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Low Single Supplements at Ixtapan Spa


Getting to our resort is efficiently taken care of by our dedicated transportation staff. After you book, you give your flight information to our office in Texas. The office will arrange an optional transfer to/from the resort.

After exiting immigration and customs in the modern Mexico City Airport or the small Toluca Airport, your driver  waits with a sign. He has your name and  helps you to the clearly marked Ixtapan Spa van. From that moment on, relax as your vacation begins. The drive is on wide toll highways past soaring mountains and verdant farms. Nearing Ixtapan de La Sal, you enter a world of flowers grown for international export.

Now your only job is to enjoy yourself, begin a jacuzzi, a fitness class, a massage, or a healthy meal. Your paperwork will list fitness classes and a schedule for your treatments.

For newcomers, there is a map of the property  near the front door. Come solo or with friends, Ixtapan Spa awaits with a homegrown welcome and casual atmosphere.

To book: ixtapan@spamexico.com or call 1 800 IXTAPAN.

Spa Mexico: A picture tells a 1,000 stories


Well, actually we have a thousand stories and pictures on our Facebook page for you to enjoy. We encourage our guests to talk to us on Facebook and via email or phone.Or to comment on this blog. We answer all comments and enjoy chatting with you on line or on the phone from our Texas office. (1 800 IXTAPAN or ixtapan@spamexico.com.

At Ixtapan Spa or Spa Mexico the friendly staff is available at the Front Desk and at all three spa areas. Staff speaks English and can accommodate most requests. Common requests: appointment changes or menu substitutions are never a problem. Welcome back to Ixtapan Spa this Summer for cool fresh air, a break from city strife and a kick start for your health.

Summer Ixtapan Spa-spamexico.com

flowers in garden smallSummer with us means cool mountain air, fresh evenings and delightful mornings. Our 7AM walk needs a light cover up. Weather at the altitude of 5400 and at our location in foothills ft is similar all year around. For those who love a cooler breeze at night, our large windows open and we supply mega fans if you prefer. Foliage in summer is boosted by occasional late afternoon rains. Summer is perfect here also. Call and book: 1 800 IXTAPAN. You will return every year.

www.spamexico.com  ixtapan@spamexico.com

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.