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 can discover how good it feels to be physically stretched with muscles relaxed, each at our own level.
Women often come in groups and even those solo find that dining is casual, at big tables we remember from camp. Clothes can be sloppy or fashion-fit, no make up, wet hair…. Finally the easy schedule that takes your through each day: gym, pool, spa, salon, back to a meal etc. takes all the work out of organizing each day.
But the real ‘camp-like’ atmosphere comes from the friendliness of the guests and the ease with which we can meet each other. Solo guests find they immediately make friends on the AM walk, a class, at the pool, in the lobby, at meals and in the spa. Who isn’t welcoming when their head is wet and their face covered with fruit puree?