Rancho La Puerta: Destination Spa | Fitness and Spa Retreat

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!”.


The Casitas

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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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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The Spa

Our four health and beauty centers will be your your balanced mind/body/spirit experience for the week, each staffed by skilled estheticians and therapists.

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Ranch Activities

Challenge your body in fitness classes. Trek majestic mountain trails. Learn the latest in health, psychology, science, culture and cuisine.

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Experience the evolution of Rancho La Puerta, an oasis of well-being over 80 years in the making.
Birds are chirping, leaves are billowing, people are smiling.
Sparkly pools, verdant gardens and charming casitas dot our 4,000-acre resort.
Take a fun-filled week to prioritize your wellness.
As you enter Rancho La Puerta, the frenetic world slips away.
The serenity is palpable as you step into lush gardens at the base of a sacred mountain.
The Ranch is more than a grand getaway. It’s a revelation about what matters—the door to a new way of being.
Give yourself the gifts of quietude, self-care and togetherness.
Hike some of the West’s most picturesque trails.
A legendary spa for your senses and soul.
We love our mornings at Rancho La Puerta. Sunrise hikes, bird songs, and Ranch granola.
Embark on a week that will change your life.
A Ranch retreat is a commitment to your health.
Plan now for golden hour hikes, balanced meals, and impeccable self-care.

Ranchera Solos are roomy studios with one bed. They are comfortable for one guest and are built in clusters in central areas closest to the Dining Hall and gyms.

Rancheras are roomy studios, comfortable for one or two guests and closest to the Dining Hall and gyms.

Our Haciendas are roomy and private, with great sitting areas and fireplaces

Our spacious Junior Villas have bedrooms that are more separate from sitting areas.

Villa Studios are the largest “studio” units at The Ranch, many accommodating up to three people. Our Luna rooms include an option for high-speed internet.

House-like, with two separate bedrooms and two private bathrooms

Cielo—a “heaven” or “sky.” Villas Cielo offer their guests very private sanctuaries.


A Place Of Healing

Beautiful possibilities await. Our four health and beauty centers will be your sanctuaries for the week, each staffed by skilled estheticians and therapists who have been widely trained…and often cross-trained in several disciplines. Our treatments use aromatic and medicinal herbs and other healing plants grown in our organic gardens at Tres Estrellas. Their purity and freshness is a source of great pride at Rancho La Puerta. Some see our 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.

Cleanse, Relax, Energize, Restore


Rancho La Puerta has always been a great value and remains so today while being consistently named one of the top destination spas in the world by readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure magazine.

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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.

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Life at Rancho La Puerta - follow us @rancholapuerta

Crush your fitness goals with us at Rancho La Puerta 💦💪 #FitnessFueled #RanchoLaPuerta #spa #gymlife ...

Shake off the stress and shimmy into happiness at our Zumba fiesta!💃 Let’s groove, sweat, and dance our way to a healthier, happier you! 🎉 #ZumbaFun #rancholapuerta #cardiofit ...

Embrace the challenge of a Three-Legged Downward-Facing Dog with Hip Opener variation. 🐾✨ Strengthen your core and release tension in your hips as you find balance and openness. Your yoga journey awaits! #MindBodyBalance #YogaFlow #RanchoLaPuerta #SanDiego ...

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🏹✨ Crafting prayers into tangible hopes! 🙏🌟 Let each arrow carry our intentions forward. Join us to create your own Prayer Arrow and infuse them with purpose during your stay. 🌌🌠 #IntentionSetting #PrayerArrows #ManifestingHopes 🌟 #RanchoLaPuerta ...

Keep close to Nature`s heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.- John Muir #rancholapuerta #hikingtrails #mountainviews #welnessretreat ...

Chasing sunsets with Alex`s Oak on The Coyote Trail at The Ranch 🌄🌲 Explore our 4,000-acre preserve with daily hikes! 🏞️ #hikingtrail #sunsetlovers #rancholapuerta #natureviews ...

It is a great pleasure to introduce you to Eliezer Quiñones, Rancho La Puerta`s new General Manager.

“We are pleased to welcome Eliezer to our Ranch family,” said Sarah Livia Brightwood Szekely, president of Rancho La Puerta. “His expertise in the luxury hotel industry makes him the ideal fit for us. We look forward to seeing his positive impact on our guest experience, beloved community and nurturing the next generation of leaders at The Ranch.”

Originally from Puerto Rico, his hospitality career began in the United States 25 years ago, but grew and blossomed in Mexico, where he has opened luxury resorts and residences such as The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Auberge Resorts Collection, Capella Hotels & Resorts, TAFER Hotels & Resorts, and The Luxury Collection. Most recently, he was the general manager for Banyan Tree Group in Valle de Guadalupe. #rancholapuerta #wellnessleadership #resort

Happy Labor Day, everyone!.🌟 Today, we`re taking a moment to celebrate the incredible staff who make Rancho La Puerta so special. 💎 Their hard work, dedication, and patience are the true gems that make The Ranch so unique. 🎉 And it just so happens to be Salvador`s birthday today! 🎂 Join us in wishing him the happiest of birthdays. 🎈 Link to blog through our profile. #laborday #rancholapuerta #regenerativefarming #fitness #healthyeating ...

Serving up an aerial view of The Ranch`s pickleball paradise! 🏓🌤️ Six courts, Six classes a week, and open play daily. #dink #Pickle #CourtGoals #GameSetMatch #rancholapuerta #sandiego ...

Weekend goals. First we’ll relax then we’ll do nothing. #rancholapuerta #sandiego #pooltime ...

Creating more flow in our lives through tai chi with @buddymademedoit. 🧎🏽🧘🏽‍♀️🪡🪷Regular tai chi practice has been shown to improve cardiovascular health, especially heart and lung heart, even in healthy adults. 🩻🙆🏽🌞 ...

Immerse yourself in tranquility with Anne Van De Water as she demonstrates a
crystal chalice adding just the right note 🎵to an unforgettable week at Rancho La Puerta. 🌿✨🎶🔮🌄#rancholapuerta #soundhealing #crystalbowl

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