Rancho La Puerta: Destination Spa | Fitness and Spa Retreat
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Wellness Resort & Spa

Embodying wellbeing since 1940

A Personalized Experience

We welcome you with an elbow bump, a namaste, or in what has become a new Ranch ritual—crossing our arms and patting our own shoulders “abrazos!”.

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4,000 Acres

Rancho La Puerta’s 4,000 acres include 40 miles of hiking trails, 32 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, an organic farm, and La Cocina Que Canta cooking school.

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Your home at the Ranch


Dwell in beauty and privacy in one of our 86 casitas tucked away in luxuriant grounds. Each has a distinct personality and architectural flair.

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Experience the evolution of Rancho La Puerta, an oasis of well-being over 80 years in the making.

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One of Travel + Leisure Readers' Top Five International Destination Spas for 2023

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Founder’s Story

The Szekely Family and the History of the Ranch

Origins of the Ranch – Family-owned and operated since 1940

Since the beginning our motto has been Siempre Mejor! — the Professor’s favorite greeting, delivered in his booming voice. “Always Better!” still guides us every day: Rancho La Puerta has been recognized around the world since the 1950s as the progenitor of the modern fitness resort and spa movement, and has been lauded by every major travel awards program.

History of the Ranch

Carrots with Coconut, Lime, and Cashews

Inspired by Deborah Madison’s Vegetable Literacy, Guest Chef Lia Huber recently taught at La Cocina Que Canta and shared this adaptation. “I’ve been on the lookout for seasonal vegetable recipes that take a different direction than I might,” she says, “while keeping everything short and simple for busy nights. This one hit that spot perfectly. […]

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