Ixtapan Spa & Golf Resort

Spa Golf Vacations, Fitness Vacations

Ixtapan Spa :Wifi and More

Did you know that we installed wifi in the whole hotel? The general rule of trying to relax is NOT to call one’s office all vacation long.  Guests love to keep in touch with family and work, so we listened to their personal needs.

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Turn the data off on your smart phone; then access wifi to use Skype or Facetime to call home for free. There is no password involved and you may do this in the privacy of your room if you prefer. If you don’t know how to do work with your cell phone, ask another guest.

One of the benefits of our Ixtapan Spa  atmosphere is its ‘living lobby’ where guests sit and chat as if in their living room. From early AM coffee and juice for the early riser, through after dinner drinks, you will find total strangers meeting up in our open air casual atmosphere.

Our low single prices encourage many solos, so don’t hesitate. Book your Summer Getaway now, and come chat with us.

5 Best Bits Becoming a Group leader-Ixtapan Spa

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A group leader FAM for our final Mexican party.

Why bother to become a group leader at Ixtapan Spa. Here are the 5 BEST BITS of BOTHERING….

You will have fun making new friends. We all have our group and this is a way to expand your friendships.

You will be dragged into the world of learning a bit about marketing and social media.

If you are an agent or want to arrange groups generally even just locally, you will find Ixtapan Groups are an easy segue into group travel. We teach you everything you need to know.

You will make $$ and might find a lovely part time retirement income.

You can donate from your proceeds to your charity or cause or share it with your group members.

Join us Aug 16-23 for a Group Leader FAM trip, 50% off and the best $$ you ever invested in friendship and your bank account. Giovanna in the spa office in San Antonia: giovanna@spamexico.com has the details and booking forms.

Group Leaders Use Facebook+Tripadvisor

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What better way to sell Ixtapan Spa to your potential group friends, than to show them comments on Facebook and Tripadvisor. Facebook has a unique feature: guests at the hotel write happily about their stay while they are there. These comments are a live broadcast.  Remember not everyone looks at Facebook, so  share these comments with friends who might join your group. Facebook comments are usually accompanied by a photo of the person writing; they are real and they are impressive.

Tripadvisor shows another aspect of Ixtapan Spa, again real comments and often real photos. Tripadvisor will also share with you a general profile of the person writing.  You will also see management responses on Tripadvisor telling you and your group that our management is listening and interested in you.

Join our Group Leader discounted trip Aug. 16-23 for a week of fun in the mountains and a lot of information on how to use social media and common sense to become a new group leader. Our past seminars have been rated very useful and effective in helping you to start a new venture, or just corral 10 friends to join in on the fun.

To Book the FAM Aug. 16-23, contact the office. 1 800 IXTAPAN from the US and Canada.

 

Cooling Off in Summer in Mexico

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For those of you who forgot, our Summer weather is cool. At this very moment in Ixtapan de la Sal, it is 66 degrees F. Summers have occasional rain late afternoon when guests are getting treatments. But other than that, the weather is close to perfect.

What does this mean for your vacation at Ixtapan Spa? Bring a light sweater or fleece for early morning walks. Wear your robe from our spa anytime you need the coverage: at meals? at the pool? in your room?

Cool temps at altitude also means take care re: sunburn. You might not feel it but our sun is intense though cool. Drinking lots of water is also a must, which is why we put bottles of water in your room and suggest you ask for as many as you need (FREE) from Housekeeping.

Join us this Summer for a Cool Getaway to Ixtapan Spa, a different Mexican type of Summer. Our Group Leader Seminar Discount Trip Aug 16-23 still available if you have not been before.

Who make the Best Group Leaders at Ixapan Spa

 

yogalovelyHere are some of the ways our Group Leaders prepar. If you are thinking of coming to our Group Leader Training Seminars August 16-23, 2015, are you one of these:

Volunteer at your local club, church,synagogue, charity? Then you know lots of people who value your opinion.

Former teacher or counselor/consultant of some type ( medical, physical, aesthetician,herapist, hairdresser etc.)

Yoga instructor and trainers…

Airline and other travel related employees and of course travel agents.

Anyone who likes people, is organized, and shares. Join us for a learning/living/lovely week high in the cool mountains of our area.

To book, contact the office: ixtapan@spamexico.com

 

 

Ixtapan Spa & Training Fams?

A fam is short for familiarization trip. Even though you are a frequent guest at the resort, you might not have thought of becoming a group leader. Why is a fam trip worth your time and effort?

You will learn how easy it is to sell Ixtapan and its benefits to non guest friends who might not have thought of Ixtapan as suitable for them.

You will learn the basics of administration for your guests and see how fluid it all is.

You will learn a bit about social media and email communications that make your job efficient.

You will have an opportunity to make $$ or share the profits with your group or your charity.

You will definitely have fun. Bring one friend with you for even more….

 

A new fam date August 16-23, 2015 will be announced shortly. You

Group Leader Training Class No 2 at their Farewell Party
Group Leader Training Class No 2 at their Farewell Party

may only come one time on a fam. If you have been and still have questions about organizing a group, email Phyllis Stoller at Phyllisnycity@gmail.com.

Spring Weather-Ixtapan Spa

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If you live in the Sun Belt, you have searingly hot and humid weather coming your way. Why not break up this Summer with some cool mountain air at Ixtapan Spa? Our temperatures do not change much season to season; evenings stay cool all Summer.

Most guests find our low humidity masks heat. Low humidity and altitude require lots of hydration and you might not feel thirsty at first.This Summer when you visit, remember two things:

Bottled water is free at Ixtapan Spa, always available in your room and in other areas of the resort. Secondly, that if you like the sound of air conditioning, ask for a fan for your hotel room; it is cool at night but some guests just like white noise.

See you soon, Ixtapan Spa

Mother/Daughter Ixtapan Spa Special

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May 3-July 18, 2015

Mother/Daughter Discount of 15% at Ixtapan Spa Hotel and Golf Resort. This is the perfect getaway for you and your daughter: each will find fitness that suits her level, spa services for young and older skin, and a week of getting closer and have fun. Our weather is cool at night and in the morning even in the Summer.

Call our office to book: 1 800 IXTAPAN or go on line and reserve by filling in a simple reservations form.

 

Spring + Health at Ixtapan Spa

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Humans do change as seasons change. Though Ixtapan Spa is located in a warm, but high climate, we still see changes in foliage and minor changes in temperature.

More sunlight and  light earlier in the day means you are exposed to sun even during our 7AM walk. Ixtapan Spa‘s altitude is high, making our sun purer and more intense. Fortunately our foliage and magnficent trees will protect you in many areas of our pool so aqua aerobics do not necessarily mean sunburn.

Human moods also change and improve with more light.  At Ixtapan you might find after a day of exercise/massages/healthy food a deeper sleep than expected. Many women who participate in the early walk, leave their curtains open so as to walk up with the dawn, which is particularly gorgeous in our mountains.

Our bodies secrete less melatonin in the spring and summer, but there is no evidence that we sleep less well as seasons warm up.

Spring in our part of Mexico is still cool early and late. Humidity is still very low. If you did not come this winter, now it the time to book and invest a week here in all the activities you want to do this Summer.

Ixtapan Spa: Weekend Tip

 

Early morning walk in crisp mountain air.
Early morning walk in crisp mountain air.

At our resort, we offer a daily walk around the beautiful hills and paths nearby. Before you come to the resort, how about starting an easy stretch routine at home? Stretching helps to prevent injury and actually helps with sleep.

Here are some places on the internet to find a short stretch routine; each is linked to the page with the routine. Obviously each routine needs to be tailored to your current fitness level and ability to stretch.

Long haul airlines like Qantas offer their ideas

Excellent magazine Real Simple offers a 6 step routine

Mayo Clinic Stretching Slideshow

If you have injuries or have never stretchd, you should see you doctor before beginning a  stretch routine. At Ixtapan Spa, each morning our walking instructors do a brief stretch; adding to it on your own in the room or on your bed will help further loosen your joints.

Book today and begin not just your stretching but your first step to feeling better.