If you’re looking for a destination to unwind, unplug and reconnect with yourself and your family this summer, I have the perfect place for you! Just south of San Diego, in Baja California, is a beautiful, wellness resort called Rancho La Puerta. In recent years, they have not done much to appeal to families with young children, but for two weeks in August, that will all change.
During the weeks of August 4-11 and August 11-18, 2012, families (with children age seven and up) are invited to stay for an entire week’s worth of family-friendly, health conscious and soul nurturing activities. Rancho La Puerta offers a scenic, spiritual escape from all the madness of our everyday lives.
Wellness of the mind, body and spirit is nurtured at Rancho La Puerta, via outdoor activities in nature such as swimming and guided hikes, as well as classes in yoga, Pilates, tai chi, dance, and many other traditional strength, stamina, and flexibility disciplines. The cuisine is semi-vegetarian, featuring an abundance of organic fruits and vegetables, much of it from the resort’s own six-acre organic farm. All meals offer both vegetarian and modified-vegetarian alternatives, as well as gluten-free.
And speaking of meals, children are able to harvest from the abundant summer garden, gather eggs, and learn cooking skills. These skills are sure to pay off once you’re back home and your kids can help you in the kitchen!
For more information and to make a reservation, please call 800-443-7565.
For TodaysMama readers, Rancho La Puerta has put together a special basket of goodies to giveaway. For your entry, please tell me in the comments about a favorite summer camp destination as a kid, or even a grown up. The deadline for comments will be Wednesday, July 25th at 11:59 PM PST. The basket of goodies includes:
- Rancho La Puerta Agave
- Rancho La Puerta Mug
- Rancho La Puerta Water Bottle
- Rancho La Puerta Cookbook
- Rancho La Puerta Mind, Body, Spirit T-Shirt
- Rancho La Puerta Kid’s Tee
- Primavera Body Scrub
- Primavera Body Oil
- Primavera Room Spray