Highlights: Rancho la Puerta in Baja retains a long standing history one of the top health resorts in the world, a leader in wellness.
Whenever your inner voice says, “I need a vacation and perhaps even a new beginning,” Rancho La Puerta welcomes you with a program, a setting, and a group of fellow guests that are joyously unforgettable.
Sipping tea on the garden patio of your villa, you notice a bejeweled beam of warm morning sunlight filtered through a jar of local honey.
Transfer from Juan Santamaría Airport to Grano de Oro, 2nights at Grano de Oro in superior room with breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the domestic airport.
Feeling your body really moving again on a morning hike, you pass through a nave of oak trees that opens onto a mountain cathedral of boulders, a gently waving robe of purple blooms, and two cawing acrobats—black ravens riding the rising breezes.
Spreading a yoga mat on the hardwood floor, you follow the soothing commands of an instructor so experienced, so intuitive, and so responsive to her students’ moods that an hour shortens to what seems like minutes.
Sitting down to three meals over the course of the day, you marvel at so many vivid colors, crispness and flavors that they seem to jump off the plate with organic farm-to-table vitality.
Walking the garden path to a lecture or concert after dinner, you marvel at the week’s lineup of presenters: a chief art historian at the National Gallery in D.C… a filmmaker and her son who have chronicled public markets in over 60 countries… a dancer whose specialty is breathing… a flutist who recently performed for several heads of state.
The Ranch is not unlike a university with an extraordinary continuing education program. And every week, it changes completely.
At the end of day, back in your Villa, you sink into the cool sheets and reach for a good book, with one last look at the fine examples of Mexican folk art on the walls and shelves, and perhaps the last flames of a crackling fire, while outside your window, the Milky Way blankets the night sky over the treetops.
This is the Rancho La Puerta experience…but only a fraction of it.
The Ranch provides a setting for change and renewal, and we hand the keys to you.
The day’s choices are all yours to make…and many are wonderful to behold.
Be sure to consider them all as equally important: food, nutrition, exercise, rest and relaxation, education, expression… and above all, taking in the beauty of our untrammeled natural world that welcomes you “home again” to your true, rested, and re energized self.
Rancho La Puerta’s fitness program is unmatched: presided over by a staff of over 20 full-time instructors in-residence (the “best of the best”).
Afternoon and evening programs are a vital part of the Ranch experience. A program of lectures, games, workshops, world- class entertainers (musicians especially), arts and crafts classes, and various discourses takes place throughout every week.
We provide the true luxury of time and space. That which is most lacking in today’s life. Space to breathe freely, to relax and enjoy what will be ‘the longer-living, younger life.
Over 150 acres (in a sense, one acre for each guest) of Mediterranean-style gardens, native trees, olive groves, ponds, and fountains. Xeriscape principles minimize irrigation. Indigenous flora as well as other low-water-use plantings create a lush tableaux of intimate meditation gardens, contemplative bowers, and pockets of serenity conceived for quiet moments either alone or in the company of a favorite book.
Named “Most Innovative” fitness program by SELF magazine as well as given the Number One rating for Spa Program by Condé Nast Traveler.
Massage, aromatherapy, scrubs, scalp treatments, facials are all available at modest charges. Hot Riverstone massage, hydrotherapy, and wraps of steaming hot linens steeped in indigenous herbs are also offered. With 47 treatment rooms, Rancho La Puerta’s massage and therapy program is the most extensive of any spa.
CUISINE: Rancho La Puerta’s innovative Cuisine of the Californias offers organic vegetarian entrées with the option of seafood (4-5 times a week. Many recipe ingredients come fresh-picked, only hours old from Tres Estrellas organic garden. Fresh seafood is purchased directlyfrom the local fish market, two hours away in Ensenada, Mexico.