Rancho La Puerta is located in Mexico, approximately 5 miles from the international border crossing at Tecate in Baja California (adjacent to San Diego County). Most Ranch guests arrive at San Diego Airport, where they are met by resort staff and transported via complimentary motor coach and/or van 45 miles through San Diego County to the resort. It is possible to drive your own car to Rancho La Puerta; call the Reservations office for complete directions.
Here is room to grow... 3,000 acres just for you and 125 other guests each week — space to breathe, stretch, learn, and immerse yourself in serene beauty.
After hosting health retreats all over the globe, founders Deborah and Edmond Szekely chose Tecate for its ideal year-round warm, dry climate and scenery. Today "the Ranch" is a lush nature and garden preserve.
The location and elevation (1700 ft) are ideal for outdoor activity. The Ranch's fitness program offers hiking and nature walks in mountains and meadows, yoga, Pilates, aquatic exercise, and much more. A mind/body/spirit emphasis runs through all activities, which include arts and crafts and evening learning and entertainment programs. Meals are highly creative and vegetarian, with daily fresh seafood options.
The big news at Rancho La Puerta is the opening of La Cocina Que Canta ("The Kitchen That Sings"), a romantic, hacienda-style cooking school set in the midst of the resort's huge organic garden. Top guest chefs from around the world, along with the Ranch's own creative teaching chefs, make this an unforgettable hands-on culinary experience.