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Taxco to be the Next Big Mexico Destination

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 theStreetZTaxco 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.

Semana Santa and Festivities near our Hotel

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”.easterparade

Valentine’s Day Party at Ixtapan Spa


A decorated Spa Dining Room
A decorated Spa Dining Room

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.

Holidays are the best at Ixtapan Spa. Here is Valentine's Day.
Holidays are the best at Ixtapan Spa. Here is Valentine’s Day.

Mexico’s economy is growing faster than that of US

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.

The Plaza in Ixtapan de la Sal
The Plaza in Ixtapan de la Sal

Mexico Awarded Star Diamond prize for its Cuisine

mexico cuisineMexico’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.

mexico cuisine

Let us know your favorites!