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TSA Announces New Rules

tsabadgeThe TSA has announced that flights bound for and to the United States will have a new security requirement. All electronic devices: phone, tables, computers, kindles and other will have to be turned on and off at the security check point.  This means your devices must have a charged battery!

At Ixtapan Spa, we have free wifi in both rooms and hotel areas so many guests bring their devices. And Mexican electrical current is 110 with US style plugs so there is no reason not to have charged implements.
At the airport in Mexico City, there are plenty of plugs at Starbucks ( even desk type seating).

Visit us this Summer at our Summer Special Rates posted on our site.

Five Time Savers at Ixtapan Spa

Since you are here to use all the facilities of the resort, we thought some ideas on how to save time might help you.

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Catch up on your emails while you wait for our private transfers from Mexico City Airport. Many of the restaurants near our pick up point have wifi for just a cup of coffee. Starbucks is the most reliable and there are two of them: one near the outlet for customs and one in the food court. Ask at each if the wifi is working them purchase your drink. The password and user name will be clearly marked on your paper receipt.

To avoid having to change money at the ATM in town in the City Hall, bring lots of single $dollars ( US are more accepted than Canadian). Single $dollars are accepted in most stores and are great for extra tips at the hotel.

After you check in, and if you need something special like a fan? a softer pillow? more water? Ask for it immediately and you will find it in your room quickly.

Study the pool, gazebo and gym class schedules before you arrange your many treatments so you do not have to change them too many times. Note: if you plan on shopping in town, there is a siesta time and more stores are open Thursday-Sunday than other days.

Be flexible about your treatments and who does them. There are urban myths about who does what best and we all have our own preferences. If you want a change of service provider, make that clear at the Spa Desk.

These five tips are to help you utilize your time best while enjoying our wonderful resort. is where we are!

Five Reasons to Come on Ixtapan Spa’s June 22-29 2014 Group Leader Training Trip

If you have friends and love Ixtapan, why not learn to become a Group Leader with us? Some women do this for fun; some women arrange groups for profit and some do it for their organizations. Our new Meditation Zen Gazebo, candle lit with a natural foliage landscape. HERE ARE FIVE REASONS TO JOIN USContinue Reading

Mother Daughter Discounts

The best part of a mother daughter special at Ixtapan Spa is the time you can spend together. During  busy lives, there is little time to get re-acquainted. Mothers  work way past historic retirement ages and daughters are usually handling their own home,children and careers. Taking a spa/health break is good not just for yourContinue Reading

Optional Services at Ixtapan Spa: Hot Stones

  Our spa packages our inclusive with so many services you will never have to time NOT to relax: 17 total in a full week Spa Classic Package. However we also offer Holistic Services in addition, in the Spa Holistico on the premises. Here is a word about the Hot Stone Massages: temperature increases helpContinue Reading

Ixtapan feels like Summer Camp for Adults

I have heard this comment many times while enjoying my stays in Mexico. Why do women compare Ixtapan Spa to Summer Camp?  First of all, there are mainly women in the spa area which creates friendly chatter and an ambiance of fun even amongst strangers. There is also the fitness part in which we canContinue Reading

Weekend Tip from Ixtapan Spa’s Kitchen

The Spanish arrived in the New World in 1492, among the possessions were olives and olive oil, however olives were not grown in Mexico until The Franciscans cultivated a grove, which one can still see a memorial to in Xochimilco, Mexico City.  The olive grows grew, became a competitor to Spanish oils and King CharlesContinue Reading

Meditation and Yoga Classes Increased at Ixtapan Spa

The overwhelmingly positive response to our gorgeous Zen Gazebo in the gardens has resulted in more zen oriented classes. Most guests have tried one or more of the classes. As with all our services, the zen classes can be done by anyone from beginners trying meditation to frequent yoga practitioners. The Gazebo is constructed withContinue Reading

Tipping at Ixtapan Spa

    Today there was a hilarious cartoon in The New Yorker with two people checking into a hotel room. A porter stands at the door and one says to the other: “How much are we supposed to tip the guy who followed us to our room and flicked on the light switch?”. Above isContinue Reading