The government of Guerrero signed an agreement to publicize Taxco and other areas to American tourists. As a result, United Airlines and Aeromexico will both increase flights from US cities. If you wish to experience colonial Taxco before the rush, take one of our excursions; Ixtapan Spa offers a Taxco day for a pittance. You will safely wander the cobbled streets, buy bargain silver, and forage for baskets and woodwork, at the stalls on the town plaza. Taxco is the silver capital of Mexico, it is an UNESCO Heritage town, and it is only an hour from Ixtapan de la Sal.
Mexico is known for its colorful and musical religious holidays. The days between Palm Sunday and Easter are particularly festive. Some cities like Taxco, near us, are notable for their street events: intricately woven palms decorate churches on Palm Sunday, street reenactments of the crucifixion on Easter, and crafts and street foods sold all week. Ixtapan de la Sal is located near several colonial towns; Taxco being the most famous. Guests enjoy seeing many local holidays in our town. The photo is typical of a parade of “Roman soldiers”.
We celebrate all holidays with great enthusiasm. Here we are on Valentine’s Day with some guests and David, our Maitre D’ and Magdalena, our General Manager. Ixtapan dining is friendly and we love to offer parties to our guests using local flowers and often a special menu.
in 2011 Mexico’s GDP growth rate was 3.9%, faster than that of the U.S. (1.8%) or Canada (2.4%). Mexican GDP per person was $15,100, higher than any other Latin American country except Chile. Mexico is an oil exporter, a center of high technology and assembly. Immigration has reversed to more incoming to Mexico than outgoing. This is the other story of Mexico and you see the new investment in modern highways to Ixtapan de la Sal, lovely homes under construction in town, and new cars on local streets. Ixtapan de la Sal is the real Mexico, not the one in unfair headlines.
Mexico’s traditional cuisine, already on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, has been recognized with another great honor – the International Star Diamond Award.
While at Ixtapan Spa, you dine on choices of Continental and Mexican spa food. Low-cal main dish favorites are Seafood Salad and fresh fish Veracruz in a tangy tomato sauce with lime, olive oil, olives, onion, garlic and herbs. A vegetarian specialty is pozole, a pre-Columbian stew with maize dumplings. With hearty ‘safe’ salads, icy fresh fruit sherbets and salsa, guests are never hungry. Palates adapt to healthier eating, a habit to bring home.
Let us know your favorites!