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Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Just back from my annual May visit.its always like a wonderful reunion with the friends I met there on my second trip in 2004! Seriously, it's like going back to a rejuvenating adult camp. So many activities for your spiritual, physical and mental needs. The food wasn't the greatest this week, I'm afraid. The chef really needs to think outside...

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

Thank you for your honest review. We’re honored that you choose to come back to The Ranch year after year! We will take note of your feedback with the dinners and will address your thoughts regarding variety with our chef. Our aim is to be "simper major," or, “always better,” and your feedback is invaluable. Thank you!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I am overdue in writing this review. I went with a good friend to RLP in January 2014. We booked a two bedroom casita in Villa Sol. This was my first time back in over 15 years so it was great to see that some things changed while some things remained the same. The grounds looked beautiful, every tree and...

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

Thank you for the lovely review. We're happy you were able to come back to The Ranch and experience the new activities we have to offer. It warms our hearts to hear that you found your visit “pure magic” and that our staff was so accommodating to you and your friend. We hope to have you back soon!

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This was my second visit to the Ranch, and it was even better than my first. The sunrise hikes were the highlight for me, along with the sculpting and painting classes (the art teachers are amazing and so encouraging even for complete beginners like me). The grounds are so gorgeous and peaceful and like an outdoor art museum. Everyone is...

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

Thank you for your review! We’re happy to hear that you had a wonderful second visit to The Ranch and returned home rested and rejuvenated. We appreciate you highlighting what it means to be at Ranch…experiencing a “soulful” week. Perfect description! Yes, the switch to our farm-to-table cuisine can involve a transitional period within the digestive track, as the body...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 April 2014

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...

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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...

Arcata, California
Reviewed 27 March 2014

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...

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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....

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 23 March 2014

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...

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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...

Santa Fe, NM
Reviewed 22 March 2014

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,...

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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!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 March 2014

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...

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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!

New York City
Reviewed 5 March 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...

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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...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 February 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...

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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...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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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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“Stay closer to the dining hall to be closest to all activities.”
 of 5 bubbles Disinclined, 17 Jan 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, 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Q5970ZVlindaf, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Everyone gets their own casita and they all different. And lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles susansR8341FV, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good -- you can pick a room further out if you want even more exercise walking to and from the activities.”
 of 5 bubbles morgant908, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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