Rancho La Puerta Spa Resort

Rancho La Puerta is only an hour’s drive from San Diego, California but is a relaxing world away. Here, in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, is this world’s first destination fitness resort and spa. Rancho La Puerta is the paradigm of all multi-day “destination spa” vacations that encompass health and wellness for mind, body and spirit. An amazing program of fitness activities, healthful cuisine, luxury spa amenities, superb accommodations, and entertainment awaits you.

This 3,000-acre property offers world-class landscaped gardens, an organic farm, internationally known cooking school, and mountainsides and meadows of great hiking and walking experiences. Its health resort aims to help you develop a lifetime of healthy habits. The year-round climate is superb as this resort rests in the mountains between sea and desert and is nearly perfect, with sunshine the norm year-round. Approximately 125 guests enjoy our classic one-week program which offers a wide range of activities, arriving and departing on Saturdays. A few people each week stay for three or four nights only, while some may stay multiple weeks.

Rancho La Puerta was voted World’s Best Destination Spa by Travel & Leisure’s readers in 2010 & 2011


You enter your casita through a hand-carved wooden door. Wood-framed windows set in brick look out over gardens, meadows, and mountains. This will be your private retreat for the week. No two are exactly alike: Their location, size, orientation, architecture, bright fabrics, and enchanting collections of museum-quality folk art make each unique. All accommodations are on ground level and open onto adjacent gardens and large patios. Our casitas fall into five categories which offer you the warmth of home.


Do you dream about a mountaintop at sunrise, amid your daily grind? Hikers crest Pilgrim Way trail and look over a sea of mountain lilac. Experiences like this are a daily part of Rancho La Puerta’s guided hikes—from a strolling meadow walk to a demanding 11-mile trek.

Find your own balance between activity and relaxation: hourly fitness classes balance with spa treatments and meals…or a swing in one of our many hammocks. Our expert fitness staff in residence is always on hand to provide a full program during the week. Enjoy yoga, Pilates, hiking, or meditation.

Perhaps you want to take an arts and crafts class, dabble in writing and other workshops. Enjoy a top entertainer’s performance, dance to a live band, have an old-fashioned bingo night, an expert’s thought-provoking lecture, or watch a nightly movie.


There are three health and beauty centers each staffed by skilled estheticians and therapists who have been widely trained…and often cross-trained in several disciplines. Treatments use aromatic and medicinal herbs and other healing plants grown in organic gardens at Tres Estrellas. Their purity and freshness is a source of great pride at Rancho La Puerta. Some see these spa treatments as pure pleasure, but in truth they are also a valuable and therapeutic part of your balanced mind/body/spirit experience at the Ranch.


Meals are prepared with all organic foods from the farm. The riches of the earth are celebrated at Rancho Tres Estrellas, the 6-acre organic farm to serve the culinary needs of Rancho La Puerta’s and La Cocina Que Canta’s kitchens, as well as further Fundacion La Puerta’s efforts to create an educational agricultural resource for the people of Tecate.
The farm is a vibrant tapestry of orchards, intensively planted raised beds, and herbs—all of them managed via organic and sustainable practices.

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