Rancho La Puerta, one of the world’s first destination spas, lies near sunny San Diego in the North of Mexico.
The grounds include 40 miles of hiking trails, an organic farm with cooking school, and no fewer than 11 well equipped gyms and four swimming pools, without even mentioning the tennis and pickleball courts! There are extensive daily activities with up to 50 classes each day, including early morning hikes, yoga, Pilates, aqua classes, dance and more, and the super enthusiastic instructors are on hand to personalise a programme for you so that you can track your progress. There is also a charming Spa to indulge in some knock-out treatments like the Sacred Moment Massage or the sublime Four Hands Massage.
Food is mainly vegetarian - it’s low in fat & sodium and is based on locally-sourced food that is full of colour and delicious to eat; there is no deprivation at Rancho La Puerta. The décor is not modern chic, but more proudly Mexican, and perhaps a little frayed around the edges. Nevertheless, this is a deeply-rooted wellbeing experience which, after seventy years of healing and rejuvenating, has perfected its art and is rightly considered one of the world’s great Destination Spas.
Nearest Airport: San Diego
Transfer Time: Approx. 90 minutes
The Ranch Spa seeks to help guests go through a natural healing cycle of cleansing, relaxing, restoring and energising. They use their signature La Puerta Core Essentials formulas when applicable to their treatments. The spa facilities and health centres consist of the women's health centre, men's health centre, Villas health & skin care centre and a beauty salon.
You can choose from a wide range of traditional spa therapies, such as massages, facials and wraps. Holistic therapies include treatments from Asia such as acupuncture, Ayurveda and some forms of energy medicine.
|Sports recovery massage||Shiatsu||Back, neck and shoulder massage||Facials|
|Body wraps||Reflexology||Emotional wellbeing ritual||Mountain sage hot stone massage|
|Ranch classic massag||Watsu||Acupuncture||Craniosacral therapy|
THE DINING HALL
Meal times at the Ranch are about creating camaraderie and community. All three meals are served in the dining hall with breakfast and lunch being informal while dinner is a sit-down affair.
BAZAR DEL SOL
This spot is a hidden gem in the Villas Sol area. The Bazar Del Sol serves local wine from the Guadalupe Valley, has an espresso bar, and a boutique full of handmade artisanal creations from Mexico.
TERRA ALLEGRA JUICE BAR
The Ranch’s poolside juice bar, Tierra Alegre, which means “Joyful Earth.” Tierra Alegre is a farm-to-juice bar, all of the ingredients used in the beverages come straight from the organic farm.
- Sound healing
- Art classes
- 11x gymanasiums / studios
- 4x swimming pools
- 5x hot tubs
- 4x lighted tennis courts
- Running track
- Sand volleyball court
- Basketball court
- Guest lounges
- The Ranch museum
- Nightly movies
- Szekely family art collection throughout the ranch
- Mercado Ranch boutique
Spread over 3000 acres of land sandwiched between the ocean and the desert, Rancho La Puerta lies an hour’s drive south of San Diego in Mexico’s Baja California.
Directions to Rancho La Puerta
Travelling by plane
- San Diego Airport - approx. 90 mins
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