Rancho La Puerta, one of the world’s first destination spas, lies near sunny San Diego in the North of Mexico. With a focus on fitness, this is the place to come to get in shape and pick up healthy habits that you will incorporate once you return home. Daily activities range from the rigorous (hikes, tennis and core workouts) to the introspective (chanting, drumming and qi gong), and guests are also encouraged to get involved with the ranch’s non-profit organisation’s activities to help the local community. Rancho La Puerta is the place to undergo a deep renewal and leave feeling completely refreshed.
Each ground level casita at Rancho La Puerta is unique in terms of location, size, architecture, and folk art. They are all air-conditioned, and most have fireplaces. Amenities include CD players, mini-refrigerators, robes, irons, safes, umbrellas, flashlights, hair dryers, kettle, filtered drinking water and a telephone. (There are no televisions and Wi-fi is available throughout common lounges and the Internet Centre.)
The Ranch Spa seeks to help guests go through a natural healing cycle of cleansing, relaxing, restoring and energising. They use their signature La Puerta Core Essentials formulas when applicable to their treatments. The spa facilities and health centres consister of the women's health centre, men's health centre, Villas health & skin care centre and a beauty salon.
You can choose from a wide range of traditional spa therapies, such as massages, facials and wraps. For targeted relief on your heads, hands and feet, try reflexology or a scalp treatment. Salon services include manicures and pedicures, additional nail services, hair salon services and waxing.
Holistic therapies include treatments from Asia such as Acupuncture, Ayurveda and some forms of energy medicine. You may also experience Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Chiropractice, Feldenkrais Method, Watsu and Water Dance.
On arrival take a 30-minute consultation with one of the ranch’s fitness Navigators who will help you choose from as many as ten classes offered hourly every day. Having started your day with a pre-breakfast hike through the ranch’s organic farm you can then try everything from Mexican folk dancing and cardio drumming to the Bar Method (a ballet bar exercise class), volleyball, bird watching walks and yoga.
You will be spoilt for choice with over 70 different options in mind, body and spirit programmes - including hiking, Pilates, weight training, circuit training, stretch classes, NIA, Feldenkrais, meditation and more. Those with an affinity for music will particularly enjoy African drumming and African dance, while guests with an interest in food can book a cooking class for an additional fee. You may also take part in workshops and edcuation activities or spend your time quietly crafting as you reflect on your experience.
- 11 gymanasiums / studios
- 4 swimming pools
- 5 hot tubs
- 4 lighted tennis courts
- Running track
- Sand volleyball court
- Basketball court
- Guest lounges
- The Ranch museum
- Nightly movies
- Szekely family art collection throughout the ranch
- Mercado Ranch boutique
- 24 hour Wi-Fi Hotspots in Main Lounge, Maya Lounge, Flores Lounge & Bazar Del Sol
Spread over 3000 acres of land sandwiched between the ocean and the desert, Rancho La Puerta lies an hour’s drive south of San Diego in Mexico’s Baja California. Rooms range from small casitas to larger haciendas and villas all with a local architecture, bright fabrics and Latin art. The overall feel is that of a relaxed Mexican country retreat.
Complimentary bus/shuttle runs from San Diego airport to resort all day on Saturdays. Many guests also drive to the resort, which is located only 3 miles across the border from San Diego.
- Find your way with "Inner Journey: Guided Meditation," especially if you have just begun to your meditation practice.
- If you'd like company but don't want to chit-chat, join the Silent Dinner, a meditative meal accompanied by music.
- Walk around the labyrinth to quiet your mind.
- Join Yuichi's Broadway dance class for a fun way to get your blood pumping!