What a special day for all Americans to welcome a Pope who opens up discussions about issues that effect all of us. At Ixtapan Spa,
we also welcome all faiths and all nationalities. It is important to our staff that so many North Americans count Ixtapan Spa as their winter “home” and we are proud of that warm feeling. If you have not been here in a while, the welcome mat is more up to date, but the smiles are the same.
Come back and see our Zen Gazebo, new fitness center and fitness class spaces, enjoy our updated menu, our mineral water exercise and tell the folks at home via our free wifi. Book today at 1 800 IXTAPAN OR
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.spamexico.com 1 800 IXTAPAN.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Hand and nail treatments
Full body massage
Salt scrub and oil mud wraps
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.