Rancho La Puerta

Tecate, Mexico

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Overview

Rancho La Puerta is the USA’s original and pioneering destination spa and was founded in the 1940’s - way ahead of the wellness curve. The philosophy of this family-founded and run retreat is that the cycles of nature govern how the earth renews itself. The spa continues this through their treatments with a focus on cleansing and relaxing before renewing and reactivating. If you're craving space, natural surroundings with plenty to do and the chance to just ‘breathe’ Rancho La Puerta in Baja California in Mexico is the right place for you. Please note that the retreats run from Saturday to Saturday.

When to go

Mexico is all year destination and best time to visit is from May to September. Wettest and coldest month is January.
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What we love

  • There is a staggering 50 group classes a day so you certainly won't be bored
  • The service is the best and the eye for detail is like nowhere else 
  • The art collection – the Szekely family has collected it over the years and it includes ceramics, sculptures, paintings, folk art and mosaics.

Who should go

  • Solo travellers who crave a social yet non invasive environment 
  • Fitness enthusiasts who want to keep themselves busy with activities from dawn to dusk 
  • People who want to be surrounded by pure nature but don’t want to compromise on luxury.

Programme and Offers

  • No single supplement
  • Free spa credit $150 per person (exludes 4 hands massage)
  • Free room upgrade (subject to availability upon arrival)

Fitness Package

Min stay 7 nights, arrival on Saturdays only
£6,601
2 adults
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Wellbeing Booster

Min stay 7 nights, arrival on Saturdays only
£7,407
2 adults
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Wellness

It’s all about natural healing here and allowing the body to heal itself – the principles of holistic health care which advocates restoring balance to your whole being. The programmes are all designed to align with the cycles of nature. The Ranch recommends cleansing treatments at the start of the week, relaxing treatments mid week and energising treatments in the last couple of days. 

Facilities include separate men and woman's health centres, skin care centre, 44 treatment rooms, beauty salon, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, 2 swimming pools, 11 gyms, yoga studios, running track, Pilates studio, meditation rooms and dance studio. 

Fitness & Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Volleyball
  • Cooking classes
  • Workshops and talks
  • Running
  • Basketball
  • Art classes

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Visit Rancho's organic farm

Typical Group Classes

  • Morning group hike
  • Zumba
  • Kettlebells
  • Barre
  • Sound healing
  • Deep water training
  • Feldenkrais
  • TRX

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

There are 86 casitas with 7 different categories ranging from ‘Ranchera Solo’ to 2 bedroom villas suites. All rooms are generously proportioned with living room area and a private patio. Rooms are dotted around the resort in clusters depending on a room type. Grounds are vast so keep a map with you just in case. There are no TVs or Wi-Fi in the rooms but can be found in the communal lounges and the Internet Centre.
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Ranchera Solo

Comfortable room for a single traveller. Close to dining hall and gyms.

Facilities include:

Air-conditioning, ceiling fan, CD player, safe, fridge, coffee/tea making facilities, osmosis-filtered water bottle, totes bag, bathrobe and a hairdryer. 

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Ranchera

Studios with twin or king size beds. Close to dining hall and gyms. 

Facilities include: 

Air-conditioning, ceiling fan, CD player, safe, fridge, coffee/tea making facilities, osmosis-filtered water bottle, totes bag, bathrobe and a hairdryer.  


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Hacienda

Rooms feature bedroom and sitting area with fireplace. Some centrally located, some in hillside.

Facilities include: 

Air-conditioning, ceiling fan, CD player, safe, fridge, coffee/tea making facilities, osmosis-filtered water bottle, totes bag, bathrobe and a hairdryer.  


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Junior Villa

Double or king size beds, sitting area with the fireplace and large patios. Located near the pool. Breakfast can be served in the room in the winter. 

Facilities include: 

Air-conditioning, ceiling fan, CD player, safe, fridge, coffee/tea making facilities, osmosis-filtered water bottle, totes bag, bathrobe and a hairdryer.  


What’s on the menu

Rancho believes that it is important to eat slowly in a pleasing environment and that the beauty of the meal is also an important source of nourishment. The food is super healthy and mainly organic. Breakfasts and lunches are a buffet style, dinner is a sit down  4 course dinner (portions are calorie controlled). Fish is served but no meat. Wine is only served on Friday evenings but you can also buy it at the grocery store. 


Snacks are served in the main lounge (at 10.30; 14.45 and 16.00). 


Dining hall
Dining hall
Centrally located dining room styled as a Spanish Colonial room with a central fireplace, mezzanine level and grand spiral staircase. You can also eat outside under olive trees. There are sharing tables of various sizes which is ideal if you are feeling sociable.
Juice Bar
Juice Bar
Located by the activity pool serving cold-pressed juices and smoothies infused with super foods.
La Cocina Que Canta
La Cocina Que Canta
Set within a 6 acre organic garden and offers farm-to-table cookery classes with expert chefs in a fully equipped teaching kitchen (extra fee applies).

Location

Rancho is set on the slopes of Mount Kuchumaa which the Native Americans consider to be sacred. Nearest town is Tecate. Ranch is spread across 4,000 acres including 32 acres of gardens, hiking trails and an organic farm.

Nearest airport

The transfer time from San Diego International Airport is approximately 80 minutes by car. There are free group airport transfers every Saturday.  

Please note that you do have to factor in time for US Customs as you cross the border into Mexico which can take an additional 1.5 hours. 

There are direct flights from London.

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Families, Children & Infants

Minimum age policy is 14 years old. Rancho La Puerta runs a Family Week occasionally when it drops to a minimum age of 7 years.

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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

Flexible pricing
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Our different pricing and packages allows you to pick the right option for you. Choose from booking on bed & breakfast basis with free spa credits at many of our resorts. Or go for one of our great value packages to pre plan your treatments and activities at discounted prices.
Value Added Benefits & Discounts
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We work hard to negotiate extra value for our clients with our benefits such as free spa credits or room discounts that you are unlikely to find anywhere else. Even from the hotel directly. We can do this because we are the largest and most established specialist wellbeing travel company.
Award winning service
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We have been operating for 12 years and know a thing or two about Wellbeing Holidays. We also take time to listen to what you want and research the best options for your needs. Many of our retreats have been visited by the team too. We will always try our best for you!