Rancho La Puerta
Rancho La Puerta, LLC
11722 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite G3
San Diego, CA 92121
Mexico, California 92121 USA
The modern-day fitness and spa vacation experience began in 1940 in a sheltered valley only an hour’s drive from San Diego, California. Here, in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, Edmond and Deborah Szekely founded the world’s first destination fitness resort and spa. Soon Rancho La Puerta became the paradigm of all multi-day “destination spa” vacations that encompass health and wellness for mind, body and spirit. An amazing program of fitness activities, healthful cuisine,luxury spa amenities, superb accommodations, and entertainment awaits you.
Our 3,000-acre property (see map) offers world-class landscaped gardens, an organic farm, internationally known cooking school, and mountainsides and meadows of great hiking and walking experiences. Our health resort aims to help you develop a lifetime of healthy habits. Ours is a nature preserve that preserves people! The year-round climate, poised as we are in the mountains between sea and desert, is nearly perfect, with sunshine the norm year-round. It's even better than San Diego's, because we're far enough inland, at an altitude of 1,600+ feet, in a region where high clouds (known as "coastal marine layer") usually don't penetrate. Approximately 125 guests enjoy our classic one-week program (see sample Activities program), arriving and departing on Saturdays. A few each week stay for three or four nights only, while some may stay multiple weeks. To hear about some of their experiences—in their own words—read their recent letters here. Whatever your preference, we’re here for you.
In addition, a new program offers a one-day-visit experience (transportation included) to San Diego-area residents: “Saturdays At The Ranch” combines not only a half day of fitness and spa activities, but a long, wonderful afternoon spent in a hands-on class at our new culinary center set in the midst of our organic farm, followed by dinner. We make healthy people healthier! You’ll return home stronger, with the healthful glow and spring in your step that comes from a vacation devoted to relaxation, good eating (our cuisine is vegetarian with a fresh fish dinner option served most days), learning, and exercise.
Find your wellspring of energy in the midst of nature’s beauty, and discover how even one week at Rancho La Puerta can change your life.
1 Reviews in Rancho La Puerta
Beautiful surroundings, great food and helpful staff? what more could you ask for? The area in which it is located is a vacation and meditation for the mind. After a long hard day, there's nothing quite like getting a massage from one of their massage therapists. The only thing I didn't like is their buffet style food. Although very tasty and satisfying, It has me eating the same amount I normally would back home. It is not much help is I can't get structured. I needed a lifestyle change. I feel like I took a vacation rather than worked on my inner self and weight issues.