COVID-19 - Rancho La Puerta
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At The Ranch, you can relax and unwind, knowing that we have taken care of all the details. We have always been committed to health and safety and have worked closely with a team of medical professionals to ensure we are following current recommendations.


Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols

We are committed to keeping The Ranch a safe place for all and continue to uphold the highest levels of safety and wellness in accordance with the CDC guidelines. As of August 5, 2023, the CDC shared new variants of concern, therefore, with the rise in cases we highly recommend that all guests wear a mask on the day of travel to avoid exposure.

Our expectation for guests:

  • All guests are strongly encouraged take a negative COVID self-test no more than 24-hours prior to arrival. 
  • Mask wearing is optional based on personal comfort or choice.
  • If you develop symptoms while at The Ranch, contact our First-Aid department for assistance.

Stay On-Property Request

  • To further protect staff and guests from potential exposure, ideally guests remain on the Rancho La Puerta property for the entirety of their stay.

Rigorous and frequent cleaning, sanitization, and disinfection are performed throughout the entire Ranch.

Facial Coverings

  • Mask wearing is optional based on personal comfort or choice.

Distancing Practices

  • Social distancing is encouraged at all areas of The Ranch.


  • Spa therapists always wear facial coverings and will also use gloves and a face shield when necessary.
  • All spa tools, linens, and surfaces are sanitized before and after every use.

Culinary Safety

  • Dining hall and kitchen staff are required to wear masks when preparing and serving meals.


  • All rooms are thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected before each guest’s check-in.

Our staff are trained on COVID-19 safety measures and received certification on best health practices. Staff exercise increased precautions to protect their wellbeing, the safety of our guests, and the health of the community.

Our expectations for staff

  • Staff wear masks when performing spa services, serving, and preparing meals.
  • Any staff showing symptoms will be tested for Covid and are required to wear a mask.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

We are committed to connecting with you about questions regarding Rancho La Puerta’s covid protocols.

In many ways, your Ranch retreat is more meaningful now than it has ever been. You can expect us to have the same warmth and familiarity that you’ve known and love and we are as committed as ever to providing you with the best experience; your presence inspires us in every way.

The Ranch is frequently cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected and guests are strongly advised to wear facial coverings whenever social distancing is not possible, such as while being transported. Ranch health and beauty centers warmly invite guests to enjoy all their favorite spa treatments. Spa therapists wear facial coverings and use gloves.  Have peace of mind knowing that we sanitize all spa tools, linens, and surfaces before and after every use.

  • If you have not already, please provide an emergency contact phone number of somebody who is not traveling with you to an Experience Planner.
  • Pack 14-days of medication in original bottles with labels and a list of the names, strengths, and dosages of all medications in case refills are required.
  • Ensure that your mobile phone has an international travel plan inclusive of voice and data.
  • All guests are strongly encouraged to provide proof of a negative COVID self-test taken no more than 24-hours prior to arrival. Please bring a photo of the test result to present upon arrival.

We have a First-Aid department at The Ranch, and a doctor available on call. If you develop symptoms we can arrange for a rapid test.

Bus transportation from the San Diego International Airport to the U.S./Tecate border will be provided at set times. We work with Sundance Stage Lines, and its buses follow stringent CDC protocols:

Private transportation to and from the U.S./Tecate border may be arranged through the Orange Cab Company (619) 291-3333 or Presidential Limo call (619) 370-3376.

Once you arrive at the border, a Ranch representative will meet you – see, “What can I expect when I cross the border?” for details.

Learn more about how to get to The Ranch here:

Crossing the border will be as easy as ever. When you meet our staff at the San Diego airport or border, we will ask for your passport and a printed copy of your Mexico tourist permit and payment receipt. We will process the paperwork for you.

Please be prepared to handle your luggage until arriving to the Mexico side of the border. Please allow for an occasional 30-45 wait to cross as tourist permits are processed. You will then have to place your luggage, one bag at a time, on an X-ray machine. Once in Mexico, we will take your luggage and place it in a Ranch van. Upon arriving to The Ranch, our staff will handle your bags while you await your room.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, phone: 619-291-2900

Marriott Liberty Station, 2592 Laning Road, San Diego, California 92106, phone: 619-221-1900

Please view our cancellation policy here:

Cancellation Policy