Saturdays at the Ranch
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Saturday At The Ranch Is Back!

Food, fun, fitness…and more? Count me in!
Saturday at The Ranch is a great one-day getaway for spa and fitness enthusiasts. Go alone or with friends – it’s perfect for birthday celebrations, club outings, or any other private event. The Saturday at The Ranch experience is unforgettable and will leave you wanting to spend a week at our world-renowned resort.

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About Your Day

The day includes: fitness classes (or spend free time getting in touch with nature or relaxing by the pool), a light breakfast, Mediterranean lunch, a tour of our 6-acre organic garden, and a cooking demonstration with an appetizer buffet at our culinary center, La Cocina Que Canta (“The Kitchen That Sings”). Round trip transportation to/from San Diego (about 1-hour driving time) is provided.

Saturday at The Ranch schedule


Standard Cost: $475 per person*

Add a 50-minute Ranch Classic massage, Gemstone Reflexology, or La Puerta Core Essential Facial:
$90 per person*

Note: Dates are open to a maximum of 38 guests and a minimum of 18. Date is subject to be cancelled if the minimum is not met. Special dates are available for groups.

  • Special discounted spa price for SAR guest only. Price is per treatment.
    Prices includes sales tax.

2024 DATES:

May 11, 2024
June 15, 2024
July 13, 2024
August 10, 2024


Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Weekends 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pacific Time.
From the U.S., phone toll-free: 1(800) 443-7565
Worldwide: (858) 764-5500

Travel Information

Traveling to Mexico is typically fast and easy!




*Those with Sentri Cards must still bring passports.


What to wear…and bring: Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes for walking and pack lightly, preferably in a backpack, as you will be doing a fair amount of walking with your personal belongings. Dress in exercise attire, bring a hat and a bathing suit (optional). Please bring a water bottle, as water will not be provided. Our Health Centers include lockers, hot tubs, and steam and sauna rooms. Cell phone use on the grounds is limited to designated areas. Please respect the needs of other guests who appreciate our atmosphere of being a restful, tranquil, tech-free escape.


Physical requirements: Rancho La Puerta is a place that grew over many years into a garden-path environment where walking is viewed as enjoyable exercise—and yes, you will be walking! If hiking is difficult for you, or if you have trouble navigating steps, slightly uneven brick paths, rustic tile floors, and being “out in the rows” in the vegetable garden, then “Saturdays at The Ranch” is not for you. We are very sorry but we also cannot accommodate aids such as wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, etc.


Spa Treatments: You may pre-book a treatment once you have confirmed your Saturday at The Ranch reservation. Your credit card will be charged upon confirmation of your treatment time. Gratuity optional; must be paid in cash after treatment.


Meet at Inspiration Point Lot #34 in Balboa Park, link to map.
(located on the left side of Presidents Way, closest to the Veteran´s Museum)

The bus leaves promptly at 7:45 a.m.



Exit Interstate 94 – 25th Street Exit
Turn Right onto 25th Street
Turn Left onto Broadway
Turn Right onto 12th Street/Park Blvd.
Right at President’s Way
Left turn at tram stop into Parking Lot

Exit Interstate-5 – Tenth Street Exit
Left at 1st Signal, A Street
Left at Park Blvd – North
Right at 2nd Signal, President’s Way
Left turn at tram stop into Parking Lot

Exit Interstate 163 – Park Blvd. Exit
Left at Park Blvd – North
Right at 1st Signal, President’s Way
Left turn at tram stop into Parking Lot

Exit Interstate 5 – B Street Exit
Left on B St., go under overpass
Right onto 12th Street, Park Blvd.
Right at President’s Way
Left turn at tram stop into Parking Lot

Rancho La Puerta is reached via California State Highway 94 which runs southeast from downtown San Diego. The 22.3-mile stretch between Jamacha Junction and Tecate is a very scenic road through the mountains, but also “curvy” in many parts. Our drivers are careful and considerate, but if you have a tendency toward motion sickness, please consider a motion-sickness medication. A light snack will be provided, but water will not. Please bring a personal water bottle.

*We ask guests to please refrain from consuming alcohol while being transported to and from Rancho La Puerta.

Cancellation Policy
  • With notice of more than 30 days prior to arrival date, all of payment will be refunded, less a cancellation fee of $50 per person.
  • With notice of 14 to 29 days prior to arrival date, the balance less a 50% cancel fee per person will be held one year for a future Saturday.
  • 13 days or less before arrival date, full payment is forfeited per person.
  • Rancho La Puerta reserves the right to reschedule or cancel a Saturday at The Ranch date. Any fees will be returned in full if we cannot accommodate your schedule with a new date.
Special Offer

We are pleased to extend a special offer to Saturday at The Ranch guests!

To show our appreciation for experiencing Rancho La Puerta, first time guests (guests who have not stayed at The Ranch before or have not stayed in the past 5 years) may use $475 as a future credit toward a 7-night stay, or $235 as a future credit toward a short (3 or 4-night) stay.

Valid for one year from the date of the trip. Combinable with other offers. Blackout dates apply. Subject to availability. Short stays are Sat-Weds (4-nights) and Weds-Sat (3-nights).

Surprise someone special with a Saturday at The Ranch—or perhaps an extra spa treatment during their upcoming visit.

Gift Certificates are available by calling the Rancho La Puerta reservations office.

A quiet oasis just outside San Diego. A place to be inspired. Would highly recommend visiting Rancho La Puerta in any capacity you can, even just for the day. I happened to visit the Ranch for my birthday on a Saturday for a Saturday at The Ranch. It couldn’t have been more simple. I was picked up in San Diego and taken to the Ranch - very easy. The ambiance of The Ranch is so relaxing, the organic food simply delicious, the spa services are top notch. You create your visit that suits your needs. Go for the day, three days, or a week.

– Tiffany S.