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Winter Woes: Don’t miss out


This winter will be Ixtapan’s busiest season with a chill looming and snow early in parts of North America. Flights to Mexico City are also busy, as the economy is brisk south of the border with global investment in manufacturing and more.

So here is the simple way to get organized. Call our office for availability. Give our welcoming staff a credit card to guarantee your spot ( they will not debit the card). Then talk to your friends and see if you can get a small group going. If not, Ixtapan staff will arrange a private transfer from the airport to the resort and your driver will be standing there as you exit customs/immigration.

Try the usual airline sites for either Toluca or Mexico City, then try some others: Google now offers its own flight deals, and kayak.com is another, with money saving combinations of airlines.

Whatever you do today, book your room at the resort and start yapping to your friends. The office in San Antonio is 1 800 IXTAPAN or 1 800 638 7950.





Ixtapan Spa for Everyone


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


Ixtapan Spa and Hot Springs Stretch Classes

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Ixtapan Spa has warm mineral springs next door. The Springs offer a wonderful place for a stretch after our 7AM walk. Some guests only do the mineral springs class; others do the walk and then the Springs.

Some benefits of moving in warm mineral springs are: increased relaxation, and circulation. Warm mineral springs can also relax tired muscles and improve sleep. Some people with chronic muscle pain find relief. Others with skin issues like eczema and psoriasis find help and others with rough skin get some softening. Of course you should always check with your doctor before using hot springs. And if you love them, spread the mud to help your face and neck tighten.

Mineral springs advice brought to you from www.spamexico.com Ixtapan Spa Hotel and Golf Resort. The Springs are right next door using the same entrance as the Water Park. Admission is free for the 8AM class but a small fee at other times.

Hot Weather Tips From Ixtapan Spa

It does not get fresher or more delicious than this fruit plate, with Oaxaca cheese.
It does not get fresher or more delicious than this fruit plate, with Oaxaca cheese.

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.


Book today: www.spamexico.com or call 1 800 638 7950 from North America.


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.


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


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

trees outside hotel side

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.

Who make the Best Group Leaders at Ixapan Spa


yogalovelyHere are some of the ways our Group Leaders prepar. If you are thinking of coming to our Group Leader Training Seminars August 16-23, 2015, are you one of these:

Volunteer at your local club, church,synagogue, charity? Then you know lots of people who value your opinion.

Former teacher or counselor/consultant of some type ( medical, physical, aesthetician,herapist, hairdresser etc.)

Yoga instructor and trainers…

Airline and other travel related employees and of course travel agents.

Anyone who likes people, is organized, and shares. Join us for a learning/living/lovely week high in the cool mountains of our area.

To book, contact the office: ixtapan@spamexico.com



Ixtapan Spa & Training Fams?

A fam is short for familiarization trip. Even though you are a frequent guest at the resort, you might not have thought of becoming a group leader. Why is a fam trip worth your time and effort?

You will learn how easy it is to sell Ixtapan and its benefits to non guest friends who might not have thought of Ixtapan as suitable for them.

You will learn the basics of administration for your guests and see how fluid it all is.

You will learn a bit about social media and email communications that make your job efficient.

You will have an opportunity to make $$ or share the profits with your group or your charity.

You will definitely have fun. Bring one friend with you for even more….


A new fam date August 16-23, 2015 will be announced shortly. You

Group Leader Training Class No 2 at their Farewell Party
Group Leader Training Class No 2 at their Farewell Party

may only come one time on a fam. If you have been and still have questions about organizing a group, email Phyllis Stoller at Phyllisnycity@gmail.com.

Spring Weather-Ixtapan Spa


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