Rancho La Puerta is one of the world’s oldest health resorts. For the past 72 years, Deborah Szekely has been pampering her guests with a profound desire to make them feel good in body, mind, and spirit. As early as 1940, Deborah and her husband, Edmond, a pioneer of the fitness, spa, and wellness movement, established this peaceful retreat at the foot of Mount Kuchumaa in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. Because the resort lies in a sheltered valley, guests benefit from an ideal climate all year round. A citadel of rocky cliffs and fragrant sage, Kuchumaa has been sacred to Kumeyaay tribespeople for thousands of years. Along with organic, semi-vegetarian cuisine of farm fresh, seasonal quality and a world-renowned health and fitness program, which draws visitors from all over the world, the deep spiritual connection with the sacred mountain is what lends the place its positive power.