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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.

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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.

Group Leaders Use Facebook+Tripadvisor

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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

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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.

Spring Weather-Ixtapan Spa

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If you live in the Sun Belt, you have searingly hot and humid weather coming your way. Why not break up this Summer with some cool mountain air at Ixtapan Spa? Our temperatures do not change much season to season; evenings stay cool all Summer.

Most guests find our low humidity masks heat. Low humidity and altitude require lots of hydration and you might not feel thirsty at first.This Summer when you visit, remember two things:

Bottled water is free at Ixtapan Spa, always available in your room and in other areas of the resort. Secondly, that if you like the sound of air conditioning, ask for a fan for your hotel room; it is cool at night but some guests just like white noise.

See you soon, Ixtapan Spa

Spring + Health at Ixtapan Spa

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Humans do change as seasons change. Though Ixtapan Spa is located in a warm, but high climate, we still see changes in foliage and minor changes in temperature.

More sunlight and  light earlier in the day means you are exposed to sun even during our 7AM walk. Ixtapan Spa‘s altitude is high, making our sun purer and more intense. Fortunately our foliage and magnficent trees will protect you in many areas of our pool so aqua aerobics do not necessarily mean sunburn.

Human moods also change and improve with more light.  At Ixtapan you might find after a day of exercise/massages/healthy food a deeper sleep than expected. Many women who participate in the early walk, leave their curtains open so as to walk up with the dawn, which is particularly gorgeous in our mountains.

Our bodies secrete less melatonin in the spring and summer, but there is no evidence that we sleep less well as seasons warm up.

Spring in our part of Mexico is still cool early and late. Humidity is still very low. If you did not come this winter, now it the time to book and invest a week here in all the activities you want to do this Summer.

Getting Ready for Spring at Ixtapan Spa

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Here are a few of the early AM walkers passing part of the water park next door.

Getting ready for Spring means for most of us, pulling tight clothes out of the closet, feeling a change in skin due to weather, and a revisit of our health and diet. What better way to get back into your clothes, shirk off winter blahs and begin to take better care of yourself, than a week at Ixtapan Spa.

Most guests think of Ixtapan as a fitness/spa resort for weight and strength. They realize once here, how wonderful Ixtapan treatments are for their face, hands and feet. The best way to look at us is a makeover from head to toe:

Clear your brain with walks and yoga

Hair treatments

Facials

Shoulder massages

Hand and nail treatments

Full body massage

Salt scrub and oil mud wraps

Pedicures

A pretty good head-toe deal for about the best price in North America.

Get ready for Spring and those tight clothes hiding in your closet.

Ixtapan Spa during Easter/Passover

 

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We at Ixtapan Spa are a resort popular with every ethnic group, from both Mexico, US and Canada. Easter first: Easter in Mexico is a very important holiday with Holy Week preceding (this week). There are no Easter bunnies or Easter egg hunts on Sunday, the holiday is taken more seriously with processions, sometimes fireworks, music and dancing and church going.

Passover which this year is close to  Easter, is celebrated in Mexico similarly with some food differences: for instance tropical fruit might replace apples, and Mexican spices might be added to lamb. Tortillas are not eaten even though they are unleavened, because they are not under kosher supervision.  Sephardic Mexicans sometimes accept tortillas as Passover food- a difference from Ashkenazis.

Join us at Ixtapan Spa for a holiday trip this year. Book early as we are quite full during some peak holiday seasons.

Surprises and Extras at Ixtapan Spa

Gorgeous to See, Delicious to Drink: Hibiscus
Gorgeous to See, Delicious to Drink: Hibiscus

After you read all the information on our site, and list all the amazing inclusions in our Ixtapan Spa Classic packages, there are still more surprises to come in this budget spa trip.

Fresh flowers for your room, on arrival you will be given a bouquet of fresh locally grown flowers to enjoy.

Many choices at each spa meal: breakfast is a large buffet, lunch and dinner include menu choices plus anytime: omelette, or fruit and cheese plates. Many meals also offer fruit sorbet off the menu for dessert.

Free bottled water everywhere, you will never have to pay for water as you do on a cruise ship or in most hotels.

Consomme mid morning in the 5th Floor Spa.

Bulletin board to find guests to share a tennis or card game?

Bingo with real prizes.

Current movies every night.

Come and enjoy all the surprises each day at Ixtapan Spa offers.

Mondays at Ixtapan Spa

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Most guests come to Ixtapan Spa on Sunday night after a flight and transfer here. Monday morning brings the beginning of a week of fitness, fun and much needed March sun. Veteran guests share with you these suggestions for your first day.

Wake up,at 7AM do, at least, the easy walk which is a stroll while the sun is rising but a nice long stroll. Your body will uncurl from all that airplane sitting. Remember: fresh coffee,oj plus bananas is in the lobby from 6:30AM.

Post walk, enjoy our breakfast buffet, with unusually wonderful fruit and dairy products to sample. If you are solo, just sit down at a large table and introduce yourself to new friends.

Now choose what classes you will attend today. Put the aqua classes at the top of your list. The pool is heated so if our mountain air seems cool, the water will not. A staff member sits by the pool with fresh towels and many women wear their hotel robes to the water classes.

If you need to change any of your treatments, the spa desk is open and less busy mid day. Besides scheduling treatments and classes, check our guest bulletin board to see if someone wants company for sightseeing, tennis or other.

Now enjoy the beginning of a week at Ixtapan Spa that will change how you feel. Book today by calling our office: 1 800 IXTAPAN.