Pre-Arrival Forms - Rancho La Puerta

Pre-Arrival Forms

Providing you with the most attentive and personalized service possible is our goal. Please take the time to review the pre-arrival forms below and complete them on-line for your convenience. Please don’t hesitate to email or call our Reservations department 1(800) 443-7565 if you have any questions or need assistance.

Transportation To and From Rancho La Puerta

Transportation To and From Rancho La Puerta

Arriving at Rancho La Puerta

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Please note: If you are arriving in San Diego on Friday and returning to the airport to catch one of our buses on Saturday, please choose Terminal 1.

Please find our Ranch representative waiting inside of the terminal directly in front of the Pacifica Breeze Café near baggage claim #4.

Please find our Ranch representative waiting inside of the terminal in front of baggage claim #3, near the Currency Exchange booth.

Our buses depart promptly at the time noted and cannot be held for those who arrive late.

PLEASE NOTE: Please call us at 858-925-1214 when you reach Campo Road/94 so we can meet you at the TC Worthy mini-mart on the U.S. side of the border. Parking in this lot is $5/day and can be paid inside the mini-mart.

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. In addition, you will need to be sure to take care of your visa ($30 in small bills) as you cross. If you prefer, you can drive directly to the Ranch and we will take you back to the border to help with this process.

From Rancho La Puerta...

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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 5 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 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.

Please have your luggage ready and waiting inside of your room at 11 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.

One name per line, please.

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.

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Personal Info

Spa Treatments


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


All guests have the option of taking one or more cooking class, (you’ll still be able to participate in all other Ranch activities, depending on your schedule):

  • La Cocina Hands-on Dinner Cooking Class $125 + Tax
  • Bean to Bar – Chocolate Class $69 + Tax

Requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment will be arranged while you are at the Ranch. Mexican IVA tax will be added. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. Please wear closed-toe shoes to Hands-on classes; you will be working with sharp chef’s knives.

Cooking Class Registration
One name per line, please.

Classes at La Cocina Que Canta

4:00 p.m. Tuesday Hands-on Dinner Cooking Class
4:00 p.m. Wednesdays Hands-on Dinner Cooking Class
4:00 p.m. Thursday Hands-on Dinner Cooking Class
Each class $125+tax.
(Class subject to change, check your weekly planner and schedule for updates)

First Class

Second Class

Third Class

Bean to Bar - Chocolate Class

Diego Ceballos, “Maestro Chocolatero” with over 10 years’ experience in chocolate making in Venezuela at Cacao de Origen, in Tokyo with Green Bean to Bar, and Chocolat Chapon from Paris, will be leading the workshop.

Monday 1:00 pm Semi Hands-on experience
Thursday 1:00 pm Semi Hands-on experience
(classes run 1 ½ hours)
$69 +tax
(Class subject to change, check your weekly planner and schedule for updates. Limited space.)

Bean to Bar Chocolate Class

All guests will be required to sign this agreement upon check-in. Please take a moment to read this agreement so that any questions or concerns can be addressed in advance. If any members of your party are under the age of 18, be sure to let our reservations department know so that we can be prepared with the appropriate agreement which will need to be signed by the parent/guardian.


The Ranch is located in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, and is operated in accordance with Mexican laws and regulations by a Mexican corporation, Indotel, S. de R.L. de C.V. In order to comply with Mexican immigration laws, you will need to procure a tourist visa. The application form for U.S. and Canadian citizens will be given upon arrival. Guests from other countries must obtain a visa from a Mexican Consulate before arrival in Mexico.

Your reservation was processed through Rancho La Puerta LLC, a U.S. company that serves only as a booking agent for the Ranch. Rancho La Puerta LLC does not own, operate or manage the Ranch. By signing this letter, you agree to hold Rancho La Puerta harmless from any claims or losses arising out of, or incidental to, your stay at Rancho La Puerta or attendance at any of Rancho La Puerta’s classes or programs. You agree to submit any dispute or claim arising from your stay to binding arbitration in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, in accordance with Mexican laws and the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

While it is our aim to provide our guests with attention and ensure that their stay is restful and enjoyable, the Ranch is not a medical facility and is not constructed in accordance with U.S. ADA standards. We accept guests 14 years of age and older. The facilities are scattered over many acres. It is not appropriate for persons with sight or walking problems. Guests are required to walk to and from their room to the main Dining Hall, to gyms and other locations within the Ranch. Guest participation in the Ranch’s numerous programs and classes is entirely voluntary and at the risk of the guest. Guests are expected to use their own judgment concerning their ability to participate in any of the activities. If you know or suspect that you have a medical condition or physical limitation that may prevent you from fully participating in Ranch activities or a vigorous fitness program, consult a physician in advance of your visit.