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Rancho La Puerta Spa

Carretera A Tijuana Km 5, Tecate 92046-3057, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Tecate
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Escondido, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For years I had dreamed of visiting RLP. I've knew many people who had been there and they all came back raving about the experience. When I finally had the opportunity to spend a week there I was not disappointed. It's an absolutely amazing place. Our casita/villa was large, clean, extremely comfortable, and well-equipped. LOVED coming home to a fire... More

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Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and thorough review. We’re so glad you were able to experience the magic of the Ranch and take advantage of everything we have to offer. It pleases us tremendously to hear that our staff was accommodating to your requests in the Dining Hall and room amenities. As always, please let us know if there is... More

Arcata, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Rancho La Puerta. I found the grounds, rooms and staff to be exceptional. I did, however, miss food with flavor and good coffee. I have had wonderful vegetarian food before and, while this was fresh and mostly organic, I found it lacking in interest. I was so happy to go home and have the... More

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Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback - we strive to provide the best experience for our guests and appreciate your comments. While overall we receive positive reviews on our cuisine, we will address your thoughts about the seasoning with the Chef. We aim to be mindful about not wasting paper in class, and therefore we offer handouts to guests online.... More

Seattle, Washington
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After several years of much difficulty, dealing with deaths of loved ones, weight gain, low self-esteem, depression and almost homelessness, I finally found myself in a situation where I could start taking care of myself. For years I had heard of RLP and great things about it. I researched it some more and made my reservation. I knew I was... More

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Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are saddened that your expectations were not met during your stay. Please note that feedback is always welcome while you are at the Ranch. If you do choose to return, please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any concerns. We strive for our guests to have magical... More

Santa Fe, NM
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20 reviews 20 reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't believe I have never written a review for Rancho la Puerta! I have been there twice over the past decade and yearn to return each year. My most recent visit was even better because the cooking school La Cocina que Canta is now open and a central part of my experience at The Ranch. Luxury that is affordable,... More

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Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thorough and heartfelt review. You’ve definitely captured the essence of the Ranch which we hope is much more than just a spa and fitness resort, but a way of living, learning and giving back. We look forward to having you back at the Ranch! More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fabulous resort, the landscaping is the most beautiful I have ever experienced. Note it is a vegetarian themed resort, Fish for dinner. That was a struggle for me as I am a meat eater. I would say this is a great resort for the price, but it does not compare to it's sister The Golden Door (it... More

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Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of the Ranch! We’re so glad you had a lovely visit and enjoyed your time here. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

New York City
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Let me start by giving you a caveat, I am by no means a vegetarian, nor am I a particularly keen on "healthy living".....that said , I have nothing but the greatest praise for Rancho La Puerta. The casitas (especially ours) are very roomy indeed, a sitting room and a bedroom with a separate place overlooking the mountain, should you... More

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Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough review! It seems to many of our guests that a trip to the Ranch is not just a trip, but a journey as you described above! We’re happy to hear you experienced the magic of the Ranch during your stay, especially our WATSU massage, taking in the natural surroundings and the plethora of classes on... More

Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We felt a little like the new kids at school-- we arrived at the spa amongst guests that had been to "The Ranch" many times. Received a warm welcome and great orientation to the amazing amount of choices and activities we had waiting for us! The food was delicious and offered options for gluten free and dairy free diets. One... More

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Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Ranch! We’re happy to hear you had a wonderful first visit to the Ranch! We’re also glad you brought up the border crossing process. We try to make it as seamless and quick as possible for our guests. Upon arrival at the border, a Ranch Rep boards the bus and hands out tourist... More

Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Friends had been telling me for years to go to "The Ranch" just about an hour south of San Diego, CA in Mexico. I finally had a good reason to go and went between Christmas and New Years. Wow! A beautiful place with excellent (mostly vegetarian but don't be afraid) food, calm ambience, class after class of pilates, yoga, meditation,... More

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Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your first experience at the Ranch. It sounds like you had a well-rounded trip, not only participating in our activities, but also having quiet time to yourself…something we all need! We love your suggestion that the Ranch is great for families. If you haven’t already, check out our Annual Family Week going on from August 2-... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Returned from my third stay since 2006-- going every 4 years since my first trip. I begin to think about returning as soon as I get back and can't go longer than 4 years without "having" to go back. I love everything about the Ranch. Its my favorite place to go to just relax, enjoy and get back on track.... More

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Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

We’re delighted to hear that the Ranch is your place to return to and rejuvenate at. We also love hearing that you’ve made great friends during your trips – many guests have reported having similar experiences. Your review truly captures the essence of the Ranch and we cannot thank you enough for sharing! More

Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

When I got home from my week at Rancho la Puereta, friends and family members commended on how I looked rested, relaxed, healthy, and yes, even younger. As one man I met at The Ranch told me when I asked him why he kept coming back, “Rancho la Puerta is twice as good as Canyon Ranch and half as expensive."... More

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Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It warms our hearts to hear about these types of experiences at the Ranch. We're glad you had restful and relaxed time during your stay and we hope to see you back for another life-changing visit! More

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Additional Information about Rancho La Puerta Spa

Also Known As:
Rancho La Puerta Hotel Tecate
Rancho La Puerta Hotel
Rancho La Puerta Tecate
Address: Carretera A Tijuana Km 5, Tecate 92046-3057, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Tecate
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Tecate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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 
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