 of 5 bubbles Disinclined, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check the calendar of events before you book - special guest seminars are a big part of the experience.”
 of 5 bubbles Hajster, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We like Luna and Sol, but understand you must walk a bit further than some of the rooms. The Deluxe Villa is great for 2 or 3 people.”
 of 5 bubbles Q5970ZVlindaf, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Everyone gets their own casita and they all different. And lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles susansR8341FV, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
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