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Rancho La Puerta

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  • So much more than just a spa
  • In-room fireplaces
  • Wealth of health-related classes
  • Extremely healthy food
  • Located in the middle of nature, bugs are a part of the scenery
  • Trip Advisor - 4.5 of 5 Stars
*Information was accurate at the time of publication.


This property offers something for everyone and provides just about everything a guest might need. On the grounds, you will find everything from fine dining and spa services to a business and fitness center. Often, such properties provide special services and activities specifically tailored to meet the needs of both parents and young children.

Hotel Features
Hotel Vibe: Full-service
Interests: Spa, Resort
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Rancho La Puerta
Carretere a Tijuana Km 5
    Status is currently being updated.
Located 45 Miles Southeast of San Diego

Hotel Overview

The modern-day fitness and spa vacation experience began in 1940 in a sheltered valley only an hour's drive from San Diego, California. Here, in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, Edmond and Deborah Szekely founded the world's first destination fitness resort and spa. Soon Rancho La Puerta became the paradigm of all multi-day -destination... vacations that encompass health and wellness for mind, body and spirit. An amazing program of fitness activities, healthful cuisine, luxury spa amenities, superb accommodations, and entertainment awaits you. The 3,000-acre property (see map) offers world-class landscaped gardens, an organic farm, internationally known cooking school, and mountainsides and meadows of great hiking and walking experiences.


You enter your casita through a hand-carved wooden door. Wood-framed windows set in brick look out over gardens, meadows, and mountains. This will be your private retreat for the week. No two are exactly alike: Their location, size, orientation, architecture, bright fabrics, and enchanting collections of museum-quality folk art make each unique. All accommodations are on ground level and open onto adjacent gardens and large patios.


Rancho La Puerta is renowned for freshly picked produce and nutritious natural foods. We have developed, tested, and proven hundreds of recipes since 1940. Over sixty years of culinary creativity, experimentation and dietary research have culminated in a superb all-natural diet. It is low in fat, sodium, and refined flour and sugar -- while high in energy, fiber, and complex carbohydrates.For a recent article by well-known spa writer Bernard Burt on Rancho La Puerta's culinary legacy,


Beautiful possibilities await. The three health and beauty centers will be your sanctuaries for the week, each staffed by skilled estheticians and therapists who have been widely trained...and often cross-trained in several disciplines. The treatments use aromatic and medicinal herbs and other healing plants grown in the organic gardens at Tres Estrellas. Their purity and freshness is a source of great pride at Rancho La Puerta. Some see the treatments as pure pleasure, but in truth they are also a valuable and therapeutic part of your balanced mind/body/spirit experience at the Ranch.


Everything...and everyone...sparkles from a mountaintop at sunrise. Hikers, warmed by the day's first rays, crest Pilgrim Way trail and look over a sea of mountain lilac. Experiences like this are a daily part of the guided hikes...from a strolling meadow walk to a demanding 11-mile trek. And that's just the beginning. As each of your balanced fitness days progresses, there is much to try, whether for the first time or to increase your proficiency. We offer skilled instruction in many techniques and methods, ancient and modern. All ages and abilities relax into lighthearted camaraderie as new stamina and knowledge emerges. Even the journey back and forth to your casita has become a nature-lover's peak experience: hummingbirds and butterflies flit across the paths, and views of rugged Mt. Kuchumaa open through the trees.

Amenities & Activities

  • Cooking Classes
  • Fitness Experts
  • Lectures
  • Entertainment
  • Organic Farm
  • Reverse Osmosis drinking water in all rooms
  • Fireplaces or woodburning stoves in most rooms

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