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Rancho La Puerta Spa

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank Susan W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Steve R
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 More 

Lake Orion, Michigan
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank Hajster
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! More 

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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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... More 

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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! More 

Longboat Key, FL
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28 reviews
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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... More 

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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! More 

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65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

This place was so perfect. The food was amazing the staff was amazing the classes were amazing the spa was amazing, it was all just amazing. The perfect place to release and restore. Do the wasu if you can!

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

Dear Queen W., Thank you for your fun review! The staff at The Ranch constantly strives to delight our guests. A deeply relaxing Watsu treatment is a great cornerstone to a restorative week. Siempre Mejor. More 

New York, NY
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79 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

My favorite place to detox and relax for a week. I've gone solo, with my family, and I can say that there are many couples who attend together. If you're looking for a discount, contact me for a referral rate.

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La Jolla, California
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74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

In reference to my last review, "Christmas at the Ranch" - Summer is a whole different experience then coming over the holiday ... but both PERFECT! Love the contrast of fires burning in the fireplace to wild flowers in full bloom and grapes hanging from vines. With the weather being warmer, opportunities arise, as in more dining alfresco and having... More 

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

Dear Linda F., Thank you for your great review and highlighting that we welcome guest to create the experience that best suits their needs for a digital detox, relationship and friendship building and rejuvenating week! We look forward to your return. Siempre Mejor! #savortheranch More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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306 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I should know, i have been to Rancho la Puerta more than 20 times. In winter, in summer, the fall and in spring, it is all good. Better than good; it is fabulous. If you like a healthful environment with happy, positive people and fantastic facilities...Go with a group; go by yourself; just go.

2 Thank Susan S
Roberto A, General Manager at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Dear Susan S., Thank you for your fabulous review! Every time of year offers a unique and healthy environment to focus on wellness, nutrture yourself or nurture relationships. We look forward to your return. Siempre Mejor! More 

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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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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“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
“All the rooms are good -- you can pick a room further out if you want even more exercise walking to and from the activities.”
 of 5 bubbles morgant908, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose a casita that is close to the main dining room!”
  • This is a view from our Luna 2 casita.
 of 5 bubbles beccatwinmom, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
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