Just returned from a week at RLP where there were more return visitors than first timers which says something.
The grounds are absolutely breathtaking. Tropical gardens, ponds with and without fish, sculptures, little nooks, scattered benches, flowering trees, bushes and flowers of every color---all add to the overall wonderfulness of the Ranch.
A multitude of activities and lectures are offered...there is so much variety that everyone should be able to select a different activity every hour for the 7 days without repeating. Delicious and plentiful vegetarian food with an occasional fish or chicken dinner. There is an impressive organic garden on the grounds which is the source for the fabulous and brilliantly colored daily vegetable offerings.
The vibe is very positive and upbeat. The staff is energetic and fun. if all you want to do is swim, there are 6 pools to do just that. Or if you want to use the spa, they have that too. If you just want to vegetate in your casita and have all your meals delivered, well then, that too can be arranged. They even have a dinner party around the pool with a band on the last evening.
I highly recommend Rancho La Puerta.
NOTE: Absolutely secure crossings at the borders, traveling north and south to/from San Diego. SAFE.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Rancho La Puerta Hotel Tecate
- Rancho La Puerta Tecate