From end October through most of winter, Ixtapan Spa is hopping with many classes. There are all kinds of groups looking for bridge? cards? tennis? And Mexico’s wonderful produce is at full harvest. Groups come from everywhere: New York to California, Canada to Florida + The Caribbean. We all come for the same reasons. We seek complete retooling of our bodies and minds, a cleansing inside and out and a week or two weeks of doing everything for oneself. Pamper? Exercise? Eat your way to healthier lifestyle? Or just sit under a verdant tree and read the book you never had time before at home. You will bring your Ixtapan benefits home all winter.
New and lower airfares abound: Aeromexico, Interjet and Volaris are Mexican carriers. US carriers offering Mexico City are many: American, United, Delta, and increasingly SWAir and JetBlue. Some airlines sites like www.kayak.com allow you to book on different airlines for each direction. As usual we transfer everyone in clearly marked air conditioned vans to the resort. The drive is along highways, similar to North American ones. As you leave Mexico City, you ascend into pine forests. Relaxation begins.