Norma Shechtman - Rancho La Puerta
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AT RANCHO LA PUERTA with NORMA SHECHTMAN

December 16-20 (4-nights) and December 20-23 (3-nights), 2023

Join me, Norma Shechtman, for a special retreat at the amazing Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico.

I cannot say enough about the ambiance of the Ranch and each time I go, I fall more in love with it. This is why I want to share this special place with all of you.  I am delighted to be teaching this week, December 16-23, 2023 and would love for you to share in my excitement and take my classes. However, there is so much more to the Ranch like early morning hikes, walks or just sleeping in for a real vacation from work routines.

There are 3 delicious meals a day plus snacks to keep you well nourished. One morning you can get up early for the Organic Garden Breakfast Hike, where you will enjoy a special breakfast as well as a  tour of the 6 acre Organic Garden.

Classes are held each hour throughout the day. Your biggest challenge will be what to choose, as there are 3 – 7 classes per hour. Maybe you are feeling peppy and want a hard core workout or maybe you would like a stretch. You choose. All of the classes and instructors are excellent and there are options for every fitness level.

The spa is amazing. There are massages, facials, special treatments that are so unique, you need to try them. And there is a $150 resort credit for you.

Last but not least, the staff is there for “you”. They go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect. Need another pillow, blanket, fruit in your room, just say the word.

Please join me at Rancho La Puerta December 16-23, 2023.

Just know you will have an experience that you will cherish forever!!!

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:
December 16-20 (4-nights) and December 20-23 (3-nights), 2023

Cost:
December 16-20 (4-nights) – start at $2767 per person
December 20-23 (3-nights) – start at $2,014 per person

Includes Saturday transportation from San Diego Airport (for a Saturday to Wednesday visit) to Rancho La Puerta AND return to San Diego Airport (for Wednesday to Saturday guests). For guests visiting Saturday to Saturday, roundtrip transportation is included. Mid-week transportation (to or from San Diego Airport Wednesday) is $35 per person. Donna can share additional transportation options with you directly.

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:

Complimentary shuttles provide round trip transportation from San Diego Airport to Rancho La Puerta. Saturday shuttles depart at 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:15pm, and 2:45pm.from Terminal 1.

Saturday return to San Diego. Allow 3 hours travel time due to the varying time it can take to cross the border back to the U.S., plus additional time for check-in at the airport. Buses depart Rancho La Puerta for the airport at 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Return flights should not be scheduled before 11:30 a.m. 

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

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

Cancellation policy

Rates & Rooms

The rates are per-person and all classes with Norma, transportation, taxes, hikes, classes, presentations, meals, and snacks, a $150 resort credit, and a Welcome dinner on Saturday night. Inclusive transportation from San Diego Airport varies dependent upon the length of your visit. Check with Donna for options.

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.
December 16-20 (4-nights)
Jr Villa Single $3535 per person
Jr Villa Double $3091 per person

December 20-23 (3-nights)
Jr Villa Single $2661 per person
Jr Villa Double $2326 per person


Villa Studio

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

December 16-20 (4-nights)
Villa Studio Double $3210 per person
Villa Studio Triple $2767 per person

December 20-23 (3-nights)
Villa Studio Double $2417 per person
Villa Studio Triple $2014 per 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.

December 16-20 (4-nights)
Villa Suite Triple $2971 per person
Villa Suite Quad $3489 per person

December 20-23 (3-nights)
Villa Suite Triple $2238 per person
Villa Suite Quad $2148 per 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.
Wednesday pick up at the SD Airport? Which shuttle would you like to take?
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.
If you arrive at Terminal 2, please claim your luggage and head over to the Courtesy Shuttle Island in Terminal 1. Our representative will be waiting for you there. Please note that the shuttle cannot remain parked in this area for an extended period of time. If you arrived on time and do not see the shuttle, rest assured it will return shortly. The shuttle will depart promptly at the specified departure times (9:30 am and 1:00 pm). Feel free to call us if you need assistance – 858-925-1214.
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.
Pick a Wednesday departure shuttle time *
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.

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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.

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