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

Chasing dreams on Friday. Cheers to a fantastic week. 🌈🦄Pamela Polland on Ukulele and vocal accompanied by Pei-Chun Tsai on Violin. Thank you @annaboogiebotunga for the 🎥 #rancholapuerta #ukulele #violin ...

Capturing the essence of an icon: Rancho La Puerta cofounder Deborah Szekely comes to life on canvas, beautifully painted by @Juanfernandobastos during his week with us. 🎨✨ #ArtistryInMotion #DeborahSzekely #JuanBastosMagic #RanchoLaPuerta ...

Explore the views from our hiking trails, where every step is an invitation to serenity. #RanchoLaPuerta #hiking #warmwinter #SanDiego ...

Float into your week in our activity pool. Over a dozen water fitness classes offered weekly. #RanchoLaPuerta #SanDiego #waterfitness ...

Happy Thanksgiving. "Make it a habit to say `thank you` every day to whatever force you believe created you." _ Rancho La Puerta cofounder Deborah Sezkely. ...

Root vegetables, packed with essential nutrients and low in glycemic index (except for white potatoes), offer diverse health benefits, from cardiovascular support to immune system enhancement. Their high fiber content aids digestion, prevents constipation, and supports a healthy microbiome, while antioxidants promote eye health, immune function, and heart health. Registered Dietitian Linda Illingworth sheds light on their nutritional benefits and diverse health advantages. Link to BLOG thorough the profile. #RanchoLaPuerta #SanDiego #Thanksgiving #Vegetables #Carrots ...

Relax into serenity. Float, stretch, and be massaged as your moved through our 96° therapy pool. Water Flow Therapy promotes Stress Relief, Better Circulation, and Muscle Relaxation to name a few benefits. #RanchoLaPuerta #SanDiego #Watsu #WaterTherapy #stressrelief ...

Ta Da! Elevate your practice with the Yoga Rope Wall 🧘‍♀️✨ Guided by amazing Instructor Hazel Stricker, running coach Donnie Flahavan is unlocking the power of her core strength, refining alignment and posture, and embracing newfound flexibility. Every pose is a journey, and every journey is a step towards balance and well-being. Private Instruction available with many of our instructors if you`re ready for more refinement in your practice. #YogaJourney #CoreStrength #AlignmentMatters #RanchoLaPuerta #SanDiego ...

🌟 Discovering the magic of fitness at Rancho La Puerta! 💪 Our new General Manager shares his enthusiasm for the diverse classes offered. 💡 `I have yet to experience all the classes, but I’m particularly drawn to circuit training—it’s invigorating and only takes 45 minutes. The post-workout feeling is fantastic. What I’ve noticed about all the classes is the instructors’ ability to make them enjoyable. They motivate you to focus on proper posture and form, showcasing their excellence in what they do.` 🏋️‍♂️ Ready to embark on a fitness journey that`s both energizing and enjoyable? Join us at #RanchoLaPuerta! #FitnessJourney #WellnessAdventure" ...

Immerse yourself in the beauty of classical music with world-class performers in the intimate setting of The Ranch. February 3-10. Violinist Elena Urioste, Arranger and Pianist Tom Poster, The wonderful Miró Quartet, Grammy nomianted guitarist Mak Grgić, Double Bassist Nicholass Arrendous of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Artistic Director and Violinist Monique Mead. Link through profile. #RanchoLaPuerta #SanDiego #ChamberMusic #StringQuartet #LifeChanging ...

Sunday funday at The Ranch. Do you have any Sunday traditions? #RanchoLaPuerta #SanDiego #PoolTime ...

Join us Rancho La Puerta this holiday season! 🌲✨ Explore our top 3 reasons to make The Ranch your festive getaway destination. Did somebody say Bingo With Barry?🎁 #HolidayEscape #RanchoLaPuerta #ChagSameach ...

Step into a world of vibrant altars, captivating Catrinas, lively dancing, and so much more as we celebrate Dia de Muertos at Parque de Profesor! 🌼💀💃🍽️ #DiaDeMuertos #RanchoLaPuerta #SanDiego #spa ...

Elevate your practice with Aerial Silk Yoga! 🙌 Feel weightless, increase flexibility, and strengthen core muscles while defying gravity. Aerial yoga offers a unique blend of fun and fitness. 🧘‍♀️✨ #AerialSilks #YogaBenefits #RanchoLaPuerta #SanDiego ...

✨ Oaxaca Meets Baja at Rancho La Puerta during a culinary journey at a recent Chef’s Table hosted at our cooking school, La Cocina Que Canta, featuring four amazing chefs: Reyna Venegas, Chef René Saynes, Chef Andrea Sánchez, and Chef Paola Rendón. It was a wonderful night, from appetizers to dessert and a few mezcal samples to lift the spirit between courses. 🍽️🇲🇽 #FoodieParadise #MexicanCuisine #Rancholapuerta ...

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