Ixtapan Spa & Golf Resort

Spa Golf Vacations, Fitness Vacations

Why We Put Blankets in all Ixtapan Spa Rooms



Our altitude is 5400-6000 feet. You arrive in Mexico City and are met personally by our drivers in modern vans. As we  drive on the modern highways towards charming Ixtapan de la Sal, you will descent gradually. From urban views, you will soon be in farm land backed by mountains, colonial church spires centering small towns.

Still in stunning mountains, but at a lower altitude, our resort is cool and spring-like every night of the year. In winter, we drop to 50 at night and two weeks ago end August, our low was 55. Guests don’t need air conditioning but might need our  blankets.

Guests who like white noise, request a fan. Others just enjoy the clear cool of our mountain air. Come Winter, come Spring, come Autumn, come Summer: we are blessed with a perfect climate. And yes our pools are heated all year around. And yes bring a sweater for AM walks and late afternoon shopping in town. Book today at ixtapan@spamexico.com or visit www.spamexico.com 1 800 IXTAPAN.



Winter is Coming with Pasty Faces and Colds

Everyone forgets how cold it can get in the winter, how miserable the flu can be, how pasty our faces, and how easy it is to gain weight. Now is the time to book your group at Ixtapan Spa. January-April are peak season and this coming year, you take chances if you do not book now.

If you are coming with a few friends, why not try for 6 total and get a small group, with a discounted price. Not so hard if you begin this holiday weekend to mention your dates to friends over the BBQ. For information on how to become a group leader or how to book your winter dates, call our wonderful staff at 1 800 IXTAPAN or email them: ixtapan@spamexico.com

When that first sniffle appears, it might be too late.

Ixtapan Spa if you are not into Fitness?


Ixtapan Spa is a balanced resort in which you can exercise intensely, casually or not at all. Guests have a wide choice of options. Easy AM walk, or a quicker hillier AM walk? Aerobics in the gym or aerobics less intensely in the pools? Pilates with balls or without? Each fitness class can be done at any level; it is more important not to get hurt than to rush back into exercise. Not used to exercise machines? Book a personal trainer. Want to try yoga? Just tell us it is your first time.

For guests who are not interested in fitness at all, there is always a stroll into town for shopping and photographs, trips to Taxco for silver or Cuernavaca for history and gardens. Others find a quiet corner of our acres of gardens to read, or just rest. Most afternoons are taken up with your many included treatments. For more spa experiences, we suggest you try some of the Holistic services or use the mineral baths next door ( now owned by Ixtapan Spa).

Frida Kahlo bags Sunday Market Ixtapan de la Sal CopyingCandy Sunday Market Ixtapan smallerHat Store Sunday market Ixtapan de la Sal

Anyone will enjoy their week, fit or not.  Join us for a cool Summer high in the mountains at www.spamexico.com

Hot Weather Tips From Ixtapan Spa

It does not get fresher or more delicious than this fruit plate, with Oaxaca cheese.
It does not get fresher or more delicious than this fruit plate, with Oaxaca cheese.

Here is how we at Ixtapan Spa take care of you in Summer when our daytime temperatures are only 80ish and night time, about 60ish. We give you as much free bottled water as you want. We have bottled water at meals, in the bar and in our new fitness center. At meals, we also offer free of charge: hybiscus drinks, different teas, coffee and breakfast includes all kinds of fresh juice. Juices are sweet orange, sometimes pink grapefruit and often green cactus/pineapple mix. They are all fantastic, don’t stink on juice here.

You may ask for a giant fan in your room. You may also swap any meal for fruit and cheese or fish to make your intake even lighter for summer weather.

Finally, laundry for your fitness clothes is inexpensive, excellent and takes usually over night. Don’t over pack, for a few $dollars, you can use our laundry by handing it with the laundry bag and list to housekeeping.

Ask for your free packed lunch on departure, it will also have a bottle of juice in it along with a sandwich, fruit and dare we admit: a cookie.

Drink lots of liquids when exercising or just relaxing at high altitude. You will feel better and look amazing.


Book today: www.spamexico.com or call 1 800 638 7950 from North America.


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.


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

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


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

trees outside hotel side

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.