A. San Diego County weather is described as Mediterranean with daytime temperatures averaging 72º degrees throughout most of the year. The July high is around 80º and the January low can be in the 50s.

A. On arrival day please check in any time after 1:00 pm. Please plan your departure any time before 11:00 am.

A. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa provides complimentary transportation to and from the San Diego Airport (SAN). If you are on a private flight, we will pick you up at Carlsbad / Palomar Airport (CLD). If you are driving.

A. With our active exercise program, gourmet spa cuisine and therapeutic spa treatments most guests lose weight. More importantly, you are stimulating your metabolism while making healthy lifestyle changes. If you somewhat adhere to the Cal-a-Vie Health Spa program when you return home you should see a continued drop in weight and inches.

A. Vegetarian diets are easily accommodated. For special dietary needs we suggest a pre-arrival interview with our chef and registered dietitian.

A.Yes, our fitness team offers a variety of over 120 classes. Activities are advanced for the very fit. For guests needing a less rigorous regimen the program can be effectively modified for anyone’s age and fitness level.

A. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa offers privacy and exclusivity to all guests and there is no walk-in traffic.

A. We schedule you for a full day of fitness, spa treatments, meals and other activities; everything is optional. Click here to view a typical day at Cal-a-Vie.

A. Yes. Vista Valley Country Club, our sister property, is located adjacent to Cal-a-Vie Health Spa. Being a private member club with a Ted Robinson-designed golf course, Vista Valley is owned by Cal-a-Vie Health Spa and is available to our guests to play 9 or 18 holes or use the driving range.

A. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa provides windbreaker jackets, robes, bath shoes and bedroom slippers. Rain gear is also provided.  We suggest you bring your own workout wear, one or two swimsuits, shoes for hiking and athletic shoes for fitness classes, socks, personal toiletries and medication, sunscreen, hat and gloves for late fall and winter months. We provide daily laundry service for your personal laundry.

A. We have an amazing return guest rate of over 65%. In fact, when a guest reaches a total of 70 points (one point earned for each paid night at the spa as of July 01, 2000) we celebrate this honor with the planting of an orange tree with a personalized plaque in the guest’s name. Program details

A. The median age is 45. The majority of our guests are women but you will find the majority of our weeks are co-ed with one or two women’s weeks a month. We are seeing an increase in the number of men visiting Cal-a-Vie Health Spa.

A. Cal-a-Vie is perfect for solo spa-goers. Although some guests are here with friends, family or a spouse many of our guests are here by themselves and thoroughly enjoy their time with the other guests while participating in the meals, fitness classes and other activities.  There can be plenty of alone time too for those looking for a serene, independent spa retreat.  You are always in good company at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa.

A. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa’s packages are designed to be all-inclusive, however, the price does not include tax, gratuities, upgrades or added treatments of other services.

A. We respectfully request and invite our guests to enjoy cocktails or wine in the privacy of their room. We will provide glassware and other accessories for their cocktails or wine service. Wine can be purchased with a credit card through Vista Valley Country Club from their wine menu.

A. Yes, we often host private groups and retreats, providing a program that is custom tailored to the specific needs of the group. For information, contact Group S.

A. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa’s minimum age is 16 years. You may be interested in our popular Mom/Teen week. Click here for specials.