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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.

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.

 

Special Perks for Groups at Ixtapan Spa

DSC_0876Here are some photos of recent Mexican Group Fiestas at Ixtapan Spa.

Yes,Ixtapan Spa welcomes groups with  bouquets of flowers at check in. Yes we say goodby with fabulous Mexican parties outside under the stars. Our Mexican buffet caps a wonderful week of fitness, organic treatments, excursions, and fine spa cuisine. The buffet is usually 4-5 well seasoned Mexican dishes, plus guacamole, Oaxaca cheese tidbits, and 1-2 desserts: flan and yes Mexican chocolate cake. Coffee is served local style in a ceramic vessel,with just a touch of cinnamon.

Bring your groups to Ixtapan Spa for a budget fitness week with all the trimmings. Our office at ixtapan@spamexico.com can help you get organized.DSC_0866 DSC_0868 DSC_0869 DSC_0870 DSC_0872  fiesta 3

Winter Weekend Sniffle Tip: Ixtapan Spa

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So you feel pasty and cold? Another sniffle is coming by tomorrow?

Five easy steps to change today with Ixtapan Spa:
Check out our perfect weather: sun all day, high 70’s dry and      pure. www.weather.com will reassure you when you search under Ixtapan de la Sal.
Call our office in Texas and see if we have availability. 1 800 IXTAPAN.
Book airfare to Mexico City (MEX) or Toluca (TLC) on any engine. Most flights are Delta, American, AeroMexico,United, all the big guys. Smaller airlines are Interjet, Alaska, Volaris, Aeromar; some of these might take extra hunting.

Give the office your flights so we can pick you up immediately outside of immigration and customs.

Then and this might be the hardest of the five steps: put away your life stresses, take off your winter coat and relax. Book today and throw out those tissues.

 

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First Snow of the Year in NE

The last few days in the Northeast have brought us the first snows. Initially the snow is beautiful, then dirty, then endless. Don’t leave your winter sun plans too late. Airfares skyrocket and our resort is increasingly full. Booking today is even easier with our new Reservations button on Facebook. We take a credit card as a guarantee and you may call that in if you prefer.

Join us for a wonderful rejuvenating warm winter week at bargain prices. Reserve here, on our site or on Facebook!  Our office is in Texas so call Central Time if you prefer to speak with one of us: 1 800 IXTAPAN.

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Information on Mexico City Airport

If you are considering a visit and have never been to Mexico City Airport (MEX), here are some nice surprises while you wait for our vans to pick you.Terminal 1 is the newer terminal, with shops, restaurants, wifi in many places like Starbucks and of course the usual lounges, plus a direct connection to the Marriott Courtyard Hotel if you need to stay overnight.

Terminal 2 is a bit older but still modern with the same amenities and a large exhibition hall with wonderful photos of different parts of Mexico. The exhibit is worth some time if you have it. Again there is wifi at many restaurants and Starbucks has seating with desk like areas and electrical plugs. (Electricity is the same as in the US, no adaptor needed).

You will find both easy to navigate, with many English speaking staff and goodies to buy.  Restaurants accept credit cards.

 

Here is a secret, if you are a frequent visitor, some restaurants do NOT change their passwords.

Group Leader Training Class No 2 at their Farewell Party

Winter is here; see our Climate below

Exactly what is winter like in Ixtapan de la Sal? The resort is 5400 ft. above sea level, but South of Mexico City (65 miles). Altitude gives us cool clear mountain air and being at the southern most part of North America gives us warm days and glorious flowers. Yes Mexico is North America! Daytime temperatures in winter range from 70-80 with full sun. Night time range from 55-60 max. Rain falls mostly in the Summer and Fall but an occasional day also in winter, giving guests time to enjoy their spa treatments and day trips.

Clothing in winter is layered for the early AM walk, summery for daytime, and again light sweater or fleece for night time. The resort supplies both heavy blankets for the thin blooded and fans for those who like to super cold. The pools are heated.

 

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Five Reasons to Join Jan 18-25 Group Leader Trip

This photo is from our last Group Leader Training Seminar. Now does this really look like hard work?????

Many women who come to the resort are curious about how to become a group leader. Here are 5 top reasons to join this informative and fun seminar week:

Begin a new career as a group leader for Ixtapan Spa. If you like to organize and be with lots of people, then try being a group leader here. You will earn free places and help you buddies to get group pricing.

Coming with 3 friends: get everyone to bring one more and voila: 6 guests are a group at Ixtapan Spa!

Want a fiesta as part of your farewell sign off? We organize fiestas for all groups.

Shared transfers for groups can be economic.

You just like the idea that The More The Merrier.

Ask us about Group Leader Training Jan 18-25, and learn marketing as well the easy nitty gritty of the job.

 

 

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What Absentee Women are Missing at Ixtapan Spa

If you have not been back in a while; you missed all of the following upgrades and additions:

Wifi throughout the hotel: in your rooms, in the lobby and around parts of the pool( if you really need to be connected!)

New Zen Gazebo of natural woods and stone, centered with candles and a crystal pyramidal roof. Meditation and yoga never had a more serene venue. Surrounded by our gardens and created by nature.

New modernized Fitness Center and Fitness Room, using our lush landscaping as borders. In this center, we supply towels, water and classes to make ‘it’ all go away.

Menus with additional choices that hint at Mexican cuisine without burning your palate. And old favorites remain in both our pool side restaurant and inside more elegant dining.

And if you have not been in a long time: a fast bypassing road from Mexico City that cuts off 30 minutes of our drive by avoiding Toluca.  So now it is time to come back and experience it all again, book today: ixtapan@spamexico.com. We answer promptly and take credit cards over the phone.