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Rancho La Puerta Spa

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Lake Orion, Michigan
Reviewed 4 November 2016

My wife has gone to Rancho several times over the years with her sister, and I always thought of it as the "Girls Get-together Place." As a way to get her to stop working so hard and take a long-overdue vacation, I booked a week at the ranch for us together so I could be sure she didn't cancel. It...

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

Dear Hajster, Thank you for this fun review. You've summed up a Ranch experience so well. We look forward to your return. Siempre Mejo!

chicago
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have visited the Rancho many times and it is always stunning in its beauty, serenity, and friendliness. Walking the paths the scent of flowers and rosemary and sage lift one's heart simply by brushing by them. The food is fresh and beautifully presented, always delicious and varied. The staff is professional, caring, and accommodating. Whenever I go, I always...

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

Dear ChicagoJbrody, Thank you for your thoughtful review. As our live's get busier, we strive to provide an environment where guest can detox from distractions and focus on an inner journey and rejuvenation. Siempre Mejor!

Longboat Key, FL
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Rancho la Puerta As travel and food writers of books and blogs, Maralyn Hill and I enjoy seeking new places around the world. Yet we frequently return to "The Ranch" for the ultimate fitness, spa, learning, and culinary experiences. Rancho La Puerta offers the irristable combination of relaxation and stimulation. We are inspired to hike new trails, dine organically on...

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

Dear amberbach, Thank you for your review and highlighting some of the reasons we consistently win international awards. Siempre Mejor!

Seattle,
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I've gone 12 times to the ranch and am very familiar with it's changes over the last 25 years and probably won't go again. I'm sure you've read dozens of glowing reviews on the ranch this won't be one of them for your travel dollars you should get an objective review. The clientele is predominantly white aging baby boomer and...

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This place was so perfect. The food was amazing the staff was amazing the classes were amazing the spa was amazing, it was all just amazing. The perfect place to release and restore. Do the wasu if you can!

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

Dear Queen W., Thank you for your fun review! The staff at The Ranch constantly strives to delight our guests. A deeply relaxing Watsu treatment is a great cornerstone to a restorative week. Siempre Mejor.

New York, NY
Reviewed 20 August 2016

My favorite place to detox and relax for a week. I've gone solo, with my family, and I can say that there are many couples who attend together. If you're looking for a discount, contact me for a referral rate.

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La Jolla, California
Reviewed 11 August 2016

In reference to my last review, "Christmas at the Ranch" - Summer is a whole different experience then coming over the holiday ... but both PERFECT! Love the contrast of fires burning in the fireplace to wild flowers in full bloom and grapes hanging from vines. With the weather being warmer, opportunities arise, as in more dining alfresco and having...

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

Dear Linda F., Thank you for your great review and highlighting that we welcome guest to create the experience that best suits their needs for a digital detox, relationship and friendship building and rejuvenating week! We look forward to your return. Siempre Mejor! #savortheranch

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I should know, i have been to Rancho la Puerta more than 20 times. In winter, in summer, the fall and in spring, it is all good. Better than good; it is fabulous. If you like a healthful environment with happy, positive people and fantastic facilities...Go with a group; go by yourself; just go.

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

Dear Susan S., Thank you for your fabulous review! Every time of year offers a unique and healthy environment to focus on wellness, nutrture yourself or nurture relationships. We look forward to your return. Siempre Mejor!

Natick, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I can't say enough about this place! Warm, welcoming, restorative, peaceful... a true spa get-away to relax and recharge. I'd come to Rancho La Puerta for my first time as a solo traveler last summer, and this year returned with a group of friends (who I'd actually met here last year... so nice to re-connect!!!). While we were only able...

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

Dear Stephanie S., You've captured an ideal stay at The Ranch! Guest love the strong sense of community and opportunities for reflection and exercise. Greeting the sunrise during a hike and watching the sunset at the Bazaar del Sol with friends is always a treat. See you next time and thank you for your review. Siempre Mejor!

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Rancho La Puerta is where I go each year (for over 20 now) to restore my soul, body, spirit and happiness. The climb on the mountain magically washes away any adversity in my life and reenergizes me in ways that I feel alive. The mountain is actually where the earth's meridians meet and surprisingly, something happens for the good in...

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

Dear Morgan T., Always a pleasure to have you with us. Thank you for your review and sharing your story. Mt. Kuchumaa has been considered a special and sacred place for Native Americans and others, where people are often graced with moments of clarity and wisdom. We look forward to your return. Siempre Mejor!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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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
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Tecate
Number of rooms: 84
Also Known As:
Rancho La Puerta Hotel Tecate
Rancho La Puerta 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.”
snorkeler, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“close to dining area and classes is ideal.”
jasonr122, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay closer to the dining hall to be closest to all activities.”
Disinclined, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check the calendar of events before you book - special guest seminars are a big part of the experience.”
Hajster, 4 Nov 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.”
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