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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 18 September 2014

my daughter and I spent 3 days at RLP, generally people go for a week, but we could not. 3 days was fine, we had time to enjoy the classes , get some lovely treatments and at the end of the stay we felt very relaxed. The hotel itself is nice, there are quite a few small haciendas where all...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your thorough review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to experience the magic of The Ranch. Yes, Rancho La Puerta is very close to town which is great for guests that would like to experience the culture of Tecate while still being able to escape to nature and...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 September 2014

What I loved: the food was wonderful. Mostly vegetarian, with fish and shrimp a few times during the week. Self-serve buffets for breakfast and lunch, with a served multi course dinner (soup, salad, entree, dessert). I was concerned all week that I had to be taking in too many calories, but I definitely lost some weight. The menu is lowish...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review. You cover a great many things about The Ranch that would be valuable for anyone who hasn’t been here before. We’re so glad the food was a highlight for you! We take great pride in our cuisine and sustainability efforts with our organic farm and cooking school, La Cocina Que Canta. We will definitely...

Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place for exercise, relaxation and exquisite food. I would recommend this place if your interested in vegetating and enjoying nature. The best part of going there is that Rancho La Puerta will arrange to pick you up in Mission Bay so you don't have to drive into Mexico. This way you can enjoy the scenic drive along I94.

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

Thank you for your review! We’re glad you had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you at The Ranch again soon. And we couldn’t agree more about the drive along I94, absolutely gorgeous.

Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I just finished my ninth visit to Rancho La Puerta (RLP) and it won't be my last. I am already planning my next visit. Each visit is better than the last. This is not the Mexican vacation for someone who want to lie at the pool and drink the margaritas. First, there are no margaritas. This is an active healthy...

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

Thank you for your thorough review! We can’t thank you enough for choosing to come back to The Ranch time and time again. Your passion for The Ranch warms our hearts! And we’re so glad to hear that you are taking The Ranch home! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

Alamo, California
Reviewed 14 August 2014

As a returning guest, I consider Rancho La Puerta to be absolutely unique and wonderful. It's such a special place, a treat for mind, body, and spirit. Non stop classes, early morning hiking, fantastic fitness staff, friendly and thoughtful staff. Evening programs, guest presenters, lectures, etc. Beautiful gardens, it smells great with aromatherapy herbs and flowers everywhere you walk. The...

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

Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words. We are thrilled to hear that you have had amazing Ranch experiences with both family and friends. It is wonderful to hear that you are loyal to The Ranch – we love seeing our guests return year after year. Thank you again!

Highland Park, Illinois
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The Ranch is a home away from home for us returnees. Always consistent in activities, service and accommodations. . A wonderful blend for the mind, heart, and body. I've found the guest presenters always interesting, but even more interesting are the guests the Ranch attracts. I love the variety and quantity of activities, spa treatments, or just time in a...

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

Thank you for sharing this wonderful review of The Ranch. We’re so honored that you have chosen to come back year after year to rejuvenate. We look forward to your next visit!

Dallas, Texas, United States
Reviewed 6 August 2014

There is no place like The Ranch. This place is magical...from the aromatic plantings EVERYWHERE to the natural beauty of Mount Kuchama, to the friendliest staff you'll find anywhere, a week at The Ranch is the ultimate dose of wellness medicine. You can do nothing but rest or do every fitness activity under the sun. This place is all about...

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Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review! We are so happy that you experienced the magic of the Ranch during your trip - and that you took it home with you as well. We look forward to having you back at the Ranch!

Philadelphia
Reviewed 4 August 2014

My 19 year old daughter and I spent a week here in July and it was truly magical. I was concerned that she might not like it, being one of the youngest people there, but she had as good if not better a time than I did. We had wonderful dinners meeting interesting and fun people, loved the classes, meditations...

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

We are pleased to hear that you had an incredible vacation with your daughter! It’s great that you had such an amazing time overall, and that Chef Denise’s dinner was a highlight. We are grateful for your feedback about the dining hall, as our motto is “Siempre Mejor” (Always Better). While overall we receive positive reviews on our cuisine, we...

Locust Valley, New York
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...

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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!

Rogersville, Missouri
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...

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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!

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Amenities

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  • 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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  • 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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