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Locust Valley, New York
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182 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I can't begin to explain what a wonderful week we had at the Ranch! This was relaxing but energizing at the same time. Up at 6am to hike, then exercise, meditate, swim, listen to amazing speakers, cook and talk to interesting people over the best meals that are healthy and vegetarian. The spa was very nice with great massages and... More 

1 Thank lws1515
Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

It’s wonderful to hear that you had such an amazing experience at The Ranch! We are glad that you took advantage of all of the activities – from relaxing at the spa and hiking in the morning to taking the cooking class. Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Rogersville, Missouri
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I booked a two week solo trip to the Ranch hoping to brush up on a healthier lifestyle. My trip turned out to be exactly what I needed. My time was spent hiking, practicing Pilates, taking Hydro Fit classes, nutrition lectures, and dance. For fun I spent time in the art studio making jewelry and caught a game of Barry... More 

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

Thank you so much for your beautiful review! We are thrilled to hear that your Ranch experience boosted your energy and provided relaxation. It’s wonderful that you enjoyed the culinary elements of the Ranch as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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306 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Rancho la Puerta is the place to have fun; relax; become healthier; and meet interesting people. It all happens in a pristine, beautiful location where every turn reveals magnificent landscaping and sweeping mountain views. Just one hour from San Diego, you could be a million miles away. Excellent, well prepared food and a seemingly endless list of hikes, activities and... More 

2 Thank Susan S
Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and for sharing your experience with future guests. We are glad to hear that you had a relaxing and fulfilling time, and felt the magic of the lovely environment The Ranch is nestled in. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

This is a place to renew and recharge your batteries. Hiking, meditation, yoga, sculpture class, gardening, sunshine, swimming pools, spa treatments and great times with friends... It was a life changing week for me and I am still maintaining my daily meditation practice. Will go back again next year!

1 Thank lisa h
Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

It warms our hearts to know that your week at The Ranch gave you the rejuvenation you needed and that you are continuing your practice at home. Thank you for sharing your experiences, and we look forward to seeing you next year! More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Had the time of my life. I can't say enough about the lodging, food, instructors, beautiful grounds, amazing hikes, variety of sports activities, seminars and the amazing people who work there! It was life changing. Truly magical!

3 Thank vacationkw511
Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a wonderful time, and are incredibly moved to hear that your experience was life changing. Thank you for this review and we hope to see you again! More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We first travelled here in 2000 for a special birthday celebration. If you are into health, lifestyle & the arts, this spa has only gotten better. Only an hour from San Diego Airport, the beauty of the physical surroundings coupled with an exceptionally well trained staff, and management that has kept up with the times & needs of today's guests,... More 

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

We are deeply grateful for your kind words. Our motto is “Siempre Mejor” (Always Better), so we are especially thrilled that your Ranch experiences have gotten better over the years! Thank you and we hope to see you back again soon. More 

San Diego, California
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I have been to RLP 3 or 4 times over the past 7 years, and it never fails to deliver at the highest levels. I have done short stays and the traditional one-week stay, and either option works, but I definitely recommend the one-week (or longer) stay since there is so much to do, and exercise programs are sometimes structured... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review and for sharing the different options we have. It’s great to hear your feedback regarding one week stays as we do structure many of our class series around that length of time. We appreciate this review and hope to see again soon at The Ranch! More 

New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I loved Rancho La Puerta and came back a new person. The food, views, people and activities rejuvenated me and I can't wait to go back. I recommend the walk to the garden, a morning hike in the hills and trying new foods you've never experienced. The grounds are breathtaking, yet the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Enough space to... More 

2 Thank dunkin2013december5
Roberto A, Chief Executive at Rancho La Puerta Spa, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful time at The Ranch and experienced total rejuvenation! Thank you for your recommendations for future guests, you’ve definitely highlighted some of our favorite activities. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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97 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

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... More 

2 Thank Ellenmail
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! More 

Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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... More 

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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! More 

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • Tennis Court
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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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“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
“Choose a casita that is close to the main dining room!”
  • This is a view from our Luna 2 casita.
 of 5 bubbles beccatwinmom, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
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