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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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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.

THE SPA

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

Rates

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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Specials

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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.

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MORE FROM THE RANCH

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The foods we are eating, even organic produce, are lacking nutrients. Mass production farming has led to poor farming practices, which has resulted in soil that is nutrient deficient. If our soil lacks nutrients, our produce does too. As humans who eat plants and rely on them to provide proper nourishment for our cells to create glucose, a process vital to producing energy, which we need to do to function, this is terrible news.*

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Life at Rancho La Puerta - follow us @rancholapuerta

We welcome Rancho La Puerta’s new Fitness Manager Kristin Granillo. "Fitness should be fun and innovative. Our fitness schedule will constantly be evolving, giving the guests opportunities to find different ways to explore and move their bodies." So great to have you with us, Kristin. #womanboss Link through the profile to our blog. #fitness #personaltrainer #womeninleadership # ...

Meet the new member of the family.

Rancho La Puerta purchased a water truck with the help of your generous donations. With a capacity of 3880 gallons, it will be used to fight fires and water trees we will plant in Tecate. That leaves our nonprofit Fundación La Puerta without the need to spend donation money on this essential equipment and Deborah’s dream has wheels! Stay tuned as we partner with schools and neighborhood parks to prepare the ground for planting.
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This week at Rancho La Puerta, August 6.

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Learning to Live with Less and Why it Matters
Presenter: Amy Carstensen

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY
Hands On Cooking Classes with Debbie Kornberg
Presenter: Debbie Kornberg

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Wellness to Wellbeing
Presenter: Seth Serxner

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Piano Concert
Presenter: Aleck Karis

INNER FITNESS, MINDFULNESS
Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein
Presenter: Sylvia Boorstein

INNER FITNESS
Choose Love! The Inner Fitness Program, with Emily Boorstein
Presenter: Emily Boorstein

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What's for lunch? How about this fresh summery Citrus & Avocado Salad with a peach and basil vinaigrette from visiting Chef Natasha Feldman? @noshwithtash Recipe link to Blog through the profile.

#citrussalad #avocado #healthylunch #rancholapuerta #sandiego #summersalad
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Ripe for the picking. Harvesting delicous rainbow bellpeppers at our farm, Tres Estrellas. #rancholapuerta #organicfarm #bellpeppers #vegetablegarden ...

Great morning for the Gaslamp 5k in San Diego. Team Rancho La Puerta made up of our awesome staff from The Ranch and The Residences was there to pound the pavement. Go team! ...

At The Residences at Rancho La Puerta, the spirit of Mexico is brought out in the finely crafted details of your home. Every attention to detail is designed for your senses and well-being with respect for the natural surroundings.

For more information, including floor plans and pricing at The Residences at Rancho La Puerta, please visit the link through our profile.
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That pitter-patter by the pool only means one thing, It's family week.

This week at The Ranch, July 30.

ART, FAMILY WEEK
Yarn Painting and Prayer Arrows
Presenter: Timothy Hinchliff

FAMILY WEEK, FITNESS, RACQUET SPORTS
Tennis and Pickleball with Dan
Presenter: Dan Dinenberg

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY, FAMILY WEEK
“Bean-to-Bar” Chocolate
Presenter: Diego Ceballos

FAMILY WEEK, FITNESS
Soccer
Presenter: Sasha Victorine

FAMILY WEEK, FITNESS, WATER CLASSES
Stay Cool with Family Water Activities
Presenter: Jenny McTaggart Laursen

FAMILY WEEK, FITNESS, RACQUET SPORTS
Pickleball and Tennis
Presenter: Jaimi Foster

EDUCATION, FAMILY WEEK, WORKSHOPS, WRITING
Words with Rhythm- Hip Hop Workshop
Presenter: Erin Miller and Talilo Marfil

ART, FAMILY WEEK, WORKSHOPS
Arts and Crafts
Presenter: Mallory Newbern

EDUCATION, FAMILY WEEK, WORKSHOPS
Natural and Cultural History of our Region
Presenter: Michael Wilken

EDUCATION, FAMILY WEEK
Get Your Nature Groove On!
Presenter: Judie Linc

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT, WORKSHOPS
Concert + Writing Workshop
Presenter: Laura Veirs

ENTERTAINMENT, FAMILY WEEK
Circus Skills, Juggling, Chess
Presenter: Alex Freuman

EDUCATION, NUTRITION, WORKSHOPS
No Nonsense Nutrition
Presenter: Tamara Duker Freuman

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY
Hands-on Cooking Classes for Tweens (10 to 12)
Presenter: David Cohen

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY
Hands-on Cooking Classes with Katie Morford
Presenter: Katie Morford

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Thanks for your help, Anthony! During "Bring your kid to work day," Ranch employee Alberto and his son Anthony take a break from maintenance work for a strawberry popsicle.
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Our juice bar is ready to help you stay healthy and hydrated. ...

Viparita Karani, legs up the wall, is the perfect beginning to Restorative Yoga at The Ranch. Link to our blog through the profile.
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You are beautiful. Let your true colors shine. Happy Tuesday.
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Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves.- Thich Nhat Hanh.

This week at Rancho La Puerta, July 23.

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Concerts with Jim Buhisan

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
¡Lotería! Origins and Practices of the Mexican Bingo
Presenter: Gloria Arjona

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Meditation and Human Flourishing
Presenter: Elliott S. Dacher

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY
Hands-on Cooking Classes with Chef AJ
Presenter: Chef AJ

FITNESS
Sand and Water Volleyball
Presenter: Suzanne Hebert

INNER FITNESS
Inner Fitness: Healthy Deviance
Presenter: Pilar Gerasimo

FITNESS
Clinical Fitness Assessment
Presenter: Jody Miller

DANCE, FITNESS
Old School Skinny Dance
Presenter: Luckie

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Why Vision is So Important
Presenter: Dr. Dana Dean

#dance #dancefit #lifecoach #guitarconcert #mexicanbingo #meditation #cookingclass #beachvolleyball #volleyball #gym #visualmemory
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Great fiesta with @yam.beat. Gracias! ...

Hip hip hooray it's water week! Aquatics maestro Craig Stuart is back teaching some of our 20+ water fitness classes this week. From swim clinics, open pools, water flow therapy, and more there's a class you'll love and get your body moving. All levels are welcome.

This week at Rancho La Puerta, July 16.

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Health Topics
Presenter: Erin E. Raskin

WORKSHOPS
Spoken Word & The Authentic Voice
Presenter: Erin Miller

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY
Hands On Cooking Classes
Presenter: Sara Polczynski

FITNESS, WATER CLASSES
Water Week with Craig Stuart
Presenter: Craig Stuart

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Leading your Life with Intention
Presenter: Meredith Persily Lamel

EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT, WORKSHOPS
All-In with Lorraine and Johnny – Texas Hold‘em Poker
Presenter: Lorraine Clayton and Johnny Goebel

RACQUET SPORTS
Pickleball
Presenter: Roger BelAir

FITNESS
Clinical Fitness Assessment
Presenter: Jody Miller

INNER FITNESS
Creating a Purpose-driven + Liberated Life
Presenter: Amy Matthews

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