Alkalign Studios - Rancho La Puerta
Events Calendar
Types of Events:
Spa Services

October 14-18, 2023

Are you feeling burned out? Need to carve out some time for YOU? We know how you feel. The impact of life’s macro stressors have been tough on all of us and the stress, expectations and busy schedules of daily life only compounds the need for self-care.

That’s why we’ve put together an amazing opportunity for you to invest in you. How often do you put yourself on the back burner? How often do you say “Someday I will…” Well, someday is here. Our 2022 retreat was such a success that we are doing it again in October 2023! Now is a great time to invest in your self-care and have something on your calendar to look forward to.

We are again partnering with Rancho La Puerta for this unique wellness experience. It took us 3 years to finally get to the Ranch post-Covid and WOW, what an experience! It was truly life-changing for those who attended. Stepping away from the day-to-day grind isn’t easy, but it is worth it. After visiting the Ranch, I know why it’s been in business for 82 years and why so many friends have recommended it. It is a magical place. The Ranch offers an oasis of well-being. From hiking trails and spa services, to movement experiences and nourishing food grown on-site, a little getaway is just what the doctor ordered for your mind, body and soul.

There are two options….a 4-day stay or a 7-day stay. Last year I personally couldn’t wrap my head around 7 days having never been there. Now that I’ve gone, I plan to stay longer next time. Do what works for you, your home life and your budget. Either are a great option. The only regret you will have is not booking either. 😉

Gift yourself and/or someone you love the experience of a lifetime. Couples trip, girls trip or to celebrate a milestone or special occasion. Book now, as space is limited. Whatever the reason, your future self will be so glad you did.

We hope you will join us in October. Feel free to reach out with any questions

Retreat Details

The Ranch’s goal is to provide you with the most attentive and personalized service possible. Please take the time to review and complete the information under the Arrival/Departure Tab and the Book Spa Services tabs below. 

We hope you’ll join us on this amazing experience!
Details

Dates:
October 14-18 (4 Nights)

Cost:
4 Nights: $2782-$3756/person

Includes, lodging, meals (including accommodations for numerous food preferences), snacks, cooking class, hikes, classes, taxes and $150 resort credit.

Location:
Rancho La Puerta is located in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, 3.5 miles south of the U.S. Mexico border. Guests must have a valid U.S. passport.
Transportation: a complimentary shuttle provides round trip transportation from San Diego Airport to Rancho La Puerta. Saturday shuttles depart at 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:15pm, and 2:45pm. Return shuttles on Wednesday, October 18 depart at 7:30am and 11:00am. Please allow 3 hours from your departure at Rancho La Puerta to your flight departure time.

To register or submit questions, contact Donna Sher at 858-449-3672 or dsher52@hotmail.com.

Deadline to register is June 1, 2023. Accommodations are limited. 

Cancellation policy

Rates & Rooms

The rates are per-person and include all taxes, hikes, classes, presentations, meals, and snacks, a private group cooking class, a $150 resort credit, daily Alkalign classes and an Alkalign-hosted Welcome dinner on Saturday night. Please note that the per person price quoted includes the discounted group cooking class; however, you will be charged separately for the cooking class when you check out. Transportation from The Ranch to SD Airport is included.

Junior Villa

A casita featuring a large sitting area with a fireplace, an alcove with bed(s) – two double or one king – and a large private patio.

October 14-18 (4 Nights)
Junior Villa Single: $3756/person
Junior Villa Double: $3253/person

Villa Studio

A large studio featuring a living area, fireplace and writing desk along with private outdoor patio capable of accommodating up to three guests.

October 14-18 (4 Nights)
Villa Studio Double: $3387/person
Villa Studio Triple: $2782/person

Villa Suite

These feature two separate bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a living room, wet bar, dining area and fireplace. These are our most spacious villas, and are truly comparable to a small vacation home. They comfortably welcome up to four people.

October 14-18 (4 Nights)
2BR/2BA (Four Guests): $2983/person

 


A $500 deposit per person is due at time of booking to guarantee registration. Full balance is due within 60 days of registration or within 60 days of start of Retreat, whichever comes first.

All accommodations are limited.


The Ranch Program

The Ranch Program

Spend a week at Rancho La Puerta, one of the world’s top destination spas—set on thousands of acres of wildlands and landscaped gardens in sunshiny Baja California. Customize an ideal routine to energize your body, calm your mind and lift your spirits. You’ll enjoy:

  • Guided hikes on 40 miles of mountain trails.
  • More than 50 daily fitness classes, including Pilates, Barre, TRX, circuit training, Hydro-Fit, yoga, Zumba and exclusive daily Alkalign classes for Alkalign retreat guests..
  • Three farm-to-table meals, sourced from our organic garden and other local farms.
  • Eleven gyms, four pools, a running track, as well as tennis, Pickleball, basketball and volleyball courts.
  • Three full-service spas offering massage, facials, wraps, scrubs and other holistic therapies.
  • Meditation, Feldenkrais, sound healing and other mind-body activities.
  • Painting, sculpting, jewelry making and various art classes.
  • Presentations on culture, history, health, science and psychology.
  • Nature activities including bird walks, garden tours and farm hikes.
  • Live concerts, talks by special guests and other evening entertainment.
Getting To The Ranch
Transportation To and From Rancho La Puerta

Transportation To and From Rancho La Puerta

Arrival and Departure plans must be submitted no later than two weeks in advance prior to your arrival. Any additions or changes beyond this date are subject to availability.

Arriving at Rancho La Puerta...

We provide scheduled, complimentary ground transportation for your Saturday arrival and departure to and from San Diego International Airport.
Our shuttles depart promptly at the time noted and cannot be held for those who arrive late.
If you arrive at Terminal 2, please claim your luggage and head over to our Terminal 1 meeting point. We are located directly in front of Pacific Breeze Café, to the right, just before the escalators. If you arrive at Terminal 2, please claim your luggage and head over to our Terminal 1 meeting point.
Our shuttles depart promptly at the time noted and cannot be held for those who arrive late.

Please call us when you reach Campo Road (858-925-1214) and plan to meet the shuttle driver promptly in front of the Baja Duty Free store on the U.S. side of the border.  The Baja Duty Free store is not associated with Rancho La Puerta.

Note: If you are parking at the Tecate border, please arrive 30-minutes prior to the shuttle departure time and remember to bring $10-25 cash per day for parking fees. If you are being dropped off arrive 15-minutes prior to shuttle departure time.

(Due to high tourist traffic between the Mexico and US border we strongly advise you to leave your car on the US side of the border. Parking is easy and secure, and we provide shuttles to The Ranch from the border.  Be advised that if you chose to drive across, border wait times on Saturday are typically between three and five hours long.)

PLEASE NOTE: We recommend Mexican Auto Insurance when driving in Mexico. Please discuss this with your current insurance provider, as you may have coverage for a short distance across the border (we're only 3.3 miles in). Another option would be AAA or, just before you cross the border, there is a place that provides insurance, though it might be ideal to arrange for insurance in advance.

Departing from Rancho La Puerta...

Please check in with the concierge while on property for luggage tags and to confirm travel times.
We provide scheduled, complimentary ground transportation for your Saturday arrival and departure to and from San Diego International Airport.
Please allow 3 hours for transportation time to the airport plus additional time for checking in at the airport.
Please have your luggage ready and waiting inside of your room at 6:30 am. A porter will come around to each room to collect the luggage, and have it waiting for you to claim just outside of the Admin building as you board the bus.
Please have your luggage ready and waiting inside of your room at 8:30 am. A porter will come around to each room to collect the luggage, and have it waiting for you to claim just outside of the Admin building as you board the bus.
Check out time is 11 am. A porter will come around to each room to collect the luggage at this time, and have it waiting for you to claim just outside of the Admin building. You are welcome to stay for lunch, take advantage of a class or two, have a massage, or just relax. You can use the showers in the Health Center to change for your trip home.
Check out time is 11 am. A porter will come around to each room to collect the luggage at this time, and have it waiting for you to claim just outside of the Admin building. You are welcome to stay for lunch, take advantage of a class or two, have a massage, or just relax. You can use the showers in the Health Center to change for your trip home.
(Due to high tourist traffic between the Mexico and US border we strongly advise you to leave your car on the US side of the border. Parking is easy and secure, and we provide shuttles to The Ranch from the border.  Be advised that if you chose to drive across, border wait times on Saturday are typically between three and five hours long.)

PLEASE NOTE: Please check-in with the concierge for the driving directions and map to the Tecate border.

Traveling with friends...

Spa Booking

Book Your Spa Treatments

To select your spa treatments fill out the required information below. Once you have selected your booking type another selection will appear to choose your spa treatments.

Spa Treatments

Visit our Spa Booking page

Book Spa Treatmentss

24 hours advance notice is required if you must cancel or change an appointment. Missed scheduled treatment times will be charged at full rate plus tax

  • Some restrictions apply.
  • Prices can change without notice.
  • Additional Mexican tax is not included in these prices.

To add over 14 Spa Treatments please list your additional desired services in the area below. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.

If you have any questions, please email appointments@rancholapuerta.com or call us directly at 858-925-1214


Contact Us

To register or submit questions, contact Donna Sher at 858-449-3672 or dsher52@hotmail.com.

Or submit the form below: