Rancho La Puerta

Rancho La Puerta

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North America's legendary wellness and fitness destiantion for over 80 years with 4,000 acres of mountains, meadows, & more. We're located at the base of Mount Kuchumma near Tecate, Mexico.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Tennis court
Free airport transportation
Public wifi
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Hot tub
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Aerobics
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Groupworker wrote a review Apr 2023
St louis MO
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment I got off the bus I felt I was in paradise. Everything exceeded my expectations - the environment, staff, casita, activities, treatments, the pools and much more. Although I don’t have a strong taste for Mexican spices, there’s plenty of choices. I was surprised to learn that about 85% of the guests return, but once I was there I saw why. I actually made a tentative reservation before I left and now plan to return. It’s truly a combination of a spiritual retreat and heath spa. It was also comfortable to go alone because people are so friendly and it’s okay to sit at different tables at meals.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Take the early bus and bring what you need in case you can’t get into your casita under late...
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Rachel wrote a review Feb 2021
San Diego, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I went at Christmas, and they had the most amazing concerts, outstanding performances, charismatic and loving staff. It was a relaxing experience and super personalized. I felt as safe as I feel in my own home. It was so spotless, and everything was meticulously organized. They had the same exercise class multiple times so that everyone could attend. The attention to detail and concern for the guests was unparalleled, and I’ve been to many resorts. It was the only real respite in the middle of a pandemic.
I worship whoever is in charge of the kitchen. The desserts were artful – yes, the portion sizes were small, but they hit the spot. They used chocolate on some of them from the chocolate factory next door, and it was to die for. Everyone made me feel so pampered!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Try to get a room "downtown" near the dining hall and the lounge area.
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Response from Scott Draper, Owner at Rancho La Puerta
Responded Mar 28, 2021
Dear silkpaintermom, thank you for sharing your recent experience at The Ranch. I'll pass along your compliments to Executive Chef Reyna and her culinary team. Every day they bring the vegetables from our farm to another level andadn the partnership with KajKab Chocolate is indeed heavenly. We look forward to your return. Siempre Mejor!
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Sedgwall wrote a review Feb 2024
Washington DC, District of Columbia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This beautifully planted (albeit with a lot of non-native plantings) spot in the mountains is a bit unreal, but that helps to make it restful. Despite its location in Mexico, all the staff speak English -- and have been trained to drop whatever they are doing to escort lost and wandering guests to their destinations. The food is excellent and plentiful, so it will take discipline to lose or maintain weight. Clientele is mostly women from 40 to 80, with a heavy dose of Californians. The general style of the buildings and grounds is Mexican/American/European, with wandering paths throughout. I thought the instructors were good to excellent, and was impressed with the therapists. The caliber of other presentations was more variable, but again it was impressive that each presentation was offered whether 3 or 103 persons were in attendance. It is a very female atmosphere.
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Check weather before you go and be prepared for variations.
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Bequia1 wrote a review Mar 2023
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent a week at Rancho la Puerta, and though the classes, talks, and group activities were mostly enjoyable, it's the beauty and magical feel of the place that makes it special. The Ranch was built with love, over many decades, and its landscaping and design are quite extraordinary. My favcorite activity was just walking the expansive property, taking in the lovely gardens, the groves of oak trees, and the gentle dessert air. I was traveling by myself, but everyone I met was very friendly, and I never found myself dining alone. The food was terrific, the two main swimming pools were a total delight, and the spa treatments were excellent. One can do as much or as little as one wants at Rancho la Puerta. It's an extremely restorative spot, unlike any other spa resort I've been to and very much in a class all its own.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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jsanson1 wrote a review Jan 2021
San Diego, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was thrilled to be back at the Ranch in early November. The safety protocols that had been established made me 100% confident that the well being of all guests was of paramount importance. From limiting the number of guests, social distancing, adding a bit of extra time between classes for more cleaning, keeping huge sliding doors open during any indoor lectures or classes, and having guests eat only with whoever joined them on the trip made the Ranch experience incredibly safe. Masks were everywhere and there were endless smiles beneath them! My trip back to the Ranch made me feel more normal than I had felt all year, and I can't wait to return! From the amazing staff, fitness classes, lectures and incredible food, the Ranch exceeds all expectations! What a thoroughly safe and delightful experience!
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Scott Draper, Owner at Rancho La Puerta
Responded Feb 1, 2021
Dear jsanson1, Thank you for choosing to spend your time with us at The Ranch and sharing your experience. Our protocols are rigorous but as you showed, they still leave plenty of room to enjoy and participate in The Ranch's experiences. Our 50 miles of hiking trails, large campus, and protocols are here to ensure guests can have the experience they desire and need while social distancing. We look forward to your return.
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Katie H wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"My husband and I had a glorious visit to the ranch. The food was spectacular and we still dropped a few pounds. The classes, spa treatments, and accommodations exceeded our expectations so much that we planned our return 4 months later! Pilates,pickle ball and the scalp treatment were my favorites. The magic at The Ranch is real." Katie Harris
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: all the accommodations are excellent
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Response from Scott Draper, Owner at Rancho La Puerta
Responded Feb 1, 2021
Dear katiehX5517NG, Thanks for your wonderful review and for highlighting many of the Ranch's offerings. Thanks for choosing to spend your week with us. We look forward to your return.
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Robin W wrote a review May 2021
san francisco, ca
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve been to other spas (Canyon Ranch, Miraval in the US) and will only go to Rancho La Puerta now that I discovered it. The soul of the place - not even sure spa is the right word for its overall healing experience. After my first visit in 2019 I intended to go annually. Covid disrupted that plan but as soon as I was vaccinated I made my reservation. The Ranch is magical. Almost everyone there is a return guest - that stat tells you how special this place is. Their Covid protocols made us feel very safe.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Scott Draper, Owner at Rancho La Puerta
Responded May 18, 2021
Dear robinpeggy, Thank you for your wonderful review and for sharing some of the highlights of your stay. We look forward to your return.
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Cli0857 wrote a review Apr 2022
Kansas City, Missouri
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a year delay, my granddaughter and I made it to family week. She loved it and can’t wait to go back with her brother in 2022! She especially enjoyed the food - I was a little concerned about that since she is not a vegetarian, but she mostly ate what was being served the adults with an occasional entree made especially for kids. I have seen others complain about mosquitoes, but we have never had a problem with them. My granddaughter especially enjoyed the cooking class, sand volleyball and all the art classes. I never have a bad time at the Ranch and it was a joy to introduce the experience to my granddaughter.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Doug W wrote a review May 2022
Seattle, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place. Great concierge level attention to detail. It's like a cross between a summer camp for adults and spa retreat. Multiple activities scheduled on the hour throughout the day: fitness related, educational or for the soul. Or, you can just chill. It's a secure walking campus that attracts an interesting group of people.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Rebecca L wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Ranch is so much more than just a wellness retreat. Always love sitting with strangers at a table for lunch or dinner and walking away with new friends. The athletic and personal development courses are fun and intriguing. All the physical course leaders are great fun. The personal development courses are lead by interesting professionals in their fields.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Answer from Scott Draper
San Diego, California2 contributions
Hi Ambar100, Thank you for your interest in Rancho La Puerta. There are Short Stays and half week specials available. It's best to contact an Experience Planner in the reservations office for the latest specials and offers. You link through our info on our profile.
Pegkrome asked a question Dec 2019
Redwood City, California42 contributions11 helpful votes
Has anyone ever gotten travelers diarrhea at Rancho La Puerta?
Answer from Susan S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1,130 contribution395 helpful votes
I have been there more than 20 times and I have never heard of anyone getting travelers diarrhea. It is my understanding that the water all comes from the Colorado River--the "ranch" is very close to the border with the U.S. There is a spigot with filtered water adjacent to the hot and cold water in every room as well as water fountains with filtered water throughout the property. They also always have a nurse or a doctor on site for any health issues. I am going there again this coming January. It is a wonderful place to re-generate after the holidays.
spenceman asked a question Aug 2019
Culver City, California2 contributions
Is it possible to tour the property during the day?
Answer from Susan S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1,130 contribution395 helpful votes
You should ask at the sales office in San Diego. they have an 800 number. I had a guest once for a day and paid for his lunch. I was staying there and made the arrangements when I was there. Not sure why you want a tour. Part of the fun of arriving for the first time is being wowed by the grounds and ambience. It is gorgeous.
Roger C asked a question Aug 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions
are small dogs allowed? someone in our party will be bringing a "service dog". thanks
Answer from Scott Draper
San Diego, California2 contributions
Dear Roger C., Below are the requirements we must consider regarding a service dog: Pre-Arrival • The reason you need to travel with a Service Dog must be disclosed in advance of your arrival, and ideally at the time of making a reservation. • A doctor’s letter stating the need to have a Service Dog and the Service Dog certification must be sent it advance to our First Aid staff. • Vaccination records are necessary for ease of transport across the border. • We will inform all employees and other guests that a Service Dog will be on property. An announcement will be included in each guest’s Welcome Packet, and we’d love to address your Service Dog by name. While at the Ranch • The Service Dog must wear the Service Dog Vest at all times and remain on a leash when outside of the room. • Service Dogs are not allowed in the common areas where other guests will be gathered (i.e. gyms, hikes, dining hall, etc.). • You are responsible for cleaning up after your Service Dog. There is a $250 cleaning fee and additional fees may be applied if there are any damages. We trust this information is helpful and provides you with the information necessary for planning. Please contact our Reservations Office for specifics and further questions. With all good wishes.
simply7 asked a question Nov 2017
Chapel Hill, North Carolina6 contributions
Is there a couples week?
Answer from AnitaNewportBch
Los Angeles, California3,971 contributions207 helpful votes
I’m not sure but you can ask directly via their website
Andrea D wrote a tip Jun 2024
Parker, Texas17 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"First timers should go to orientation to understand all that's available. "
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Sedgwall wrote a tip Feb 2024
Washington DC, District of Columbia75 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check weather before you go and be prepared for variations."
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Norma R wrote a tip Jul 2023
New York City, New York3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everyone has their own favorite room, as a single I pick a room in Flores because they have the most single rancheros in that area."
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Groupworker wrote a tip Apr 2023
St louis MO234 contributions115 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take the early bus and bring what you need in case you can’t get into your casita under late afternoon."
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Lucien C wrote a tip Jan 2022
Burlingame, California119 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can always ask for avocado from the kitchen. And ask all the “old timers” for their tips. There are lots of secrets!"
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PRICE RANGE
$1,902 - $2,168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
MexicoBaja CaliforniaBaja California NorteTecate
NUMBER OF ROOMS
87
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rancho La Puerta
Which popular attractions are close to Rancho La Puerta?
Nearby attractions include Parque Miguel Hidalgo (3.1 miles), Museo Comunitario Kumiai (3.3 miles), and La Tarazca (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rancho La Puerta?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Rancho La Puerta?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Rancho La Puerta?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rancho La Puerta?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Amores, El Lugar de Nos, and El Mejor Pan de Tecate.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rancho La Puerta?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Rancho La Puerta have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rancho La Puerta offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Rancho La Puerta have airport transportation?
Yes, Rancho La Puerta offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rancho La Puerta?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Rancho La Puerta offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Does Rancho La Puerta have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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