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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can't begin to say how wonderful this place is. It is an exquisite, peaceful place with something for everyone. Like camp for adults, with only nice people. If you really need alcohol it is available at the bazaar, but not served with dinner. The food is mostly vegetarian with lots of gluten free options for those who want it....

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

Dear snorkeler, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience and embracing The Ranch. We take pride in creating a landscape to escape to and recharge, and meals that are as delicious as they're healthy. Siempre Mejor! We look forward to your next visit.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited rancho la puerta with my sister. What a fantastic week of healthy eating, multi activity days and the best hospitality I have ever experienced. The hospitality starts with the pick up at the border crossing and doesn't ever end. The hikes in the morning are the best way to get going- rain or shine. Then the amazing breakfast...

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

Dear mwhite72m., Sounds like a wonderful week with your sister! Thank you for sharing your experience and staying with us. We look forward to your return.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are gorgeous, the rooms lovely, the food excellent and the people wonderful. While the weather could have been better, there was plenty to do and see. There were interesting talks, fun classes and very friendly people. I tried yoga for the first time in decades, and have decided to start practicing it again (their yoga instructor is wonderful.)

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

Dear 708jak., Thank you for your review and we look forward to hearing how your rekindled yoga journey continues. With 4000 acres of preserve and 50 fitness and wellness classes a day, there's a lot to discover and experience at The Ranch. Siempre Mejor.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I arrived to hike and I found so much more. This is a magical place that I want to return to every year. The hiking exceeded my expectations. The food was fantastic. The exercise class wonderful. The mind body programs amazing. And the new friendships started so special. Booked my next visit!

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

Dear Pamela S., Thank you for your review and we look forward to your next visit. Siempre Mejor!

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mother warned me before coming to Rancho La Puerta, "You know you are going to be one of the youngest people there?" Knowing that this was going to be the opportunity of a lifetime, and that I would most likely never again in my youth have the time spend a week traveling solo to focus on my mental, physical...

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

Dear Sarah W., Thank you for writing such a great summary of The Ranch and our offerings. We often get asked if The Ranch is a great place to visit as a solo traveler. Starting with the morning group hikes or runs, and participating in any of our 50 fitness and wellness classes offered daily, allows our guests to align...

Ridgefield, Connecticut
Reviewed February 9, 2017

My wife and I had a great time. Beautiful setting, and a good chance to relax and learn a bit more about health and fitness. We enjoyed morning hikes, and in my case a couple of morning runs. I took a few swimming classes (improving stroke technique), and tried Pilates for the first time. The food was fresh, tasty, and...

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

Dear Jason R., Thank you for your review and descriptions of The Ranch. Our co-founder, Deborah Szekely, is still active at The Ranch and involved in helping shape this beautiful experience. Siempre Mejor!

Reviewed January 17, 2017

If you are interested in spa treatments, the offerings here are outstanding and unusual. If you want to reset your body and psyche, the culture, cuisine and climate serve to facilitate. If your perfect day includes a hike before breakfast, meditation, yoga and an art class before lunch and an afternoon and evening of exercise for the body and mind,...

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

Dear Disinclined, Thank you for your great review and endorsement. We have over 50 miles of hiking and running trails and 50 fitness and wellness classes daily. There are always opportunities to explore and experience new things. Siempre Mejor!

Atlantic Beach, Florida
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

The ranch is fabulous! Our priority is vegan food with no compromise and they met our expectations! Then accommodations and activities... well no issues here as well. We had a very nice private casita and a full range of activities ranging from extensive hiking, yoga and mediation to presentations by expert guest teachers in lifestyle, health and wellness. Yes. We...

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

Dear Katdenl, Thank you for the great review. When The Ranch started in 1940 we were a lacto-ovo-vegetarian facility. Some things have changed since then but our commitment to our vegetarian roots, organic produce and the freshest ingredients has not. Every day we have gluten free options and can serve a plate of deliciousness to accommodate almost any dietary need....

Reviewed November 16, 2016

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...

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

Dear Susan W., Thank you for the wonderful review and feedback. We'll get the cabbage coleslaw recipe to you soon via our blog where you can find many recipes from The Ranch, Executive Chef Denis Roa and others. You can always request alternative courses during meals. Siempre Mejor!

Reviewed November 12, 2016 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.

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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

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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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
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Tecate
Number of rooms: 84
Also Known As:
Rancho La Puerta Hotel Tecate
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“It is very spread out. If you have any mobility issues ask for a room as centrally located as possible and near the dining room.”
 of 5 bubbles snorkeler, 6 days ago | Read review
“close to dining area and classes is ideal.”
 of 5 bubbles jasonr122, Feb 9, 2017 | Read review
“Stay closer to the dining hall to be closest to all activities.”
 of 5 bubbles Disinclined, Jan 17, 2017 | Read review
“Check the calendar of events before you book - special guest seminars are a big part of the experience.”
 of 5 bubbles Hajster, Nov 4, 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, Aug 10, 2016 | Read review
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